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Irish Juvenile US Trials Results

The Irish Juvenile US trials were held in Kingscourt Handball Club on the 19/20th November. The prize on offer was the chance to represent Ireland at the US 4 Wall Junior Championships in San Francisco from the 27th to 30th of December. Entrants battled hard through their age group in a weekend where over 30 games were held over the two days. 

We now have our six representatives, Carmel Kelleher (15&U), Anthony Clifford (15&U), Jodie Keeling (17&U), Rory Carthy (17&U), Leah Minogue (19&U) and Kyle Holden (19&U) who will proudly represent Ireland next month over in America.

We would like to say thanks to Michael Finnegan, Team Ireland coaches Aengus Cunningham and Eilise McCrory (Both pictured above) and all the volunteers and referees for their hard work over the weekend. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the athletes and parents who helped participate in the event.

See below for final results:

Girls 15&U – Carmel Kelleher (Cork) dft Caislin Tracey (Tyrone) 21-10, 21-5

Boys 15&U – Anthony Clifford (Kilkenny) dft Gavin Kelly (Galway) 21-3, 21-12

Girls 17&U – Jodie Keeling (Wexford) dft Katie Brennan (Kilkenny) 21-14, 21-8

Boys 17&U – Rory Carthy (Roscommon) dft Conor Doyle (Kilkenny) 6-21, 21-13, 11-6

Girls 19&U – Leah Minogue (Clare) dft Amy Brennan (Kilkenny) 18-21, 21-16, 11-10

Boys 19&U – Kyle Holden (Kilkenny) dft Cormac Finn (Sligo) 21-2, 21-0

Pictured L to R: Rory Carthy (Roscommon), Leah Minogue (Clare), Anthony Clifford (Kilkenny), Carmel Kelleher (Cork), Kyle Holden (Kilkenny), Jodie Keeling (Wexford)