Congratulations to former student and St. Mary’s handball stalwart Martin Mulkerrins  who recently won the prestigious US Collegiate title for the third time in a row, thus becoming the first Irishman, and only the second man ever to achieve this. Maith thú Mairtín!! Martin is pictured here with the current crop of St. Mary’s handballers during a recent stint in the College where he gained teaching experience while working with the Agricultural Science department. Martin is currently an Ag Science student in UCD, where he holds scholarships in Sport, Academics and Irish!

World Collegiate Champion Martin Mulkerrins meets the Mary's handballers for a few words of competitive advice.

World Collegiate Champion Martin Mulkerrins meets the Mary’s handballers for a few words of competitive advice.

Connacht Championships 2014

Congratulations  to Conor Noone and John Lalor who won the Connacht senior doubles handball championship over the weekend, and who now advance to compete at the All-Ireland finals  in Kingscourt ,Cavan.

Well done also to second year student Diarmuid Mulkerrins who won the U-15 Connacht Handball championships, while commiserations are offered to Shane Kyne and Dessie Conneely who narrowly lost their handball matches.

Galway Championships 2014

Hanballers 2014

Galway County Handball Champions 2014: Shane Kyne, Diarmuid Mulkerrins, Dessie Conneely, John Lalor, Conor Noone

Mr. Gerry Dempsey’s handballers proved to be worthy champions as they annexed no less than four Galway titles. First year student Shane Kyne was the first winner as he captured the first year title, Diarmuid Mulkerrins won the U-15 title, while Desmond Conneely staged a stunning comeback to capture the Intermediate title. In a timed contest Des was three aces down with time almost up and somehow managed to win the next four points to nick the championship at the death. Doubles pair Conor Noone and John Lalor were the final winners as they overcame all-comers to take the Senior Crown.

 

Congratulations to second year student Diarmuid Mulkerrins who won the Connacht Junior Handball title over the weekend. Diarmuid then went on to compete at the All-Ireland finals, where, after a titanic battle he was narrowly beaten in the final. Great stuff Diarmuid, and also coach Mr. Gerry Dempsey.

 

Diarmuid M Handball