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Quinn defeats Conroy for a double success

John Quinn was a double winner in the IIBA National Championships at Richhill Recreation Centre on Saturday.

There was just no stopping the big Ballylennon man as he walked off with the singles and triples titles.

"I'm over the moon," declared Quinn. "It's the second time I've won both titles, although it's the first time I've picked up both trophies in the same year, but it's much sweeter this time around."

Quinn was joined by David Crawford and Eddie Curran in the triples, but they were pushed right to the wire by Matthew Steen, David Gaile and Declan McCann, who agonisingly lost out by only one shot (9-8).

Then, in late afternoon, Quinn roared to a seven shots win over the 2004 singles champion Kevin Conroy.

Conroy had the consolation of winning the pairs. He was joined by his father Sean to see off the challenge of another father and son combination from Clontibret, Malachy Trainor, senior and junior.

Leigh Harrison was back to defend his fours crown, but there was no celebration this time as his United Services side were soundly beaten by Paddy Hanlon's Cooley rink 11-3.

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