Dublin's Eoin Kennedy rolled back the years on an emotional night at Handball HQ tonight as he captured his tenth Myclubshop.ie Senior Singles title in what surely must rank as one of, if not his sweetest ever victory.
The 40 year old legend rolled back the years with a sensational performance to defeat the 5 in a row chasing Robbie McCarthy 21-20, 21-18 to win his 10th Singles All-Ireland, and the last to be played in the historic Croke Park HC. It was an enthralling game that had the capacity crowd on the edge of their seats throughout. Buoyed on by a raucous home crowd Kennedy was in inspired form throughout in what was one of the greatest finals seen in the old centre and a fitting way to close out the end of an era.
In the Ladies Final Limerick's Martina McMahon captured her third title following a ruthless display defeating Cork's Catriona Casey in two games. McMahon and Casey have been the two outstanding players in Ladies Handball in recent years and games between the two have been incredibly close. Tonight though McMahon was dominant throughout and displayed some outstanding shots as she powered her way to a 21-12, 21-9 win.
Meanwhile Kilkenny's Kyle Dunne captured the Minor Singles title following a thrilling tie break victory over Monaghan's Eoghan McGinnity in a 14-21, 21-13, 21-18 win in today's first game.
Full report to follow.