3 Finalists @ Nordic
With a record entry of 32 Irish entries in the Nordic Junior Open which took place in Malmo there was some notable success gained. There was 4 semi finalists and 3 finalists. Hannah Craig came 3rd in the Under 17’s beating Emma Fitzsimmons from Scotland 3-0.
In the Under 13’s final Denis Gilevskiy won a dramatic match vs Luis Grubel from Germany, 3-2. Denis was 2-0 down and looked to be gone but showing great maturity he stormed back to take the title. Jack O’Flynn lost the Under 11’s final, 3-1, having beaten a tough Egyptian in the semi final earlier in the day, draining his energy reserves.
Conor Moran had a super battle in the Under 15’s vs Europe No. 1 Victor Byrtus from Czech. Conor had 3 match balls but couldn’t convert them to lose 3-2. Just the bounce of a ball in it.
There were several other strong performances from Irish players which will be of great experience for them in future tournaments.
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Boys U11’s Final
Jack Flynn(Ire) lost to P.Georgiev (Bul) 3-1
Boys Under 13 Final
Denis Gilevskiy (Ire) beat L.Grubel (Ger) 3-2
Boys Under 15 Final
Conor Moran (Ire) lost to V. Byrtus (Cze) 3-2
Girls Under 17 3/4th place Play off
Hannah Craig (Ire) beat E. Fitzsimmons (Scot) 3-0