Roscommon Handball players took three out of the six titles on offer at the Connacht 60×30 Post Primary Fnals they competed in at Moycullen yesterday (Saturday).
By Aengus Cunninghan
There was a double in the First Year Doubles competitions as both Roscommon CBS duo Philip Halliday and Eanna Moran and Roscommon Community College’s Treacy twins won impressively. Philip and Eanna were far too strong for their opponents Yann O’Maille and Liam O’Conghaile also from Spiddle, winning in two very straight-forward games.
Aisling and Siobhan Treacy faced strong opposition in Spiddle’s Eadaoin Nic Dhonncha and Skylnn Ni Mhaille and took a while to get into the match, going 9-3 down, but showed great composure to chip away at the lead and once they went ahead they always looked the stronger pair. They eventually won 15-10, 15-5.
The potentially very strong partnership of Michael Egan and Gareth Delaney teamed up together for the first time when representing Roscommon Community College in the Intermediate Doubles grade. They had no problems in easily defeating Claregalway’s Darragh Jordan and Shane Lawless and could make some waves in the All-Ireland series.
Fionn Cusack (Scoil Mhuire Strokestown) had a very long and ultimately disappointing match against Spiddle’s Eimhin O’Diolluin in the Intermediate Singles. Fionn played quite impressively in the first taking it 15-11, but the longer the match lasted the more fitness came into play and Fionn ended up losing a match he should really have won.
Carragh Kennedy (Roscommon Community College) had no joy in her First Year Singles match against Sadbh Ni Fhlaithearta (Colaiste na Coirbe) going down 15-4, 15-3 to a very good player.
Shauna Clogher (Roscommon Community College) had the unenviable task of taking on multi-titled World Champion Niamh Heffernan from Claregalway in the Junior Singles and although she tried her best the result was, as expected, a two game win for Heffernan.