There were two medals each for Niall McVeigh and Laura Lee Jenkins and one for Owen Casey as Ireland took five medals in the inaugural Carlton Irish Para Open.
In the SS6 singles Niall McVeigh took the gold after a thrilling final with Chun Yim Wong with the two time world champion McVeigh eventually securing a 21-11, 21-11 victory.
McVeigh teamed with his final opponent in the Men’s doubles where the Irish/Chinese team had to settle for silver after losing out to Krysten Coombs and Jack Shepard of England in the final.
En-route to the final the McVeigh/Yim Wong partnership had looked unstoppable topping their group and dispatching of Polish team Maria Barstuz and Grzergorz Jednaki 21-5, 21-11.
Combs and Shepard had paved an impressive path to the final topping their group without dropping a set, while scoring 84 points and conceding just 22, to ease into the semis where they faced fellow Englishmen Isaak Dalglish and Andrew Martin. Combs and Shepard secured their place in the final with a 22-10, 21-7 win over Dalglish and Martin.
The home crowd was optimistic of a second gold for McVeigh in the doubles despite the narrow 21-17 defeat in the opening set it however it wasn’t to be as Coombs and Shepard secured the gold with a 21-10 win in the second set.
In the SU5 class men’s doubles Owen Casey teamed up with Welshman David Jack Wilson where the Irish/Welsh team took bronze medals.
Laura Lee Jenkins also took home two bronze medals in both the singles and doubles of the WH1/WH2 class.
Emma Farnham and Andrew Moorcroft were amongst the casualties of the McVeigh/Yim Wong juggernaut who beat the Irish pair 21-4, 21-3. Farnham and Moorcroft were also beaten by English pair Isaak Dalglish and Andrew Martin meaning they finished bottom of the three team group.
Representing Ireland in the Ireland in the WH1/WH2 women’s doubles was Laura Lee Jenkins who teamed with fellow Celt Fiona Christie of Scotland. The Celtic pair took a heavy defeat in their first game losing out 21-2 in both sets to Elke Rongen and Emine Seckin of Germany and Turkey respectively.