St. Coman’s’ Lauren O’Riordan was in splendid form last Sunday as she breezed through her 60×30 Intermediate All-Ireland Semi-Final with old rival Maeve McElduff. Playing in her home court, O’Riordan utilized the overhand serve made famous by Eoin Kennedy and as in many of the Dubliner’s matches it caused consternation from the very beginning. The Tyrone girl struggled to return most serves and those that she did were dealt with very comfortably by the Roscommon girl. The entire match followed a similar pattern as Lauren put in a near-perfect performance to run out a very convincing 21-2, 21-7 winner.
In the final, Lauren plays Kilkenny’s Rachel Hogan, sister of famous hurler and handballer Richie, most likely in Crinkle, Co. Offaly in a couple of weeks’ time.
St. Coman’s have male and female teams competing in the 60×30 Senior Championship this weekend and both are in for a serious examination of their credentials as they both face the respective reigning champions of their grades. Damien Martin and Rikki O’Gara meet Dublin’s Eoin Kennedy and Carl ‘Boo’ Browne in the famous old court in Crinkle, Co Offaly this Saturday and Tully sisters Fiona and Siobhan travel to Tuamgreaney, Co. Clare to take on Cork’s accomplished Catriona Casey and Aisling O’Keefe.