The Quarter and Semi Finals of the 40x20 Juvenile B Championship were played in Collooney and Castleconnor Handball Alleys in Sligo on Sunday with Leitrim players in Boys U13 Doubles and Boys U14 Doubles reaching the Connacht Finals.
The Fenagh U13 paring of Fergal McLoughlin and James Wrynn comprehensively defeated Roscommon’s Adam Samuals and Aaron Dolan 15-0, 15-0 in their semi-final.
The U14 duo of Gareth Gilmartin and Fergal Moran came up against the Roscommon pairing of Ian Duffy and Tommy Drury in the quarter final and defeated them on a score line of 15-13, 15-6, to set up a semi-final meeting with Sligo’s Darragh Barrins & Aaron Bruen. In a tight match that went to a tie break, the Leitrim lads emerged victorious on a score line of 15-12, 10-15, 15-10.
In Boys U11 Drumshanbo’s Ciaran McMorrow defeated Irslam Yakhyafu (Roscommon) 15-8, 15-12. He came up against Ballymote’s Cormac Finn in the semi-final, where he won the first game, lost the second, and despite battling hard he lost the tie break on a score line of 15-10, 5-15, 3-15.
In U14 Drumshanbo’s David Gallagher was defeated by Peter Kirwin (Roscommon) 6-15, 7-15. In U12 Doubles Conor Flood & Sean Lynch were defeated by Ben Carrigan & Luke Powell.
There was no joy also for the U11 Doubles pairing of Karol Foley and Dean Cornyn, Ronan Moran (Boys U12), Aoibhe Logan (Girls U11) and Edel O’Donnell (Girls U13).
The Girls U11 semi final of Aimie O’Donnell & Grace Harding and Boys U15 semi final of James Lennon & Caolan McDermott have been schudeled for this weekend