Commonwealth Games – Update Day 6

After a day of mixed fortunes on day 5 it was hoped that things would improve on day 6.

Up first was Gary Kelly for his 2nd game in the singles discipline. He faced a formidable opponent in Daniel Salmon of Wales who had just secured Gold in the pairs. Kelly controlled the game from the start and put in another solid display to secure a 21-12 win. He faces Nuie and Canada (Ryan Bester) tomorrow morning.

He was then followed by the Ladies Pairs (Megan Devlin & Shauna O’Neill) who firstly faced Scotland in a must win game. They also produced an excellent performance to win 18-12. They completed their campaign against Fiji knowing that if they avoided a defeat of less than 6 shots they would secure their quarter final place. In a nervy performance they lost 14-15 which was enough to move to the next stage.

The Ladies Triples (Ashleigh Rainey, Courtney Meneely & Chloe Wilson) had won their first 2 games and knew that if they defeated Singapore they would qualify with a game to spare. They were always in control and ran out comfortable winners by 21-15. They finish their group games tomorrow against Australia with a chance of topping the group.

The story of the day was the men’s Fours who had lost the first of their 3 games against Canada the previous day and could only secure qualification by winning against Nuie and the very strong Australian quartet. They negotiated the Nuie game easily scoring a full house 8 in the process. This meant their game against Australia was straight knockout as they also lost against Canada. The four produced the performance of the tournament so far to secure a 12-8 win and eliminate Australia.

The Quarter Final Draws will not take place until all group games are completed but hopefully all 4 Northern Ireland participants will be involved.

NI Ladies Triples and Mens Fours who both had full counts of 6 and 8 shots respectively today at the Commonwealth Games

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