Senior Club Championships
COVID 19 has had a very negative impact on every aspect of our daily lives, however there has been one positive outcome for our club. The spring lock down ceased for tennis players the 18th May and since then we have gladly witnessed a big increase in our club membership. This was reflected in the increased number of participants in our 2020 senior club championships.
The highlight of this year’s championships was the ladies Singles Plate finall. The over two hour, three set final, the third set tie break ended 11-9, was contested by eventual winner Lola Fernandez Palos and Sinead Reidy. Long, consistent, exhaustive rallies, with very few unforced errors, had the appreciative spectators enthralled by their fitness and determination to achieve success. Yvonne Walsh wont the Ida Smith Cup defeating Amy Maher in the final. Natasha Shine overcame Louise Costello in the Plate final.
Issac Saz Del Palos overcame George Jebaraj, 2-1, in the Dave Costello Cup competition. The third set ended 6-4, giving the Palos family a double cause for celebration. Joe Dalby had a walkover in the plate final. This and a couple of other competitions suffered the same consequences due to player injuries.
Sean Raftery and Lisa Brennan were crowned single’s champions for 2020. Mary Jo O’ Farrell and Lisa Brennan, Harry O’ Rourke and Kieran Mc Nally were ladies’ and men’s doubles champions. All Cup and Plate finals were played in sunny cool conditions, thus concluding a very successful tournament, that was exceptionally well organised, by Martin O’ Rourke and the Tournaments Committee.
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Results Cup Competitions
Ladies’ Singles: Lisa Brennan beat Anna Walsh
Men’s Singles: Sean Raftery beat Harry O’ Rourke
Ida Smith Cup: Yvonne Walsh beat Amy Maher
Dave Costello Cup: Isaac Del Saz Palos beat George Jebaraj
Ladies’ Doubles: Lisa Brennan, Mary Jo O’ Farrell beat Anne Dooley, Rose Costello
Men’s Doubles: Harry O’ Rourke, Kieran Mc Nally beat Des Windsor Mc Glynn, George Jebaraj
Mixed Doubles: Julie Costello, Isaac Del Paz Palos beat Evgeniya Yurchenko, Michael Doheny
Results Plate Competitions
Ladies’ Singles: Lola Fernandez Palos beat Sinead Reidy
Men’s Singles: Conor Jones w/o Olly Mc Grath
Ida Smith Cup: Natasha Shine beat Louise Costello
Dave Costello Cup: Joe Dalby w/o Jarlath Nolan
Ladies’ Doubles: Jacinta Digby, Loretto Lee beat Oonagh Collins, Martina Hardiman
Men’s Doubles: Peter Agbanobi, Cathal Kenny w/o Kieran Mc Carthy, Jimmy Raleigh
Mixed Doubles: Rose Costello, John Cooney w/o Lola Fernandez Palos, John Bray
Senior Autumn Leagues
The ladies’ and men’s singles autumn leagues will start from Monday 5th October. Members interested in competing should register on WhatsApp by this Saturday.
Men’s Autumn Doubles League
This Monday 28th our autumn doubles league will commence. All male members are welcome to participate every Monday, draw for partners will be at 7.30 every week.
These competitions continue every Monday for men, every Wednesday for ladies, Thursdays and Sunday mornings are mixed doubles events. Please come along and participate in these social friendly competitions.