O’Don­nell strikes gold

Bray People - - SPORT -

FOUR mem­bers of Ark­low Rac­quet­ball Club trav­elled to the na­tional sin­gles cham­pi­onships which were held at the Wex­ford Sports Cen­tre re­cently.

It was Pa O’Don­nell who came out on top in the men’s B sin­gles cham­pi­onships. He over­came strong op­po­si­tion from play­ers from Mun­ster and Con­naught.

He de­feated Con­nor Ske­han in a tie- breaker in the semi-fi­nal. In the fi­nal he had he’s hands full with a tough op­po­nent in Padric Ry­der from West­port but Pa went on to take the ti­tle in straight sets.

Pa also got some good news last weekend when he won his way on to the Ir­ish team to play in the world in June.

The World Cham­pi­onships will be held in Burl­ing- ton, Canada from June 14 to 20 and all Ark­low wish him the very best of luck.

Also at the na­tion­als were Adam Neary. He got to quar­ter-fi­nals of the open.

Joe Far­rell reached the semi-fi­nals of the open sin­gles. John Fitzger­ald also com­peted in the men’s C and D. 30th Ark­low Ir­ish Open Cham­pi­onships. Its all sys­tems go now for the 30th Ark­low Ir­ish Open Cham­pi­onships. The en­tries are quite good and we will need to use the Cool­gre­aney court. Thanks to Patsy Mur­ray and the Coolgreany com­mit­tee .

The tour­na­ment starts on Satur­day 3rd and the fi­nals will be held on Mon­day, May 5.

We wish all com­peti­tors the very best of luck over the weekend.

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