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Two of Mayo’s finest will go in search of victory in the last 16 of the All Ireland 40x20 Open Championships over the next few days. Tomorrow afternoon in Kingscourt in Cavan Joe McCann will face off against Antrim’s Ricky McCann at 2.15pm. On Tuesday evening in St Comans, Roscommon, at 8pm Stephen Cooney will be up against it when he faces off against Diarmaid Nash from Clare, the Clareman having previously won a World 23 and under title. The draw for the quarter finals of the All Ireland doubles 40x20 Open Championships was also held recently and Mayo duo Joe McCann and Deeise Keegan will square off against Kerry pair Dominic Lynch and JJ Quirke in Tulla, Co Clare, at 2pm on Sunday, March 24.
Mayo was at the centre of the Irish handball world last weekend with not one but two major sporting events attracting large attendances and much to talk about. While the game’s top seniors did battle over two days at the second John Gaffney memorial tournament in Ballaghaderreen, girls of all ages had a weekend event all to themselves with the inaugural Go Handball Tournament at six Mayo venues on Saturday and Sunday.
There were no real surprises in the two provincial senior finals at Ballaghaderreen on Saturday afternoon as all-Ireland senior doubles champions Dessie Keegan and Joe McCann maintained their unbeaten run to take the provincial title at the expense of fellow club mates Vincent Moran and Campbell Brennan. The champions were in devastating form in a very one sided opener and they won it for the loss of just two aces. Moran and Brennan finally got around to playing some handball in the second and the duo, to their credit, made a real fight of it and it looked like the game could go either way at one stage. However Keegan and McCann did just enough to see off the challenge as they won the second 21 aces to 17. Marianna Rushe ran out the expected easy winner of the ladies’ senior singles final with an easy two games to nil victory over fellow St Coman’s contender Leona Doolin.
Ballaghaderreen's famous four on the handball court will go looking for their fourth consecutive 40 x 20 Open All Ireland club championship this weekend.
Eight of the country’s top handballers will compete in a special two-day invitational tournament in the county this weekend.