Thursday 19 September 2019

Woodsmen bid for four

The Wexford county doubles and singles took place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Doubles semi-finals: Paddy Connors and Phil Mahon (Woodsmen) beat John Doyle (Doran's Bridge) and Wally Dempsey (Monart), 21-12; Brendan Earle and William Redmond (Doran's Bridge) beat Tom Connors and John Giltrap (Woodsmen), 21-20.

Final: Paddy Connors and Phil Mahon beat Brendan Earle and William Redmond, 21-19.

Singles semi-finals: Paddy Connors(Woodsmen) beat John Joe Byrne (Monart), 21-11; Chris McDonald (Woodsmen) beat Denis Larkin Snr. (Monart), 21-10.

Final: Paddy Connors beat Chris McDonald, 21-18.

It was a good week for Connors, where he was throwing impeccably - he looked unbeatable. Congratulations to Phil Mahon on his doubles win too. He was also excellent.

Commiserations to the runners-up in both events who also threw in terrific manner, and just came up short.

The Anthony Larkin open doubles took place on Saturday. There was a great turn-out, with over 30 players.

Semi-finals: Denis Larkin Snr. and Wally Dempsey (Monart) beat Michael Redmond (Woodsmen) and John Doyle (Doran's Bridge), 21-16; John McKeown (Vinegar Hill) and Jimmy Mackey (Gouleyduff) beat Richard Collier (Doran's Bridge) and Jessie Dwyer (Vinegar Hill), 21-17.

Final: Denis Larkin Snr. and Wally Dempsey beat John McKeown and Jimmy Mackey, 21-16.

Congratulations to the Monart duo who were outstanding. Well done to them, and commiserations to McKeown and Mackey on a close final.

The Larkin family would like to thank everyone for participating.

It's All-Ireland weekend in Donegal, with the open doubles Friday evening, county and club team events on Saturday, and the All-Ireland doubles on Sunday.

The Woodsmen will be going for four-in-a-row in the club event, and at this stage you wouldn't back against them.

Still, there will be competition from the home town team of Donegal, and Gouleyduff of Kildare.

The Woodsmen will be hoping to put the vast experience they have gained over the past three years to the best possible use, but they will still have to produce something special to prevail.

The Wexford League continues on Wednesday night, as per usual.

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