Cork Tennis Blog

Welcome to the Cork Tennis Blog.

This blog will, hopefully, keep you up to date on the tennis scene in Cork, both socially and competitively. Whether you are new to the game or an experienced player I hope you find the information and posts here, useful and interesting.

You can contact me by email at

As well as local tennis news, there are also some very good articles written by local players and I am always looking for people to contribute to the blog, so don't be shy.

Please also feel free to comment on individual posts, or alternatively through the comment box on the right of the blog. I hope you enjoy reading through the blog and that it was of some use to you.

Enjoy your game, Rob

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Federer - Did he do it or not?

Babolat Cork Tennis League Updated Scores

After the recent tournaments here's an updated list of how the scoring looks.

Tim Ryan 13 points
James Cooney 8 points
Conor Ahern 5 points
Piotr Czarnecki  5 points

Trish O Leary 8 points
Sheila Stokes 5 points

This league is still open for entries and with prizes for the winning man and woman, you will be kitted out from head to toe.
Don't miss out!
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St.Michaels Open Vets

St.Michaels have being running an Open Vets tournament for the last few years but this was the first one that was officially on the Tennis Ireland Calender and so making it a counting event for Munster Interpro selection.

While it will take time to build up numbers, the standard of entries was very high, with a lot of last years winning interpro team members playing for places on this years team.

For those who haven't played it before, and this was my first time, you will have to go along way to find a more enjoyable and welcoming event.
On finals day the bar b que was free to all who were in attendance and this was a lovely way to finish a very enjoyable tournament even if we did lose to double winner Rob Murphy and his partner Liam O Brien.

MD 35 Rob Murphy/Liam O Brien V Derek Lane/Rob Leahy 3-6/6-4/12-10
WD 35 Joanne Williamson/Toni O Keeffe V Trudy Kennedy/Deirdre McSherry 6-4/6-2
XD 35 Deirdre McSherry/Rob Murphy V Carmel Daly/Vince Lawton 6-3/6-3
MD 45 Joe Donovan/Pat Smith w/o
WD 45 Ann Naughton/Un Ryle V Alice Keating/Margaret O Sullivan
MD 50 Pat Horgan/Pat Smith V Pat Coleman/Noel Fitton 4-6/7-6/12-10
WD 50 Ann Coveney/Connie Creed V Mary Donnelly/Jean Downey 6-3/6-4
WD 55 Maggie O Toole/Freeda Roycroft V Joan Gollins/Kalene Kenefick
XD 55 Ann Coveney/Hugh Harrington w/o
MD 60 Barry Gollins/Larry Power V Willie Hanover/Lar Thompson 6-4/6-2
XD 60 Suzanne Hayes/Noel Murphy V Freeda/Billy Roycroft 6-2/6-0

Well done to all involved in organising this event especially to Ken Duffy for making us all feel welcome over the weekend.

Douglas Senior Open Doubles

When I was a junior playing open tournaments Douglas was always one of the big ones and when I got to the age where I started playing senior tournaments it was one of the main three.

Unfortunately for a few years Douglas lost some of its prestige and standing among the tournament circuit, but thanks to people like Oliver Barriscale (and the new committee who are doing great work reinstating Douglas as one of Corks' main clubs) the tournament is again gaining popularity.

This was evident in the standard of the entries in their Open Doubles tournament this year and with some epic matches, finals day proved to be a very entertaining place to be.

MD 1/2 Derek Lane/Rob Murphy V Pat Horgan/Donal Neary 6-2/7-6
MD 3 Paul Healy/John Ryan V Mick McCabe/Paul O Callaghan 6-2/6-7/7-5
MD 4 Dermot Carberry/Dominic Crowley V James Cooney/Kevin Moynihan 2-6/6-4/6-4
MD 5 Padraig Mullane/Owen Rea V Conor Ahern/Michael O Driscoll 6-3/6-3
MD 6 Ray McDonald/John Murphy V Gary Fitzroy/Tony O Reilly 3-6/6-4/6-4
WD 1/2 Connie Creed/Grace Reidy V Sommer Craig/Carmel Daly 6-1/6-3
WD 3 Berni Kenny/Daragh Quinn V Marion Healy/Monica Williams 6-1/4-6/6-1
WD 4 Margaret Roche/Nime Steffanson V Dymphna Lordan/Fiona McCarthy 6-4/6-1
WD 5 Christine Airey/Fabiola Schnier V Teresa O Donovan/Jacqui O Mahony
WD 6 Francie McCarthy/Carmel Morrison V Julie O Sullivan/Susan Wallace 3-6/6-1/6-3
XD 1/2 Toni O Keeffe/Frank McDonnell V Karen O Donovan/Colm Cronin 6-3/6-3
XD 3 Monica Williams/Gus Bowen V Daragh Quinn/Hugh Harrington 6-3/6-3
XD 4 Maria/Dominic Crowley V Joanne O Keeffe/Tom Reidy 2-6/6-4/7-6
XD 5 Jacqui O Mahony/John O Donovan V Sarah Dwane/Kenny Ding 5-7/6-4/7-5
XD 6 Therese Crowley/Joe McSweeney V Ger O Callaghan/Scott Weaver 6-1/3-6/6-3

Congratulations to Dominic Crowley on doing the double, never an easy task.

Babolat Cork Tennis League points were picked up by Conor Ahern and James Cooney.
Remember it's never too late to enter.

Bishopstown Senior Doubles Results

Firstly apologies for the delay in posting the results, new baby keeping me busy.
Anyway congratulations to Bishopstown on running another very successful tournament this year.  Considering the horrendous weather that they endured during the week it was a great achievement to get the tournament finished on time.

MD 1/2 Aylmer Barrett/Paul Fitzgerald V Antoine Bercy/Martin Higgins 6-1, 6-4
WD 1/2 Lisa Long/Joanne Williamson w/o
XD 1/2 Joanne Williamson/Derek Smith V Connie Creed/Antoine Bercy 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
MD 3 Niall Cloke/Nick Cloke V Gus Bowen/Aidan Cotter 6-2, 6-2
WD 3 Gillian O Grady/Roceliza Reyes V Berni Kenny/Daragh Quinn 2-6, 6-1, 6-3
XD 3 Carla James/Jeremy Forde V Berni Kenny/Paul O Callaghan 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
MD 4 Rob Jenkins/Leo O Leary V Pat Donnellan/Diarmaid O Mathuma 6-2, 6-2
WD 4 Margaret Roche/Nime Steffanson V Mary Barnes/Tricia O Leary 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
XD 4 Dervilla Griffin/Pat Peate V Anne O Sullivan/Paddy Quinn 6-0, 6-1
MD 5 Padraig Mullane/Tim O Donovan V Piotr Czarnecki/Thomas Mullane 6-4, 6-0
WD 5 Patricia Hickey/Paula Mullane V Angela O Mahony/Lucy Quill 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
XD 5 Liz Moore/Nigel Smith V Sarah Dwane/Kenny Ding 7-6, 6-3
MD 6 Brian Hennessy/Joe McSweeney V Tim O Leary/John Underwood 6-1, 6-4
WD 6 Francie McCarthy/Carmel Morrison V Kitty Moynihan/Sheila Stokes 6-2, 6-3
XD 6 Teresa Lynch/Joe McSweeney V Martina O Sullivan/Paul Hogan 6-3, 6-3

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up and to Tricia O Leary, Sheila Stokes and Piotr Czarnecki on picking up points towards the Babolat Cork Tennis League.

Friday, May 6, 2011

New website for Douglas Tennis Club

Over the last year Douglas tennis club has undertaken the task of re-promoting itself and the latest stage in this task is their new website.

The site is in it's early stages but once all the headers are filled in you will have no excuses for keeping up to date with what's happening in the club.

This site along with the club's Facebook page should cover all angles for existing, new and potential members.

Well done on all the hard work.

Check out the new site here

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cork Senior Open Tournament Calender

On the right of this blog there is a list of all the Senior events on the Cork tennis calender for 2011.

You will be able to enter any of these tournaments from here by clicking their link.

The links will become active as the tournament organisers publish details of their event.

Some events will be done through the tournament software site, others will be email entries, but all can be entered from here.

Don't forget these are all the tournaments that count towards the Babolat Cork tennis league and some great prizes.