The Connacht Junior Open kicked off the Ireland junior interpro fixtures for the 2017/18 season on 16/17 September 2017 in picturesque Salthill, County Galway.

A brilliant 20 juniors (not forgetting their families and coaches) travelled from Ulster for the tournament and what a weekend they had!

A fantastic total of 3 championship trophies found their way back to Ulster in the racquet bags of Alex McHenry (GU11), Sophie Orr (GU13) and Hannah McGugan (GU15).  Harry Gowdy (BU11), Erin Ferris (GU11) and Ellie McVeigh (GU19) came very close to titles and finished as Runners Up in their respective sections.

Well done to all our juniors for their hard work and determination which produced excellent place finishes, plate wins, places in the final and silverware.  Ulster JO is the next tournament and we wish all our juniors the very best for the rest of the season.

Ulster results in full:

GU11:

Alex McHenry                    1st           Winner

Erin Ferris                            2nd          Runner Up

 

BU11:

Harry Gowdy                     2nd          Runner Up

 

GU13:

Sophie Orr                           1st           Winner

Samantha Scott                 5th           Plate Winner

 

BU13:

Sam Gowdy                        3rd

Yuv Pahuja                          5th

Seb Leeson                         9th           Plate Winner

 

GU15:

Hannah McGugan            1st           Winner

Sophia Allen                       5th

Sophie Thomas                 7th

Victoria McCloskey          10th

Aimee McConnell            13th

 

BU15:

Aron Smit                            13th

 

BU17:

Ansh Pahuja                       7th

Joseph Lyons                     8th

Andrew Reaney                9th           Plate Winner

Brian Murray                     11th

GU19:

Ellie McVeigh                     2nd          Runner Up

Emma Lundy                      3rd

 

Full results can be found on Tournament Software here.

Sophie Orr GU13 Winner Samantha Scott GU13 Plate Winner

Sophie Orr GU13 Winner
Samantha Scott GU13 Plate Winner

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Hannah McGugan GU15 Winner

Hannah McGugan GU15 Winner

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