Odhran Quinn from the Castleconor club has reached the quarter-finals of the Boys U-13 singles one-wall world championships following victory’s over James Smith & Conor McTeague. He now plays the no.2 seed Tiernan Agnew in the quarter-finals.
In yesterday’s main finals Paul Brady the reigning world champion had to come from behind to defeated Luis Morena 21-19, 21-10 to secure his 4th consecutive men’s open titles in a row. Brady was behind by 13-2 in the first game but stormed back to 14-16. Moreno jumped into an 19-14 lead but it was Brady that finished the stronger reeling off the next 7 points to win the first game. Into the second Moreno had an narrow lead of 6-3. Brady with some breathtaking kill shots went ahead and continued his relentless work rate to eventually win the second game by 21-10 and world title his fourth in 9 nine years. He won his first open title back in 2003 in Dublin. He announced it would be last world championships and if that is the case what a way to bow out.
In the ladies Aisling Reilly from Antrim defeated her clubmate Fiona Shannon in 3 absorbing games by 9-21, 21-6, 11-5 to claim her first open ladies title thus ending Shannon’s bid for a four in a row in the ladies.
TG4 will have coverage on the world championships at 9 p.m tonight.
Boys U-13 singles 1 wall (Sligo names first)
Odhran Quinn defeated James Smith 2-0
rd 2: Odhran Quinn defeated Conor McTeague 2-0Quarter-final: Odhran Quinn v Tiernan Agnew
Upcoming fixturesBoys U-13 doubles: Odhran Quinn & Liam Egan v Lawless & Heery
Girls U-15 doubles: Aoife Quinn & Leslie Amminson U.S.A v Alena Doonan & Aibhinn Henderson (Armagh)
Silver Masters B singles one-wall
Oisin Quinn v Michael O' Cualain (Galway)
Silver Masters B doubles: Martin Cooney & Aidan Bell (Sligo/Mayo) v Pat O' Flaherty & John Mc Quaid (Tipperary)