Kelly sets sights on U-25 Provincial crown

Ballymoney’s Gary Kelly is closing on on his fourth Provincial Under-25 singles title.

The Ireland international booked his place in the decider by beating Coleraine’s Mark Mason 21-13 in the semis at Portglenone.

He will now line out against Letterkenny’s Daniel O’Kane on a date yet to be confirmed.

The game was due to be staged on Saturday, but like many other fixtures fell foul of the horrible weather conditions.

Kelly’s team mates Nicky McCaw and Brian McAlary also booked their slot in the final of the pairs following a thrilling two shots win over the Dunluce brothers, Rodney and Barry Kane.

All Provincial games scheduled for this week have been postponed as a mark of respect to Alderman James McClure -- the father of Commonwealth Games bowler Ian -- who passed away at the weekend.

Provincial Championships

Junior singles: M Mason (Coleraine) 13 G Kelly (Ballymoney) 21. D O’Kane (Letterkenny) 21 A Tennant (Ballymoney) 18.

Youth singles: S Martin (Ballymoney) 21 R Hutchinson (Castlerock) 17. A Clyde (Dunce) 21 C Harris (Portstewart) 10.

Pairs: R Kane, B Kane (Dunluce) 16 N McCaw, B McAlary (Ballymoney) 18.

Triples: J Shepherd, M Wilson, C Hogg (Cookstown) 7 R Kane, M McKeeman, B Kane (Dunluce) 18. C Brogan, J Martin, G Kelly (Ballymoney) 11 E Sands, L McHugh, D McElroy (Cookstown) 20.

Senior fours: S Walker, H Paul, T Smith, W McCaw (Ballymoney) 16 J Duncan, L Brennan, J O’Neill, B Kennedy (Coleraine) 22. R Calvin, J Morrison, P Pentland, D Culbertson (Dunluce) 18 O Caulfield, G Kerr, V Callaghan, J Hutchinson (Castlerock) 19.

Tonight: Triples final: Kane v McElroy.