The finals of the Laois Cumann na mBunscol handball took place last Thursday, June 13th, in Cullohill Community Centre.
There were competitions for 5th and 6th class as well as 3rd and 4th class, with boys and girls games running separately, and each section further divided into ‘Intermediate’ for experienced players and ‘Novice’ for less experienced players.
Cullolhill, Newtown and Mayo schools all took part with Cullohill coming out on top in all categories.
The following summarises the results (all competitions were for doubles)
3rd/4th Class Girls: Eimear Fitzpatrick and Maeve Deegan (Cullohill) beat Kate Shanahan and Tara McSweeney (Newtown).
3rd/4th Class Boys – Novice: Semi Final - Conor Delaney and Jim O’Connor (Cullohill) beat Darragh Kelly (Newtown) and Jonah Kelly (Mayo). Final – Jim O’Connor and Conor Delaney beat Dean Saunders and Ronan Brennan (N)
3rd/4th Class Boys – Intermediate: Ben Dunphy and Tiarnach Doheny (C) beat Brian Brennan (N) and Josh Kelly (M)
5th/6th Class Girls – Novice: Semi Final – Maeve Bergin and Lauren McGuigen (C) beat Rhona Kealy and Tara Lalor/Hearns (N). Final Maeve and Lauren beat Rachel Brennan and Sabrina Hennessy (N)
5th/6th Class Girls – Intermediate: Molly O’Connor and Maeve McNeill (C) beat Maeve Bergin and Lauren McGuigen (C)
5th/6th Class Boys – Novice: Semi Finals – Rory Deegan and Pauric Walsh (C) beat Daniel Buggy and Ciaran Finnegan (N), Billy McEvoy and Mark Deegan (C) beat Cormac Lyndsey (N) and Brian O’Sullivan (M). Final – Rory and Pauric beat Mark and Billy
5th/6th Class Boys – Intermediate: Eoghan Doheny and Pauric Dunne (C) beat Matt Kelly (N) and Conor Mulhall (M)
To conclude the morning’s handball presentations were made by Niamh Campion representing Cumann na mBunscol.