ALLEY CHAT with Padhraic Roberts
Paddy and Paul progress…..
Paddy Haughton /Paul Lambert (Wexford) beat Ger McGrath/ C.J.Delaney (Kilkenny) in the Junior Doubles Leinster Championship on a score line of 21-4 & 21-10. The Wexford pair made a blistering start in the first game which saw Paddy Haughton displaying excellent agility in scraping balls off the floor and returning them to the rear of the alley. Through the match Ger McGrath played the lion’s share of ball for Kilkenny but the combination of skill and accuracy from both Wexford players proved far too great for their Kilkenny opponents. Paul Lambert of Wexford continuously forced the Kilkenny pair to the rear of the alley with some good overhand shots, then more often than not Lambert ended the rally with good kill shots in the bottom left corner. Overall the Wexford pairing will be satisfied with their first Leinster outing together this year, but both players will know much tougher tasks lay ahead before their can capture a Leinster title.
Upcoming Launch of Wexford Handball Website
With the sport at all levels experiencing unprecedented growth and popularity across the county, GAA Handball Wexford reaches another milestone in its promotion and development of the game on Thursday, 26th June, with the launch of their new website gaahandballwexford.ie. The eagerly awaited first showing takes place at White’s Hotel, Wexford and is expected to attract a large number of the 600+ registered members of GAA Handball Wexford. Invitations have also gone out to National and Provincial officials for this very special and historic occasion for Wexford handball and both bodies, along with Wexford GAA Board, have committed to lending their support on the night.
The website is expected to be a one stop shop for handball officials and players around the county and also for many handball supporters past and present who, for any number of reasons, may not be able to attend as many matches as they would like, or indeed may not, due to lack of information, have been able to attend at all. With the launch of this website the information regarding fixtures etc will be freely available to all and that will be expected to raise the profile of the sport amongst the general public as well as for those who are taking part in the competitions.
Leinster 60X30 Championship Result
Junior B Singles Miley Connors (Wexford) beat Murt Doyle (Carlow)
21-3 & 21-10
Junior Doubles Paul Lambert/Paddy Haughton (Wexford) beat Ger McGrath/C.J.Delaney (Kilkenny)
21-4 & 21-10
Junior Doubles Diarmuid Burke/Brendan Burke (Kilkenny) beat Peter McGrath/David Kenny (Wexford)
21-20, 19-21 & 21-7
Junior Singles Paul Lambert (Wexford) beat Diarmuid Burke (Kilkenny)
21-9 & 21-18
County 60X30 Championship Result
Junior Singles Eugene Kelly (Castlebridge) beat Michéal Busher (Bridgetown)
21-15, 15-21 & 21-9
Junior Singles Malachy Whelan (Castlebridge)beat Michael Goggins (Barntown)
21-1 & 21-10
Junior Singles Darren O’Toole (Coolgreany) beatJohn Roche (Castlebridge)
21-8 & 21-16
Junior D Doubles Tomas Murphy/Timmy Farrell (Kilmyshall) beat Walter Lawlor/David Rossiter (Barntown) 21-14 & 21-8
Golden Masters B Doubles Stephen Murphy/Brendan Murphy (Castlebridge) beat Frank Maddok/Kevin Murphy 12-21, 21-11 & 21-7
Emerald Masters B Singles Tom Byrne (Kilmyshall) beat Brendan Murphy (Castlebridge)
21-6 & 21-8