The home international championships for Under 25s (Junior Camrose) and Under 20s (Peggy Bayer) took place in Belfast over the weekend of 16/17 February.
Unfortunately the Irish teams (there were three, with the CBAI also having a team in the Junior Camrose) came home empty-handed, with England winning both titles – the Peggy Bayer by a considerable margin, though Scotland ran them close in the Junior Camrose. Ireland came a strong second in the Peggy Bayer, and were in contention throughout in the Junior Camrose but faded towards the end and finished third.
The personnel in action were:
ROI Peggy Bayer Trophy: Monica Thorne & Aisling Kate McAuliffe Hickey, Denise Walsh & Leah Finnegan, Sheila Walsh & Ariane Kane; NPC Margaret Murphy.
ROI Junior Camrose Trophy: John Connolly & Nathan Doyle, Stephen Barr & Michael Donnelly; NPC Thomas MacCormac.
CBAI Junior Camrose Trophy: Jarlath McDonnell & Conor Farrell, Arran Bolger & Lawrence Childs, Ceara Walsh & Emma Noonan; NPC Dermot O’Brien.