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Successful Worlds For Tyrone Handballers

Wednesday 24.10.2012
Team Talk Mag
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The Tyrone handballers who spent up to eleven days at the World Handball Championships in Dublin have all returned home from what was unquestionably the greatest handball event in history.
And what a magnificent success story it turned out to be for the Tyrone representation in the Citywest Hotel, with gold and silver medals coming home to Brackey, Carrickmore and Loughmacrory.
The Championships began on 11th October with the 40×20 competitions and the county eventually saw five representatives negotiate their way through lots of rounds to qualify for singles finals.
Carrickmore’s Lorcan McBr

ide became the first gold medalist from Tyrone when he won the under-11 singles title, after starting out as one of 92 hopefuls.
There were silver medals for Caolan Daly (under-23), Loughmacrory’s Ciaran Curran (over-35), Brackey’s Barry Devlin (mens b) and Aoife Kelly (girls under-15), all of whom performed superbly to reach their respective finals.
After the singles competitions were completed, next came the 40×20 doubles championships and Tyrone players again fared well in reaching finals.
Lorcan McBride teamed up with Monaghan’s Eoghain McGinnity to collect his second gold medal in the under-11 doubles final, beating Loughmacrory pair Antoin Fox and Dara Curran in the world final.
Aoife Kelly from Loughmacrory picked up another silver alongside Brackey’s Elise McCrory in the girls under-15 doubles final, and there was silver for Brackey’s Niall Kerr who partnered Meath’s Tom Sheridan in the masters doubles decider.
There were silvers too for Patrick McCrory, who joined forces with Monaghan’s Darren Doherty in the under-17 final, and for Ciara Mullan who teamed up with Armagh’s Dearbhla Coleman in the girls under-11 title match.
The one wall championships brought even more success Tyrone’s way in the second half of the world championships.
Lorcan McBride continued his remarkable run with victory in the under-11 one wall singles competition before eventually suffering a first defeat of the championships when, along with McGinnity, he lost the doubles final to Antoin Fox and Dara Curran, the latter pair adding gold medals to their 40×20 silvers.
Jack Campbell and Maeve McElduff made it all the way to singles finals in under-15 boys and under-17 girls respectively before claiming silver medals, but there were golds in the doubles competitions for Maeve (alongside Galway’s Ciana Ni Churraoin in under-19 girls), Johnny Woods (who partnered Armagh’s Conall McCavitt at under-17), Ciara Mullan (alongside Armagh’s Dearbhla Coleman in under-11 girls), and Niall Allison (who partnered Clare’s Fergal Coughlan in under-17 boys).
Carrickmore pair Cormac Munroe and Darragh Canavan secured silver medals in the boys under-13 doubles category and Niall Kerr picked up his second silver medal of the championships alongside Tom Sheridan at masters level.
Overall the 2012 world championships were a massive success in every way and the large Tyrone contingent had an amazing time.
Apart from the gold and silver medal winners, there were many others from Tyrone who took part in what proved to be a memorable event and acquitted themselves brilliantly.
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