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Handball: 60x30 Finals to be streamed live

06 September 2013

Robbie McCarthy (Westmeath) comes up against Eoin Kennedy (Dublin)
For Handball enthusiasts all over Ireland it is the GAA Handball 60x30 All-Ireland Handball Finals that will capture the imagination on All-Ireland final eve as an epic encounter is once more anticipated between two great rivals.

The Blue Riband event of GAA Handball 60x30 Handball takes place every year on the eve of the All Ireland decider and this year Dublin's Eoin Kennedy will contest his twelfth M Donnelly All Ireland 60x30 Handball Senior Singles Final on Saturday in the Williamstown Handball Club in Galway at 3.30pm.

Kennedy from the St Brigid's club who won an incredible 8 titles including 7 in a row will look to capture his 9th title as he takes on the reigning champion and current number 1 seed Westmeath's Robbie McCarthy. This will be the fifth final that the pair will contest and with 2 titles each so far both players will be determined to win on Saturday in this next chapter of a great sporting rivalry.

McCarthy the reigning champion from Mullingar oozes class. He will glide around the court effortlessly and pick off points at will. His form coming into this final is exemplary having seen off Kilkenny legend Ducksy Walsh in the semi finals while in the Quarter Finals he defeated Meath's Brian Carroll. Kennedy will bring all his experience to Galway in the hope of recapturing the title he last won in 2010. A gentleman off the court the St Brigids man is a fierce competitor on the court and his classy style of play and his endless stamina levels are a joy to watch. So far this year he has looked imperious in defeating Mayo's Dessie Keegan in the semi final, Mayo's Joe McCann in the Quarter Final and Kilkenny's Ciaran Neary in the first round.

Both men look to be in peak physical shape and both are playing excellent handball. In their previous four meetings the duo have shared 2 titles each with Kennedy claiming wins in 2009 and 2010 and McCarthy claiming the title in 2011 and 2012. The rivalry continues this Saturday at 3.30pm as the bid to become M Donnelly 60x30 Senior Singles Champion comes to a conclusion. A great occasion is in store at the Galway venue and a capacity crowd is expected to witness the latest installment in this great rivalry.

GAA Handball are delighted to announce that the 60x30 Finals Programme in Williamstown will be streamed live on www.gaahandball.ie in what is a massive step forward in the promotion of the national game. The programme will be available on Saturday from 1pm, as people throughout Ireland and indeed the world will have free access to live Irish Handball on the Internet for the first time. To access the live streaming just log onto www.gaahandball.ie and follow the streaming link to enjoy the thrills and spills of All Ireland Final day at the Galway venue as MC Eileen Dunne will guide you through the day.

M Donnelly 60x30 Championship Finals 2013
Saturday 7th September, in Williamstown, Galway
1.00pm: Minor Singles Final: Limerick (Padraig Quish) v Wexford (Galen Riordan)
2.00pm: Intermediate Doubles Final: Mayo (Stephen Cooney & Ian McLoughlin) v Tipperary (Fergal Collins & David Hickey) 
3.30pm: Senior Singles Final: Westmeath (Robbie McCarthy) v Dublin (Eoin Kennedy) 
 
M Donnelly 60x30 Championship Finals 2013
Saturday 7th September, in Williamstown, Galway
1.00pm: Minor Singles Final: Limerick (Padraig Quish) v Wexford (Galen Riordan)
2.00pm: Intermediate Doubles Final: Mayo (Stephen Cooney & Ian McLoughlin) v Tipperary (Fergal Collins & David Hickey)
3.30pm: Senior Singles Final: Westmeath (Robbie McCarthy) v Dublin (Eoin Kennedy)