Kelly and Tennant pair up to clinch British title

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Kelly and Tennant pair up to clinch British title thumbnailAaron Tennant and Gary Kelly pictured with their British Isles Pairs' title.

GARY Kelly and Aaron Tennant believe they can consistently challenge for top honours in an Ireland jersey after winning the British Isles Pairs' title together.
It was the first time Tennant got his hands on the trophy, while the result ended a nine-year wait for Kelly, who last won it in 2009. On that occasion he was the playing mate of  Brain Hughes.
The two Ballymoney Club  members  defeated Scotland in the preliminary round of the competition in Lemington Spa 22-13 last week before they dispatched Guernsey in equally convincing fashion in the last four stage (32-6).
In the final game of the lawns-based tournament they faced perennial rivals, England.
Many expected it to be a close run affair, but Kelly and Tennant had other ideas and quickly raced to a 27-10 victory.
“It's an amazing feeling to win the British Pairs' title again," Kelly told Chronicle Sport. "To win it for a second time is really hard to put into words, but I'm extremely happy.
“It's even more special for me as this is the first time Aaron has won it; it's a privilege for me to be a part of that.
“Hopefully this will give us the confidence  to go on and win more competitions together in the future," added Kelly.


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