National Spring Championships Updates

National Spring Championships Updates

Congratulations to the 2018 Spring Championships winners.

The Under 16s and Under 18s events took place from Friday 9th – Monday 12th February in Westwood Clontarf with some of the top ranked juniors  in Ireland taking part.

In the Under 18 Boys the unseeded Cathal Butler battled against the favourites with both Harry Ellesmere (8) and Cian McDonnell (3) toppled enroute to the final. Butler eventually overcame the no 1 seed and defending champion Jordan McKeown to take the title.

In the Under 18 Girls Shauna Heffernan certainly put her injury woes of 2017 behind her as she defeated Zara Ryan from Naas.

In the Under 16s Girls the top 2 seeds Olwyn Ryan-Bovey (1) and Sarah O’Connor (2), both semi-finalists in the Shared Access National Indoors, reached the final with Ryan-Bovey taking the spoils on this occasion.

The Boys event was less predictable with the no 1 seed Andrew Gaule exiting the tournament in the second round at the hands of 14 year old Hugh Butler who subsequently lost to the no 6 seed Dylan Leeman in a match tie-break. Indeed all four quarter-finals were highly competitive matches with the eventual winner Mark Borisov from Castleknock proving he had the stamina and competitive edge to finally take this one.

Results were as follows

U18 Girls              Shauna Heffernan def Zara Ryan              7/5 6/1

U18 Boys             Cathal Butler def Jordan McKeown          7/6(1) 7/5

U16 Girls              Olwyn Ryan Bovey def Sarah O’Connor 6/3 6/3

U16 Boys              Mark Borisov def Dylan Leeman               7/5 6/2

The Under 12s and Under 14s will get underway this Thursday with finals scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

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