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Tyrone Attic Stairs GAA Handball Leagues 2013

Tuesday 10.12.2013
Team Talk Mag
Club


Tyrone League title showdowns this weekend

The hugely exciting Tyrone Attic Stairs GAA Handball Leagues will reach a climax this weekend with a full programme of finals scheduled over two days at Loughmacrory and Beragh. The climax of the weekend will see the Premier League title showdown as former champion, Shane O’Neill (Breacach) will enter proceedings as a warm favourite to claim the Termonmaguirc Credit Union Cup for a fourth time. O’Neill’s has exhibited impressive form in the league stages, dropping just a single league point along the way to Conor McElduff. His opponent for the final was to be decided last night with Johnny Woods requiring one point against Gabhain McCrystal in their final round league meeting.

The Premier League final will be preceded by the Division One decider and will see a clash of experience and youth. Former senior champion, Niall Kerr (Breacach) will take on An Charraig Mhór’s Ryan Mullan in that final after Kerr finished a clear top of the table in the league stages with Mullan just edging out Chris Curran, Martin Toner, Paul Donnelly and the unlucky Ryan Daly, who was forced to withdraw from the event, by a single league point to claim second spot.

In Division 2, Breacach will hold strong claims for the 2013 honours also with three of the last four contenders from the club. Teenage sensation, Sean Kerr, showed superb form in the league stages to claim top spot in Division 2A, just ahead of Cappagh’s Barney McAleer while Conor Kerr (Breacach) and Eamon McCrory (Breacach) finished joint top of Division 2B. That final will finish the programme of finals in Loughmacrory on Saturday evening with the Division 3 final coming first. In that final it will be Carrickmore’s Conor Keenan against Matthew McCartan (Breacach) following that duo’s impressive semi final wins at the weekend over Brian McCrory and Declan McCrory, both Cappagh, respectively.

One of the most competitive divisions was in Division 4 and the final will go ahead as the curtain raiser in Beragh in Sunday at 4pm. The semi finals will take place firstly in Beragh on Friday evening at 8pm where the line-up will be Turlough Clarke (Breacach) v Eilise McCrory (Breacach) and Pauric Mullan (An Charraig Mhór) v Ciaran Cuddy (An Charraig Mhór).

Meanwhile the Juvenile Leagues have continued to provide excellent handball in 9 different grades over the past fortnight and will conclude this weekend ahead, with the exception of the under 16s. The Juvenile Leagues will conclude with the top four in each grade forming the Tyrone Squad for that grade in 40×20 championships in 2014 and will also be the semi-final line-up in the A Championship for their grade in January 2014. All other players in those grades will go into a B Championship in their grade in January 2014. A complete review of final standings in the Juvenile grades will be in next week’s edition.

Fixtures:

Premier League Fixtures, Round 9: Wednesday 11th December 2013

Beragh, 9pm: Johnny Woods (Br) v Gabhain McCrystall (Br), Pol Clarke (Br) v Shane O Neill (Br)

Carrickmore, 8pm: Barry Devlin (Br) v Gary McCrory (CM)

Division 2 League Semi-Finals: Wednesday 11th December, in Loughmacrory, 8pm: Sean Kerr (Breacach) v Loser of Match Eamon McCrory v Conor Kerr; Barney McAleer (Cappagh) v of Winner Match Eamon McCrory v Conor Kerr

Premier League Playoff (if required): Friday 13th December, in Beragh, 7pm.

Division 4 League Semi-Finals: Friday 13th December, in Beragh, 8pm: Turlough Clarke (Breacach) v Eilise McCrory (Breacach), Pauric Mullan (An Charraig Mhór) v Ciaran Cuddy (An Charraig Mhór)

Tyrone Attic Stairs League Finals 2013:

Saturday 7th December 2013, in Loughmacrory, 5pm:

Division 3 League Final, 5pm: Conor Keenan (Carrickmore) v Matthew McCartan (Breacach)

Division 2 League Final, 6pm: Sean Kerr (Breacach) or Conor Kerr (Breacach) v Eamon McCrory (Breacach) or Barney McAleer (Cappagh)

Sunday 15th December 2013, in Beragh, 4pm.

Division 4 League Final, 4pm: Turlough Clarke (Breacach) or Eilise McCrory (Breacach) v Pauric Mullan (An Charraig Mhór) or Ciaran Cuddy (An Charraig Mhór)

Division 1 League Final, 5pm: Niall Kerr (Breacach) v Ryan Mullan (An Charraig Mhór)

Premier League Final, 6pm: Shane O’Neill (Breacach) v Johnny Woods (Breacach) or Conor McElduff (Breacach)

Final League Tables:

Premier League Table

P Pts

8 15 Shane O’Neill

8 13 Johnny Woods

9 13 Conor McElduff

8 9 Gary McCrory

6 7 Patrick McCrory

6 6 Gabhain McCrystal

8 4 Caolan Daly

8 4 Pól Clarke

8 3 Barry Devlin

8 2 Padraig McGlinchey

Division 1 League Table

P Pts

7 13 Niall Kerr

7 9 Ryan Mullan

7 8 Chris Curran

7 8 Martin Toner

7 8 Paul Donnelly

7 7 Ryan Daly

7 3 Ruairi Grogan

7 0 Barney Corcoran

Division 2A League Table

P Pts

7 13 Conor Kerr

7 13 Eamon McCrory

7 9 Anthony McElduff

7 6 Jack Campbell

7 5 Kenny Curran

7 5 Niall Allison

7 4 Maeve McElduff

7 2 Darren McCrory

Division 2B League Table

P Pts

7 13 Sean Kerr

7 12 Barney McAleer

7 9 Mark McCartan

7 6 Finbar Fullen

7 6 Seamus McCrory

7 6 Aaron Owens

7 4 Lisa McAleer

7 1 Paul Curran

Division 3A League Table

P Pts

5 10 Brian McCrory

5 8 Declan McCrory

5 6 Raymond Herron

5 4 Brendan Gallagher

5 2 Shane Grogan

5 0 Gerard Munroe

Division 3B League Table

P Pts

5 9 Matthew McCartan

5 8 Conor Keenan

5 5 Ciaran Mullan

5 4 Niall Toner

5 4 Sean McCrory

5 0 Conor Daly

Division 4 League Table

P Pts

7 12 Turlough Clarke

7 11 Pauric Mullan

7 11 Ciaran Cuddy

7 8 Eilise McCrory

7 7 Shane McCrystal

7 4 Aoife Kelly

7 3 Tiarnan McCrystal

7 0 Michelle Warren

Tyrone GAA Handball Championships 2014

Please note following the Tyrone County Committee Meeting, details on upcoming events as follows:

All Entries for the 2014 Juvenile and Adult Championship must be returned by Email to Tyrone Secretary Martin Toner at tyronegaahandball@gmail.com before Deadline Date of Wednesday 11th December 2013. Additional fees if applicable can be returned to the next County Committee meeting.

All entries for the 2014 Tyrone Juvenile Championships:

– Under 10 Boys Singles, Doubles

– Under 12 Boys Singles, Doubles

– Under 13 Boys Singles, Doubles

– Under 14 Boys Singles, Doubles

– Under 15 Boys Singles, Doubles

– Under 16 Boys Singles, Doubles

– Under 17 Boys Singles, Doubles

– Under 10 Girls Singles, Doubles

– Under 12 Girls Singles, Doubles

– Under 13 Girls Singles, Doubles

– Under 14 Girls Singles, Doubles

– Under 15 Girls Singles, Doubles

– Under 16 Girls Singles, Doubles

Under 10 Team of 4 Blitz (A and B) – Boys and Girls mixed Challenger 1 Ball

Under 12 Team of 4 Blitz (A and B) – Boys and Girls mixed Challenger 2 Ball

All entries for the 2014 Tyrone ADULT Championships:

– Ladies Open Singles Championship

– Ladies Junior Singles Championship

– Ladies Open Doubles Championship

– Mens Senior Singles Championship (Hugh Duff Memorial Cup).

– Mens Senior B Singles Championship. Players who lose out in Rounds1 and 2 of the Mens Senior Singles Championship will go into the Mens Senior B Singles Championship (Bill Corcoran Memorial Cup)

– Mens 35+ Singles Championship

– Mens C Singles Championship

– Mens Minor Singles Championship

– Mens Open Doubles Championship

– Mens Minor Doubles Championship

– Mens Junior Doubles Championship

NB. Players can enter a maximum of 2 Singles grades but must be prepared to play a number of games in a short period if doing so.

2014 ADULT AND JUVENILE CHAMPIONSHIP PLANNING AND SCHEDULES

Adult & Juvenile 40×20 Championship Schedule 2014:

All Juvenile Championships in the grades listed above will be structured as follows. For Grades which took place in the Tyrone Leagues, the top four players in the league in that grade will contest the A Championship in that grade in 2 x semi finals, a final and a 3rd place playoff. All other players will contest the B Championship in that grade. There will therefore be a B Championship in Boys Under 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 along with a B Championship in Girls Under 12 and 13.

The below schedule will be drawn up in full and finalised upon receipt of all entries by the 11th December deadline. Some dates may be amended depending on schedule for the 2014 Ulster Championships.

Adult SINGLES Championships

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th January 2014: Tournament Singles weekend, rounds to play all grades down to Quarter-final stages and some semi final stages.

Singles Quarter finals of all events play on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th January 2014 and semi finals completed in full by Thursday 9th January 2014.

Adult Championship Singles Finals as follows:

Friday 10th January 2014, Loughmacrory, 7.30pm: Ladies Junior Singles Championship Final, Mens C Singles Championship Final

Saturday 11th January 2014, Carrickmore, 6pm: Mens B Singles Championship Final, Mens 35+ Singles Championship Final.

Sunday 12th January 2014, Beragh, 3pm: Mens Minor Singles Championship Final, Ladies Open Singles Championship Final, Mens Senior Singles Championship Final (Hugh Duff Memorial Cup).

Adult DOUBLES Championships:

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th January 2014: Tournament Doubles weekend, rounds to play all grades down to Semi-final stages

Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd January 2014: Doubles semi finals of all events played.

Saturday 25th January 2014, Beragh, 6pm: Mens Junior Doubles Championship Final, Mens Open Doubles Championship Final

Saturday 25th January 2014, Beragh, 2pm: All Boys Juvenile Doubles Championship finals (climaxing with above 2 mens doubles finals)

Sunday 26th January 2014, Carrickmore, 12.30pm: SHE’S ACE FINALS DAY: All Girls Juvenile Doubles finals climaxing with Ladies Open Doubles Championship Final around 3pm.

JUVENILE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th January 2014 – in Loughmacrory, Carrickmore, Bergah and Cappagh: Juvenile Boys and Girls Singles Championships Tournament days – all grades played down to quarter finals.

Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th January 2014 – in Loughmacrory, Carrickmore, Bergah and Cappagh: Juvenile Boys and Girls Singles Championships quarter finals & semi finals.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January 2014 – in Loughmacrory, Carrickmore, Bergah and Cappagh: Juvenile Boys and Girls Doubles Championships Tournament all played down to quarter finals & Semi Finals.

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd January 2014 – in Loughmacrory, Carrickmore, Bergah and Cappagh: Juvenile Boys and Girls Doubles Championships quarter finals & semi finals.

Saturday 25th January 2014, Beragh, 2pm: All Boys Juvenile Doubles Championship finals (climaxing with above 2 mens Adult doubles finals)

Sunday 26th January 2014, Carrickmore, 5pm: SHE’S ACE FINALS DAY: All Girls Juvenile Doubles finals climaxing with Ladies Open Doubles Championship Final around 3pm.

Saturday 1st/Sunday 2nd February 2014, in Loughmacrory, 12.30pm start: Tyrone Juvenile Singles Championship Finals Day

Tyrone Juvenile 40×20 Handball Team 2014

Following the County Committee Meeting, the following has been decided:- The top 4 players in each juvenile grade of the Tyrone Attic Stairs Juvenile Leagues will contest the above A Championship Semi finals with the two semi final winners guaranteeing their place on the team and the semi final losers then playing for 3rd place in the championship and thus the last county team place in that grade. The fourth player will be the substitute in that grade. Training plans will be announced at the beginning of January 2014. Niall Kerr has been appointed the Tyrone Juvenile Team Manager.

Tyrone GAA Clubs One Wall Handball Tournament

The Tyrone GAA Club One Wall Handball Tournament will now be scheduled as a One Day Tournament in January 2014. The entry deadline has been extended to Wednesday 18th December 2013. GAA Handball Clubs in particular must encourage the football/hurling sections in their clubs/communities to enter a team.

Each GAA Club team will consist of 2-4 players, playing 2 doubles matches. Where a club has only 2 players these 2 players can still represent their club and play both doubles matches in each round. Clubs can also enter up to a maximum of 2 teams. Each match against opposing opposition will consist of 1 x 21 ace game with one point awarded in game won and where teams are level at the end of league stages the aces won per game will be taken into consideration. There will be a Shield Event on the day for teams beaten in opening rounds. The GAA Club league is open to any player who did not compete in the Tyrone GAA Handball Leagues 2013 and who has not competed at Senior or Intermediate Level in Tyrone in the past. Full details of this have been released to all GAA Clubs.

The County Committee will appoint 4-6 officials to implement the fixtures schedules at each venue designated. Any players/officials willing to put their names forward for this please email to Secretary, Martin Toner (tyronegaahandball@gmail.com), before end of December 2013.

A Tyrone GAA Handball Open Day will be scheduled for April 2014 following completion of all 40×20 competitions and will be followed in the evening by a Tyrone GAA Handball Buffet and Presentation Evening. Full details of this will be released following the January 2014 County Committee meeting.

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