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We hope that you will find here all the information you need about handball activities in Leixlip. We have tried to ensure that all material is relevant, interesting and easily accessible. If you have suggestions for improvement we will be delighted to hear from you. Bain taitneamh as! 

2017 Junior Nationals Qualifiers: Well done to James Bowden who qualified for the upcoming Junior Nationals last weekend.

2017 Leinster 40* 20 Ladies Junior Champions: Congratulations to Kate and Hannah Dagg on winning the Leinster final recently.

2017 All-Ireland 40*20 Inter-County Champions! Congratulations to Abby, Leah and Ellen (pictured below) on their respective victories in Kingscourt. Commiserations to Hannah and Kevin who had to settle for silver. For further information and pictures see www.gaahandball.ie

2017 All-Ireland 40*20 Adult Inter-County Semi-Finals:  More joy for Leixlip on Sunday afternoon as Ellen O’Connor (Ladies Junior B), Hannah Dagg (Ladies Junior) and Kevin Diggins (Under 21) made the most of home comforts by winning their respective semi-finals. Ellen showed considerable character in coming back from 14-17 down in the first game to beat her game Sligo opponent 21-17, 21-12 while Hannah was always in control in her match. In the Men’s Under 21 game after an even start Kevin pulled away from his Mayo opponent to win 21-11, 21-7.   Click here for further details. There are a number of pictures & video clips on Leixlip GAA Facebook (thanks Austin!)

2017 All-Ireland 40*20 Juvenile Inter-County Semi-Finals:  Congratulations to Abby Tarrant (Girls Under 15s) and Leah Doyle (Girls Under 16s) on reaching their respective All-Ireland finals over the weekend. Abby had a straight forward victory in her match while Leah had a much tougher encounter coming through after a tie-break. Unfortunately Cillian Hogan (Boys Under 17 Singles) lost out after two very tight games in his semi-final but he has every reason to be proud of his efforts in going so close.  Click here for further details.

2017 Leinster 40*20 Under 16/17 Team Semi-final:  Commiserations but well done to the all-Leixlip Kildare team managed by Martin Bowen who lost out to Kilkenny on Friday night. The team of Ciaran Silke, Cian Gough, James Bowden and Jack Cribben shared the four games but lost out on aggregate aces.

2017 Leinster 40*20 Juvenile Inter-County Championships Round-Up:  Congratulations to Abby Tarrant (Girls Under 15s), Leah Doyle (Girls Under 16s) and Cillian Hogan (Boys Under 17s) on winning their respective finals over the weekend. Cillian made the trip to Drogheda on Friday night worthwhile as he defeated local favorite Sean Faulkner (Louth) while both Abby and Leah proved too strong for their respective opponents Katie Barrett (Carlow) and Clodagh White (Wexford) in St Joseph’s on Sunday morning.

2017 Leinster 40*20 Adult Inter-County Championships Update:  Well done also to Hannah Dagg (Ladies Junior), Ellen O’Connor (Ladies Junior B) and Kevin Diggins (Men’s Under 21s) who captured a hat-trick of Leinster Singles titles for Kildare (& Leixlip) over the past week.

All-Ireland Colleges (2nd level) 2016/17 Success: Mollie Dagg (picture below) representing Colaiste Chiarain completed a very notable double by winning the Girls Under 16 All-Ireland 40*20 Colleges title in Kingscourt last Saturday having won the 60*30 equivalent last autumn. Click here for further details.

2017 40 * 20 Intervarsities (3rd Level) Update: Congratulations to Kevin Diggins who captured the Men’s A Title in Kingscourt recently. Click here for further details.

2017 She’s Ace Update: More success for Leah Doyle as she captured the Girls 17 & Under title in Mayo. For further details click  here.

2016 Liscarroll Juvenile Open Update: Congratulations to Leah Doyle (Under 15 Champion) and Abby Tarrant (Under 15 Runner-Up).  For further details click  here.

 2017 Kildare 40 * 20 Adult Championship Update: Kevin Diggins ensured the Senior title remained in Leixlip for a third year by  beating Ballymore’s Daragh Ward in the final while Ciaran Gallogly won the Men’s Junior B Plate.

Inaugural Wall-Ball All-Ireland Championships Update: Leixlip and Kildare Handball had great success at the inaugural All-Ireland Wall Ball finals in Mount Talbot at the weekend taking home two titles. Leah Doyle won the Under 17 Singles title after defeating Armagh’s Megan McCann 8-15, 15-14, 11-4 in a thrilling final having beaten Clare’s Aoife Floyd 15-7, 15-0 earlier in the semi-final. While Ellen O’Connor won her first All-Ireland title in the Ladies C Singles final after defeating Brid Horgan (Cork) 15-4, 15-9 in the semi-final and Galway’s Áine Ní Dhroighnáin 15-6, 15-5 in the final. Congratulations to both.

Leah and Ellen with Incoming GAA Handball President Joe Masterson

Leah and Ellen with Incoming GAA Handball President Joe Masterson

Great fitness class for teenage girls starts Thursday, 10th November. Acefit is run by club members & they are known for their effective and enjoyable approach to health & fitness. Well worth giving it a go! Click HERE for further details.

Inaugural Wall-Ball All-Ireland Championships: Best wishes to Leah Doyle (Girls Under 17) and Ellen O’Connor (Ladies C) who will represent Kildare in Roscommon this coming weekend having both won through Leinster in their respective grades recently. Well done also to Abby Tarrant (Girls Under 15 Runner-Up), Cian Gough (Boys Under 15) and Cillian Hogan (Boys Under 17) who represented Kildare in the Leinster Wall Ball Championships.

Cillian, Cian, Abby and Leah at Leinster Wall-Ball Championships 2016

All-Ireland Colleges Success: Congratulations to Mollie Dagg who won both the Leinster and All-Ireland Colleges 60 * 30 Girls Under 16 titles over the mid-term break. Click here for report from official GAA Handball website.

2016 All-Ireland Juvenile  60 * 30 Champions: Congratulations to Leah and Mollie  who defeated   the local pairing of Ciara Mullan and Elizabeth McGarvey (Tyrone) 21-8, 21-10 in the Girls Under 16 Doubles Final played in Loughmacrory last Sunday.

Leah, Mollie, GAA President Willie Roche and Tyrone opponents

Leah, Mollie, GAA President Willie Roche and Tyrone opponents

2016 Intervarsities (3rd Level Colleges)  60 * 30 Update: Kilkenny was the venue last weekend for the first of the Intervarsities competitions this academic year. Leixlip had two representatives in action, Niall O’Connor (Athlone IT) and Kevin Diggins (DCU). On his return to competition  after a long absence due to injury Niall reached the Men’s Open Singles quarter-final before bowing out. Having lost out to his club-mate in an early round of the Open event Kevin reached the final of the Men’s A Singles where he was defeated by Jamie Kelly (GMIT). In the Men’s Open Team event Kevin was part of the DCU side that defeated UL in the final. Click here for report from official GAA Handball website.

2016 All-Ireland Juvenile  60 * 30 Semi-Final Update: Congratulations to Leah and Mollie  who defeated Tipperary  (21-2, 21-7)  in Lahorna last  Sunday to reach the Girls Under 16 Doubles All-Ireland Final. The Girls will be up against Tyrone opponents on Sunday week the 16th October.

2016 All-Ireland Ladies Minor  60 * 30 Semi-Final Update: Commiserations to Hannah Dagg  who lost (4-21, 21-4, 10-21) to Sinead Meagher (Tipperary) in Lahorna last  Sunday.

2016 Leinster Juvenile 60 * 30 Championships Update: Congratulations to Leah Doyle and Mollie Dagg (pictured below with their opponents) who defeated Wexford in straight games to win the Girls Under 16 Doubles title last weekend. They will face Munster opponents in the All-Ireland semi-final early next month. Hard luck to Abby Tarrant who had to settle for silver in the girls Under 14 Singles after coming up against a very strong Kilkenny opponent.

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Commiserations  to the Boys Under 15 Doubles pairing of James Bowden and Cian Gough who lost out in their semi-final against the Kilkenny pairing of James Love and Mickie Prendergast. Having lost the first game 15-7 the boys bounced back to level the contest by winning the second game 15-11. However the Kilkenny pairing took the deciding game 15-3 despite a brave effort from the Leixlip pair.

James, Cian and their Kilkenny opponents

James, Cian and their Kilkenny opponents

 

2016 Leinster Adult 60 * 30 Championships Update: Congratulations to Hannah Dagg  who defeated Kilkenny’s Aoife Holden 18-21, 21-9, 21-14 in the Ladies Minor Singles Final in Garryhill on Wednesday 17th August.

Congratulations to Leah Doyle who won the Girls 15 & Under title at the Loughmacrory Wall Ball Tournament last weekend. Having topped her group Leah defeated the local favorite Caitlin Conway 21-09 in the final. In the Ladies B competition Ellen O’Connor just missed out on gold losing the final 17-14 against Sligo’s Laura Finn.

Congratulations to Leah Doyle and Mollie Dagg who won the 2016 Girls 15 & Under 60*30 Juvenile National title in Kilkenny last weekend. Having beaten Kilkenny opponents in straight games at the semi-final stage the Leixlip girls proved too strong for the Tyrone pairing of Caitlin Conway and Ciara Mullan winning 15-3, 15-5 in the final. It’s a third successive doubles title for the girls as they won both Under 16 All-Ireland Colleges titles for the 2015/16 academic year. For Leah it also means a notable double of Juvenile National titles this year as she won the Girls 15 & Under  40*20 title (singles) in Galway back in April.

Leah and Mollie with their Tyrone opponents

Leah and Mollie with their Tyrone opponents

Leixlip’s sole success at the recent Irish Wall-Ball Nationals came in the Girl’s 17 & Under Grade as Hannah Dagg reached the final before giving best to Roscommon’s Fiona Tully.  - click here for report and full results from official GAA Handball website.

The Annual Julie Long Memorial Tournament took place on Saturday the 25th of June  - click here for report from St Brigid’s website. Well done to all Leixlip participants but in particular to Niamh Spence who partnered Eugene Kennedy to overall success.

Feile 2016 saw the Leixlip Girls Team of Abby, Saoirse, Caoimhe and Meabh head for Kilcolman, County Tipperary on 18th June last.   For report click here.

Congratulations to Ellen O’Connor and Leah Doyle on winning the Mount Talbot Wall-Ball Ladies B and Under 18 titles respectively. Leah defeated club-mate Mollie Dagg in an all Leixlip final after both girls were moved up from Under 15 grade. A special mention also to Hannah Dagg who lost out in the Ladies Open final to the experienced Martina McMahon (Limerick) after the Leixlip teenager had an eye-catching victory over Tyrone’s Maeve McElduff  in the semi-final.

Congratulations to Abby Tarrant on her recent success at the Mallow Wall-Ball Tournament. Well done also to Leah Doyle on reaching the final in her competition.

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