Gold for England at Ireland 4 Nations
England saw Andrew Martin and Rachel Choong headline at the Irish 4 Nations as they came back with all 3 Golds in their singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches. Martin had a good battle on his hand in the dwarf mens singles final as he came back from a game behind against good friend and mens doubles partner Ollie Clarke, who claimed silver in the mens singles final. Choong made it another 3 golds winning doubles with doubles partner Jenny Greasley against Ireland pair of Nagle and Farnham and claiming gold in Mixed doubles with Andrew Martin. Congratulations to Paul Gray on winning his first 4 Nations medals. Read more...
Paul Gray of Devon Racqueteers with his first 4 Nations medals
Paul Gray says:
After playing in all but one of the 4 Nations tournaments since Scotland 2010 i thought i had missed my chance of reaching a final and picking up a 4 Nations medal.I have reached the semi-final in the mens class 3 singles every time and a couple semi-finals in the mens doubles.Just could not get pass the semi-finals.But in November of this year i entered the Irish leg of the 4 Nations in Belfast. The tournament clashed with the World Championship so some of the top names were missing from Ireland.It was still a very close tournament in the wheelchair section. Any of the players could have reached the final. After some great games and some tense moments i finally done it. I had reached the final of a 4 Nations tournament.I was narrowly beaten in the final.I also reached the final in the mens doubles. Again i was beaten in the final. But i am more than happy with my two silver medals. It was a great feeling to have a 4 Nations medal put around my neck. So if there is anybody reading this who is still waiting for that first medal please dont give up it will happen one day."