Handball: Tully’s doubles win



Fiona Tully teamed up with Galway’s Ciana Ni Curraoin to win the US Open Ladies Doubles title at the famous Los Cabolleros complex in Santa Barbara recently.

  The Connacht pair overcame Cork’s Catriona Casey and America’s Tracy Davis 13-21, 21-17, 11-10 in a classic battle.

  Casey had showed her class in the first game before Tully and Ni Curraoin struck back in a second game which saw all four players displaying touches of real class.

  With a tie-breaker to 11 anything can happen and so it proved as the Connacht pairing edged it 11-10 to take the title in sensational style.

  Fiona also reached the semi-finals of the singles event but was comprehensively beaten by doubles teammate Ciana Ni Curraoin, who was then beaten by Catriona Casey in the final.