Farrell does a Double Take

Eastpoint TTC’s Ryan Farrell captured a remarkable double in taking the Junior and Cadet Boys Titles at the Butterfly National Junior Championships in ALSAA over the weekend. In the Junior’s, Farrell beat Ulster’s Stephen Slater on a 3-1 scoreline, while in the Cadet final, the young Dubliner overcame a strong onslaught from Club Donic’s Conor Mullally to take the title in straight sets.

In the Junior Girls, Ulster’s Ashley Givan continued her superb form this season in taking the title on a 3-1 scoreline over Mayo’s Sarah Timlin. The title confirms the 15 year old as the number one player this season after her win in the Butterfly National Seniors last month. In the Cadet Girls, Katie McGlone rounded a fantastic weekend for Dublin’s Eastpoint Club in taking the title in straight sets over Glenburn’s Emma Ludlow.

In the Under 12 competitions, Zak Wilson was triumphant in the Boys with a win over Alexander Gillen of Kilkelly in Connacht. In the Under 12 Girls, Rebecca Finn followed up on her great performance at the Primary Schools International to claim the title with a win over Connacht’s Orla Timlin. The Under 10 competition allows players get the feel of plaing a ational event – the emphasis ins on fun and coaching is not allowed. Some great matches were played in this competition, with Kate Whelan of Ballyroan and James Kelly of West Cork claiming the titles.

Junior Boys : 1. R. Farrell ; 2. S. Slater ; 3. M. Finlay.
Cadet Boys : 1. R. Farrell ; 2. C. Mullally ; 3. B. Kelleher.
U12 Boys ; 1. Z. Wilson ; 2. A. Gillen ; 3. B. Dunleavy.
U10 Boys : 1. J. Kelly ; 2. P. Cooney ; 3. E. Ditchburn.

Junior Boys Plate : 1. T. Tobin ; 2. D. Webb.
Cadet Boys Plate : 1. D. Scott ; 2. C. Merriman.
U12 Boys Plate : 1. D. Duffy ; 2. J. Daly.
U10 Boys Plate : 1. R. Kelly ; 2. K. Wang.

Junior Girls : 1. A. Givan ; 2. S. Timlin ; 3. E. O’Reilly.
Cadet Girls : 1. K. McGlone ; 2. E. Ludlow ; 3. H. Lynch Dawson.
U12 Girls : 1. R. Finn ; 2. O. Timlin ; 3. E. McGlone.
U10 Girls : 1. K. Whelan ; 2. J. Hayes ; 3. D. Brady.

Junior Girls Plate : 1. M. Slattery ; 2. N Treacy.
Cadet Girls Plate : 1. E. McGlone ; 2. S. Cooney.
U12 Girls Plate : 1. K. O’Mahony ; 2. C. O’Shea.

**Photos by Adrian Parkinson, who will be working with the ITTA over the next season as official photographer. Welcome on board Adrian!