Congratulations to all those parents and children who took part in Family Day 125. We had over 70 players and almost 100 attend our BBQ !
The weather was superb and the club looked absolutely wonderful!
Sincere thanks to Alison Rennick, Judy Byrne, Patricia D’arcy and Anna Sargent for all their help running the event, Deirdre J for her trojan work behind the scenes, Ed Hanlon for putting up the gazebo and John and Mary O’Toole for helping us decorate the club and have the flowers looking so beautiful!
Paul Quinlan and his team provided a delicious BBQ so all went home fed and watered!!
The over 12 event will be scheduled for September.
Chanelle Dunne on behalf of the Family Day Committee
U18 Girls Doubles Winners Juliana Carton & partner Aisling O'Connor.
U18 Girls Doubles Finalists Breda Brennan & partner Grace O'Reilly.
U12 Girls Doubles Winners Kate Brennan & partner Rebecca O'Mahony.
The spectators were treated to some really good matches despite the difficult weather conditions during the Open week.
Georgia reaches singles and doubles final of Grade 1 ITF Carson California. Now 38 in world under 18 ranking.
Sunday 11th March:
U18 Boys 1st team - Won 3/0 v Newtownpk. Team Tom Brophy, James Brophy, Marcus Boggan & Hugo Moran. Well done.
U18 Boys 2nd Team - Lost 2/1 in Shankill. Harry Sheridan, Finn Sheahan, Matthew Dowley & Gavin O'Donnell. (The doubles won).
U12 Girls 1st Team- Won 2/1 in Sandycove. Caroline Danaher & Kate Brennan, Lucy Roche & Sorcha Smith O'Connor, Alice Grennan & Kate Byrnes. (Nr 1 +2 doubles won).
U12 Boys 1st team- won 2/1 v Glenageary. Cormac Sheahan & Charlie Martin, Naoto Tomizawa & Charlie Kennedy, Harry Miller & Michael Heffernan. (Nr 2+3 doubles won).
U12 Mixed Team-won 3/0 v Blackrock. Joe Kelleher & Cian O'Neill, Jessie Miller & Alana Costello, Ben McElligott & Eva O'Grady. Well done.
The Ladies Winter League Class 2 team, captained by Judy Byrne, won their section without dropping a point. They had to play a playoff match on Wednesday after it got cancelled due to the snow. Having won that the next match was on Saturday 10 March at 9am when the Ladies lined out against Sandycove 1st in a thrilling Q/Final match and won 2 with an unfinished match at nr1. The Semi-Final was held the next day in Donnybrook against Sutton 1 who arrived with a very strong team. It was not Donnybrook's day but what a campaign the panel had.
Miriam O'Meara & Judy Byrne, Caroline Fitzpatrick & Anne Marie Quirke, Melanie Allen & Bairbre MacHale and ably assited by subs Chanelle Dunne and Deirdre Johnston.
Congratulations to the U14 Stars 'n Stripes team who won the Cup on Saturday, 10 March, beating Templeogue.
The President William Devine presented the Cup and medals to the team: Karl Deegan, Dylan O'Neill, Jamie Boxwell, Louis Prehn, Sam Galvin and Andrew Morgan. Jane McElligott, Grace Martin, Lara Sheahan, Emma O'Beirne, Lasara Lynch and Honor O'Reilly.
Thank you to all who supplied wonderful cakes and buns for the Afternoon Tea. Also thank you to Anita O'Neill who also arrived with an Easter Egg for all the players.
Osgar O'hOisin wins the Men's Singles National Indoors Senior Championships Saturday 6 January 2018, beating David Mullins in the Final.
Next month he will travel as part of the Irish Davis Cup Team to Denmark. Best of luck Osgar.
Juliana Carton, U18 GS Winner - Congratulations.
Well done also to Caroline Danaher, 4th in the U12s and Kate Brennan who finished 7th.
To Kate Gardiner, 4th in U16s and to Breda Brennan who achieved the best score against the ultimate winner!
To Emma Brennan and Maria Blake finishing 11th and 12th place in the U18s.
Amazing weekend, early starts, late finishes - you all should feel so proud.
The Ladies Floodlight 3rd team achieved promotion to Class 4 in 2018 having beaten Deerpark in a close Q/Final match. Wishing the team all the best in their S/Final Tuesday 14th at 7.30pm in Sandycove.
Also wishing the very best of luck to the Ladies 1st team in their Class 1 S/Final at home in Donnybrook Tuesday 14 November at 7.30pm against Clontarf.
Juliana Carton - Winner 2017 Winter U18 Girls Singles Leinster Provincial Match Plays in D/L Riverview.
Harry Sheridan – Winner Leinster U14 Boys Singles Autumn Match-play Series in Donnybrook
James Brophy – Winner Leinster U16 Boys Singles Autumn Match-play Series in Sutton.
Lauren Johnston – R/Up Leinster U16 Girls Singles Autumn Match-play Series in Sutton.
Caroline Danaher – Winner Girls U12 Doubles Naas U12 Junior Open.
Kate Brennan - R/Up GS12 Connaught Junior Indoors
Breda Brennan - R/Up GS16 Connaught Junior Indoors & placed ¾ in GS18 event.
Emma Brennan Placed ¾ in GS18 event Connaught Junior Indoors .
Grace Sargent – 3rd place U14 Girls Singles Autumn Match-play Series in Donnybrook
Caroline Danaher – Joint 3rd U12 GS Naas Junior Open
Emma Brennan – Joint 3rd Apex U18 GS Championships in D/L Belfast.
Jamie Boxwell – Placed ¾ U14 Phoenix Gold
Lucy Roche - R/Up U12 GS Phoenix Gold Brookfield
Sorcha Smith O’Connor -R/Up U12 GS Phoenix Silver in Brookfield.
Saturday 21 October - Donnybrook U12 Stars n Stripes team beat Rathgar in the Final. The team consists of 6 boys and 6 girls. Well done to all.
Sunday 22 October - The ladies 1st team, captained by Alison Rennick, won the Class 1 O35 Senior League Final beating Sutton 1sts in a close match. Congratulations to all the squad.
The Mens 1st team O45 Senior League won the Class 2 Final, captained by Jimmy McDonogh. Well done to all, promoted to Class 1 in 2018.
We wish all the Donnybrook junior U14 players playing in the Matchplays this Saturday and Sunday 28/29 October all the best.
The Floodlight League Ladies 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams have all qualified out of the group stages, as have the 2nd Mens team.
On Sunday 5 November the U14 Junior League 1st Boys team play away in Shankill at 4pm along with the U18 Boys team who also play away in Shankill at 4pm. The Girls U14 1st team play at home in Donnybrook v Sutton at 4pm. Good luck to all.
Lesley O'Halloran won the O35 Ladies Singles in the Ashbrook Open.
In the Leopardstown Junior Open Shauna Casey won the U18 Girl's Singles; Maria Blake was U16 Girl's Doubles Finalist; Roisin Hudson U12 Girl's Doubles Finalist and Caroline Danaher seeded 5 was the U12 Girl's Singles Finalist. Great week, well done all.
Upcoming in Donnybrook ltc:
Student on Duty 24-28 July 10am-1pm (Andrew Cloonan).
Club Tennis Social night Thursday 27 July 7.30pm-9pm.
Summer Camp 31 July-3 August 9.30am-1pm.
Student on Duty 31 July-3 August 1-4pm.
Club Tennis Social night Thursday 3 August 7.30pm-9pm.
Hunters Estate Agent Donnybrook 2017 Junior Open 4-12 August and all courts reserved daytime.
Summer Camp 14-18 August 9.30am-12.30pm.
Student on Duty 14-18 August 12.30pm-4pm.
Junior CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 20-26 AUGUST, junior club highlight of the year.
Senior O35 & O45 League starts Sunday 3 September x 5 Sundays.
Junior Programme starts 11 September.
Senior CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 17-30 September.
Airhall goes up October.
Harry Sheridan, 15/07/17, winner boys U12 singles and doubles at Bishopstown LTC in Cork.
Dave Gardiner won the same title back in 2007.
Harry also won the U12 "B" tournament the week before in Sundays Well.