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McWilliams and Murphy grab opening round wins in Leinster Championships.

Leinster handball championships 2013

McWilliams and Murphy grab opening round wins in Leinster Championships.Handball image

The opening rounds of this year’s Leinster 40 x 20 handball championships took place during the past week. Last year’s Junior B singles champion Darren O’Toole fell as the first hurdle in the Junior singles championships going down in a very close game against Kirk Greene from the Marble city on a 21-17, 15-21, 21-19.

In the junior B singles grade there was two Wexford winners in the opening round as Jason Murphy and Barry McWilliams both grabbed opening round wins. Barry McWilliams was a comfortable 21-3, 21-7 winner over Tommy Archibald from Kildare, however Jason Murphy had to work much harder for his opening round win as he beat Ciaran McCallan from Dublin on a 4-21, 21-11, 21-16.

Michael Busher went down 21-5, 21-8 to Philip Lonergan from Kilkenny, while Michael Donovan from Laois was a 21-6, 21-8 winner over Peter McGrath from Coolgraney.