One Wall handball to dominate the weekend's activities

One Wall handball to dominate the weekend's activities
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The One Wall nationals will be played this weekend in Breaffy House, Castlebar, County Mayo.

With Kilkenny players travelling in force for the event, there are high hopes of success in a number of grades. This is a game that is really progressing.

One Wall, or Wall Ball as it is now known, has become very popular in recent years.

Standards across all grades have improved greatly, with a number of highly rated tournaments being played annually.

The Kilkenny One Wall championships are scheduled for mid-July in Windgap.

Leinster finals

In the Leinster junior ‘B’ grade, the newly formed St Patrick’s club were victorious in the Leinster final.

In the junior competition, the Kilfane team are in strong contention for provincial honours following their win in the semi-final.

Juvenile news

Entries are now due for the 60x30 championships.

The new Challenger 3 ball will be in use for this season, with boys up to and including under-14 and all girls grades up to and including under-17 using the new ball.

The closing date for entries is July 1.

This season Kilkenny Handball Board will hold a 60x30 boys under-13 development tournament, sponsored by Kilkenny GAA Board.

This tournament will focus on players who have not won a provincial title, with the emphasis on promoting 60x30 handball within all clubs in the county.

Full details are with the club secretaries. The closing date for entries is July 5.

Leinster fixtures

Today (Wedesday) at Coolgreaney (7.30pm) DMAS Joe Hennessy (Kilkenny) v Neville Farrelly (Dublin); 8pm JSDan Fenlon (Carlow) v Dylan Caulfield (Kilkenny.

Na Fianna (7.30pm) DMAS Sean Ryan (Carlow) v John Ward(Westmeath); 8pm SS David Hope (Offaly ) v Nicolas Anthony (Kilkenny).

Kilmyshall (8pm) JBS Adrian Farrell (Kilkenny) v Chris Doyle (Wicklow).

Garryhill (7.30pm) JBS Brian Busher (Wexford) v Mick Conville (Kilkenny); 8pm JS Niall Maher (Wexford) v Ger McGrath (Kilkenny).

Talbots Inch (Martin Lalor to arrange referees) 7.30pm JBSPeter Whelan (Laois) v Alan Armstrong (Wexford); 8pm SS Ciaran Neary (Kilkenny) v Brian Manogue (Kilkenny).

Kilfane ( Tom O’Keeffe to arrange referees) 7.30pm JBS Jamie Balfe (Kildare) v Liam Maher Wexford); 8pm JBS David Stanners (Wexford) v Ciaran Tackaberry (Kildare).

Crinkle (7.30pm) JS Joe Cummins (Meath) v Anthony Martin (Kilkenny); 8pm SS Gary McConnell (Meath) v Eddie Burke (Kilkenny).