GAA Handball 40×20 Nationals fixtures are out
Wexford will have a small but select field competing at the 40×20 Nationals finals next weekend at Carlow, Kilkenny and Laois venues.
Those in action are;
Men’s B singles – Galen Riordan
The talented Ballyhogue player who competes at Clogh will start as one of the favourites to lit the title following an impressive return to action. His first game will be against Eddie Halligan, Cavan and he will be expected to advance.
35 & Over singles – Gavin Buggy
Buggy faces his nemesis Dominic Lynch, Kerry in the semi final and if successful here will almost certainly take on Ducksy Walsh, Kilkenny in the decider. Buggy is always capable of rising to the occasion however and it will be no surprise if he prevails in this extremely difficult field.
Masters Singles – Tommy Hynes
The strong Wexford town player has Ciaran O’Hare, Antrim and John Ryan, Carlow in his round robin group at Garryhill and although 60×30 is his preference, at his best this title should be his.
Emerald Masters singles – Benny Doyle
Doyle is the reigning All ireland champion in this grade and with a very weak field to contend with at Kells, he is odds on to add this to his collection.
Diamond Masters singles – Tony Breen
Breen will take on Sean Ryan, Carlow in his semi final at Garryhill and if he is lucky enough to survive the challenge he is likely to face the formidable All Ireland champion John Rossiter, also from Carlow in the final.
All of the fixtures are now available under the Fixtures tab on the menu bar.
40×20 Adult Nationals – Important Information
Internationals 40×20 rules will apply for all matches
Match Format & Timeouts: ALL MATCHES comprise 2 x 21 ace games, 1 tie-break of 11 aces.
3 time-outs allowed in 21 ace games, 2 time-outs allowed in 11 ace tie-breaks.
Plate games were applicable (where there are only 4 entries in a grade), games will be 1 x 31 ace
Balls Used: The O’Neill’s International Ball (Men’s Events) and the Dark Blue Ball (Ladies Events) will
be the official tournament balls for this competition.
Referring: Loser to referee following match apart where there is a conflict of interest.
All games per court are listed in running order. All times are only approximate times, barring the start
times of the first game on each day.
A player who arrives late for their match will be liable for automatic disqualification.
All players are asked to arrive early for their matches to ensure they are on court in time for their
match, according to the court running order.
Players who fail to show up for their match without providing notice to the venue official or GAA
Handball may be liable for exclusion from future tournaments.
No fixture requests will be entertained.
Due to the extremely large number of matches to be played, all players are asked to be prepared to
play their game as soon as the court becomes free. This is to minimize the risk of games running
All players and officials are asked to display respect to all officials and referees throughout the course
of the weekend. These people are all volunteers who have given up their time to co-ordinate the
successful running of this event. Any player or supporter who fails to display respect, or causes
disorder to a player/official/referee, may be asked to be leave the premises and sanctions could