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2013 USHA National Collegiate Championships at Arizona State

posted 26 Feb 2013, 11:28 by ger doyle   [ updated 26 Feb 2013, 11:28 ]
Sean Foley from Windgap travelled to the USHA National Collegiate championships last week representing his college UCD. Sean was defeated in the early rounds of the Mens Singles in two close games. However along with fellow UCD student Martin Mulkerrins from Galway they produced a string of great performances to reach the Mens Open Doubles final, none more so than their dramatic semi final win 11-10 in the tie break . After a great battle they lost out by the narrowest of margins in the final, 11-10 in the tie break to Lake Forest pair 
CJ Laffey and Isaac Acosta. This was a fantastic standard and the two lads can be very proud of their efforts over the week. 

Sean and Martin were awarded certificates at the tournament banquet on Saturday night and were honoured as All Americans for handball. This award is of the highest standard in the US for excellence in ones chosen sport and is a fantastic acheivement for both players and Irish handball

Quarterfinals: Martin Mulkerrins/Sean Foley(UCD) dft Douglas/Jensen, 21-6, 21-6
Semifinals: Mulkerrins/Foley dft Cordova/Matiasek, 19-21, 21-15, 11-10
Final: Acosta/Laffey dft Mulkerrins/Foley 21-13, 10-21, 11-10