Team G of Joe Mc Cann, Pat Fox, Michael Browne, Aoife Quinn, Michael Murphy & Liam Naughton deft Team C of Michael Ginley, Mark Murphy, Pat O’Sullivan, Martin Golden, Cannon Cannon & Martin Brannigan by 123-104 in the final of the Collooney handball 40 x 20 team tournament. The competition has been running for the past 8 weeks. In an entertaining and close final throughout it was the overall gritty team display of Team G that eventually wore down a game Team C. Despite losing the opening contest Pat Fox & Joe McCann (Team G) they can thank their team mates for pulling this one out of the fire.
The winning team Michael Browne, Aoife Quinn, Pat Fox, Joe McCann, Liam Naughton & Michael Murphy.
Runners-up: Martin Brannigan, Connell Cannon, Martin Golden, Mark Murphy & Michael Ginley
Overall results: Michael Ginley & Mark Murphy dft Pat Fox & Joe McCann 4-21, 21-13, 21-3
Michael Browne & Aoife Quinn dft Pat O'Sullivan & Martin Golden 21-11, 21-21, 11-0. Michael Muphy & Liam Naughton Jnr dft Martin Brannigan & Connell Cannon 21-20, 21-1.
Final score Team C of Joe Mc Cann, Pat Fox, Michael Browne, Aoife Quinn, Michael Murphy & Liam Naughton def Team C of Michael Ginley, Mark Murphy, Pat O’Sullivan, Martin Golden, Cannon Cannon & Martin Brannigan by 123-104
The occasion marked the first tournament to be played in the new Collooney handball 40 x 20 court since the €200,000 project was completed on August 29th last. Pat Fox, Joe McCann, Michael Browne, Aoife Quinn, Michael Murphy & Liam Naughton have just written themselves in the club history books - Congratulations
Photos with thanks to Seamus Duffy