After a strong start to the campaign in week 1, progress is steady this week with three wins and two defeats. Team 6 had no match this week so we had five men's teams taking to the court on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th.
Donnybrook 1 – Won 4-1 vs Celbridge 1 (home, class 2)
Another 4-1 win for our top team. Donnybrook 1 are now sitting top of their pool after two weeks with 8 points.
Donnybrook 2 – Won 3-2 vs David Lloyd Riverview 2 (home, class 2)
Another mirror of last week's result. Donnybrook 2 are sitting second in their pool with 6 points now.
Donnybrook 3 – Lost 0-5 vs Claremont 2 (home, class 4)
A tough week for Team 3. A very impressive Claremont 2 team took this tie comprehensively against a team weakened by a couple of last-minute injuries. This group still very open however - Donnybrook are only two points off 2nd place in the table.
Donnybrook 4 – Lost 2-3 vs Co Wicklow (away, class 5)
Co Wiclow held their nerve to come out on top in a fixture that went right down to the wire. Donnybrook's singles two and singles three both lost in third set tie breakers. Mark Cloonan's strong finish ensured Donnybrook 4 left with two points and stay second in their pool.
Donnybrook 5 – Won 4-1 vs Swords 2 (away, class 6)
The difference-maker in this tie was Claudio Viotti. With four matches finished and players already tucking into the post-match sandwiches, 'The Italian Stallion' lived up to his nickname by taking his opponent in the third set after a gruelling 2 hour 30 minute match. This leaves Team 5 sitting top of their pool with 9 points.
For those playing or wishing to spectate, below is an overview of Donnybrook Men’s Summer League Fixture list.