2012 Stars & Stripes U12 Autumn Tournament – Week 1

Monkstown LTC vs Bray

So Close!

The U12 Stars and Stripes  kicked off on Saturday and Monkstown LTC hosted Bray for the opening game on probably the finest evening of the summer.  We had some fantastic games – the boys’ No 1s Harry Shaw and Mark Foster won a very tight game 7-6, No 2s Ben McCarthy and Oliver McGannon had the longest rallies of the night before going down 8-5 but played exceptionally well – if we get our smashes right for next week we’ll be brilliant!  Conor Duddy also had a great game with Ross McCabe at No 3 and they won that match 8-5 meaning the boys won their tie by one point 20-19.

The girls were up next and No 1s Sarah McAuley and Claire Doyle had a tough game going down 10-3.  It was a big deficit to make up but our No 2 pair Sarah Healy and Lucy Coulter Smith did their bit taking a very close game 7-6 while No 3s Rosie McFadyen and Julie Ringrose –who gave the best performance of the night – won their game 8-5 which closed the deficit to 3 points – so Bray 21 Monkstown LTC 18.  That meant that overall despite winning 4 of the 6 matches, the team went down by two points – 40 to Bray and 38 to Monkstown LTC. The matches were great to watch and much enjoyed by the large cohort of parents who came to support. So well done everyone and it’s still all to play for!

Many thanks to the parents who produced the refreshments on the night – the chocolate biscuit cake was the big hit this time!!!

Next fixture is in Glenageary so best of luck to the team.

Catherine Keane 

 

League Table – Week 1

Pool A

   

Girls

Boys Total

1

Newtown Park

25 22 47

2

Bray

21 19 40

3

MONKSTOWN LTC

18 20 38

4

Glenageary

14 17 31

Pool B

    Girls Boys Total

1

Sandycove

31 26   57

2

Blackrock

28 21   49

3

Leopardstown/Meadowvale

11 18   29

4

Shankill

  8 13   21

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