On Saturday the 6th of August the Junior Inter County challenge took place in the Ivy Rooms Carlow. The teams contesting the title were Dublin, Kildare, Carlow A and Carlow B. The draw saw Dublin made up of Michael Woods, Gary Seales and Darragh Cusack take on the Carlow B team of Laurence Murphy, Ross Folea, and Sean Foley.
Again each player would play one another 2 frames over 3 sessions and the team with the most frames would go through. Dublin started well going into a 5-1 lead after the first session. Session two was to go to Dublin 10 -2 to guarantee them a place in the final after the third session took the overall score 15-3. Carlow A team made of Corey Ramsbottom, James Hurley and Dylan Hurley went 4-2 up on Kildare made up of Charlie Sweeney, Mark Fitzpatrick and Eric Fitzpatrick. The second session saw a fight back from Kildare to level at 6-6. The third session was to go to Kildare with a good 4-2 win and an overall score 10-8 to give them a place against Dublin in the final.
The final saw Dublin again make a good start going 5-1 up after the first session Kildare came back to win the second session 4-2 to close the match Dublin 7 Kildare 5 but again Dublin held their nerve and won the third session 4-2 to give them the title of Inter County Junior Challenge Champions 2011 by 11 frames to 7. Congratulations to Dublin on their win and to Kildare on their fine performance and to the Carlow teams for a great days competition. The Individual Plate competition was made up of the both the senior and junior teams that did not make it to the team finals. Congrats
to Dylan Scully on his win over stable mate Karl Fitzpatrick 2-1 in the Plate final.
The whole day was very successful and many thanks to all the players and those who came along to support this event. A special thanks to Marian and Jim and staff of the Ivy Rooms for providing first class facilities its very much appreciated by everyone.
Thanks – Dan Carroll
Charlie Sweeney 23,21,20
Michael Woods 22,20,20
Darragh Cusack 20.21
Laurence Murphy 2 Kenny Hurley 0
Dylan Scully 2 James Hurley 0
Karl Fitzpatrick 2 Keith Ramsbottom 0
Corey Ramsbottom 2 Karl Young 1
Dylan Scully 2 Laurence Murphy 0
Karl Fitzpatrick 2 Corey Ramsbottom 0
Dylan Scully 2 Karl Fitzpatrick 1