Hynes and Buggy enjoy a flying start in M. Donnelly All Ireland Open Doubles
Written by Antóin Ó Braoin, Runaí Contae
Tommy Hynes and Gavin Buggy, Wexford got their M. Donnelly All Ireland Open Doubles campaign off to a flying start at Talbots Inch,
Kilkenny this evening when they had a comfortable 21-7, 21-5 win over the youthful but very talented Paidi Quish and Eamon Davern, Limerick. Quish has won the All Ireland minor singles title for the past two years and his partner has already won a minor double title so Hynes and Buggy were not going to take them for granted.
As things turned out it was never a contest as the Wexfordmen turned the screw early and kept the pressure on all the way to the finish. The experience of the winners was evident throughout and with both Hynes and Buggy fresh from winning Leinster titles in midweek their confidence was high and it showed in their performance.
The likely opponents next time around is expected to be the newly formed partnership of Eoin Kennedy and Carl Browne, Dublin, recent winners of the 60×30 Nationals. Browne has transferred to the city from his native Meath and in the process has provided a very good partner for the brilliant Kennedy. This is a seriously difficult challenge for the Wexford partnership and it will take a mammoth display if they are to advance to the semi finals.
That quarter final is due to be played on 23rd August at a venue yet to be decided.