Connacht Singles 18th Janurary 2015

At Galway Handball & Racquetball Club

Salthill, Galway

Mens Senior Singles

1. Daniel Gill(Athenry), 2 Padraic Ryder(Newport)

Mens Novice Singles

1. Barry Sheridan(Ballinrobe), 2 Michael Shaughnessy(Galway)

Mens Novice Plate

1. Pat Hopkins(Ballindine)

Womens Novice Singles

1 Kathleen Conway(Castlebar), 2, Rosie Downey(Moycullen)

Womens Novice Plate

1. Olivia Downey(Moycullen)


Connacht Overage Doubles, January 26th 2014.

Lakeside Sports and Leisure Centre was the venue for the first connacht competition of the year. The competition was a great sccess with pleanty of close games to keep spectators on the edge of their seats. Well done to all involved
The results are:
Over 30s  
Winner Frank McDonagh/David Cunningham
**round robin, no runners up
Over 40s  
Winner Michael Kelly/John Walsh(Basllinrobe/Galway)
Runner Up Frank McDonagh/Padraic Benson(Galway)

Over 50s
Winner Kieran Conway/Martin Lawless(Castlebar)
Runner Up Michael Kelly/Padraic Benson(Ballinrobe/Castlebar)




Connacht Singles Championship, December 2013:

Over 30 players competed in the revived Connacht Racquetball Championships played in St Mary College and Pearse Stadium, Galway on Sunday 15th December.
Mens Senior:    
Winner: Danny Gill Athenry
Runner Up: Kevin Jennings Castlebar
Mens Novice:    
Winner: Matt O'Connor Moycullen
Runner Up: Brian Flannery Castlebar
Womens Novice:    
Winner: Ailbhe Gill     Ballinrobe    
Runner Up: Rosie Downey Moycullen
Mens Senior Plate:    
Winner: Frank McDonagh Galway
Runner Up: Joe Glynn Athenry
Mens Novice Plate:    
Winner: Michael Shaughnessy Galway
Runner Up: Keith Curley Galway
Womens Novice Plate:    
Winner: Caroline Darcey Moycullen
Runner Up: Amy Dowling Castlebar



Ballinrobe Open 2013

The who’s who of the racquetball world descended on Ballinrobe for the first tournament of the season. Players travelled from the four corners of Ireland to take part in the prestigious the two day event. Over 70 games took place and spectators were treated to some great games. The men’s open was won by the current European champion Noel O’Callaghan from the Fermoy club, Co. Cork. O’Callaghan defeated Arklow’s Jimmy Gannon in a tightly contested final.

The Ballinrobe club used the occasion to celebrate its own European champion Michael Kelly. Michael won the men’s over 50’s doubles with partner Jimmy Gannon in Italy in last July.

Congratulations to all players and well done to the Ballinrobe club on producing another great tournament.


Men’s Open


Noel O’Callaghan, Fermoy


Runner Up:

Jimmy Gannon, Arklow

Ladies Open:


Aisling Hickey, Rossmore


Runner Up:

Donna Ryder, Newport

Men’s B/C


Pa O’Donnell, Arklow


Runner Up:

Daniel Gill, Athenry

Men’s Novice


Michael O’Loan, Queens Belfast


Runner Up:

Niall Heaney, Ballinrobe

Ladies Novice


Ailbhe Gill, Ballinrobe


Runner Up:

Rosie Downey, Moycullen

Mens Over 40, Singles


Stevie O’Loan, Queens Belfast


Runner Up:

Gary Lynch, Queens Belfast

Mens Over 50, Singles


Padraic Benson, Galway


Runner Up:

Kieran Conway, Castlebar

Mens Open, Doubles


Conor Skehan, Touraneena/ Padraic Ryder, Newport


Runner Up:

Jimmy Gannon, Arklow/Pa O’Donnell, Arklow

Mens C/D, Doubles


Padraic Benson, Galway/Shane Heaney, Galway


Runner Up:

Michael Kelly, Ballinrobe/Joe Glynn, Athenry

Mens over 50, Doubles


Padraic Benson, Galway/Joe Glynn, Athenry


Runner Up:

Michael Kelly, Ballinrobe/Pat Hayes Ballinrobe