CHRIS Higgins is likely to come straight into the Belfast Giants line-up for this weekend's triple header against Milton Keynes Lightning, Glasgow Clan and Dundee Stars at the SSE Arena, starting with tonight's clash with the English side.
After two defeats since winning the World title in August, Killian Carroll bounced back to claim the Milwaukee Open Classic which has become the region's premier event, hosted by the Wisconsin Athletic Club, on the US Tour with Ciana Ní Churraoin making it an Irish double.
After the high octane action in the Golden Gloves Tournament at St Paul's in Belfast last weekend the spotlight on handball tomorrow falls on the Inter-club 40x20 Championships being fought out, at various venues, with Breacach from Tyrone, Belfast club St Gall's and Cavan's Kingscourt chasing titles.
ALTHOUGH Sean Cavanagh tried his hands and feet at various football codes, including soccer and rugby, before becoming a Gaelic football star with Tyrone, his first Ulster medal was actually won at basketball.
It was a Munster double in the FonaCAB Golden Gloves Handball Tournament, at St Paul's in Belfast, as Clare doyen Diarmuid Nash and Cork star Catriona Casey headed south with the Men's and Women's Open titles.