Division 2: Week 10 Results

The Highfield A side traveled to Thurles and the Silver Springs side faced the Munster Select team. The match between Highfield B and Celtic is postponed until April 18th and Sundays Well had a bye this week. 

Thurles vs Highfield A

Highfield A travelled to Thurles with a strong team and they needed it with Thurles putting it
up to them. At 5s David Broderick Took on Brian Ahern 3-1 to David, At 4s Liam Butler vs Ricky Chisolm 1-3 to Ricky, At 3s Kevin Maloney vs Barry Lynch this went all the way to Five with the younger legs of Barry proving to strong 2-3, At 1s Ciaran Maher vs Tony O Brien Ciaran is showing he is strong for this league unbeaten so far again a 3-0 win and at 2s Karl McLoughney vs Paul O Mahony both part of the under 19s that won the interpros with Munster here Paul winning 0-3 to give Highfield A the overall Win with 9-13.

Thurles 9 - 13 Highfield 'A'
Ciaran Maher 3 - 0 Tony O'Brien
Karl McLoughney 0 - 3 Paul O'Mahony
Kevin Moloney 2 - 3 Barry Lynch
Liam Butler 1 - 3 Ricky Chisolm
David Broderick 3 - 1 Bryan Aherne

Munster Select vs Silver Springs

Silversprings hosted the Munster Select team this week in the Division 2. A relatively comfortable win in their first encounter had the home team confident. Silversprings expected to be too strong for their opponents but immediately things got off to a rocky start.
At number 3 Ian Mannix from Limerick Lawn Tennis club raced into the lead against Silversprings’ Graham Higgins winning the first game comfortably. Graham recovered well to take a tight second but was under pressure again in the third. He just about came through 12-10 in that game to lead 2-1. The final game was just as hard fought but Graham had put too much work into Ian and took the game and the tie 3-1. Next up were the number 5’s Vincent Daly of Silversprings and Gavin Boch of UCC filling in for the Munster team. A brilliant match from the student saw him win 3-2 in a tight contest.
Next up Geoff Wales at 2 took on Munster Select’s Brendan Lawton. Geoff was well over his opponent and waltzed through the first 2 games. A few lucky bounces and a drop in concentration let the Munster player back in to claim the 3rd but it was only a stay of execution and Geoff clinched the 4th comfortably to win 3-1. Next up at 4 were Farook Khan against James McSweeney. The visiting player, Farook, couldn’t settle on the courts and James took the match easily making short work of the Munster player.
Finally, Maciej Truchan stepped up to the Munster Select number 1 role against Tommy Horgan. Nothing seemed to phase Tommy who played simple effective squash to give Maciej no chance of an upset. A 3-0 win that was less convincing than the final score line suggested but still comfortable for Tommy.
A good win for the Silversprings team sees them move up the table ahead of their match against Sundays Well this week and Munster Select must lick their wounds for another week having a bye.

Munster Select 2 - 20 Silver Springs
Maciej Truchan 0 - 3 Tommy Horgan
Brendan Lawton 1 - 3 Geoff Wales
Ian Mannix 1 - 3 Graham Higgins
Farook Khan 0 - 3 James McSweeney
Walkover 0 - 3 Vince Daly

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