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The 40x20 handball championships began with the County Galway finals in St. Marys College, Galway. 

In the boys division, Aaron Connaughton challenged for the Junior Singles title.  In the county quarter-final he defeated Benin McDonacha (Garam Scoil Eanna) 26-23.  However, in the semi-final Aaron lost out to Daniel Lydon (St Endas) on a score line of 26-16. 

Nathan Feeney and Keith Raftery were Glen’s Junior Doubles team and started brightly with a quarter-final win over Presentation Athenry on a score line of 14-13.  However, that was to be their only victory as they were knocked out by Des Conneally and Diarmuid Mulkerrins (St. Mary’s) in the semi-final by a margin of 26-10.

Enda Connelly and Jason Ryan competed in the Intermediate Doubles section but it was not their day as they were defeated by Enda Kellehan and Conor Noone (St Mary’s) on a score line of 31-6.

In the girls section, 1st Years Elaine Mitchell and Shannon Haugh claimed the Connacht 1st Year Doubles title.  In the Junior Doubles, Mary Fahy and Elaine Mitchell defeated Presentation Athenry’s pairing Clodagh Murphy and Clodagh Burke in the county final 31-2.  Unfortunately, the Glen girls lost out to Roscommon in the Connacht final 24-11.

All in all it was a satisfactory year for handball in Glenamaddy CS and hopes are high that more titles will come our way in the future.


It was a mixed year for handball in Glenamaddy C.S.  In the 60x30 court, Aaron Connaughton & Brian Coady lost out to Aaron Scallon, Michael Wrynn of Ballinamore PPS in the Junior Boy’s Doubles Connacht semi-final. 

Cathal Connelly won the Intermediate Singles Connacht title by beating Darragh Cunnane of Balla Secondry School.  In the All-Ireland semi-final he defeated Conall McCavitt of St. Paul’s, Bessbrook but fell short in the final to the powerful Padraig Quish from John the Baptist Community School Hospital, Limerick on a score line of 15-5, 15-10.

In the Intermediate Doubles, Enda Connelly and Jason Ryan teamed up to win the Connacht title but could not get past the pairing of Colin Corbett, Niall Bolton of St. Josephs College Tulla, Clare in the All-Ireland final losing out 15-1, 15-11.

In the girl’s Junior Doubles, Mary Fahy and Elaine Mitchell won the Connacht title but lost out to Aoife Kelly & Eilise McCrory of Dean Maguire, Carrickmore, Tyrone by15-6, 15-3 in the All-Ireland semi-final.


In the 40X 20 court, the Glenamaddy representatives found it difficult to defeat the stiff county opposition.  In the 1st Year Singles, Nathan Feeney lost to Daniel Lydon of St. Enda’s College, Galway 15-2, 15-6. 

In the 1st Year Doubles, Eoin Greally & Keith Raftery lost to Ciaran Ford & Sean Hession of Presentation College Headford 11-15, 15-5, 15-11. 

In the Junior Singles, Aaron Connaughton lost in final to Johnathan O Diorain of Garam Scoil Éinne Aran by 15-11, 15-8. 

In the Junior Boy’s Doubles semi-final, Michael Smith & Brain Coady lost to Owen Collin and Jamie Kelly of Athenry Vocational School, 15-9, 15-9. 

In the Intermediate Boy’s Singles semi-final, Jason Ryan lost to Shane Richardson of Colaiste Croí Mhuire, Spiddal, 8-15, 15-7, 15-8.  

In the Intermediate Doubles semi-final, Cathal Connelly & Enda Connelly lost to Éanna Kellehan & Conor Noone of St Mary’s College, Galway, 15-9, 5-15, 15-13.  

In the Senior Singles, Fergal Dowd defeated Padraig Mulkerrins of Garamscoil Éinne, Aran 8-15, 15-11, 15-0 to win Glenamaddy’s only county title in the 40x20 court.

In the girl’s 1st Year Singles, Elaine Mitchell defeated Ciara Henry (PCH) 15-0, 15-2 in the semi-final but lost in the final to Anna ni Odhran ni Murchu of Colaiste na Corribe 15-11, 15-6. 

In the Junior Girls Singles final, Mary Fahy lost to Ciana Ní Curraoin of Colaiste Na Corribe 15-11, 15-1.



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