Early days yet, but it’s a busy, busy time in handball

The Leinster adult handball championships are in full swing. In junior B singles, Diarmuid Burke, Kells defeated Sean Doyle, Wicklow but was defeated by Maurice Murray of Kildare.

The Leinster adult handball championships are in full swing. In junior B singles, Diarmuid Burke, Kells defeated Sean Doyle, Wicklow but was defeated by Maurice Murray of Kildare.

Dan Brenn, Kells was defeated by Sam Temple, Kildare while Andrew Hosey, Clogh lost to Ciaran McCullan, Dublin. Philip Lonergan, Windgap enjoyed better luck and defeated Micheal Busher, Wexford. Lonergan also defeated Aaron Geoghegan, Carlow while John O’Neill, Goresbridge bettered Larry Monaghan, Westmeath.

In junior singles Brendan Burke, Kells defeated Mick O’Donnell, Dublin. Ger McGrath, Kells defeated Miley Connors, Wexford.

In ladies junior B singles, Aishling Maher, Clogh defeated Christina O’Donoghue, Offaly.

County 40x20 juvenile singles championship results - under-12S, Jack Holden, Kilfane bt Luke Whelan, Goresbridge; under-13S, Eoin Brennan, Kells bt Robert Dowling, Mothel; under-14S, Conor Murphy, Kells bt Michael Carey, Goresbridge; under-15S, Marc Purcell, Clogh bt Roy Cullen, Kells; under-16S, Sean Carey, Goresbridge bt Dylan Caulfield, Kilfane; under-17S, Darragh O’Shea, Windgap bt Mark Dowling, Mothel.

Girls under-12S, Edel Mulholland, O’Loughlins bt Roisin O’Keeffe, Kilfane; under-13S, Dearbhail O’Keeffe, Kilfane bt Margaret Foley, Windgap; under-14S, Sorcha Delaney, Clogh bt Margaret Purcell, Windgap; under-15 S, Aoife Holden, Kilfane bt Trisha Buggy, Clogh; under-16, Kirsty Maher, Kells bt Deirdre Purcell. Windgap; under-17, Denise Love, Clogh bt Karen Walshe, Kells.

Leinster 40x20 fixtures

Today (Wednesday) at Monavea (Patsy Dowling to arrange referees) 8pm JBD, Alan Dowling/Eddie Clifford (Kk) v John O’Neill/Tommy Archibald (Kildare) at Cullohill (Jimmy Walsh to arrange referees) 8pm JBD, James Hennessy/Eoin Brannigan (Kilkenny) v Michael Donovan/partner (Laois).

Thursday at Crinkle (Kevin Cooke to arrange referees) 8pm JD, William and Daniel Love (Kk) v Joe Cummins/Peter Reilly (Meath); at Borris (Colm Jordan) 7.30pm JD, Kirk Greene/David Clifford (Kk) v Jimmy Berry/Tom Connors (Wex); 8pm MsBS, John Roche (Wexford) v Ollie Falsey (Kilkenny); at Garryhill (Sean Ryan) 7.30pm JD, Brendan Burke/Shem Kelly (Kk) v Jerome Willoughby/Keith Kavanagh (Ww); at Monavea (Patsy Dowling) 8pm JBD, Diarmuid Burke/Ger Anthony (Kilkenny) v Cian Daly/Cory Fay (Dublin).

Saturday at Leixlip (Pat Ryan) 5pm MS, Evan Sheridan (Meath) v Eoin Doyle (Kilkenny); 6pm MS, Dylan Sheridan (Meath) v Patrick Brennan (Kilkenny); at Tinryland (Martin Clancy) 4pm LIS, Ciara Mahon (Kilkenny) v Ciara Mullins (Carlow); 5pm MS, Brian Mahon (Kilkenny) v William Quaile (Wicklow); 6pm MS, Emmett Landy (Kilkenny) v Wayne Kinsella (Wicklow); at Coolboy (Richard Willoughby) 4pm RMS,

Seamus Reade (Kilkenny) v John Molloy (Dublin); 5pm RMS, Willie Pratt (Kilkenny) v Jim Doyle (Wexford); at Garryhill (Sean Ryan) 5pm JBD, Colin and Garrett Gregan (Wicklow) v Dowling/Clifford or O’Neill/Archibald (Kd); 6pm JBD, if McWilliams/McWilliams (Wex) v Brannigan/Hennessy or Donovan/Dunne(Ls); at Ballymore Eustace (Eamonn Deegan) 4pm JBD, Dan Breen/Fergal Lalor (Kilkenny) v Stephen Kane/Ptr (Offaly); 5pm LJS, Niamh Egan (Westmeath) v Rachel Hogan (Kilkenny); at Monavea (Patsy Dowling) 4pm LJS, Una Wrynn (Kildare) v Marie Walshe (Kilkenny).

To be arranged - JBD if S. Doyle/R. Delaney (Cw) v E. Brannigan/J. Hennessy (Kk) – M Donovan/E Dunne (Ls).

Gael Linn under-13 club mixed doubles

Today (Wednesday) 7pm wt O’Loughlin’s 1, Kilfane (Jack Holden and Dearbhail O’Keeffe) v Windgap (Luke Ward and Margaret Foley). O’Loughlin’s: Jamie Malone and Edel Mulholland.

At O’Loughlin’s 2, Kilfane (Jack Barcoe and Caoimhe Kelly) v Mothel (Robert Dowling and Noelle Dowling). Kells: Eoin Brennan and Kerrianne Power.

Draw will be done on the night. First out will get bye to final.

County juvenile 40x20 doubles fixture

Friday 7pm at Clogh under-13 girls doubles (OIC Brendan Hosey) 1 Kells v Windgap; 2 Kilfane v Clogh. Final: winner 1 v winner 2.

At Kells under-15 girls doubles (OIC Betty Funchion) 1 Clogh v Kilfane; 2 Windgap. Final: winner 1 v Windgap.

At Kells under-17 girls doubles (OIC Betty Funchion) final, Clogh v Kells.

At Goresbridge under-13 boys doubles (OIC John O’Neill) 1 Kells v Goresbridge; 2 Windgap v Kilfane; 3 Clogh; 4 winner 1 v winner 3. Final: winner 2 v winner 4.

At Clogh under-15 boys doubles (OIC Brendan Hosey) 1 Clogh v Windgap; 2 Mothel v Kells. Final: winner 1 v winner 2.

At O’Loughlin’s 2, under-17 boys doubles (OIC Philly Parsons) 1 Mothel v Windgap; 2 Kells v St Canice’s. Final: winner 1 v winner 2.

Sunday 11am at Windgap under-12 girls doubles (OIC Michael O’Shea) 1 Clogh v Windgap; 2 Kells v Kilfane. Final: winner 1 v winner 2.

At Windgap under-14 girls doubles (OIC Michael O’Shea) 1 Kells v Windgap; 2 Clogh. Final: winner 1 v winner 2.

At O’Loughlin’s 2, under-16 girls doubles (OIC Philly Parsons) 1. Windgap v Clogh; 2 Kells. Final: winner 1 v winner 2.

At Goresbridge boys under-12 doubles (OIC John O’Neill) 1 Clogh v Kilfane; 2 Goresbridge v Kells; 3 Windgap v winner 1. Final: winner 2 v winner 3.

At O’Loughlin’s 2, under-14 boys doubles (OIC Philly Parsons) 1 Windgap v St Canice’s; 2 Kells v Goresbridge; 3 Clogh v winner 1. Final: Winner 2 v winner 3.

At O’Loughlin’s 1, boys under-16 doubles (OIC John O’Neill) 1 St Canice’s v Kells; 2 Windgap v Goresbridge; 3 Clogh v winner 1. Final: winner 2 v winner 3.