Senior Club Championships
The senior club championships will start the weekend beginning 8th September and members can register to play in these before Monday 4th on the official forms in the clubhouse. As usual there will be ladies singles and doubles, men’ singles and doubles and mixed doubles competitions. New members can also compete for the Ida Smith and Dave Costello cups.
The closing date for entries to the Mullingar open is Thursday 31st at 23.59 and the competitions are on the following week.
Our division 4 team of Laura Hunt, Mary Jo O’ Farrell, Marek Rose and Dave Costello travelled to play in Birr last week and unfortunately were defeated and missed out on a quarter final place by the narrowest of margins. Once again our division 3 player’s match was cancelled. Division two competition will be starting in September and members wising to be part of the team should contact Des Windsor Mc Glynn.
Senior Summer Leagues
Players are reminded that all matches must be completed by the end of August. Promotion, relegation and both pyramids will be updated then. Des Windsor Mc Glynn, Pawel Michalski, Dave Costello and Warren Curtin are topping the four men’s groups so far but a few remaining results may change the outcome. Group 1 of the ladies is very close with Lisa Brennan, Melanie Whyte and Jacinta Digby all in contention to top their group. Gertie O’Rourke and Rose Costello are doing well in group 2 while Roisin Casey leads group 3.
Group 1: Sean Raftery, Harry O'Rourke, Des Windsor Mc Glynn, Tim Clarke, George Bodor, Jeremy Clarke, Peter Agbonobi.
Group 2: Pawel Michalski, Richard Frank, Martin O'Rourke, Kieron McCarthy, Rob Kearney, John Galvin.
Group 3: Dave Costello, John Cooney, Eduardo Ballesteros Ribera, John Bray, Marek Rose, Michael Flynn
Group 4: Warren Curtin, Pat Conway, Christy Tibuh, Mateusz Depta, Cathal Kenny, Tanmay Pande
Group 1: Lisa Brennan, Melanie Whyte, Michelle Culligan, Jacinta Digby, Orla Kinehan, Anna Walsh.
Group 2: Mary Jo O'Farrell, Gertie O'Rourke, Rose Costello, Laura Hunt, Joan Conway, Ann O'Sullivan.
Group 3: Roisin Casey, Aileen Cunnie, Stephane Kenny.
Peter Agbanobi and Dave Costello combined to collect four points last Monday with Rob Kearney and Manu Singh in second place and adding three points to their collection. Martin O’ Rourke and John Galvin added two points while Kieran Mc Carthy and Marek Rose collected the minimum.
Ladies night continues to gather momentum every Tuesday but last week it was a wash out.
Jacinta Digby and David Manser were the winning combination in the mixed doubles competition last Thursday.
Clem Higginbotham has started coaching lessons for junior members every Saturday for children under 8 at 10am and at 11 for children under 12. Older children have lessons from 12 to 1pm. For further details contact Clem at 0864022490.
Coach Derek Stenson has commenced a seven week course for junior members for children aged from 4 to 17 years. The coaching is on Tuesdays and Fridays commencing at 4pm. For details of these sessions you may contact him at 0851080013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.