There was success for Noelle Dowling at the ladies She’s Ace handball event in Mayo on Saturday.
Playing in the girls 17 and under event, the Mothel player continued her good run of form by defeating local Cuileann Bourke 25-12.
Now in its sixth year, the She’s Ace Ladies in handball events have grown hugely with 162 entries at the weekend. It has become the biggest ladies event on the handball calendar, and it has been very successful in developing the sport.
This Saturday the Leinster representatives travel to Ballydesmond, Cork to play in the concluding stages of the Gael Linn competition.
This honour falls to Clogh’s Katie Brennan and Bobby Brennan and Galmoy’s Una Duggan and Niall Drennan.
The Clogh duo play Loughmacrory, Tyrone in their first match. The winners play either Annaghdown, Galway or Ballydesmond in their section final.
In their section, Galmoy take on Breacach, Tyrone in their first contest. The winners play either Moycullen, Galway or Boherbue, Cork to win their section.
The two section winners will contest the Gael Linn final. All first round losers play in the Plate.
The county juvenile Selection Committee have announced the representatives for the forthcoming Leinster championships. Here are the players:
Boys under-12 singles, Anthony Clifford; under-12 doubles, Bobby Brennan/James Kenny.
Under-13 singles, Conor Doyle; doubles, Noah Manogue/Ross O’Neill.
Under-14 singles, Joseph Prendergast; doubles. Michael Brennan/James Purcell.
Under-15 singles, Conor Holden; doubles Harry Delaney/David Sherman.
Under-16 singles, Billy Drennan; doubles Gearoid Phelan/John Doheny.
Under-17 singles, Sean Purcell ; doubles Eoin O’Brien/Ciaran O’Neill.
Girls under-12 singles, Katie Jordan; doubles, Mia O’Connell/Jenny Saunders.
Under-13 singles, Aoibhe Ryan; doubles, Emma Kelly/Ellen Doherty.
Under-14 singles, Emer Barron; doubles Aishling Cooney/Orlaith O’Shea.
Under-15 singles, Doireann Knox; doubles, Lauren Power/Nathania Jackson.
Under-16 singles, Amy Brennan; doubles, Aine Duggan/Sontae Jackson.
Under-17 singles, Roisin Foley; doubles, Oliva Mahony/Ciara Walsh.
Today (Wednesday) at Borris (7:30pm) JCS James Love (Kilkenny) v James Greene (Wexford); 8pm JCS, Shane Walsh (Kilkenny) v Dara Cloake, (Wexford).
Clogh (8pm) JCS, Stephen Smullen (Kildare) v Padraig Walsh (Laois).
Galmoy (7.30pm) JCS, Mark Holland (Laois) v Keith Hoare (Offaly); 8pm JCS, Darren O’Neill (Laois) v Niall Maher (Offaly).
Garryhill (7.30pm) JCS, David Broderick (Kilkenny) v Ciaran Power (Wexford).
Monavea (8pm) JCS Ciaran Gallogly (Kildare) v Cathal McNamee (Offaly).
Tinryland (7.30pm) JCS, Jimmy Byrne (Kilkenny) v Brian Brennan (Laois).
Adult 40x20 fixtures
Saturday at Cullohill (5pm) JBS Eammon Hawe (Kilkenny) v Darren Carter (Westmeath)).
Tinryland (5pm) JBS Jamie Balfe (Kildare) v David Kenny (Wexford)
Multyfarnham (5.30pm) IS Paul Moran (Kildare) v Gary McConnell (Meath).
Garryhill (5.30pm) IS Gaelen Riordan (Wexford) v Shane Dunne (Kilkenny).
Coolboy (5pm) JCS Connor Condon (Kilkenny) v Shane Birney (Wexford).
Clogh (5.30pm) JCS Darren Darcy (Carlow) v Willie Quaile (Wicklow).
Coolgreaney (5pm) JCS Derek Ryan (Carlow) v Colm Doran (Wicklow).
Cullohill (5pm) LJCS Nicole Dowling (Kilkenny) v Shauna Carroll (Offaly).
Monavea (5pm) MBS Kevin Cooke (Offaly) v Michael O’Neill (Wexford); 5.30pm LJCS Saoirse Hart (Offaly) v Lauren Merrigan(Wexford).
St Joseph’s (5pm) MBS Fergal McWilliams (Wexford) v Robert Byrne (Wexford), date and venue to be decided; 5pm JS Darren O’Toole (Wexford)/Aaron Geoghegan (Carlow) v Brian Mahon (Kilkenny).
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