Kerry Handball: Stories From The Wall

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By Padraig Harnett

Dominic’s 50 not out:

Is there another sports person in the county with 50 Munster titles? Glenbeigh’s Dominic Lynch reached that landmark this week when he beat David Moloney in the Munster final of the Masters Singles 40×20 Final.

He told the media this week that he was thrilled to reach such a milestone. “When I started playing I never thought I would be still at it and still winning titles. But there is a great sense of achievement to win 50 Munster titles. I won my first ever handball title in 1991, the Munster 40×20 u14 doubles, so it’s a long time ago and I have faced some great players over the years.

“I have been lucky to win World titles as well as numerous All Ireland finals but to win 50 in your home province is something very special especially because you know everyone involved and there will never be an easy win in Munster.

“I am lucky that I have stayed fit and relatively injury-free over the years but I am not finished yet! I still love the game and love winning. But there are some great players coming through in Kerry and beyond so I will need to be at my best if I want to keep adding titles to my collection.”

 News from the Wall:

In the Juvenile section Glenbeigh’s Sean Quirke had a very good win in the u14 Boys40x20 Munster Singles semi-final as he defeated Limerick’s Robert McCarthy 15-1, 15-5.

Glenbeigh’s Ronan Sheehan lost to Charlie Treen from Waterford in the u13 Singles. The score line saw the Waterford boy winning 15-8, 15-7. The Kerry boys Diarmuid McGillicuddy and Darragh Blennerhasset lost out on the u15 Doubles. They went down to the Waterford pairing of Charlie Treen and Sean O’Sullivan 15-9, 15-7.

The Junior B doubles pairing of Pat and Eamon Lacey lost out to Waterford’s Jamie Nagle and Darragh O’Connell 21-12, 21-11.

Fixtures:

Broadford, Co Limerick is the venue for two big games this Saturday. At 2pm in the Munster 40×20 Junior A Singles Final Glenbeigh’s Jack Ryan takes on Cork’s Ryan Harkin.

At 3pm Dominic Lynch will take on Diarmuid Nash of Clare in the Last 16 of the Munster 40×20 Senior Singles at the same venue.

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