Nash overcomes Crehan in Gaffney Memorial Open

Nash overcomes Crehan in Gaffney Memorial Open


Two of the county’s finest handballers faced off in the last sixteen tie at the John Gaffney Memorial Open on Saturday afternoon.

Tuamgraney’s Diarmaid Nash recorded a narrow 21-20 21-19 victory over Kilkishen’s Colin Crehan at Ballaghaderreen. The first of their games can be viewed above, footage courtesy of GAA Handball.

Crehan overcame the challenge of Tyrone’s Sean Kerr 21-7 21-12 to set up the clash with Nash who had received a bye into the last sixteen.

After taking a year away from the handball court, Diarmaid a former All-Ireland finalist now faces Armagh’s Charles Shanks at 8pm on Saturday evening with the winner advancing to the semi-finals.

Gaffney Memorial Open Quarter-Finals:
Robbie McCarthy vs Tadgh O’Neill
Killian Carroll vs Eoin Kennedy
Máirtín Ó Maoilchiaráin vs Owen McKen
Charles Shanks vs Diarmaid Nash