Handballers left empty-handed

It was a tough weekend of action for five of the six doubles partnerships involved in last weekend’s All-Ireland handball semi-final action.

  Oisin Naughton and Darren Beatty were well beaten in their Junior Doubles semi-final against Tyrone’s Barry Devlin and Ryan Daly 21-4, 21-12.

  Fiona Tully and Jennifer McCormack then went down 21-10, 21-6 against Armagh pair, Niamh Coleman and Megan McCann in their Ladies Minor semi-final.

  In the Emerald Masters Doubles semi-final, Ger Walshe and Dermot Doolin were beaten by Thomas Maguire and Anthony Caddell in Belfast 21-14, 14-21, 21-6.

  Last Sunday, Padraig Coyle and Enda Ward lost to Monaghan’s Gavin Coyle and Gary McElroy in the Junior ‘B’ Doubles 21-9, 21-13.

  Cormac O’Brien and Aengus Cunningham withdrew from their Silver Masters Doubles when O’Brien suffered an injury a few days previously, while Linda Connelly and Siobhan Tully received a walkover in their Junior ‘B’ semi-final following the withdrawal of their Tyrone opposition.