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Successful Irish Open concluded

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Congratulations to Johnny O’Keeney who won his first Irish Open Men’s Singles title at the 2022 Irish & Ballinrobe Open defeating Joe Devenney in the final of the Mens Singles. O’Keeney was also triumphant in the Mens Open Doubles with partner Ken Cottrell to take the title.

Aisling Hickey took the Women’s Singles title defeating Antonia Neary of Arklow 3 games to 1 in the final battle of the day.

This years Irish Open were special as there was a 1:1 ratio of Male to Female athletes in the competition. Obviously a great effort by everyone involved.

Final results:
Men’s Singles
Open: Johnny O’Keeney(Fermoy) def Joe Devenney(Ballinrobe) 3-0
B: Ken Cottrell(Galmoy) def Reece Young(Arklow) 3-2
C/D: Chris Carey(Fermoy) def Reece Young(Arklow)
Novice: Thomas Corkery(Naomh Aban) def Brendan Roche(Castlebar) 3-1
50+: Joe Devenney(Ballinrobe) def Don Lawlor(Clogh) 3-1

Men’s Doubles
Open: J O’Keeney/K Cottrell(Fermoy/Galmoy) def  R Young/S Young(Arklow) 3-0
C/D: C Carey/O’Keefe(Fermoy/Arklow) def B Walsh/D Lawlor(Kilkenny/Clogh) 3-1

Women’s Singles
Open: Aisling Hickey(Rossmore) def Antonia Neary(Arklow) 3-1
Novice: Mary Fahy(Moycullen) def Fiona Kyne(Castlebar) 3-
Novice B Singles: Carmel Heaney(Ballinrobe) def Olivia McAlarney(Ballinrobe) 3-0

Women’s Doubles
Open: K Kenny/M Haverty(Castlebar) def A Hickey/A Neary(Rossmore/Arklow) 3-1
A Hanrahan/N Murphy(Castlebar/Templeudigan) def C Delaney/M Coleman(Galmoy/Mitchelstown) 3-1