Sunday 3rd February, 2013 Ulster Handball Success
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 St. Macartan’s recorded their best return in the Ulster Schools and Colleges championships for a number of years with no fewer than three titles returning to the school in what has become a very competitive championship as a result of a number of new schools entering the event for the first time. Handball officials in Co. Monaghan can be very happy with the fact that almost every eligible school in the county entered this year’s event while throughout Ulster, entries have doubled. At the recent finals played at a number of venues including at St. Mellan’s, St. Macartan’s competed in four finals with success in all grades except in the junior singles decider where Aaron Mohan was narrowly  defeated in a tense tiebreaker. Ryan Treanor (St. Mellan’s H.C.) and Conor Bogue (Tydavnet H.C.) took the plaudits in the Senior Doubles event where they defeated R. Begley and R.P. Begley from Tyrone. Former world champion Darren Doherty (Emyvale H.C.) didn’t have it all his own way against Johnny Woods St. Colman’s Newry, yet he still prevailed over two games. Playing on Saturday last Ramunas Ramanauskas (Monaghan Harps H.C.) and Conall McKenna (Emyvale H .C.) had a good two games win against M. McCartan and N. Allison from Cookstown. The all Ireland semi finals are scheduled for Kingscourt on February 16th

 

 

Intermediate Colleges Singles Champion, Darren Doherty

 

 

Ramunas Ramanauskas and Conall Mc Kenna had a good two games against M. Mc Cartan and N. Allison from Cookstown

 

 
 
Ryan Treanor and Conor Bogue, Under 19 Winners