Senior Club Championships
Lisa Brennan and Harry O’ Rourke were crowned ladies’ and men’s club champions last Saturday after competing in our annual senior club championship. Lisa Brennan defeated Orla Kinahan in two sets while the men’s final was a classic, Harry O’ Rourke finally getting the better of Jeremy Clarke after some terrific tennis from both players. The large group of spectators witnessed a three set titanic contest between two of our younger better senior members. In fact the cognoscenti among them opinionated that it was one of the better finals they ever witnessed.
Carmel Hughes overcame Laura O’ Cluaid in the Ida Smith cup while Deepak Karanth beat Prateek Jain to lift the Dave Costello cup.
In the ladies doubles, Orla Kinahan and Deirdre Cox combined to defeat the Paula Dowling/Deborah Mc Keown combination. The mixed doubles was won by the Orla Kinahan/Richard Frank duo defeating Lisa Brennan and John Cooney. Tim Clarke and Peter Agbanobi overcame Martin O’ Rourke and Kieran Mc Carthy to take the men’s doubles cups.
The plate finals were also keenly contested. Des Windsor McGlynn beat Richard Frank, Stephane Kenny overcame Roisin Casey in the men’s and ladies’ plate finals respectively. Rosemary Thorpe was also a plate winner against Sowyma Halappa.
Joan Conway and Mary Jo O’ Farrell overcame Ann O’ Sullivan and Carmel Hayes in the ladies doubles plate final. Paula Dowling and Marek Rose were too good for Mary O’ Neill and Des Windsor Mc Glynn in the mixed doubles while the David Manser/Richard Frank combination were awarded a walk over in the men’s doubles plate final.
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Ladies’ Singles: Lisa Brennan beat Orla Kinahan
Men’s Singles: Harry O’ Rourke beat Jeremy Clarke
Ida Smith Cup: Carmel Hayes beat Laura O Cluaid
Dave Costello Cup: Deepak Karanth beat Prateek Jain
Ladies’ Doubles: Paula Dowling/Deirdre Cox beat Orla Kinahan/Deborah Mc Keown
Men’s Doubles: Tim Clarke/Peter Agbanobi beat Martin O’ Rourke/Kieran Mc Carthy,
Mixed Doubles: Orla Kinahan/Richard Frank beat Lisa Brennan/John Cooney
Ladies’ Singles: Stephane Kenny beat Roisin Casey
Ida Smith: Rosemary Thorpe beat Sowyma Halappa
Men’s Singles: Des Windsor Mc Glynn beat Richard Frank
Ladies’ Doubles: Joan Conway/Mary Jo O’ Farrell beat Ann O’ Sullivan/Carmel Hayes
Men’s Doubles: David Manser/Richard Frank W/O George Bodor/Rob Kearney
Mixed Doubles: Paula Dowling/Marek Rose beat Mary O’ Neill/Des Windsor Mc Glynn
Midland League Division 3
Our division 3 team members Orla Gavin, Paula Dowling, George Bodor and Des Windsor Mc Glynn exited the division 3 competition last Wednesday after a narrow defeat to a very strong Birr Wilmer team.
Junior/Senior Autumn Leagues
Our junior and senior autumn leagues will commence from Monday 8th October and continue until 24th November. Senior members have a week to sign up for this competition on the official forms in the clubhouse. Junior members can register at 0862215843.
Dates for your Diary
Our annual general meeting will be on 22nd November, our junior and senior Christmas hampers competitions are on Saturday and Sunday 7th and 8th December respectively while it’s party night Saturday 15th December.
Lisa is organising junior competitions every Sunday from 2 to 4pm and all junior members are welcome to participate in these friendly events. The club will also be organising an autumn league for juniors. Further details from Lisa at 0862215843.
Clem will continue coaching for junior members each Saturday morning. Children ages 4-7 have lessons from 10 to 11 o clock, children 8-12 at 11 o clock and teenagers up to 18 years from 12 to 1 o clock. Further details from Clem 0864022490. Just turn up and join in!
We wish all the very best of luck to Pawel Michalski and Arek Trzebski who are returning to Poland after a number of very fruitful years in Ireland. Dariusz Materiak and Tomasz Koza also returned a few years ago. All four players graced our courts with their graceful tennis skills and sportsmanship. We wish all four continued success in their work and sporting endeavours. Do widzenia.
It has been two brilliant weekends for Europe’s tennis players and golfers. Europe defeated The World, 13-8 in the Laver Cup while its golfers overcame the USA, 17.5-10.5 in the Ryder cup.