Winter Singles Leagues
There has not been much action in the winter leagues so far, the wet weather and Christmas chores being the outright winners. Players have plenty of time to complete their five competitive matches by early February.
Ladies Winter League
Group 1: Paula Dowling, Joan Conway, Lisa Brennan, Melanie Samuels, Orla Kinahan, Michele Culligan
Group 2: Jacinta Digby, Anna Walsh, Julie Costello, Gertie O’ Rourke, Aoife Raleigh,
Group 3: Sine Mac Farlane, Mary Jo O’ Farrell, Kathryn Raleigh, Rose Costello, Mary O’ Neill, Olivia Sumner
Men’s Winter League
Group 1: Sean Raftery, Pawel Michalski, Harry O’ Rourke, Des Windsor Mc Glynn, Jeremy Clarke, Luciano Molinari
Group 2: Richard Frank, Martin O’ Rourke, Tim Clarke, Tomasz Koza, George Bodor, David Manser
Group 3: Jamie Waldron, Arek Trzebski, Jimmy Raleigh, Matthew Conway, Evan Conway, Peter Agbanobi,
Group 4: Dave Costello, Pat Conway, Warren Curtin, John Cooney, Kieran Mc Carthy, Julio Loner,
Group 5: Oisin Stronge, David Walsh, Jonathan Crehan, Gary Hurley, Christi Tibuh, Marcus Rose.
At our recent AGM it was agreed that the club organise an American tournament on the first Sunday of every month. Consequently our first one will be on January 3rd starting at 11am and continuing for two hours. An American tournament is played with half the games in a set played with your partner and half against your partner. We generally play sets of 8 games in our mixed doubles tournaments however in an American tournament the ladies would change partners after every 4 games.
Lisa Brennan, since her come back, has successfully challenged three lady competitors and now is at the pinnacle of the ladies pyramid.
Hatter’s Restaurant is the venue for our Christmas party next Saturday.
During Monday night’s men’s session Georga Bodor and Dave Costello were the more formidable duo and were worthy winners at 9.30. Anne O’ Sullivan and Marie Bouchard were very competitive last Tuesday night while competing with the other ladies. In the mixed doubles on Thursday Olivia Sumner had a number of winners while manning the net while Jiulio Loner played powerful tennis from the baseline.