Kerry has a new All-Ireland medalist thanks to the phenomenal exploits of a Mid Kerry handball star. The talented Glenbeigh player Roisin King was the pride of the parish this week following her success in the National Junior 40×20 Handball Final in Tyrone over the weekend. Competing in the Under-15 singles plate final, King produced a masterful display to clinch the title after an emphatic 15-5 win over Tyrone’s Niamh McElwane.
King, 15, has shown steady progress this season winning the Ladies ‘C’ Plate final at Spa Killarney One Wall Slam in March and reaching the Munster 40×20 Under-15 final in February where she was narrowly beaten by Cliona Rogers of Clare.
“Roisin’s win at Tyrone is a huge boost for youth handball in Kerry. She has been very consistent in her game this year and was rewarded for her dedication to the sport last weekend. She is an exceptional player with an extremely bright future in handball,” said Kerry Handball Board PRO Jack O’Shea.
In January, King took part in the very prestigious She’s Ace All women’s tournament in Belfast where she reached the semi-finals of the competition. She can now look forward to an exciting provincial and all-Ireland campaign as handball kicks into action for the summer season.