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Irish youngsters hit form in US

Ireland's top young handballers have hit top form in the US Junior Nationals in San Diego.

Down's Lorraine Havern secured the 19 and Under Singles title with a tiebreaker victory over New York's Sandy Ng.

Tyrone's Aoife Kelly was successful in the 13 and Under Singles, with a 21-3, 21-2 victory over Canada's Myroslava Koval.

Lauren O'Riordan (Roscommon) and Catriona Casey of Cork clashed in the 17/15 and Under grade, with Casey coming from behind to take the match.

In the Boy's 19 and Under, Tyrone's Caolan Daly and Mayo's Stephen Cooney will meet on Friday in a rematch of the thrilling encounter at Kingscourt last month.

Daly had an easy 21-3, 21-9 semi-final win over California's Eric Matiasek, while Cooney eased out Mexico's Daniel Cordova.

Cork's Killian Carroll will face California's Brant Bidegain in the Boy's 17 and Under Final, after his 21-2, 21-9 win over San Jose's Julio Garcia.


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