2012 Stars & Stripes U12 Autumn Tournament – Semi Final

Monkstown LTC vs Sandycove

Monkstown make the final of U12 Stars & Stripes!

The semi-final of the U12 Stars and Stripes took place in Sandycove on Saturday and we were treated to great matches in both the girls’ and boys’ competitions. The No 1 girls match went right down to the wire with Monkstown LTC pair Sarah McAuley and Sarah Healy having a great battle and just coming out on top 7-6.  No 2 pair Claire Doyle and Julie Ringrose also had a great 9-4 win and No 3s Lucy Coulter Smith and Rosie McFadyen – who had great discussions and chats (hopefully about tennis but I doubt it!!) – played on well after all the other games had finished. However, we forgive them as they took the match 9-4.  All in all a great performance by the girls’ team and a 25-14 win.

The boys’ No1s – Alex Boyne and Harry Shaw – renewed the partnership that worked so well for us in the last series. They settled in very well and produced some great tennis in a very high quality game on the main court coming out 10-3 winners.  No 2s Ben McCarthy and Mark Foster also played very well together and won their match 9-4.  In the closest match of the boys’ fixture, our No 3s Conor Duddy and Oliver McGannon were just pipped 7-6 but had a great game.  So a 25-14 win also for the boys and a convincing 50 – 28 point win for Monkstown LTC. Very well played everybody!

In the other semi Blackrock beat Bray by 2 points in a very close contest so it is a repeat of the Spring final.

As we are hosting the final we would ask all of the parents to bring a plate or some food on the night – it does not have to be home made (but feel free to encourage your kids to make their favourite concoction).  Also we will be having the normal raffle in aid of GOAL and would appreciate your support on the night.

Catherine Keane 


League Table – Semi Final

Pool A

    Girls Boys Total
1 MONKSTOWN LTC 95 83 178
2 Newtown Park 81 85 166
3 Bray 76 88 164
4 Glenageary 87 76 163

Pool B

    Girls Boys Total
1 Blackrock 100 88 188
2 Sandycove   89 79 168
3 Leopardstown/Meadowvale   38 88 126
4 Shankill   58 37   95