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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Irish Junior Team has the Best Performance Ever at World's

The Irish Junior Team that competed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic at the 21st IRF World Junior Championships attained the best ever ranking by an Irish team, with a overall placing of 5th place. The team consisted of 9 girls and 8 boys. The Championships took place in the Centro Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte, an 8 court facility in Santo Domingo from 15th - 20th December 2009. The Irish Team was coached by Christy Slattery with Pat Keane as Assistant Coach.
Sixteen nations competed comprising of 238 players in all. In the World Cup Team Event(Under 14, 16 & 18 Boys & Girls) The Irish team was in 6th place while in the Esprit Cup(Under 10 & Under 12 Boys & Girls), Ireland took 5th place. As well as attaining 5th place overall, a number of players won individual medals.
Girl's Singles 10 and Under Red Division
Feena McManamon – Gold
Aisling Carey - Bronze
Boy's Singles 10 and Under Gold Division
James Ryan - Top 8 finish
Girls Doubles 10 & Under Gold Division
Aisling Carey / Feena McManamon – Bronze
Boy's Singles 10 and Under White Division
Padraig Carew- Silver
Boys Doubles 12 & Under Gold Division
Darragh Carey / Stephen Quinn - Bronze
Boys Doubles 12 & Under Blue Division
Darragh Carey / Stephen Quinn - Gold
Girl's Singles 14 and Under
Elaine Murphy – Top 8 finish
Girls Doubles 16 & Under
Aisling Hickey / Ciara McManamon – Bronze
Girl's Singles 18 and Under
Majella Haverty – Top 8 finish

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