Primary School International

Team Ireland travelled to Jersey to compete in the Primary School International were they played England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey and Guernsey.

The first event was the team event. The boys team of Adam Hedderly, Andrew Low, Karsten Close and Peter Cao, finished 3rd on a countback and therefore won a silver medal. They drew 5-5 with Scotland but lost out on a set different. They lost to England but beat Wales, Jersey and Guernsey.

On the singles day Adam Hedderly won sliver in the boys consolation.

The girls team of Polly Smith, Jane Wilson, Samantha Pusinskaite and Thea Cummins (Guernsey) put in tremendous effort throughout the whole weekend. 

On Saturday the girls put in a great performance to take a 6-4 win against Guernsey which helped lift team spirits. The girls team ended up 5th in the team event and gained some major experience at such a high level competition. 

Sunday saw Polly progress into the main draw of the singles after finishing second in her group with Samantha and Jane progressing into the consolation.

Polly made it to the quarter finals before losing out to Ella Devlin from Jersey.

Jane progressed into the quarter finals of the consolation losing out to Millie Stakim from Scotland. 

A massive well done to all from the team for their tremendous effort throughout the whole weekend. 

Special mention to coaches Claire Nelson and Sam Logue for travelling and coaching the teams. Also special mention to Irish empires Jay McAlister and Brenda Burns for travelling with the team.