Doubles title for Tully sisters

An outstanding display by Fiona Tully in partnership with her sister Aoife, captured the All-Ireland 60×30 Minor Doubles title for Roscommon recently.

  Played at Fahy’s Cross, County Offaly, the Kilkenny opposition of Aoife Holden and Deirdre Purcell entered the contest clear favourites and for a time in the first game, looked very sharp.

  However, Fiona is on a wonderful roll at the moment and well supported by her sister, demonstrated all the skill and control of a consistent winner, bewildering the opposition with a wide variety of classy shots.

  Kilkenny were outwitted and outplayed with Roscommon winning in two games, 21-13, 21-13. Another notable win for the St Coman’s Club in Roscommon town.

  Three St. Coman’s players, representing their respective schools, had very easy victories over Mayo opposition in the Second Level Colleges Connacht semi-finals held in Belcarra, Co. Mayo last Sunday.

  In the first match of the day, in the First Year competition, Ahmed Yakhyaev (Roscommon CBS) had a very straight-forward victory over St. Gerald’s Matt McCoy, winning very easily in two games, thanks mainly to some outstanding serving.

  In the Junior singles Gareth Delaney (Roscommon Community College), although facing better opposition, also made quick work of Diarmuid Heneghan (St. Gerald’s). Gareth’s two-handed power and excellent court coverage meant the result was never in doubt.

  Michael Egan (Roscommon Community College) had a facile win in the Intermediate event, when he took under 15 minutes to beat St. Nathy’s Brian Flynn.

  All three players, along with the Junior doubles of Dylan Hanley and Magomed Yakhyaev and Senior doubles of Cathal O’Connor and Khalid Yakhyaev, play in the Connacht Finals in Moycullen, Co. Galway this Sunday (15th).