Brothers Padraig And Ciaran Cooney from Clogh Handball Club. Padraig started playing handball at the age of 7 and Ciaran started at the age of 5. They both started with Billy Love and their Uncle Brendan Hosey.
Favourite player: Padraig’s is 40x20 Paul Brady and 60x30 Eoin Kennedy, Ciaran’s is Paul Brady.
Toughest Opponent for Padraig is Sean Carey Goresbridge and Ciaran’s is Mikie Carey Goresbridge.
Most memorable moment: For Padraig is winning the feile last year with my brother on the team. Ciaran’s is winning the feile two years in a row.
Other Sport they play: Padraig – hurling, football, golf and Ciaran – hurling
Ambition: Padraig – to play Senior handball and Ciaran – to be a top senior handballer and to win the 13 and under singles at the world next year.
Padraig attends Castlecomer Community School and Ciaran attends St. Patricks National School, Clogh.
Favourite TV Show: Padraig-any Lee Evans programs. Ciaran - Soccer A.M.
Favourite film: Padraig- All the Rocky Films and The Longest Yard. Ciaran – Dumb and Dumber.
Favourite Music: Padraig – Pop. Ciaran – RnB, Hip Hop and Rap.
Favourite Food: Padraig – Chocolate, Chips and Fruit. Ciaran – Chinese
Favourite pastime: Padraig – Playing Golf. Ciaran – Swimming and playing golf.
Country most like to visit: Both would like to visit America.
Achievements to date:
County 40x20 U10,11,12,13,15 County 60x30 U10,11,12,13,14.
40x20 Leinster U12/13 team of 6
60x30 Leinster and All Ireland U12/13 team of 6
Division 2 60x30 Feile winners in 2010 and 2011 and Captain of 2011 team.
40x20 U13B Irish Nationals
Joe Maxwell 60x30 tournament
2 County Cumann na mBunscoile
U14D 60x30 Leinster Colleges
County 40x20 and 60x30 6xU10, 1xU11, 3xU12, 1xU13
2 Cumann na mBunscoile County, Leinster and National Cumann na mBunscoile Day
Division 2 60x30 Feile winners in 2010 and 2011