News & Events 17th August 2017

The Championships are progressing very nicely – with some very competitive matches being played. The weather has been very kind, other than last Monday night when the heavens opened. All matches were completed, bar two, which was an amazing feat, well done to all concerned!  The Ladies who have volunteered to do supper each evening have produced gorgeous goodies and our thanks to Matthew for serving refreshments.

The 1/4 Final stage of all events will be reached by Monday next, with the Plate & Bowl competitions being run through Sunday (Keep a close eye on the website for match times on Sunday). Don’t worry guys no disruption to your Men’s Morning!! That will leave a week of super matches next week. Greg has asked me to remind you to check the website as late as possible in the evening (or early in the morning) as matches can be changed at the 11th hour and please no “Unavailability” next week! Also Deirdre would like you to check the Sign in Sheet and volunteer a time next week.

The Table Plan for the At Home is now on the Notice Board so make sure you get your name up, either on a table or the list provided.

I bet you didn’t know that Monkstown LTC is 140 years old this year!  Margaret Heagney does and she and Breege (E) are hosting tomorrow night with special goodies!  Do pop down and be part of this special celebration!

The Annual “Golden Oldies” night hosted by Mick & Breege Clancy will take place next Tuesday. It is always a most enjoyable night with a delicious sit down meal. As always all monies go to Mick & Breege’s chosen Charity “CRY”  –  Cardiac Risk in the Young.  There is a signup sheet on the Notice Board, if you can’t make it down to the club email Judy and she’ll put your name up. Contribution €20.   Supper 7.30pm.

Great results from our members on the circuit!  Julie Byrne played on the Leinster Senior Inter Pro team who won the Interpro Championship title, congrats Julie. Pat Cowley continues to play in Open tournaments and won the Class 4 event in the Bray Open last week. Pat has also been selected on the Irish Team for the ITF Super Seniors World Team Championships to be held in Orlando in October.  Congrats Pat, what a trip!


JUNIORS:  Josh was part of the U/14 team Leinster team who were runners/up to Munster in their Interpro campaign, good performance Josh so soon after recovering from your broken leg.

The Irish Junior Championships being played at Fitzwilliam this week is the highlight of the Junior circuit. Congrats to our 14 Juniors who qualified and battled away in their matches. Today Conor won his 1/4 final U/16 singles match, he’s seeded No 1 and is playing his semi-final tomorrow morning at 10am, so fingers crossed he makes it to Saturday! He was pipped in the Semis of the doubles this morning.  Charlie reached the 1/4 final of the U /12 Singles only to be pipped this morning and this afternoon has won his semi-final in the U12 doubles to reach the final on Saturday. Josh reached the 1/4 finals of the U/14 mixed, great run Josh! Judy will email tomorrow evening if Conor reaches the Final!

Yesterday was a big day for our Leaving Cert members, strong results all round so we don’t only produce tennis players – but also bright young things!!  Here’s to your future.

This week it’s Bon Voyage to David Cullen as he heads to Boston University on Saturday, very best of luck David and looking forward to having you back for Summer League next year!