THERE was a lot of drive on the courts as the weekly tournament attracted a good crowd to Archersfield on Saturday.
Sponsored by Lahart Garages and Volkswagen, the tournament attracted a large entry. The organising committee were pleased with the numbers playing, which was spread across three grades.
In pole position in the first grade were Geri Cooper and Val Nolan, who had considerable number of games to their credit. Ann Quinlan and Susan Boland made a formidable combination in second place.
Matters were more exciting in the penultimate grade. P.J. Trait and Tina O’Connor put in a solid performance when finishing second but it was Bob O’Brien and Heather Hogan, courtesy of some impressive performances, who took the top prize.
Meanwhile in the top grade, there was excitement in abundance with the prize distribution. Joe Kelly and Paula Nolan, by virtue of a few impressive results, edged the decision for second place, finishing one game ahead of their nearest rivals.
However, it was the combination of Liam O’Connor and Christina Heffernan, who had the last say and the final prize, in this competitive section.
The next major tournament on the club calendar is The Tommy Tyrrell Cup. Run in aid of the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care, it will be held on Saturday, April 21.