Clodagh Quirke, one of the brightest young sports stars in Kerry, has continued her phenomenal trail blazing success on the Irish handball scene with another great success at the weekend.
he young Glenbeigh player beat off stiff competition at two Munster venues to win the Munster under-12 40×20 Singles championship with a masterful display.
On Saturday in Ballydesmond she defeated Annie Grant from Clare on a 8-15 and 7-15 scoreline in the Munster semi-final.
The final, played in Clare on Sunday, saw the Mid Kerry player take on the highly fancied Tipperary player, Holly Joyce.
“Clodagh gave a breath-taking master class in direct handball in the final. She outclassed her opponent and had little trouble winning both games on a 15-5 and 15-8 scoreline,” said Jack O’Shea, PRO of the Kerry Handball Board. “She is a very talented and modest young player with a very bright future in the game. This Munster title is a huge boost for her and a step closer to a National title.”
It has been a phenomenal season to date for Quirke. In January Tyrone hosted ‘She’s Ace’, the prestigious All Ladies Handball championships. Attracting all the leading players in Ireland, it was 11-year old Clodagh Quirke who shot out the Northern lights with a phenomenal display of handball.
The talented Mid Kerry player returned home to Kerry following impressive victories in the Under-11 Singles championships and also added the Double title to add to her already impressive trophy cabinet.
Over two days she played, and won, 12 games in a variety of competitions.
Munster 40×20 U-12 Singles Semi-final: Darragh O’Connor (Glenbeigh) was defeated by Tadgh O’Connor (Cork) 8-15 and 7-15
Munster 40×20 U-13 Singles Semi-final: Katlynn O’Connor (Glenbeigh) lost to Ellie Frost (Clare) 7-15 and 8-15
Munster 40×20 U-13 Singles Semi-final: Daniel O’Driscoll (Cork) defeated Aidan Sheehan (Glenbeigh) 14-15, 15-13 and 13-15
All Ireland 40×20 Senior Singles: Dominick Lynch (Glenbeigh) plays Sean Kerr (Tyrone) in the Last 16 on Sunday in Cavan.
All Ireland 40×20 Over 35 Semi-final: Jack O’Shea (Glenbeigh) will play Gavin Buggy (Wexford) in Glenbeigh on Wednesday at 7.30pm
All Ireland 40×20 Master A Semi-final: Dominick Lynch (Glenbeigh) will play David Hope (Offaly) in Glenbeigh on Saturday at 1pm