Connacht Open – Report

Last weekend some of our players took part in the Connacht Open in Breaffy House, Co. Mayo. This was the fourth All Ireland event of the year. Shane O’ Connor and Alan Walsh were on coaching duty as Conn Higgins was away in Hungary with the junior and cadet boys Irish team.
The senior event started on Friday night. Shane reached the last 16 beaten by the winner of this event Paul McCreery.
Saturday was the turn of the under 15’s. Ballincollig had Cian, Adam, Richard and Erik taking part. The final result for our players was Adam 7th, Cian 8th, Richard 10th and Erik 13th. Alan came second in the mens doubles and mixed doubles and 4th in the under 21’s. A great result Alan .
In the under 18 on Saturday Oisin and Paddy joined Cian, Adam, Richard and Erik. After a long day the results were, Richard 4th ,Paddy and Erik 13th Cian 17th, and Oisin and Adam 21st. A great result for Richard coming in 4th place and Cian winning the under 18 plate. Well done to both.
A big Thank You to Alan and Shane for coaching and to Rafaela for keeping us updated with results and photos.
As was mentioned above our coach Conn Higgins was away on Irish duty over the weekend, one of our players Ciaran went also. This tournament was of a very high standard. Ciaran won his opening game and was involved in 5 5 set games unfortunately losing them.