Aisling Blake wins Nationals

In a turnaround of fortunes and after many previous encounters – Aisling Blake became Irish National champion for first time yesterday after beating the long time champion Madeline Perry in Fitzwilliam LTC – Madeline having won on 14 previous occasions!

For the whole match Aisling moved very well and attacked well taking advantage where Madeline was out of position. Madeline for her part played well and took balls early and picked up a lot of shots during the match – but unfortunately for Madeline this wasn’t enough to overcome Aishling’s onslaught and hunger for the title.

The final scoreline read 3-1 to Aisling (11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 11-2) . Madeline was gracious in defeat and promises to return to regain her title.

In the playoff for 3-4 places Laura Mylott beat Ciara Maloney  3-0

Full tournament results can be viewed here