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It was a good week for Ballaghaderreen handballer Dessie Keegan who partnered Joe McCann to reach the last four of the all-Ireland senior doubles championship with a comfortable 21-8, 21-7 victory over Munster’s only challengers, C J Fitzpatrick and Paul Hedderman of Limerick.
Compántas Lir brings powerful west of Ireland play to An Taibhdhearc en route to All Ireland Drama finals
The award winning production of The Way You Look Tonight by local drama group Compántas Lir will be staged over three nights at An Taibhdhearc in two weeks time.
Claregalway-Carnmore drama group Compántas Lir bring their awardwinning production of Brian Friel's classic play The Loves of Cass McGuire to the Town Hall Theatre, Galway this weekend.
The main business of the weekend was the Irish Junior 40x20 Nationals held at Cavan and Monaghan venues. Lorraine Havern of Down beat second seed Shauna Hilley from Wicklow in impressive fashion in a surprisingly one-sided final. Both Stephen Cooney and Ian McLoughlin were contenders in the top boys’ event the 19 and under singles. McLoughlin was an early casualty as he was well beaten by Patrick Funchion from Kilkenny, however Cooney, the number two seed, had a great tournament. He accounted for Cian Connolly of Roscommon, 216, 21-9 in his opening match and then he beat all-Ireland minor singles finalist, Padraig O’Carroll of Limerick 21-13, 21-13 to reach the decider against the number one seed, Caolan Daly of Tyrone.
Dessie Keegan and his Dublin partner Eoin Kennedy had a great run in the US Open of handball tournament at Fountain Valley California last weekend.
Mayo’s senior handballers saw competitive action for the first time this year as the provincial singles and doubles semi-final were played last week. Dessie Keegan defeated club mate Vincent Moran very comfortably to reach the provincial senior final while Joe McCann accounted for Galway’s Ollie Conway in the other semi-final despite the loss of the opening game on an overall 16-21 , 21-6, 21-1 scoreline.
Senior club specialists Ballaghaderreen took a major set in the defence of their senior softball club title when they narrowly defeated top Leinster side, Kells, in the semi-final on Monday night last at Mullingar. Kells were the only side to beat the Mayo club side in the past three years and they included Carl Browne in top class line out while Ballaghaderreen stuck with their tried and tested foursome.
Mayo's Vincent Moran failed in his bid to capture a first ever All-Ireland senior singles hardball title at Mullingar on Saturday evening but he made the eventual winner — Eoin Kennedy of Dublin — work hard for his win. Kennedy dominated from the off and took the first game surprisingly easily on a 21 aces to six scoreline. However the Ballaghaderreen man came good in the second, playing some fantastic handball, and he won it 21 aces to 12. Kennedy raced into a commanding 11 aces to one lead in the deciding third and, despite Moran's best efforts, he was unable to recover from that bad start and lost it 21 aces to 10.
Dessie Keegan and Joe McCann’s hopes of back to back all-Ireland senior 40x20 doubles titles came unstuck in the feature event at a packed St Coman’s on Saturday evening last as the duo were comprehensively defeated by the superior Cavan pairing of Paul Brady and Michael Finnegan.
Compántas Lir drama group will warm up for their appearance in next week’s All-Ireland drama finals in Glenamaddy by staging two extra performances of their multi-awardwinning play I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell.