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.

Results:

Men’s Open

Winner:

Noel O’Callaghan, Fermoy

 

Runner Up:

Jimmy Gannon, Arklow

Ladies Open:

Winner:

Aisling Hickey, Rossmore

 

Runner Up:

Donna Ryder, Newport

Men’s B/C

Winner:

Pa O’Donnell, Arklow

 

Runner Up:

Daniel Gill, Athenry

Men’s Novice

Winner:

Michael O’Loan, Queens Belfast

 

Runner Up:

Niall Heaney, Ballinrobe

Ladies Novice

Winner:

Ailbhe Gill, Ballinrobe

 

Runner Up:

Rosie Downey, Moycullen

Mens Over 40, Singles

Winner:

Stevie O’Loan, Queens Belfast

 

Runner Up:

Gary Lynch, Queens Belfast

Mens Over 50, Singles

Winner:

Padraic Benson, Galway

 

Runner Up:

Kieran Conway, Castlebar

Mens Open, Doubles

Winner:

Conor Skehan, Touraneena/ Padraic Ryder, Newport

 

Runner Up:

Jimmy Gannon, Arklow/Pa O’Donnell, Arklow

Mens C/D, Doubles

Winner:

Padraic Benson, Galway/Shane Heaney, Galway

 

Runner Up:

Michael Kelly, Ballinrobe/Joe Glynn, Athenry

Mens over 50, Doubles

Winner:

Padraic Benson, Galway/Joe Glynn, Athenry

 

Runner Up:

Michael Kelly, Ballinrobe/Pat Hayes Ballinrobe