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The County Finals of the Juvenile Singles competition were held on Sunday January 23rd in St. Mellans Complex. It was a full programme of top class competition and tough encounters between talented players. Unfortunately one had to lose in each game but everyone who reached these finals can be proud of his achievement. Welldone too to the various club mentors who helped these young athletes prepare.In the U12 Cailean Myles defeated his club mate from the Harps, Ryan Mooney. In U13s Conor Leonard, Tydavnet, defeated Martin Mullen from the Harps. Mark McDonnell, Emyvale, had a victory over Simonas Seskevicius, Harps, in the U14s while Eugene McGeough, Bawn, had a terrific game on his hands to win over Mantas Zalikas, Harps. The U16 game between Darren Doherty, Emyvale, and Ramunas Ramanaskas, Harps, was the first game playered early on Sunday as Darren was then involved in Colleges Handball at All-Ireland level. He had victory over Ramunas in the third game. The U17 final was another tough and close encounter between Killian McElroy, Bawn, and Gary Holohan, Tydavnet, with Gary just getting control in the third game.

Mark McDonnell ( R) and Simonas Seskevicius (l) with Michael McCarron

Gary Holohan (L) and Killian McElroy ( R) with Martin McEntee.

Eugene McGeough ( R) and Mantas Zalikas (L) with Colm McDonnell.

If you click on the image to the left here you should see a piece of video footage of the McGeough V Zalikas game.