Brothers clash in final

Two Hilden brothers clashed in the U25 final at the prestigious City Of Belfast Open Tournament at Belmont.

Tuesday, 6th August 2013, 9:00 am

Robert and Steven Kirkwood won their way through to the final with wins against some of the best local juniors.

On the day it was older brother and Irish junior international, Robert who won 21-6, though the scoreline was, perhaps, a little deceiving.

Was this the first time brothers have met in a final at the tournament?

Robert Kirkwood and Lisnagarvey’s George Carson are included in the Ireland under-25 team.