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Barry Goff and Colin Keeling took Saturday's Men's Open Nationals in Talbot's Inch

Updated: Sunday, 17 Jun 2012 16:42

Barry Goff and Colin Keeling receive their trophies after securing back-to-back victories in the Men's Open Nationals
Barry Goff and Colin Keeling receive their trophies after securing back-to-back victories in the Men's Open Nationals

The success enjoyed by the Wexford doubles partnership of Barry Goff and Colin Keeling continues to gain momentum and the duo delivered another significant blow to any rivals intent on taking their crown in 2012 on Saturday.

In a highly competitive field for the Men's Open Nationals in Talbot's Inch, Goff and Keeling delivered a series of impressive displays to claim back-to-back triumphs.

A 31-5 victory over Nicky Anthony and Brian Manogue was followed by a decisive 31-13 victory over Robbie McCarthy and Michael Gregan.

In the final they faced Dublin's Eoin Kennedy, who teamed up with his 2009 World doubles partner, Michael Finnegan of Cavan.

That partnership had eye-catching wins over 2011 doubles runners-up Dessie Keegan and Joe McCann (Mayo), and Carl Browne and Brian Carroll (Meath) to make the final.

But Goff and Keeling held the vital answers in a hugely entertaining final in Talbot's Inch to win outright 31-24.

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