Handball

Kilkenny Handballers bid for All Ireland Semi Finals places this weekend

There's action in the All Ireland Mens and Ladies Singles championships

This weekend is a big opportunity for Kilkenny players to claim their place in the semi-finals of the All Ireland Mens and Ladies Singles championships.

On Saturday at Ballymore Eustace the Funchion brothers from Kells have tough matches in their bid to reach the next round of the competition.

First up is Patrick and he plays Charlie Shanks (Armagh), a former winner of the title and this is followed by Peter as he attempts to defeat recent Nationals champion Robbie McCarthy (Westmeath).

Earlier that day Ciara Mahon (Clogh) plays Fiona Tully (Roscommon) in her quarter final match at Crinkle, in a contest where both players know each other’s style of play very well.

Saturday 9th March

Crinkle, At 10am

QF2: Kilkenny (Ciara Mahon) v Roscommon (Fiona Tully)

Ballymore Eustace, Kildare At 2.30pm

QF2: Armagh (Charly Shanks) v Kilkenny (Patrick Funchion)
QF3: Westmeath (Robbie McCarthy) v Kilkenny (Peter Funchion)

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
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