2012 Stars & Stripes U12 Spring Tournament – Week 2

Monkstown LTC vs Newtown Park

Another Good Week

Monkstown LTC had a successful second outing in Newtown Park on Saturday evening with the boys grinding out a narrow victory and the girls marching on with a 19 point win. The boys were up first and No 1s Alex Boyne and Harry Shaw and No 2s Mark Foster and Ben McCarthy both played very well winning both matches 9 games to 4.  No 3s Conor Duddy and Oliver McGannon were up against the two Walkers (cousins I think rather than brothers) and it was tough!!  However they played well and won 2 games which were enough to give the team a win by a one game margin – 20-19. Just goes to show that every game really does count!

For the girls the toughest match was the No 1 game with the two Sarah’s – McAuley and Healy battling hard for Monkstown LTC.  They were just pipped in the end 7-6 but a great match!  No 2s Lucy Coulter Smith and Emma Walsh were in great form coming out 11-2 winners and No 3s Claire Doyle and Anna Foster went one better winning their match 12-1.  So a 29-10 win for the girls and an overall 49-29 win for the team.  Well done everybody!!

Back in Monkstown LTC we had two friendlies. Rosie McFadyen won her game against Julie Ringrose 8-5 while in the mixed game, Ross McCabe and Anna Schwer came out on top against Sarah Sommerville and Scott Ruttle 9-4.  Many thanks to Anne Ringrose and Arlene Sommerville who looked after the games on the night.

Next week it is a home game against Bray and one more good performance should see the team through to the semi-finals.  Fingers crossed!!!

Catherine Keane

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