Irish Juniors/Cadets Perform Well at 6 Nations

Four Irish Junior and Cadet teams travelled to Cardiff for the 6 Nations Junior and Cadet Championships, held at the Welsh Institute of Sport on the weekend of the 13th – 15th April. In a tournament totally dominated by England(winning gold in all available age categories), the Irish team did well to take home medals in each Team category also(team with medals pictured above). The Irish excelled in the Team events, taking 3 silvers and a bronze. The Junior Boys and Girls(Sam Hanley, Ashley Robinson, Claire Nelson and Sara Dolan) both took team silvers picking up wins against all of their opponents bar England. The Cadet Boys of Declan O’Brien and Stephen Slater also took home the Team silver, with 4 wins over Scotland, Wales, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. The Cadet Girls of Ashley Givan and Edel O’Reilly took bronze, losing out to England(again!) as well as the host nation. In all, it was a succesful weekend for all players and NPCs(Arthur Brett, Louise Long, Marcus McDonnell and Shay Logue). Highlights in the individual competition were the performances of Sam Hanley and Claire Nelson who both took bronze medals, Hanley narrowly losing to Welsh No.1 Patrick Thomas in the semi-final and Nelson losing to English No.2 Lucy Davidson in four sets.