It was a very wet, rainy day of petanque in Bushy Park on October 5th in the 2020 Celtic Challenge qualifier. Play ran from 10.30am to 7.30pm which necessitated the players using the floodlight overspill from the tennis courts adjacent to the pistes to finish the last few ends. A lot of very close, down to the wire games were played and the end results are as follows;
Team 1. Gregory Novaresio, Jack di Pizzo & Vincent Belingard
Team 2. Dawid Zydorek, Javad Fareedun & Stephen Hickey
Team 3. Keith Talbot, Sariff Antooaroo & Colin Delaney
Team 4. Davy Beck, Alain Rpbert & Des Spratt.
Congratulations to the 4 sucessful teams and commiserations to those triples that didnt make it into the squad for Glasgow next May.
As well as some new faces in the Ireland team its good to see seasoned internationals like Davy Beck and Des Spratt making a comeback to the international stage.
We wish them well in the gamesin May and hope for better weather!