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Juvenile League Report

posted 12 Dec 2014, 15:36 by ger doyle

A very successful 40x20 juvenile league was run by Kilkenny Handball Board. eight Clubs contested the  League with players from under 12 to under 15 involved. There were two  groups split north and south.

The northern team was Galmoy. Clogh. 2 Laois teams were  invited to take part Cullahill and St Brigets Monavea made up the north  

The southern team was made up with Goresbridge. Windgap. Kilfane and Kells. Windgap were winners in  the southern group.

The earlier rounds produced some great contests there was great rivalry between the players. This was a great competition giving players the opportunity to test out their skills.

The top team in each group would contest the final. Group winners were Galmoy and Windgap

The final was played in O'Loughlins There was great support for both teams with a big amount of supporters travelling to cheer on their teams.     

As the game progressed Gamoy raced in to a 4 point lead  before Windgap  registered their first point. Windgap continued on their winning ways and led 6 games to 4.  Going in to the last game Galmoy needed to pull out all the stops to tie up the game   a super display by Galmoy levelled the contest at 6 games each. This meant all scores were added up to separate the teams.  Galmoy ended up with 81 points with  the winners Windgap ended up with 88 points.

The Galmoy team of  Matt Delaney, David Sherman,Daniel Hanrahan,Jay McGuire, Padraig Glendon, Jack Hanrahan, Odhran Maloney. Conor Drennan, and Billly Drennan can be proud of their achievement reaching this final was a great achievement.

The  Windgap team of Sean Purcell, Adam O'Shea, Niall O'Brien, Sean Barron, Jack Doyle, Padraig Foley, Eoin O'Brien, Robert Culleton. and Sean Dunne.               After a great contest   Windgap emerged  victorious  on the night winning this keenly contested winter league.                                                                            Great credit to all the Clubs, Coaches. Parent's and Player's for supporting this League.
Also a big thanks to county juvenile officer Billy Love who was ref on the night. 
Trophies on the night were presented to the players by County Board Chairman Martin Lawlor.