08 Oct 2022

Tipperary County Council urged to give civic reception for handball stars

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Tipperary County Council urged to give civic reception for handball stars

Nenagh's Sinead Meagher

Nenagh Municipal District Council is being urged to host a civic reception for Tipperary's handball heroes who brought home medals from the World Handball Championships in Minnesota.

The proposal has been made by Cllr Seamus Morris who descibed their achievements as “amazing”.

James Prentice, Ballina, took home two gold medals in in U19 singles and doubles; Sinéad Meagher, Nenagh Handball Club, took gold in U19 singles and silver in the doubles; Brian O'Brien and John Kennedy, Silvermines, won gold in the Masters Doubles; Rory Grace, Lahorna, brought back silver in the Boy's U15 doubles and Jerome Cahill, Lahorna, took silver in the U19 doubles.

Cllr Morris also wants the council to recognise Nenagh Eire Og U11 Community Games Hurling team for their All-Ireland win, as well as Ballmackey FC for their FAI Club of the Year award, and Nenagh Olympic AC on their Division 1 national league final win.

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