Senior Club Championships
The fine weather during the past week ensured that a lot of senior club championships matches were played. The cup and plate finals will be played this weekend. Events are the best of three sets but the third set may be a champion’s tie break, first to reach ten but must win by two. This year there will be no food or other refreshments available in the clubhouse and spectators are to remain outside the perimeter fences and not congregate under the canopy at the clubhouse.
Men may organise championship matches, every Monday night, the ladies may do the same every Wednesday night and mixed doubles matches may be organised during Thursday doubles booked times. Members may cancel a club booking and organise championship match.
Club Championship Finals Weekend
Seeded players Harry O’ Rourke and Sean Raftery are on course to meet in the men’s final but first Sean has a very tough semi-final against Rob Kearney. Lisa Brennan and Anna Walsh are the lady finalists.
Ida Smith Cup finalists are Yvonne Walsh and Amie Maher. In the Dave Costello Cup competition Benny Maginess awaits the winner of Sean Nolan and George Jebaraj. The winner of which will play Isaac Del Saz Palos in the final.
Men’s Doubles first semi-final will see duo Des Windsor Mc Glynn/George Jebaraj play Marek Rose and Olly Mc Grath. Harry O’ Rourke and Kieran Mc Nally are the other semi-finalists and will play either John Galvin and John Cooney or Richard Frank and John Hannon.
The Ladies’ Doubles semi-finalists are Anne Dooley and Rose Costello against Evgeniya Yurchenko and Noirin Reidy while Anna Walsh and Amie Maher will play Lisa Brennan and Mary Jo O’ Farrell in the second semi.
The Mixed Doubles semi-finalists are Julie Costello and Isaac Del Saz Palos who will play the winners of quarter finalists Martina Hardiman/Peter Agbanobi and Yvonne Walsh/Sean Reidy. Oonagh Collins and Cathal Kenny play Evgeniya Yurchenko and John Bray in the second semi.
Moate’s Invitational Tennis Competition
Julie Costello and Richard Frank are into the final in Moate’s invitational mixed doubles after overcoming Rose and Dave Costello last Wednesday. Carmel Hayes and Keith Mc Kiernan beat Kathleen Flynn and John Galvin in a quarter final, and will compete against Mary Rose Mc Intyre and John O’ Connell in the second semi-final. Credit to Carmel Hayes and Jimmy Raleigh who organised this friendly event.
Club Social Tennis Events
Club social competitions continued last week with reduced courts due to championship matches. Monday’s competitive players were Harry O’ Rourke and Des Windsor Mc Glynn. Among Wednesday’s ladies competitors were Evgeniya Yurchenko and Mary O’ Neill, Thursday’s mixed doubles prominent combination were Oonagh Collins and Joe Dalby, while Sunday’s best were Anne Dooley and Isaac Del Saz Palos.
Covid 19 Recommendations
All members are urged to bring their own hand sanitizer, however the club has installed a hand sanitise dispenser near the club house door and on courts 3 and 4.