'Cavs' Make Their Mark
Carlow Cavaliers had a number of players in action at the grade C national championships in Baldoyle on Saturday December 15th. Competing in the Women's Doubles, Megan McLoughlin and Kerry Fallon received a walkover in their first round match before being pushed all the way in both their 1/4 and 1/2 final matches. The 'Cavs' who won the 1st set in both matches were pegged back in both, but rallied twice in the third set of each match to beat Leah Auld/Tara Phelan of South Dublin and Lucy Fox/Shauna Kenneally of Lady Lane Waterford
21-15 20-22 21-16 and 21-13 14-2121-17 respectively. The girls will now play Portarlington pair Dawn Carter and Laura Coe in the May decider.
Not to be outdone Peter McDonald teamed up with Kerry Fallon to book their place in the Mixed Doubles Final. Peter and Kerry were in inspired form, dropping only 1 set en route to the final. Peter and Kerry beat KADCA's Suresh Shanmughan & Sabrina Steinberga 21-9 21-19 in round 1, South Dublin's Ken Edgeworth & Ruth Lillis 21-16 23-21 in the round of 16 and in the 1/4 final beat Jack Davies & Lucy Fox 21-18 21-19. In a mouthwatering clash The Cavaliers' hot shots defeated the vastly experienced pair of Paul Ennis & Celine Connors in 3 sets 11-21 21-17 21-17 to set up the final on May 9th in the National Indoor Arena v Cormac Meegan & Anastasya Shyrokovskaya. Massive well done to all and best of luck in the final.