Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Uladh

Handball Championships well underway

March 1st, 2011

The 2011 GAA Handball All Ireland Open 40×20 Championships, sponsored by O’Neills Sports, got underway this weekend with a series of prelimenary round matches in Singles on Saturday 26th February and Doubles ties on Sunday 27th February.

The Provincial Open Singles Championships in Mens grades were decided last weekend with the open titles winners for 2011 confirmed as Mayo’s Dessie Keegan, who had an 11-10 tie-break win over county colleague Joe McCann in Connacht, Dublin’s Eoin Kennedy who defeated Westmeath’s Robbie McCarthy in the final in Leinster, Diarmaid Nash (Clare) who defated Limerick’s Seamus O’Carroll in the final in Munster and Armagh’s Charly Shanks who had a walk-over Paul Brady (Cavan) in the Ulster final, the reigning All Ireland champion having withdrawn injured following his 21-20, 21-19 win over Michael Finnegan in the semi-final on Saturday.

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