Men’s Summer League – Week 3 Report
Having passed the halfway mark most teams are still in with a reasonable chance of a playoff spot. Week 3 (Friday May 24th and Saturday 25th) saw three wins and three defeats across Donnybrook's six teams.
Donnybrook 1 – Won 5-0 vs Sandycove 1 (away, class 2)
Donnybrook 1 remain top of their pool after only dropping one set on the way to a 5-0 win away to Sandycove. After the win, Andrew Kirwan claimed to have hit the shot of the year in his doubles match but this is yet to be confirmed as we can't find anyone else to back up his claim...watch this space.
Donnybrook 2 – Lost 1-4 vs Newtown Park 1 (away, class 2)
A tough away fixture to Newtown Park's #1 team. Well done to David Pall who made his league debut for the club and secured an important point at singles 2.
Donnybrook 3 – Won 3-2 vs Rathoath 1 (home, class 4)
A very close tie where all but one match went to a third set. With Andrew Cloonan absent due to his attendance at the Spice Girls concert, Martin Henihan stepped in and gave his very accomplished opponent a good run. Claremount are running away with this pool so Donnybrook's week 4 match versus Mount Pleasant 2 will go a long way to deciding who makes the playoffs.
Donnybrook 4 – Lost 2-3 vs Wicklow Town 2 (home, class 5)
Another tight fixture which this team have come out the wrong side of. However, securing two points again this week has helped our chances of making the playoffs - we currently sit joint second in this pool with two round to go.
Donnybrook 5 – Won 5-0 vs Charleville 4 (home, class 6)
An emphatic straight sets win. Team 6 are heavy favourites to proceed to the playoffs as they sit top of their pool with only one match dropped in three fixtures.
Donnybrook 6 – Lost 2-3 vs Shankill 6 (away, class 7)
Despite two narrow losses Team 6 are still in with a shout of the playoffs thanks to their doubles partnerships securing two points this week.
For those playing or wishing to spectate, below is an overview of Donnybrook Men’s Summer League Fixture list.