We had an excellent day for our Club Championship, the rain held off and there was some excellent tennis on display. Well done to all our finalists, you were very accommodating on match times and played all matches in a very sporting manner.
Thanks to all who supplied the refreshments in the clubhouse during the day, they were much appreciated by all, the players especially, helping keep the blood sugar level on an even keel.
The results were as follows
Ruth Bradfield Winner Teresa Hennessey
Eamon Doherty WInner Daniel Duarte Runner Up
Olive Miggan and Denise Shelley Winners Ruth Bradfield and Teresa Hennessey Runners Up Mens Doubles
Alan Coleman and Dave Christophers WInners Marc McGlade and Liam Igoe Runners up
Ruth Bradfield and Daniel Duarte Winners Michael Woodnutt and Niamh O’Reilly Runners up
Eithne Butler Winner Sinead Doyle Runner Up
Michael Woodnutt Winner Noel Cronin Runner Up
We had an excellent celebration on Saturday night in the Bowling Club Pavilion. We had a gorgeous meal all prepared by our own Liam Igoe and Pat O’Mahony, thank you so much lads for the huge effort you put in to make it a great night. When word gets out the boys will be inundated with catering requests. Thanks to Nicola, Paula, Eamon and Liza who made a lovely job in setting up the room.
Following the meal we had a fun table quiz organised by Liza and James, questions were nicely geared towards the crowd.
A very belated Table Quiz thankyou to all those all those who supported the club with prizes,
Two Fifty Squared
Paul O’Callaghan and Anne Marie Kelly
Well done to the winners Putin’s Peanuts and the runners up Grosvenor Glory.
Thanks to Pat our excellent quizmaster and organiser, he did super work in getting prizes sorted and putting the word out about the quiz. Thanks to Nick for the questions which challenged our members’ grey matter to the utmost.
The club championship is the annual Stratford competition that is open to all members with the usual categories, women’s singles and doubles, men’s singles and doubles and a mixed doubles competition.
We encourage all members to give it a go, even if you are new to the club, it will give you an idea what standard you are, you may surprise yourself and be a lot better than you think. It’s a also a bit of fun and a good way of getting to know other players in the club, for arranging future games.
On the advice of our insurance provider we are introducing a new method for overseeing guests using the club facilities. We will now ask guests to fill out a day membership form and pay €10 fee for adults €5 for juniors. This will effectively make them a club member for the day and they will be covered by our insurance policy. The same guest can only play twice in one calendar month.
We will leave forms and envelopes at the main notice board and we will have a letterbox where the forms can be deposited. You can also download the form here Guest-Membership-Form
Thanks to all who turned out for the grass court opening day, the weather held up so we managed to test out the grass. Thanks to all who brought food and made it an enjoyable day. Roll on more sunny days so we can play on the grass.