Masters B singles championship is brimful of quality once again

The masters B singles grade in the Wexford championships has often proved to be one of the most hotly contested competitions anywhere in the country and 2022 is another one of those years.

The Stanners brothers James and David
Fergal McWilliams

Defending champion and number one seed David Stanners, St. Martins was runner up recently in the delayed 2020 All Ireland masters B singles final and after a first round bye, he begins his campaign tonight at Piercestown where he will start a strong favourite to overcome Liam Murphy, Castlebridge in a quarter final tie. Already through to the semi final is the former All Ireland Over 35 runner up Fergal McWilliams, Horeswood, who saw off the challenge of the 2020 Leinster silver masters B singles champion David Redmond, Templeudigan in a tie break and James Stanners, St. Martins, the Golden Glovers masters B champion from 2018 who had a comfortable enough passage against the competitive and skillful Michéal O’Neill, Templeudigan. 

With that kind of quality in the field it is understandable that many would expect the overall winner to come from the aforementioned trio, but it was the most recent addition to this age category who arguably produced the performance of the competition to date. Noel Holohan from Templeudigan looked a real threat in easily disposing of the strong Robert Byrne, Bridgetown in the last round and having operated at junior grade in recent years he may indeed be more than comfortable at this overage level. That proved to be the case in the 2021 softball equivalent, but the 4 wall will be appreciably harder to win.

Noel Holohan

To see the results from last weeks games click Fixture 2 Results

For the updated championship draws etc click 2022 County 4 Wall singles & doubles championship draws and results

To see this weeks fixtures click Fixture 3