A crowd of up on one hundred people attended the County Handball Awards presentation in Saval Sports and Leisure Complex on Friday 26th February when the Achievements of the County’s three Handball Clubs – Saval, Downpatrick, and Clonduff – in 2009/10 season were marked. Clonduff had plenty to celebrate!
Shane Milligan U14 Singles Champion
Rían Branagan and Conor Brown U16 Doubles Champions
Paul Shields County Senior Champion
Paul Shields and Sean McNally Down Senior Doubles Champions
Des McNeill and Eddie Clancy Down Junior Doubles Handball Champions
Clonduff team of Paul Shields, Colin Shields, Eddie Clancy, Sean McNally and Des McNeill County Division 1 Champions
Sean McNally selected to play for Ireland at World Championships in Portland, Oregon in Silver Masters grade and selected as Ulster’s Silver Masters
Player of the Year and nominated for National All Star
Des, Sean and Colin were all on the County Handball Committee
Sean won Ulster 60×30 Silver Singles title
Des Won Ulster Ruby Master title
Guests of honour at the event included three-times World Senior Champion Paul Brady from Cavan, newly crowned World U17 Champion Lorraine Havern from Saval and newly elected Chairperson of County GAA Board, Seamus Walsh, Chris Curran, National Manager Irish Handball Council, Mickey Quinn, Chairperson, Ulster Council Handball, Down Handball officials, the Down players, their families and friends. A great night, which started with a buffet supper (provided by Downshire Arms Hilltown) was had by all.