Claremorris handball star Paddy Murphy is looking forward to getting back in the alleys over the coming weeks.
The 21-year-old AIT student has been spending the past few months practicing on away from the closed handball alleys.
Before the Covid-19 restrictions Paddy was competing in the Collegiate National intervarsity's AIT in Texas.
The former St Colman's College pupil was disappointed by the cancellation of the hardball 60x30 championships as he was the Intermediate All-Ireland runner-up last year.
Claremorris GAA Handball Club will open their court in the middle of this week and Paddy told Midwest News that the club hopes to build a new one-wall three court facility in the near future.