Castlebridge fall to Meath kingpins in Leinster Open Club final

Despite a brave performance from the team, class told in the end when Castlebridge took on the might men of Kells in the Leinster 60×30 Open Club final at Garryhill last night.

The Castlebridge side was made up of the successful team that captured the Intermediate title a couple of years ago but all are either junior or intermediate players and against the senior players of the many times champions from Meath it was always going to be an uphill battle.

David Kenny led off for the Wexford side and despite putting on a terrific performance he found the imperious Brian Carroll impossible to counter. The rallies were hotly contested but Carroll showed why he is regarded as one of the best players in the game as he covered the court in brilliant fashion on his way to a terribly impressive and ultimately comfortable win.

Eugene Kelly and Malachy Whelan had a tough task against Tom Sheridan and Gary McConnell and with the Meathmen in no mood to prolong the contest it was one way traffic in the two games as experience at this level told.

The second singles did not take place as the title was already decided and Jason Murphy and Robert Fox were unused anchormen.