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Silver Master’s Title For Niall Kerr

Saturday 09.12.2017
Team Talk Mag
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Niall Kerr collected Tyrone’s last major honour of 2017 when he secured the silver masters title at last week’s Irish 40×20 nationals in Mayo.
Niall recorded a superb win over Kilkenny’s Eddie Bourke in the final to add another success to his impressive list of honours in the masters division.
The win also completed an outstanding double for the Breacach veteran in 2017 as he had already picked up the silver masters title at the Irish one wall nationals in July.
Niall Kerr has been one of the top coaches in Ireland for a number of years bit still continues to excel on the court himself.

 

Breacach, meanwhile, fought valiantly in the All Ireland club championship last weekend but found Meath representatives Kells too strong in the All Ireland senior final.
Breacach can boast some of the best young players in Ireland and could become the first Tyrone winners of the All Ireland senior club championship over the next few years.
They recorded a brilliant semi final win over Munster champions Mallow on Saturday morning on a scoreline of 87-60 but found Kells a different proposition in the decider and the Leinster champions triumphed on a scoreline of 70-49.
Recently crowned Tyrone handballer of the year Conor McElduff had a great win over Gary McConnell in the opening singles match before Shane O’Neill and Pol Clarke lost to the legendary Tom Sheridan and his partner Dylan Sheridan in the doubles, with Johnny Woods then losing to multiple All Ireland senior doubles champion Brian Carroll in the last singles match.
Breacach also lost to Ballydesmond in the All Ireland junior B semi final on Saturday.

The concluding national juvenile event of 2017 took place in St Paul’s last weekend as some of the top players from all over Ireland converged on Belfast for the Golden Gloves tournament.
There were five titles up for grabs and there were some smashing encounters served up at St Paul’s, Gort na Mona and Colaiste Feirste over the two days.
The three boys trophies went to Kilkenny’s Eoin Brennan (17&U), Wexford’s Josh Kavanagh (15&U) and Galway’s Mikey Kelly (13&U).
But the two girls titles were both claimed by Tyrone as Mairead Fox defeated Kilkenny’s Noelle Dowling in an exciting 15 and under final and Clodagh Munroe saw off the challenge of her cłubnate Cloda McNamee in a thrilling 13 and under decider.
Mairead and Clodagh will be among Tyrone’s best hopes of winning major silverware in the top juvenile competitions of 2018 and have shown they are ready for the challenges ahead in the New Year.
Tyrone’s Cahir Munroe, Jonathan Owens, Dara Curran and Dearbhail Fox were also among the semi finalists at the Golden Gloves junior event.

Finally the concluding round of matches in the Tyrone 40×20 league will take place this weekend to determine the semi final line up in all five divisions. There’s a busy programme of fixtures lined up for Saturday and Sunday at four different venues, with the semi finals and finals to be staged on 16th and 17th December.

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