Senior League

Congratulations once more to our Class 6 (apologies, now Class 5!) team on their fabulous campaign throughout Senior League. The team, captained by Jenny McCann and also featuring Mandy O’Neill and Ann Herbert, Jane Boyle, Anita Kane and Joanne Morrissey, made the quarter finals of their event and secured promotion to class 5 for next year’s players. Subs Mairéad Mackey, Pauline McNamara and Clodagh Lowry made valuable contributions along the way. Many thanks to all the players, a fabulous achievement.

Floodlight League

Floodlight is now in full swing, and I think all the players are very much enjoying not having to play a full third set. Our first team have come out on the wrong side of a few Champions Tiebreaks, however, always a heartbreaking way to lose a match! Out first team, playing in Class 2, is currently in third position in their section, with all to play for. They face Claremont/Railway Union at home next Tuesday if any brave souls fancy watching some good tennis from an increasingly chilly balcony – the bar is open, and it is warm and cosy inside!

Our second team, also in Class 2, have three points after losing g some very tight matches last week. They have played excellent tennis so far – Jacqui Lyons treated us to a vintage display last week – and have a very good chance of picking up some more points over the next few weeks.

Our third team are playing in Class 4. This is a strong team captained by Helen Hughes, and they top their group so far, managing to clinch those all-important tiebreaks! They are away next week, but at home for their last match on October 29 against Carrickmines, a game which would be well worth a watch with a nice hot whisky from the bar. Keep it up girls, we are cheering you on!

Finally our Class 5 team are a new addition this year and are just coming to grips with the vagaries of floodlight league. They are going from strength to strength and will be at home next Tuesday the 22nd against Kiltiernan Parish.

Darren Mooney Tournament

The Darren was a roaring success and thoroughly enjoyed by all who played in it. I would like to thank Marvellous Mary O’Connell for her, as usual, tireless and selfless solo staging of the Sandycove tennis, and for all her help to me in organising the tournament. Aileen and Ken Regan were also on standby to put out any fires, and many thanks to them, events are much easier with helpers on board! The accountants in Glenageary have informed me that the tournament raised euro 1,860 for Darren’s Well, which is amazing. Thank you so much to all who played and contributed to the fun, it is really appreciated.

Áine’s fun tennis

Aine Leonard, our fantastic head coach, is organising fun cardio tennis from 11-1 tomorrow for Youth Release who help orphaned and vulnerable children in Ethiopia. Aine is going on a two week trip there next week, and is hosting the fun tennis followed by coffee and cakes from 12.30—1.30. Please email or contact 0876174227 if you would like to take part. If the tennis is full, then come for a coffee, it will be a great morning!

Hoping to see you all on court very soon!