Alpha duo get Ireland call-up

Rachael Woods, who has got a call-up for the Ireland U17 team.
Rachael Woods, who has got a call-up for the Ireland U17 team.

Rachael Woods and Jon McCreedy have been selected for the Irish Under 17 team to play at the Barcelona Open in Catalonia, Spain from 13-15 February.

It has been an anxious few days for the two Alpha players following their performances in the Connacht Under 17 Open in Sligo.

Rachael won a silver in the Girls Doubles while Jon exited the boys singles in the third round.

However, their tournament performances prior to Sligo got them the nod from the selectors with John currently ranked No6 at Under 17 level having lifted both the Munster and the Ulster Under 17 titles.

Rachael meanwhile is ranked No4 in Girls Singles and No7 in Doubles with her twin and No2 in both events at Under 15 level. She lifted two titles in the Glasgow Youth Internationals last June and the singles in the Irish National Under 15 Championship in February.

Also in the Ireland team are Sam McKay, Paul Reynolds, Bel Gallagher-Lynch, Moya Ryan, Kate Frost and Clodagh Dunne.