Congratulations to all our junior players who have been involved in the U12 and U18 league! Please see below a short report below from the Team Managers on each of our teams campaign through the group stages. We have 4 teams through to the play off stages and I would to wish them all the very best of luck. Thank you to all the players, subs, parents, team managers and everyone involved in the organising and running of the league. All support welcome on Sunday May 13th for the play offs in Clontarf and in David Lloyd on Sunday May 20th for the U12 Mixed Team.

U12 Mixed team

The U12 mixed team despite some debutants in junior league tennis performed very well. Each pair won 2 out of their 3 matches resulting in a final total of 6 points from 9. Particularly encouraging was the consistency and match play ability all players showed when involved in deciding set tie-breaks.
They have qualified for the semis where they will play Riverview on the 20th May.

The team who played all 3 matches was
Millie Jerman & Isobel Light
Aidan Leahy & Peter McVeigh
Maedbh Le Roux & Zach Bailey

U12 Boys

The U12’s got off to a great start in their campaign claiming 5 out of 6 points on offer in the first 2 matches. The snow put a halt to matches in March and with a break, the team resumed again winning 5 out of 6 points again in 2 matches. It was unfortunate against Wicklow Town as they could only put out 2 teams that day so our 3’s didn’t get to play. So a walkover was given.

The last match was all to play for as we were only 2 points behind the leaders Clontarf.
The team had very strong opposition and didn’t claim any points against Clontarf.
We still finished second in our group as a result of the great results in previous matches. The team is due to play Malahide on Sun 13th in the playoffs.

Thank you to all the team members
Sean-Patrick White & Cian Murphy
Conor White & Cillian Murphy
Noah Vidal & Alex Wardlaw
and to Jamie Hudson for almost subbing!

U12 Girls

The U12 girls performed very well in this league considering that it consisted of both Class 1 and Class 2 teams as Class 1 was cancelled.
The team lost some close matches against some very seasoned opposition but still managed to finish mid-table. The highlight of the campaign was a 3-0 win against Brookfield. It was a great experience and for the majority of the team it was their first year playing league.

Well done to all the team which consisted of –

Sophie FitzGerald & Kate Begley
Keela McNichols & Cara FitzGerald
Emilie O’Brien & Lucy O’Brien

Many thanks to our subs –
Maedbh Le Roux
Orna Hurley
Sophie Grant
Clodagh McKeown
Alice O’Hagan

U18 Girls

Meabh Moore & Katie Cunnigham, playing singles, and Sophia Gorby & Niamh Prior, doubles partners, with help from sub Kate Quinn, played three matches in March and April and have made it through to the elimination stage. They finished second to Elm Park in their group, ahead of Rathgar and Wicklow Town. The girls are in the final 8! Their quarter final is away this in Clontarf Sunday 13th May against Clontarf.

U18 Boys

The Under 18 boys team in Class 2 consisted of Oisin O’Hanlon and Will Fitzgerald playing singles, with Sean Cronin and Harry Wall playing doubles.

Their first match vs Naas 1sts proved tricky,mainly as the scheduled date coincided with our first snow event and was then rescheduled for the next snow event in late March! It was then played in blistering sun and the lads came through 3-0.

The second match v Carlow 1sts thankfully went ahead at the first attempt and Oisin and Will came through their singles against two hot under 14’s,while Sean and Harry beat two 18 year olds,all in straight sets–albeit with a couple of close tie breaks thrown in.

Finally, we played Carrickmines 1sts in the last match,where Caoimhin Cronin filled in for Will,who was doing warm weather training in Monte Carlo. This didn’t stop the team’s momentum as we beat our bigger neighbours,again 3 0.

So the team go into the quarters as the only unbeaten team,where they face Donnybrook 1sts at home on Sunday 13 May–well done to all so far on the great displays and best of luck for the play offs!

Kind Regards,
Áine Leonard