Alley Chat with Padhraic Roberts



Juvenile County Board Established


The inauguration meeting of the newly established County Wexford Juvenile Handball board will take place this coming Wednesday, the 16th of April 2014 at 7.30pm at St. Martins, Piercetown. All club juvenile officers are requested to attend so as to assist with the upcoming juvenile 60 x 30 championship. The newly appointed committee are as follows – Ricky Barron of Barntown was appointed as Chariman along with Barry McWilliams of Horeswood appointed as Secretary and Virginia Hanrahan of Castlebridge appointed as Children’s Officer. Each Handball club are requested to ensure their respective children’s officer attend this meeting and lend their support to the juvenile County board in the forthcoming year.


New format and grading applied to 60 x 30 County championship…..


A new structure has been put into place for this years County 60 x 30 championship. The main changes are the regarding of players so that each player is graded in the County championship as they are graded for the provincial championship. As a result this left a very high number of entries in the Junior championship with the competition and standard at a very high level.


This year’s County 60 x 30 championships will be run on a league basis which will guarantee players more matches in each grade. At special County Board meeting was held at the start of last week in Piercetown where the proposals for the new championship were passed by the delegates and all players were individually graded on the night. The changes to this year’s championship are as a direct result of Wexford County Handball board setting an agenda to raise entry numbers and the profile of our 60 x 30 game. The new championship format along with club team event competitions will most certainly greatly improve the big alley game within the County which in turn will hopefully reap rewards within the provincial and National championships.


Wexford County Championship 60 x 30 entries and groups


Senior Singles

Tommy Hynes (STY) , Peter McGrath (COG), Eugene Kelly (CAB), Gavin Buggy (STJ), Paul Lambert (STJ), Darren O’Toole (COG), Jason Murphy (CAB)


Intermediate Singles

Micky Berry (BAT), Malachy Whelan (CAB), David Kenny (CAB), Cory Murphy (CAB),


Intermediate Doubles           

Micky Berry/Jim Berry (BAT), MalachyWhelan/David Kenny (CAB), Cory Murphy/Dean Power (CAB)


Junior Singles

Paul Lambert (STJ), Michéal Busher (BRT), Michéal O’Neill (TLU), Thomas Hall (CAB), Miley Connors (BAT), Paddy Haughton (STY), John Roche (CAB), David Redmond (TLU), Niall Maher (KIL), Eugene Kelly (CAB),  Tony Breen (TLU), Robert Byrne (BRT), Peter McGrath (COG), Jason Murphy (CAB), Daniel Kavanagh (STJ), Michael Goggins (BAT), Darren O’Toole (COG), David Kenny (CAB), Benny Doyle (BAT), Benny Doyle (BAT), Malachy Whelan (CAB), Phil Coleman (BAM),

Ricky Barron (BAT)



Junior Doubles


Malachy Whelan/John Roche (CAB), Robert Byrne/Michéal Busher (BRT), Benny Doyle/Barry McWilliams (HOW), Paddy Haughton/Matthew Hynes (STY), Michéal O’Neill/David Redmond (TLU), Padhraic Roberts/Niall Maher (KIL), Ricky Barron/Ronan Greene (BAT)

Junior B Singles       


Damien Kelly (COG), Alan O’Neill (BAM), Padhraic Roberts (KIL), Ronan Greene (BAT), Sean Flood (STJ), Miley Connors (BAT), Tommy Armstrong (KIL), Michael Goggins (BAT), Stephen Murphy (CAB), Robert Doyle (STJ)




Junior B Doubles


Damien Kelly/Ned Connors (COG), Padhraic Roberts/Tommy Armstrong (KIL), Frank Maddock/Paul Cleary (BAM), Alan O’Neill/David Cleary (BAM), Stephen Murphy/Brendan Murphy (CAB), Robert Doyle/Sean Flood (STJ)



Junior C Singles



Mick Carty (STJ), Tom Byrne (KIL), Gavin Goggins (STY), Anthony Butler (BAH), John Murphy (KIL), Liam Rossiter (BAH), Patrick Boland (TLU), Brian Busher (BRT), Keith Armstrong (KIL), Eugene English (BAH), Eamon Codd (BRT), Bryan Kehoe (CAB), Seamie O’Neill (BAM), Fintan Furlong (STY)



Junior C Doubles                 


Keith Armstrong/John Murphy (KIL), Seamie O’Neill/Marty Kinsella (BAM), Billy Rossiter/Eugene English (BAH),  Mick Carty/PJ Lacey (STJ), Tom Byrne/Jimmy Dunne (KIL), Eamon Codd/Brian Busher (BRT),  Liam Rossiter/Anthony Butler (BAH)                                  


Junior D Singles


Kevin Murphy (BAM), Owen Redmond (KIL), David Rossiter (BAT), John Byrne (BAM), Mike Lacey (STM), Tommy Murphy (KIL), Barry Byrne (BAM), Roger Doyle (BAT), Robert Manton (COG), Terry Paige (STY), Timmy Farrell (KIL), PJ Martin (BRT), James Moran Jnr (BAM), Eddie Lawlor (COG), David Stanners (STM), Alan Armstrong (KIL), Walter Lawlor (BAT),  James Stanners (STM), Adam Hanrahan (CAB), Brendan Holohan (TLU)



Junior D Doubles



Tommy Murphy/Timmy Farrell (KIL), Barry Byrne/James Moran Jnr (BAM), Walter Lawlor/David Rossiter (BAT), Walter Lawlor/David Rossiter (BAT), Stephen Kavanagh/Martin Crowley (STJ), Brendan Holohan/Brendan Fitzpatrick (TLU), Owen Redmond/Alan Armstrong (KIL), Kevin Murphy/John Byrne (BAM), Ciaran Busher/PJ Martin (BRT), Robert Manton/Eddie Lawlor (COG), James Greene Jnr/Steven Kennedy (DAT)



35 + Singles 


Alan O’Neill (BAM), Barry McWilliams (HOW), David Stanners (STM), Robert Byrne (BRT), Ned Connors (COG), Paul Cleary (BAM)


35 + Doubles

Alan O’Neill/Paul Cleary (BAM)


Masters  A Singles


Shane Rossiter (BAM) v Phil Coleman (BAM)


Masters A Doubles

Shane Rossiter/Phil Coleman (BAM) v Tom O’Shea/Pechelli English (DAT)


Masters  B Singles     

Ricky Barron (BAT), John Roche (CAB), Mick Carty (STJ), Damien Kelly (COG), Robert Doyle (STJ), Tommy Armstrong (KIL)


Masters B Doubles                 


David Cleary/Marty Kinsella (BAM), Mick Carty/PJ Lacey (STJ), Tommy Armstrong/Mick Murphy (KIL)


Golden Masters A Singles


Pechelli English (DAT) v Declan Hart (HOW)



Golden Masters  B Singles    


Frank Maddock (BAM), John Bail (STM), Eugene English (BAH), Stephen Murphy (CAB), Aiden Sinnott (BAM), Billy Rossiter (BAH)





Golden Masters B Doubles  

Frank Maddock/Kevin Murphy (BAM), Stephen Murphy/Brendan Murphy (CAB), Miley Byrne/Aiden Sinnott (BAM), Billy Rossiter/Eugene English (BAH)


Emerald Masters A Singles      


Jim Doyle (BAT), Benny Doyle (HOW), Harry Lacey (STJ), Tony Breen (TLU), Brendan Murphy (CAB), Tom Byrne (KIL), Miley Byrne (BAM), Jimmy Dunne (KIL)


Women’s Singles


Holly Hynes (STY), Tanya O’Toole (COG), Anne Boland (TLU), Courtney Browne (COG), Roisin Walsh (STJ), Olivia Sweeney (STJ), Tara Doyle (STM), Lisa Lacey (BAM)


Women’s Junior Doubles



Tanya O’Toole/Una Hughes (COG), Olivia Sweeney/Roisin Walsh (STJ), Cora Doyle/Emma Sweeney (STJ)