Another great return in Triple Crown for Ireland’s bowlers

IT WAS another great return for Ireland’s young tenpin bowlers at the 2019 Triple Crown in Leisureplex Blanchards-town as they scooped no less than 63 medals and also successfully defended the Under 16 Shield title they won last year.

There were eight Tallaght bowlers included in the Ireland panel of 19 that emerged from this year’s tournament with 13 gold medals.

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Ireland’s tenpin bowlers won 63 medals at the 2019 Triple Crown

Involving 72 bowlers from Ireland, England and Scotland, the competition saw Tallaght’s Sean Staines, Andrew Grant and Taylor Williams combine with Conor Fetherson of ALSAA to win gold.

In the girls equivalent, the Ireland team which also included three Tallaght bowlers in Emma Lawlor, Skye Byrne and Abby McKeever, together with Aimee Whistler of Blanchardstown, won silver.

Both the Ireland Under 19 Boys and Girls teams also finished runners-up in their respective team events, with Tallaght pair Aoife Lawlor and Chloe Colton combining with Hannah Masterson of ALSAA and Stillorgan’s Anna Farren in the latter while Lorcan Staines (Tallaght), Sean O’Connor (ALSAA) and Stillorgan pair Swan Farren and Jack Bruton made up the Boys team.

There was further success for local bowers in singles, doubles and trios events as well as mixed doubles.

The squad was managed by Philip Joyce and coached by David Staines, Tommy Fetherston, Gareth Shannon and Gillian Duignam.

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