All Ireland 60 x 30 Minor handball singles final.
Galeon Riordan was unable to complete the double of hardball and softball minor singles titles as Padraig Quish from Limerick won his second title in succession but was once again taken to a deciding third set by the determined talented Ballyhogue player.
In what was the first ever All Ireland handball singles final to be streamed live on the internet , this game will forever go down in history, however the handball that was played in the game will also live long in the memory as both players certainly played the beautiful game in the correct spirit and the talent was very impressive.
The opening set was a fantastic battle and it was the man from the Treaty County who took this close battle on a 21-17 score line. However Galeon Riordan played the best handball of his season in the second set and took the game to a tie breaker with a fantastic 21-13 win in the second set.
In the decider both players battled hard early on but Padraig Quish made the early push for the line and moved six points in front and unfortunately Riordan was unable to stop the flow and it was Padraig Quish who collected the winners medal at the end.
The next two All Ireland finals for Wexford players take place next Saturday from 4pm in Dungarvan where Paul Lambert goes into action in the junior singles final against Brendan Cummins from Cork and his game will be followed by the eagerly awaited over 35 singles final between old rivals Paul Mullins Tipperary and Gavin Buggy from Wexford.
All Ireland Juvenile Semi Finals
This coming weekend will also see the juvenile players of the county play in All Ireland semi finals. On Saturday in Kilfane Holly Hynes will play in the Girls under 14 singles against Mayo’s Rachel Doherty. In Talbot’s Inch the same day Thomas Hall and Daniel Kavanagh will go into action in the boys under 16 doubles against Jamie Kelly and Ronan O’Beolain from Galway.
Winter League Serve Off tomorrow night
This Monday night will see the beginning of 800 games in the Wexford winter handball league which is now the biggest tournament in terms of matches on the Irish handball calendar each year. This year there will be six counties taking part as Kildare have become the latest county to join forces with Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow, Wicklow and Laois. The action gets underway as 153 players take to the courts this week and there is sure to be plenty of great matches between now and December.