Annual General Meeting
Due to unforeseen circumstances our annual general meeting was cancelled last Thursday but it will be held this Thursday 29th at 9pm in the clubhouse. Nomination forms are now in the clubhouse and members are encouraged to avail of the opportunity to nominate persons for the various executive and committee positions. Completed forms can be posted in the official box in the clubhouse.
Senior Autumn Leagues
The ladies and men’s autumn leagues concluded last Thursday and with promotion and demotion taking place the pyramids have been updated. Des Windsor Mc Glynn and Orla Kinahan have pride of place on the respective pyramids.
Men’s Winners Groups A, B, C, D: Des Windsor Mc Glynn, George Bodor, Richard Frank, John Bray while the runners up were Harry O’ Rourke, Martin O’ Rourke, Kieran Mc Carthy, Dave Costello respectively. The ladies winners in Groups A, B, C, D were Orla Kinahan, Roisin Casey, Anna Walsh and Carmel Hayes, the runners up in the four groups were Paula Dowling, Laura O’ Cluaid, Julie Costello and Lisa Kelly respectively.
Orla Kinahan tops the ladies’ pyramid with Paula Dowling in second place followed by Laura Hunt. Des Windsor Mc Glynn pinnacles the men’s with Harry O’ Rourke and Jeremy Clarke holding the next two spots.
Men’s Autumn Doubles League
Partnerships John Galvin and Cathal Kenny emerged as the winners of last Monday night doubles league. John Cooney and Marek Rose were placed second while duos Dave Costello/Rob Kearney and Peter Agbanobi/Nigel Coyle were third. This competition ends this week with Marek leading on 23, Dave on 21 and Rob on 17 points.
Thursday’s Mixed Doubles
Paula Dowling and Richard Frank were to the fore in last week’s mixed doubles exciting competition.
Junior competitions continue every Sunday from 2pm under the supervision of Lisa Brennan and Laura O’ Cluaid.
Christmas Hampers Competitions
Our junior and senior Christmas hampers competitions are on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th December respectively and all members are welcome to participate in these seasonal events.
The Davis Cup Final
Croatia were the winners of the Davis Cup last weekend defeating 2017 winners France 3-1. It was the last time played under its present format as the International Tennis Federation will be organising an annual weekly competition to be played every November. This new arrangement is planned to last for twenty five years with a prize fund of three billion dollars. The new format will have the top eighteen countries, arranged in six groups of three, competing over the seven days. Madrid City will host the 2019 Davis Cup and it promises to bring a new vibrant, raucous and more exciting end to the tennis year.