Ruairi Kelly was in cracking form as he swept aside the challenge of Meath’s Carl Browne in two games to reach the final of the All Ireland Intermediate singles championship in Kells County Meath last Saturday.
From the outset Kelly set the pace and Browne had no answer to the Brackey man’s accurate shooting and powerful low drive serves. It was only when he trailed 20-6 in the first that Browne any degree of success but Kelly quickly snuffed it out winning 21-11.
In the second game he was even more devastating blasting out to an 18-1 lead against a clearly shell shocked opponent. Browne did enjoy a mini revival and got to 8 before Kelly wrapped the game up 21-8 to earn a place in the final against Clare’s Diarmaid Nash. The Munster man dumped Mayo’s Stephen Cooney equally emphatically 21-6 21-11 in the other semi.
In this type of form Kelly is a match for anyone and will be relishing the challenge against Nash as he moves towards his goal of senior status and recognition as one of the top Handballers in Ireland.