by Deirdre Fahey
The Silver Masters B doubles pairing of Swinfords George Miller & Kevin Cox recently defeated Sligo team of Martin Cooney & Tom Foody. In a very tight match that could have gone either way the Mayo pair had the experience an the fitness to pull through when things were not going their way. Mayo started off well and were winning the first game 20-13 when against all the odds Sligo came back and stole the first game 21-20. In game 2 with Kevin Cox of Mayo nursing a shoulder injury 'Mayo were trying hard to stay in the game and were losing 19 aces to 12 but dug deep to come back strongly at Sligo getting the all important points to take the second game 21 - 19, forcing the tiebreaker. Sligo took a 10-4 lead up in the tie breaker but it proved to be their last score as Mayo men noticed signs of fatigue setting on the Sligo side and piled on the pressure forcing the Sligo players out of the game finishing stronger 21 aces to 10. George & Kevin line out against Killkenny pair Tom O' Keefe & Tom Dooley in the All Ireland Semi- Final at Castlebar on Saturday 31st August . We wish all our players success in the championship over the next couple of weeks.
Jennifer Fahey is in action against Tyrones Maeve Mc Elduff in the All Ireland Junior Ladies final. Full report from this match when its played.
M Donnelly 60x30 Ladies Open SD Championship 2013
Final – Saturday 31st August, in Fahys Cross, Offaly at 4pm
O. Mayo (Pauline Gallagher & Amy Corrigan) v Cork (Catriona Casey & Ashling O'Keefe)
M Donnelly 60x30 All Ireland Championships Semi Finals Weekend 2
At Castlebar, Co.Mayo @ 4pm OIC Tom Derrig 08769511432
SMBD: Kilkenny (Tom O'Keeffe/Tom Dooley) v Mayo (George Miller/Kevin Cox)
O35AD: Carlow (John Ryan / Oliver Ryan) v Mayo (Vinnie Moran/Paul Flynn)