Shane Birney downs James Stanners to finally gain promotion from junior C

Shane Birney, Castlebridge defeated James Stanners, St. Martins in last nights’s final of the county 4-wall junior C singles championship. Stanners looked the worse for wear after losing a long and gruelling opening game by 21-13, but in tradiitonal fashion he rallied to lead 16-1 in the second before eventually scrambling home by 21-16. Birney though was not to be denied and he upped the ante once more to run out a convincing 21-10 winner and with it, gain promotion to the junior B grade. Having already captured the doubles with Tommy Moore, it capped a good championship for the ‘Bridge player