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All Ireland One Wall Nationals

posted 16 Jul 2011, 14:53 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Jul 2011, 14:56 ]

The Irish One Wall Nationals were held in Breaffy House 29th June to the 3rd
July.  Kilkenny were represented by Stephen O`Dwyer in u18 Ger McGrath
in Mens C and Dan Breen and Shane Walsh in U23 B Grade John Fitzgerald in the men`s 
Challenger plate and Mark O`Donovan Also participated.

Stephen O`Dwyer was unlucky to come up against U17 World One Wall Champion and eventual
champion Joshua Garcia(USA)
in his first round but gave a great showing and this is great experience
for Stephen as he is minor next year.

Ger McGrath came through a huge field in Mens C. He defeated Danny
Reilly(Dublin) Brendan Macdonagh(Ross)and pulled out a top
drawer perfromance to defeat Peter Flannagan(Meath) 17-8 to qualify for the
final but unfortunetly found Daniel Fenlon(Carlow) to hot to handle and was
defeated 21-12 in his All Ireland Final.

Dan Breen and Shane Walsh competed in the U23 B Grade. Dan played Murtagh Condron(Kildare)
in his 1st round  winning 25-2, he then played Mark Quinn(Longford) and beat him 17-9 to qualify for the National Final against Shane Walsh(Windgap).

Shane started of well when he recorded wins over John Kerreher and Niall Mannion (Roscommon) in the early rounds on Saturday. In the semi final he beat Christopher Mckenna from Monaghan.

This win set up Shane to meet Dan in an all Kilkenny final. Dan proved to be strongest on the day

winning his first ever Singles All Ireland having lost out in the U23 B 40x20 All Ireland in April.

John Fitzgerald of Thomastown reached the men`s Challenger plate where he was defeated by Edward McCavitt (Arm)