David Maloney, Shane Bruen & Martin Cooney Sligo and John O'Donoghue Tipperary before the start of today's All-Ireland Masters A doubles semi-final today in Collooney
Doubles pairing go down
Sligo Masters A doubles pairing of Shane Bruen & Martin Cooney lost out at All-Ireland semi-final stage to Tipperary’s David Maloney and John O’ Donoghue in Collooney today. It was Tipperary who completely dominated the opening game with Sligo just managing a solitary point. Into the second Bruen & Cooney came out fighting with Martin Cooney now operating on the right while Shane Bruen moved to the left corner where most of the play was conducted in the first game. Sligo did manage a brief 3-0 lead. And they made the second game that bit more competitive but Tipperary always had the little extra class at this level and once they got going they pulled away winning comfortably in the end by 21-6.
All-Ireland handball 40 x 20 championships semi-finals:
Shane Bruen & Martin Coooney (Sligo) lost to David Maloney & John O’ Donoghue (Tipperary ) 1-21, 6-21