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4 All Ireland 40x20 Finals titles for Kilkenny

posted 26 Mar 2012, 01:22 by Unknown user   [ updated 26 Mar 2012, 01:22 ]

Kilkenny competed in 4 All Ireland finals this weekend and won All 4

On Wednesday 21st March in  Kingscourt, Co Cavan: Michael Walsh added another Gold medal to his now huge haul he comfortable over came  Antrim’s (Paddy Crothers in two games  in this Masters Final 21-5, 21-14 

In  Curraghboy, Roscommon,  Kilkenny’s Patrick Funchion (Kells) put in a tremendous effort to defeat  Monaghan’s best  (Terry McElvaney) 21-13, 21-6 This is a great Achievement for the Kells Player Winning his first Major Singles title and in doing so  stepping up to the intermediate grade.   ,

 in Kingscourt,Cavan, Ladies Junior B SinglesKilkenny (RacheHogan) (Kilfane ) Had to pull out all the stops to win this Title She lost the first game to  Mayo (Jennifer Fahy) 9-21,  and looked in big trouble but the grit and determination of this lass was proved when she bounced back to win the next two games and the title 21-15, 21-14 

In Silver Masters A Singles:  the ever dependable Kilkenny (Billy Bourke) (O’Loughlins) defeated  Mayo (Joe Dowling) 21-9, 21-5. He has proved there is no age limit to class. 



Juvenile Semi finals Kilkenny had  mixed on  Saturday 24th March in Clarecastle, Co Clare

In 16Doubles :  Kilkenny (Emmet Landy/Brian Mahon)put in a tremendous effort to  defeat  Tipperary (Padraig O Donoghue/Daniel Hayes) 21-12, 10-21, 11-6

In B15Doubles :  Kilkenny (Padraig Cooney/Niall Walsh) defeated  Clare (Cathair Agnew/Jake Kearney) 15-14,4-15, 15-12. These  two games were nail biting affairs.but the steel of the Kilkenny players and mental preparation stood the test. 

The girls added to the wins when in G16Singles :  Kilkenny (Kirsty Maher) defeated  Kerry (Anna Prendeville) 21-13, 21-3.

And G17 Doubles : Kilkenny (Mary Buggy/Ashling Maher) defeated  Limerick (Michelle Mc Carthy/Niamh Mc Carthy)  21-8, 21-5. A great showing by the Kilkenny girls. They 4 pairings will now contest their All Ireland  finals in O’Loughlins in two weeks time. 

The following players were unlucky in their /Semi-final games  

B16S: Clare (Colin Corbett) Defeated Kilkenny (JJ English) 15-5, 15-4.

G16D: Clare(Natasha Coughlan/Michelle Nihill) defeated Kilkenny (Denise Love/Derdrie Purcell) 15-6, 15-7 

 G15D: Kerry (Aisling O Brien/Michaela O Donoghue) defeated  Kilkenny (Eilis Regan/Aoileann Hennessy)15-11, 15-11

B14S: Tipperary (Jason English) defeated Kilkenny (Shane Dunne) 15-8, 15-5 

B17S: Limerick (Padraig Quish) defeated Kilkenny (Brendan Hyland) 15-5, 15-5

All the players can be proud of winning their Leinster titles and reaching this stage of the competition