Hynes retains his title in breathtaking style
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Tommy Hynes, St, Mary’s retained his county 60×30 senior singles title at a packed Kilmyshall on Monday night last with a comprehensive 21-15, 21-7 win over Wexford town rival Gavin Buggy, St. Josephs. The repeat of last year’s decider again went the way of the outstanding Hynes who made the most of a flying start to lead 10-0 and then went on to dominate the match in all the important areas. Buggy did reduce the deficit in that first game to give himself a chance of taking it but Hynes upped the ante again to gain the last four points for a rather comfortable opening game victory. The second game followed the pattern of the first except on this occasion Hynes simply refused to yield up any points in the middle section and he kept on relentlessly for a terribly impressive win. At 43 years of age this ‘killing machine’ just gets better and better!
Darren O’Toole, Coolgreany confirmed his dominance over talented St. Josephs player Paul Lambert in a high class county junior singles final also played on Monday evening at Kilmyshall. This was a terrifically mobile match throughout with both players having periods of dominance before the more direct O’Toole prevailed 21-15, 15-21, 21-8. It was a fitting end to an enthralling county junior singles championship, played under the new league format for the first time and featuring 52 games in all.
Holly Hynes, St. Mary’s made it a special night for her family when she emulated her dad Tommy by taking the county junior singles title at the same Kilmyshall venue. With consistant accurate serving throughout the young 15 year old caused many problems for her more experienced opponent Tanya O’Toole, Coolgreany before running out a deserving 21-18, 21-7 winner. Tanya matched her opponents tossing ability in the first game but fell away somewhat thereafter.