Clann Eireann One Wall Open

The weekend of the 27th-28th of June seen the welcome return of the Clann Eireann One Wall Open for Juveniles and Adults and was a featured article in that weeks Irish News . Last years event not taking place due to a hectic calendar for players and organisers alike . The Shore Road courts were awash with players from all parts of the country keen to gain competitive court time and a possible title or two prior to the nationals in Breaffy House Castlebar and the Worlds in Calgary Canada.

With a strong field in all grades some 100 juveniles and up to 50 adults competed across a large range of cup and plate competition grades . As always with this popular and well respected event the quality and intensity of the completion was fierce throughout the weekend with a scattering of world champions mixing with experienced and novice players alike . In between games those in attendance enjoyed Clann Eireanns highly regarded hospitality with ample supplies of foodstuffs, tea and coffee supplied all day . With a big effort by all the results of all grades were as follows :

Under 10 Winner: Fiachra Oduill (Whitecross HC)
Under 12 Winner: Jonathan Owens (Breacjy HC),
Under 14 Winner: Dara Curran (Loughmacrory HC)
Under 16 Winner: Cormac Munroe (Carrickmore HC)

Under 14 Winner: Dearbhla Coleaman (Clann Eireann HC)
Under 16 Winner: Meabh McCambridge (Clann Eireann HC)

Open: Pol Clarke (Brackey HC)
A: Ben Devlin (Drogheda HC)
B: Aisling Reilly (St Pauls HC)
C: Shane McCullagh (Loughmacrory HC)
Masters: Anthony McCann (Davitts HC)

B: Michelle Warren (Brackey HC)

Many thanks to all of those who competed in the event or helped in any way with the organising of the event or who made a contribution on the day ,special thanks must go to The Ladies, Geraldine ,Hannah, Avoureen , Helen and Lady Jane who ran the kitchen and kept everyone fed and watered as well as Charly Shanks who handled all entries and organisation of the draw and matches on the day .

We would also wish to acknowledge with sincere thanks and gratitude to our event sponsors :

Gerry Towe and Sons Monumental Sculptors Victoria St Lurgan
Anne Marie Kelly Bellevue Service St Antrim Rd Lurgan
Hendersons Fruit and Veg North St Lurgan
Crosseys Bakery North St and Edward St Lurgan
Stephen Mc Cann
Paul Cassidy @ Coca Cola

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