South-West Junior A Final 2021
WAYNE PARKES VS. ALEX O' DONOVAN AT TIMOLEAGUE ON SATURDAY 09TH OCTOBER
Wayne Parkes won the South-West junior A championship for 2021 scoring a victory of two bowls over Alex O’ Donovan at Timoleague on Saturday 9th October.
In his first year up, the junior B All-Ireland winner won the opening shots and, crucial to the outcome, followed O’Donovan’s magnificent fourth to within metres. Both played big shots again to ‘Bateman’s gate’ and it stayed close as Parkes won back the lead.
Back of Barryshall bend, Parkes missed a tip he should have beaten, but an instant recovery saw him line the shot of the score all the way out past the ‘white pillar’s’. It was a tremendous effort that rose a bowl of odds on his Shannonvale rival and instilled an unshakable confidence in the new South-West junior A champion. He finished in style rising a second bowl with his remaining three shots to take the Jim Sexton Cup for the first time.