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Classy Conway's on cue in Letterkenny to take the national U19 title back to Ballina McCreery's untouchable in Fermanagh Perry seeded at No5 for Malaysia mission Internationals intended for Naas event Hannah makes a splash at Open slalom

SNOOKER: Seán Conway from Ballina Snooker Club won the National U19 snooker title at the Northwest Snooker Club in Letterkenny.

In a closely fought final, Conway beat beat Jason Devaney 3-2. He had an equally tough match in the semi-final, when he beat Ryan Cronin, also by a 3-2 margin. In the other semi-final, Devaney beat Josh Boileau 3-0. Both Conway and Devaney will represent Ireland at the European U19 Championships in Malta. Also selected are Karl Fitzpatrick and David Cassidy.



McCreery's untouchable in Fermanagh

TABLE TENNIS: Paul McCreery won the men's singles title at the Stiga Fermanagh Open at Fivemiletown College without dropping a set.

In the quarter-finals, 17-year-old McCreery beat Maciek Szymanski for a place in the semi-finals, where he dismissed Leinster player Sam Logue. On the other side of the draw, Daryl Strong had a quarter-final victory over Irish national champion Gavin Maguire before losing in the semi-final to Conor Nolan. Nolan was no match for a rampant McCreery in the final, losing in straight sets.

Irish No1 Amanda Mogey beat the up and coming Ashley Given to win the women's title. At the Leinster Junior Masters in Clontarf, Li Shizhao won both junior and cadet boys' titles. Sarah Byrne won the junior girls' titles, with Meabhdh Slattery winning cadet girls.



Perry seeded at No5 for Malaysia mission

SQUASH: Ireland's Madeline Perry is seeded No5 for next month's CIMB Women's Kuala Lumpur Open Squash Championship in Malaysia. The final of the $53,500 championship will take place on an all-glass court at Berjaya Times Square -- a vast shopping and entertainment centre -- on Saturday March 20.

Top seed is Nicol David who has topped the women's world rankings for the past 43 months. Perry sensationally beat David at the British Championships last autumn.



Internationals intended for Naas event

VOLLEYBALL: Ireland hope to stage full junior and senior volleyball international matches at the St Patrick's International weekend on March 13/14 at St Mary's Naas.

The Irish junior women's squad are preparing for their European Small Nations Tournament in Luxembourg in April, where they will play Malta, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

In June, the senior women play San Marino, Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland in Malta, while the senior men face Cyprus, Scotland, Faroe Islands and Andorra in Andorra.



Hannah makes a splash at Open slalom

CANOEING: Ireland's Hannah Craig finished 14th in women's K1 at the Oceania Canoe/Kayak Slalom Open on the Australian Olympic slalom canoeing course at Penrith. After missing one gate entirely on her second heat, Craig was lying 24th but improved greatly in the later stages of the competition. Craig, who narrowly failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics, trains at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland. Eoin Rheinisch, who finished fourth at Beijing, could only manage 30th in men's K1.

Badminton

Ulster Veterans Open, Lisburn, Sat/Sun. Ulster U23 Open, Lisburn, Sat/Sun. BI Inter-Country Class 1, 3, University of Limerick, Sun.

Hockey

Saturday: Women -- IHL: Ballymoney v Cork Harlequins, Joey Dunlop Centre, 2.30; Cork C of I v Railway Union, Garryduff, 1.0; Pembroke Wanderers v Ards, Serpentine Ave, 2.30; UCC v Loreto, UCC 3.0; Randalstown v Hermes, Antrim Forum, 2.30. Men -- Leinster Div 1: Railway Union v Pembroke Wanderers, Park Ave, 2.45. Div 2: Avoca v Navan, Newpark; Weston v Dublin University, Griffeen Park. Sunday: Women -- IHL: Pegasus v Old Alexandra, QUB 1.0. Men -- Leinster Div 1: Glenanne v YMCA, Tallaght, 1.0.

Snooker

RIBSA Intermediate Ranking Series No 4 (Celbridge, Galway, Letterkenny and Tramore), all Sat. U16 Ranking Tournament, 147 SC, Wexford, Sun. Masters' Ranking Tournament No 5, Ivy Rooms, Carlow, Sun.

Volleyball

Association Cup quarter-finals: Men -- Amber Coast v Ballymun Collinstown Park, tonight, 8.30. CB Photo Thunder v Ballymun Patriots Div 2, UL Limerick, Sat 2.0. UCD v Jets, UCD Belfield, Sun 2.30. DVC v Aer Lingus, tba. Women -- Sat: Santry v Aer Lingus, Artane RC, 6.0; CBPhoto Thunder v Tallaght Rockets, UL Limerick, 12.0; ESB v Newbridge, Glin Road, Coolock, 11.0. Naas v UCD, tba.


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