Jerry Sheehan, President Donnybrook ltc, with Fergus Murphy, professional ATP Tour Umpire. Fergus presented a talk on tennis situations, rules and stories from the Tour. The Juniors present posed some interesting questions. Great evening had by all.
A big well done to all Donnybrook Juniors who took part in the Java Republic Malahide Junior Open last weekend 29th April - 2nd May 2016. In spite of the challenging weather with all seasons in a weekend - rain, wind, hail, sunshine - our juniors did the club proud taking home a number of trophies on finals day.
A huge well done to U14 Girls Winner Juiliana Carton, U14 Boys Winner Sahir Mangat, U18 Boys Winner Cian Maguire and U16 Girls Runner-up Maria Blake. Well done also to Frank Fagan (Boys U12) and Shauna Casey (Girls U18) who reached the quarter finals in a very competitive field. Well done also to the many other Donnybrook Juniors who participated over both Qualifying and Main Draw weekends.
Also a big thank you and well done to Owen Casey for all the coaching and early morning warm-ups over the weekend getting our players ready for their matches. No Bank Holiday weekend lie-in's for Owen last weekend!
Full results are available on Tennis Ireland Tournament Software website at
Congratulations to the Donnybrook ltc Juniors who played in the Templeogue Junior Open. Juliana Carton won the U14 Girl's Singles and was a Finalist with Kate Gardiner in the U14 Girl's Doubles. Shauna Casey was a Finalist partnering Caragh Courtney in the U16/18 Girl's Doubles. Orla O'Donnell won the U14 Girl's Plate. Ethan was an U10 Boy's Singles Winner. Well done to all. See Gallery for some photos.
The Ladies 2nd team, captained by Melanie Allen, had a superb weekend. On Saturday they beat Monkstown to achieve promotion to Class 2 next year. Yesterday they beat Clontarf 2 to reach the Final next Sunday. The supporters witnessed a wonderful display of tennis. Well done Ladies.
Congratulations to the following who have qualified from the Leinster Matchplays for the National Matchplays:
U12 Boys - Frank Fagan.
U12 Girls - Coco Elise Lynn-Browne, Celine Simunyu and Roisin Hudson.
U14 Girls - Juliana Carton.
U16 Girls - Georgia Lily Lynn-Browne, Maria Blake.
U18 Girls - Shauna Casey
Congratulations Juliana Carton, age 12, who last Sunday February 21st, won the Girls U16 National Spring Championships. Well done also to Georgia Lily Browne the finalist in the same event.
Follow Osgar O'hOisin playing for the Badgers Tennis team in Wisconsin University.
Congratulations to David O'Hare who won the Men's Doubles 2016 Long Beach 25K Futures Tournament on January 17th with Joe Salisbury
Donnybrook's Georgia Drummy has qualified overnight for the Australian Junior Open. She won her second qualifying match 6-2, 7-6 against Helen Abigail Altick (USA) who has an ITF junior ranking of 105 more than 100 places above her. See link below.
This is a wonderful achievement for Georgia as it will be her first Grand Slam and she will be one of the youngest players in the draw.
Congratulations Georgia. Wishing her all the best in her first Grand Slam main draw from all at Donnybrook LTC
Members are so proud of her achievements.
Juliana Carton won the U14 Girl's title this morning in the National Indoor Junior Championships 2016. Congratulations also to Georgia Lily Lynn Browne who was the finalist. Super end to 2015 and wishing you both all the best in 2016.
Osgar O'hOisin won the Men's Singles Title this morning in the MSL Motor Group National Indoor Senior Championship 2016.
Arrangements for the holiday season: REMEMBER YOUR FOB AT ALL TIMES.
· December 24th – Courts and Changing Rooms only will be open until 4pm.
· Christmas Opening Hours: The Club will be closed December 25 - The green gates will be locked so no access to the courts or club house.
· December 26th - Courts and Changing Rooms only will be open until 4pm.
· December 27th SUNDAY – Usual 10am – 6pm.
· December 28th- Hangover Tournament starts 11am for 16+ adults, all standards welcome, no partner required, text 0868245238 if you are available to play. Club gates close 4pm.
· December 29th- Normal hours.
· December 30th – Normal hours.
· December 31st – Club will close by 4pm.
· January 1: Access to tennis courts and changing rooms only 10am – 4pm.
· Office: will be partially manned over the Christmas period. Please contact the Club Mobile on 086 824 5238 if you have an urgent message.
Reminder : The Hangover Tournament will take place at 11.00am on Bank Holiday Monday December 28th. This will be followed by Mulled Wine & Mince Pies. RSVP to club mobile 0868245238 if available.
Congratulations to both Men's 1st Team and Ladies 2nd Team for their success in the Floodlight Leagues this week
The 1st Men's Team won Class 2 Floodlight League beating Castleknock 1sts.
The following day the Ladies 2nd Team won Class 4 Floodlight League beating DL Riverview in the Final.
See gallery for photos.