Three Crossakiel teams in Leinster handball doubles
15 June 2012
Three Crossakiel handball pairings will be in Leinster handball action on Tuesday evening writes Michael McGee.
Steven Quinn & Peter Flanagan travel to the Arklow to take on Wexford's Darren O' Toole & Malachy Whelan. The Wexford men already have secured an All-Ireland title in 2012 when winning the Junior B doubles All-Ireland title over Monaghan last March. Quinn & Flanagan have teamed up for the first time this year and made a successful start while O' Toole & Whelan defeated Dublin's Mick O'Donnell & Fergal Riain in the previous round. The Meath men will be tested to the full again and will have to meet the challenge head on from the slaneysiders. A great battle is in prospect with Flanagan & Quinn tipped to edge it.
In Crinkle, Crossakiel's second pairing of Vincent Farrell & Cyril Fitzsimons have a meeting with Kilkenny's Sean Quigley & ptr. Crinkle will suit the Crossakiel pairing who have yet to be tested in the championships.
Pat McCabe & Richard Farrell will have their second outing in Mullingar when they take on Laois's Michael Donovan & ptr. Crossakiel know the quality of Donovan as in last years Championships Mark Farrell fell to the Laois man in the Junior B singles by 9-21, 12-21. McCabe & Farrell outpointed Offaly's Vincent Hickey & Brendan Gleeson in the previous round. The Crossakiel men will have to up their performance if they are to get over the threat posed by the Laois men.
Leinster Handball 60 x 30 championships
Tuesday 19th June
At Arklow 7.30 Junior Doubles: Steven Quinn & Peter Flanagan (Meath) v Darren O'Toole & Malachy Whelan (Wexford)
7.30 Junior B Doubles: Vincent Farrell & Cyril Fitzsimons (Meath) v Sean Quigley/Ptr (Kilkenny)
8.00 Junior B Doubles: Pat McCabe & Richard Farrell (Meath) v Michael Donovan/Ptr (Laois)