Stars & Stripes U12 Spring Tournament – Weeks 1 & 2

Strong Monkstown LTC Performances in U12 Stars and Stripes


Well done to all the children who took part. Our first match was against Bray and we had some great close matches and other matches where it was less close but enjoyable nonetheless. In the girls no1 match Rosie McFadyen and Lucy Coulter Smith recovered form a 3 nil deficit to take the game 8 – 5 so well done to them. Julie Ringrose and Anna Schwer were just too consistent for their opposition and did not drop a game and Sarah Sommerville and Niamh Doran, making their debut in the competition had a 12-1 victory. So overall a comprehensive 33-6 win for the girls.


The boys’ matches were closer – Mark Foster and Oliver McGannon had a very high quality match against Bray no 1s taking it 8-5. We had a bit of drama in the no 2 match – Ben McCarthy thought it was at 6 not 5.30 and when he did arrive he had injured his foot and was unable to play! However younger brother Matthew (who is only 9) stepped into the breach and played very well with Conor Duddy. They had a great match, Bray eventually taking it 7-6. Ross McCabe and Scott Ruttle demonstrated how much they have improved this year winning their game 12-1 so the boys won 26-13 meaning that Monkstown won the overall match 59-19. Rossa O’Finneadha, Charlie McCarthy Harry Kelly and Ben McCarthy played a good friendly game while the tie was being decided. The most important part of the night was to see all the children sitting around having a laugh and a chat after the games and enjoying the food supplied by our kind parents.


In the second match  away against Newtown Park, no 1s Mark Foster and Oliver McGannon lost narrowly 5-8 No 2s Ben McCarthy and Conor Duddy won 10-3 and  no 3s Harry Kelly  and Ross McCabe won 8-5. No 1 girls Lucy Coulter Smith and Julie Ringrose lost 5-8, no 2s Anna Foster and Rosie McFadyen won 8-5 and no 3s Anna Schwer and Niamh Doran won 10-3 so overall a 46-32 win for Monkstown – well done all!


Standings After Two Rounds


Pool A



Boys   Total  

Monkstown LTC

  56 49   105  


  46 38   84  

Newtown Park

32 35   67  


    22 34   56  

Pool B

   Girls Boys   Total  


  51 45   96  


  40 33   73  


35 37   72  


  30 41