St. Brigid's Handball in located in Curraghboy village.
If you have any queries regarding Handball refer to Manager's contact details, training times and announcements below:-
Philip O'Connor Enda Ward Padraig Coyle
086-3935781 086-8256615 087-9425547
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Sunday 18th January 2015
County 40×20 Junior ‘B’ Singles
St. Coman’s Brendan McDonagh won the County Roscommon Junior ‘B’ singles title on the same bill, when he defeated Curraghboy’s Padraig Coyle in two straight games. Coyle is a tremendously determined competitor and pushed McDonagh hard, but Brendan’s better control always kept him ahead. Brendan had beaten Coyle’s clubmate Donal O’Connor 21-13, 21-20 in the semi-final in Curraghboy last Tuesday.
County 40×20 Junior ‘C’ Singles (Sunday January 18th)
Curraghboy’s Cathal McHugh is better known for his footballing prowess with St. Brigid’s, but he showed some fine skill with the smaller ball when defeating Kilglass’s John Coggeran 21-5, 17-21, 21-5 in the County Roscommon Junior ‘C’ singles final last Sunday.
Some photos can be seen at : January 2015 Junior B and C County Handball Finals
Denis Creighton and Sean Jennings of Lisacul HC won the Curraghboy Doubles tournament on Sunday 4th January and took home the Pake Doyle Cup, defeating father and son duo Fergal Jnr and Fergal Snr Coughlan from Clooney, Co Clare. In a display of powerful serving and killing the two Lisacul men overwhelmed their opponents in the final of the competition 31-16.
The Clare pair were slow to get into their stride in this game and the Roscommon men took full advantage with a range of powerful serves early in the game to build up a commanding lead. Creighton was using his sidearm kills off both hands to good effect and Jennings killed some lovely shots. Despite a late Clare rally the title went to the North Roscommon players.
Lorcan Maughan and Neil McDermott of Ballymoe HC took the honours in the Plate competition final defeating Westmeath duo Robbie McCarthy Snr and John Shaughnessy in a well contested game 25-17.
This long running doubles tournament is held on the first Sunday in January in Curraghboy, Co Roscommon and many players use it as a final tune up before the championships kick into gear. Play began at 9:30am on Sunday morning in Curraghboy with a host of doubles teams from Roscommon, Galway, Mayo, Westmeath, Sligo and Clare entered. The winners in both divisions had to play 4 matches to take home the honours, which was a long day of handball. Plate games were played in St Coman's in Roscommon town with both finals taking place in Curraghboy before a good crowd in the evening.
Presenting the trophies was Frank Kenny of St Brigids GAA club and tournament organiser Seamus McHugh who thanked all the players for travelling to play in the tournament and for the high standard of play on show and he also thanked the volunteers who refereed games.
Great credit must go to the host club who once again ran a very good tournament with a high standard of trophies and for the tasty refreshments provided for players all day long.
Some photos of the day can be seen at Curraghboy handball Tournament 4th January 2015
St. Brigids Handball Club
St. Brigid's Handball club juvenile training and registration is to resume on Sunday 12th October 2014 in Curraghboy handball complex.
8Yrs to 10Yrs - boys and girls, 11am to 12 Noon.
11Yrs to 18Yrs - Boys and Girls, 12 Noon to 1pm.
Parents/Guardians are asked also to attend to complete registration/contact forms.
Please note that Handball goggles must be worn by all participating.
60x30 Emerald Masters All-Ireland Semi-Final
Dermot Doolin and Ger Walsh won their way through to the All-Ireland final of the Emerald Masters (over 55) grade when they beat the Mullins brothers of Tipperary in St. Coman's last Saturday night (13th September 2014)Starting fast the Roscommon pair raced into a 13-0 lead, but once Billy Mullins started to get into the game things got very tight. Tipperary clawed their way back bit by bit and very nearly took an unlikely first game, but Roscommon held on for a 21-19 win. A tactical change of serve from both Roscommon players where they simply served straight down the right side to the much weaker Pakie Mullins made the second game a far easier one than the first and with Doolin killing some delightful shots in the right corner they won comfortably 21-9.
60x30 Emerald Masters All-Ireland Finals
Best of luck to Ger Walsh / Dermot Doolin and Cormac O Brien / Ronan Galvin in their All Ireland 60 x 30 Doubles Finals next saturday (27th September 2014) in Kingscourt. Games are starting at 2 pm
A fantastic weekends Handball out in the unique settings of Inis Mor saw players come from all over Ireland to compete in the 4th Annual Aon Balla Inis Mór. Despite the showers, all games were run off successfully, with St Brigids Padraig Coyle, narrowly losing to Cavan’s Brian Reilly 15-14, 15-8 in the final. Well done to Padraig who has being training hard and this paid off with a few impressive wins en route to the final.
Emerald Masters Doubles 40 X 20 All Ireland Final.
Hard luck to Ger Walsh and Dermott Doolin who failed to get over their old rivals, Antrim's Anthony Caddell and Thomas Maguire in the Emerald Masters Doubles final played in Bawn, Co. Monaghan last Saturday. Unfortunately, once again an injury to Doolin had a major bearing on the result. With Roscommon leading the first and playing the better handball Dermot went over on his ankle. Coupled with a long-standing hip problem this left him a virtual spectator for the remainder of the match and while Ger battled valiantly, it really was mission impossible trying to play two against one. Antrim won 21-17, 21-9. Well done to both players on getting to the final.
Golden Masters Doubles 40x20 All-Ireland Semi-Final
Roscommon's Dermot Doolin and Ger Walsh had a great All-Ireland semi final win in the Emerald Masters A Doubles at the weekend. Having to travel to their opponents home court in Broadford, Limerick and up against current world champion in his grade, Tom O'Brien, the task was always going to be tough. Playing with Tom was Limerick's Donal O'Connor, well experienced and long time doubles partner with Tom. However, that experience and telepathy was more than matched on the Roscommon side as both Ger and Dermot played a great combination. The Roscommon pair surprisingly got the better start, winning the first 21-16. Dermot controlled play on the left better than his Limerick counterpart and get was sharp and clinical inside.
Ger and Dermot went ahead 12-5 in the second and looked in control. However, limerick's Tom O'Brien enjoyed a purple patch in the middle of the second game to bring them level at 15 and 18 in the second game. Limerick took the lead 19-18 at one stage but composure and accurate serving to the right ensured the Roscommon lads closed out the match in two straight games
Junior C Connaught Final 2014.
Well done to John Healy and Brian Lyster who had a comprehensive win over Sligo (21-10, 21-12) in the Connaught final on Saturday last in Williamstown. This was a great win for the lads and we hope they continue to compete for more titles over the coming months. The lads beat Galway in the semi-final 21-15, 13-21, 21-15.
Junior C County Final 2014.
The county final turned out to be an all St Brigids affair with John Healy and Brian Lyster taking on Peader Kelly and Alan Mannion. John and Brian won 21 -18, 21-17 and will represent Roscommon in the Connaught semi-final.
Photos can be seen at Handball 2014
EMAD Connaught Final 2014.
Well done to Ger Walsh and Dermot Doolin who defeated Pat Hopkins/Kevin Geraghty Mayo 21-10, 21-4.
Handball training is currently on Sundays in Curraghboy handball complex and every Friday in St Brigids club Hall .
8Yrs to 10Yrs - Boys and Girls, 11am to 12 Noon (Curraghboy handball complex)
11Yrs to 13Yrs - Boys and Girls, 12 Noon to 1pm (Curraghboy handball complex)
11Yrs to 13Yrs - Boys and Girls, 7 – 8:30 (Fridays only – one wall - St Brigids club Hall)
Please note that Handball goggles must be worn by all participating. New members always welcome.
Connacht Cumann na mBunscol Handball 2014
Well done to Heather McGrane and Abby Curran who came third in the finals of the Connacht Cumann na mBunscoil (Under-11 Girls (doubles)). This was held in Salthill, Galway on 9th February 2014
Pictures can be seen at Handball 2014
Cumann na mBunscol Handball 2014
Well done to Heather McGrane and Abby Curran (Under-11 Girls (doubles)) who won the Roscommon County Final held in St Comans on 2nd February 2014.
They now proceed to the Connacht finals, which will be held in Salthill on Sunday, 9th February
Well done to all the other competitors who competed from St. Brigids Handball club :
U11 Singles, Thomas O Brien
U13 Singes, Ruaidhri Fallon
U11 Doubles, Mathew Samuels/Oisin Canning
U13 Doubles Aaron Dolan/Adam Samuels
U13 Singles, Juliette McGrane