Funchion is king at under-21 level

Patrick Funchion won his third under-21 singles handball Leinster title when he overcame the challenge of Kildare’s Niall O’Connor in a three game thriller.

Patrick Funchion won his third under-21 singles handball Leinster title when he overcame the challenge of Kildare’s Niall O’Connor in a three game thriller.

The Callan native will now be hoping to complete the under-21 All-Ireland double by adding to his success in the 40x20 championship earlier this year.

Leinster fixtures

Today (Wednesday) at Mullingar (Robert McCarthy to arrange referees) 7.30pm IS Gary McConnell (Meath) v Ian Griffin (Dublin); 8pm SMAS Paddy Donovan (Laois) v Christy McGovern (Meath); at Mullinavat (Sean Walsh to arrange referees) 7.30pm SMBS Paul Dowling (Kilkenny) v Donal Doyle (Wexford); at Tinahely (James Gregan to arrange referees) 7.30pm MS Padraig Foley (Wexford) v Martin Mullins (Carlow); 8om O35BS John Morrissey (Kilkenny) v Dan Kelly (Dublin); at Garryhill (Sean Ryan to arrange referees) 7.30pm O35BS Stephen Barcoe (Kilkenny) v Gary Balfe (Kildare); 8pm O35AS Gavin Buggy (Wexford) v Darragh Ward (Kildare).

At Arklow (James Gregan to arrange referees) 7.30pm EMBS John Kelly (Louth) v Brendan Murphy (Wexford); at Talbot’s Inch (Jimmy Neary to arrange referees) 7.30pm IS David Hope (Offaly) v Cormac Smyth (Wexford); at Ballymitty (Alan O’Neill to arrange referees) 8pm SMBS Stephen Murphy (Wexford) v Frank Maddock (Wexford).

Thursday at Talbot’s Inch (Seamus Reade to arrange referees) 7.30pm RMS Paddy Reilly (Kilkenny) v Willie Pratt (Kilkenny); at Garryhill (Sean Ryan to arrange referees) 7.30pm EMAD Joe Hennessy/Johnny Brennan (Kk) v Gerry McGrath/Tom O’Malley (Wicklow); 8pm JBD Brendan and Diarmuid Burke (Kilkenny) v JR Finn/Alan O’Neill (Wexford); at Clogh (Colm Love to arrange referees) 7.30pm LMS final Ciara Mahon (Kilkenny) v Mary Phelan (Kilkenny); 8pm LJBD Denise Doyle/Megan Clifford (Kilkenny) v Christina Donoghue/Theresa Ryan (Offaly); at Mullinavat (Sean Walsh to arrange referees) 7.30pm EMBS Myles Byrne (Wexford) v Gerry Murphy (Kilkenny); 8pm DMAD John Rossiter/Andy Ryan (Carlow) v Pat Savage/Jimmy Neary (Kilkenny); at Mullingar (Robert McCarthy to arrange referees) 7.30pm JBD Kevin Cooke/Noel O’Brien (Offaly) v Pat McCabe/Richard Farrell (Meath); 8pm GMAD Jimmy Reilly/Anthony McConnell (Meath) v Frank Semple/Frank Kerins (Dublin); at Kells (Joe Cummins to arrange referees)

7.30. DMBS Joe Heslin (Louth) v Paddy Clerkin (Dublin); 8pm JBD Vincent Farrell/Cyril Fitzsimons (M) v Connor O’Connor/Joe Cummins (M); at Tinahely (James Gregan to arrange referees) 7.30pm MBS Ricky Barron (Wexford) v Noel Holden (Kilkenny); 8pm MBS if Billy O’Keeffe (Kilkenny) v Adrian Benson (Dublin); at Ballymore Eustace (Eamonn Deegan to arrange referees) 8pm MBS if Billy O’Keeffe (Kilkenny) v Oille Maguire (Louth).

Saturday

At Arklow (James Gregan to arrange referees) 5pm GMBD Paul Ruane/Niall Leavy (Kildare) v Aiden Sinnott/Miley Byrne (Wexford); at Garryhill (Sean Ryan to arrange referees) 4pm RMS Seamus Reade (Kilkenny) v Dermot Howard (Kildare); 5pm JS Ger Anthony (Kilkenny) v Keith Kavanagh (Wicklow); 6pm SMBD Jimmy Shanahan/partner (Kilkenny) v Frank Maddock/Donal Doyle (Wexford); at Tinahely (James Gregan to arrange referees) 4pm MBD Christy Donnelly/Adrian Benson (D) v Barron/Donovan or Ryan/Dooley; 5pm JBD Brendan Hosey/Andrew Lawlor (Kilkenny) v Michael Busher/Paddy Houghton (Wexford); 6pm SMBD Chris Dunne/Paul Dowling (Kilkenny) v Stephen and Brendan Murphy (Wexford); at Mullinavat (Sean Walsh to arrange referees) 5pm GMAD Martin Lalor/Eugene Downey (Kk) v Martin Clancy/Michael Doyle (Carlow); 6pm ID William and Daniel Love (Kilkenny) v Ciaran Neary/Timmy Clifford (Kilkenny); at Ballymitty(Alan O’Neill to arrange referees) 5pm JS Darren O’Toole (Wexford) v Miley Connors (Wexford); at Mullingar (Joe Cummins to arrange referees); 5pm EMBD John Kelly/partner (Louth) v Des Lyons/John O’Neill (Kildare).

County fixtures

Thursday at Talbot’s Inch 8pm Min D, Sean Butler/partner (Talbots Inch) v Brendan Hyland/partner (Kells); at Mothel 8pm Jun B S, Eoin Brannigan (O’Loughlin’s) v Denis Dowd (St Canice’s); 9pm Jun B S, Sean Foley (Windgap) v Jim McEvoy (Talbot’s Inch); at Clogh 9pm JunD, Dylan Clifford/Chrissie Dawson (St Canice’s) v David Bourke/Danny Bourke (Mothel).

Saturday at Talbot’s Inch 3.30pm Jun B S, Chris Procter (Talbot’s Inch) v M. Delaney (St Canice’s); 4pm Inter/Jun S, Brendan Burke (Kells) v Michael Wallace (Talbot’s Inch).

At Kilfane 3pm Min S, Sean Butler (Talbot’s Inch) v Adrian Farrell (Mothel); 3.30pm Min S, Fergal Lalor (Talbot’s Inch) v Patrick Brennan (Mothel); at Clogh 6pm Mas S, Noel Holden (Kilfane) v Nickey Reilly (Talbot’s Inch); 6.30pm Mas A D, Jim Neary/Pat Savage (Talbot’s Inch) v Tom/ Billy O’Keeffe (Kilfane).

Monday at Talbot’s Inch 8pm Mas A S, Johnny Brennan (Mothel) v Joe Hickey (Talbot’s Inch); 9pm Inter D, Dan Breen/Anthony Martin(Kells) v Brendan Burke/Diarmuid Burke (Kells); at Mothel

7.30. Min S Brendan Hyland (Kells) v Eoin Doyle (Clogh); at Kilfane 8pm Inter S, Andrew Hosey (Clogh) v Canice Pratt (St Canice’s); 9pm Mas A D, Chris Dunne/O. Falsey (O’Loughlin’s) v Sean Walsh/Joe Walsh (Mullinavat); at Clogh 7.30pm Min S, Enda O’Donoghue (Talbot’s Inch) v Ronan Egan (Clogh); 8pm Mas S, Martin Lawlor (Talbot’s Inch) v Paul Dowling (Mothel); at Mullinavat 9pm, Mas A D, Jimmy/Eamon Purcell (Windgap) v Tom Dooley/Ray Ryan (Kilfane).

Players have been asked to make sure the results are text to 0872286565.

Juvenile fixtures

Sunday 11am at Kilfane, under-15 girls doubles OIC Jim McGrath: 1 Windgap v Kells. Final: Clogh v winner match 1. Match: Best 3 x 15 aces. Ball: Challenger 3.

At Kilfane, under-16 girls doubles OIC Jim McGrath: 1 Clogh v Kilfane. Final: Kells v winner match 1. Match: Best 3 x 15 aces. Ball: Challenger 3.

60x30 county juvenile championships on Sunday 11am, at Mullinavat, under-15 boys doubles OIC Sean Walsh: 1 Goresbridge v Talbot’s Inch. Final: Kilfane v winner match 1. Match: 3 x 15 aces. Ball: adult.

At Talbot’s Inch, under-16 boys doubles OIC Martin Lalor: 1 St Canice’s v Windgap; 2 Goresbridge v Kells.

Final: winner match 1 v winner match 2. Match: 2 x 21 aces. Tie break to 11 if needed. Ball: adult.

At Clogh, under-17 boys doubles OIC Colm Love: 1 Clogh v Kells. Final: Mothel v winner match 1. Match: 2 x 21 aces. Tie break to 11 if needed. Ball: adult.

If unable to attend, playes should notify the Official In Charge or Juvenile Officer, Brendan Hosey (087 1475770).

Juvenile results

Boys - under-15S, Padraig Cooney (Clogh) bt Dylan Caulfield (Kilfane); under-16S, John Walsh (Mullinavat) bt J.J. English (Goresbridge); under-17S, Brendan Hyland (Kells) bt Patrick Brennan (Mothel).

Girls - under-15S, Deirdre Purcell (Windgap) bt Karen Walshe (Kells); under-16/17S, Sarah Molloy (Kells) bt Niamh O’Shea (Kilfane).