County 4-Wall League Division 9 Final: A dominant display from Tomas O’Shea ensures the title goes to Davidstown

Review by AOB

He was one of only two players to go through the entire league programme without having to face a tiebreak, so when he took on Barry Creane, St. Mary’s in the division 9 final, Tomás O’Shea, Davidstown entered the court as a strong favourite to extend that run to 10 matches. He duly kept his focus to justify that favoritism with a 15-6, 15-3 victory, thus ensuring a happier ending to a week that had begun with the passing of his father Tom.

Division 9 winner Tomás O'Shea, Davidstown and runner up Barry Creane, St. Mary's with referee Tom Byrne
Division 9 winner Tomás O’Shea, Davidstown and runner-up Barry Creane, St. Mary’s with referee Tom Byrne

Creane had proved himself worthy of his place in the final, but he again found the determined O’Shea difficult to keep at bay throughout the first game. He found winners difficult to come by and all the while O’Shea tagged on scores to put himself in a winning position. The Davidstown club chairman kept up the pressure in the second to run out a convincing winner and so end the week holding both the winner and leading qualifier medals.