News: News 09-09-2019


Senior Club Championships

The senior club championships draws have been made and all the finals will be played 28th September. Players who lose their initial matches will compete in the plate competitions. The seeded players in the men’s singles are two of our youngest senior players, Harry O’ Rourke and Jeremy Clarke. Top class first round matches will be Rob Kearney v David Manser, Des Windsor Mc Glynn v George Bodor, Jeremy Clarke v John Galvin and Tim Clarke v Jamie Waldron. Ladies singles cup holder is Lisa Brennan and she is favourite to retain her title. Laura Hunt is also seeded. Interesting seeds in the men’s doubles competition are Tim Clarke/Jimmy Raleigh and Jeremy Clarke/Dave Costello. The ladies doubles competition pairings are very evenly matched but slight favourites are Lisa Brennan/Mary Jo O’ Farrell and Joan Conway/Evgenyia Yurchenko.

Midland League

 Division 3 players have a home match against Birr Wilmer this Wednesday. Des Windsor Mc Glynn, Richard Frank, Michele Culligan and Melanie Whyte will be competing.

Men’s Autumn Doubles League

 Sai Palada and Marek Rose took the honours and the four points in the men’s autumn league competition last Monday. Des Windsor Mc Glynn partnered Pat Conway to collect three additional points while Kieran Mc Carthy and John Bray were third placed. All the other partnerships were awarded the minimum. New members are most welcome to come along at 7.30 and participate.

Mixed Doubles Thursday Night

 Ann O’ Sullivan, Rose Costello, Jamie Waldron and Sai Palada were among the group who enjoyed the mixed doubles competition last Thursday.

Sunday Morning Mixed Doubles

 Sine Mcfarlane partnered Marek Rose to win the mixed doubles last Sunday morning. Paul Paulides played his final match before departing to London.

US Open

Bianca Andreescu held her nerve in classic style to defeat 23 grand slam winner Serena Williams in the US open final, disappointing the vast majority of the participant spectators. Rafa Nadal now has nineteen grand slam titles after defeating Daniil Medvedev in a five set encounter, one less than Roger Federer.

Junior Coaching

 Clem continues coaching sessions every Saturday starting at 10am for children 4 to 8 years old. At 11 he coaches children ages 9 to 12 and from 12 he coaches older children. Please contact Clem at 0864022490 for further details.



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