2010 Junior Championships

Hi All,

The 2010 Junior Championships are now over – what a shame. I thoroughly enjoyed running the tournament for you and hope you guys enjoyed it too. The tennis standard that I saw was an incredibly high standard particularly on semi finals and finals day. Well done to all of you. The sportsmanship was also remarkable all through the week. It makes my job rewarding when I see such good sportsmanship from our Monkstown LTC juniors.


Thank you to all our umpires and ball boys and girls who helped out on Finals Day. This level of involvement from other members is what makes our Tennis Club the best. Thank you to our Ladies and Men’s Captains Karen & Tom who not only came to watch your matches but also umpired them. Thanks also to Karen for running our Fun U9 Tournament. Thank you to Judy and John who support every occasion that our juniors participate in – their support is always hugely appreciated.

Thank you especially to Anne Crossan and her fantastic Junior Committee for all the hard work they put in throughout the year to make this event so good. Without their all year round dedication and commitment, events like this would not be possible. Thank you so much for all their help with the beautiful food served all day on Finals Day. Heartfelt thanks to Anne for all the work she does for me, the fantastic posters and our notice board are all down to Anne. I would be lost without her. All help is always appreciated by me.


Thanks to Craig for all his patience with you guys – he got his patience from me!!

So, well done to all our finalists. And, congratulations to our 2010 Boy & Girl of the Year – Harry Crossan and Rachel McAuley. These 2 kids are so worthy of this special Monkstown LTC honour. Both of them display such lovely tennis etiquette and sportsmanship and help me in so many ways in the club. They make our tennis club what it is today. I think they get some of their inspiration from our older juniors and young adults (like Caroline and Adam) who continue to play tennis and support all you juniors in all your matches. Well done also to Ben Gannon and Lara Sommerville who were awarded with Monkstown hoddies for their display of great sportsmanship and manners.


Finally, thanks of course to Stephen. He must be extremely proud of the level of tennis he saw from you guys over the tournament, and even more important the great Monstown LTC Sportsmanship he saw. Monkstown LTC is most certainly ….



Enjoy the rest of the summer &Thank you.


P.S. Thank you all for the beautiful card, flowers & voucher



Under 18   Boys Singles   Brian Cullen   Ben McAuley
    Girls Singles   Jennifer Crotty   Olivia Crossan
    Boys Doubles   Philip Cullen & Simon Cusack   Harry Crowe & Rory O’Regan
    Girls Doubles   Jennifer Crotty & Julie Byrne   Amy Ryan & Emily Cahill
    Mixed Doubles   Jennifer Crotty & Philip Cullen   Amy Ryan & Simon Cusack
Under 16   Boys Singles   Jack Crossan   Philip Cullen
    Girls Singles   Amy Ryan   Emily Cahill
Under 14   Boys Singles   Neil Stokes   Hugo Faughnan
    Girls Singles   Aisling Rooney   Aisling Cullen
    Boys Doubles   Neil & Jack Stokes   Hugo Faughnan & Jerome Doyle
    Girls Doubles   Aisling Cullen & Rachel McAuley   Aisling Rooney & Sorcha Clarke
    Mixed Doubles   Julie Byrne & Jack Crossan   Aisling Cullen  & David Cullen
Under 12   Boys Singles   Jerome Doyle   Kyle Murray
    Girls Singles   Julie Ryan   Siofra Watson
    Boys Doubles   Jerome Doyle & John O’Mahony   Kyle Murray & David Cullen
    Girls Doubles   Julie Ryan & Lucy Byrne   Amy McGovern & Siofra Watson
Under 10   Boys Singles   Gary Galvin   Conor Gannon
    Girls Singles   Grace Mary Doyle   Sara McAuley