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30th South of Ireland Veterans Championship - April 25-27th 2014 - Thank you all!

posted 1 May 2014, 10:19 by lltc1877 management   [ updated 4 Jun 2014, 15:42 by Stéphane René ]

The weekend of the 25/27 April, 2014, Limerick Lawn Tennis Club hosted the 30th South of Ireland Veterans Championship.  Entries included interprovincial players from Leinster, Munster and Connaught.  Local and club players were prominent as well.  The weather was a great help, and the event was refereed very well by Philip Jones.

The men's 35  singles and doubles went to Barry McCarthy and his partner Pat Bradley, both from Killaloe.  The men's 45 singles and doubles went to Galway pair Pat Dillon and Donal Hegarty.

Men's 55 singles was won by Richard McCarthy (St. Anne's TC), he also won the men's 
65 doubles with William Hanover.

The ladies 35 doubles went to Tipperary pair, Trudy Kennedy and Jacinta Coleman.  The 50 doubles was won by Sile Lonergan and Madeleine Kelly from Killaloe.

The mixed 55 doubles was won by Declan Webster and Jill McCormack beating local pair Declan Harkin and Angela O'Dwyer.  

The ladies 60 doubles went to Cork ladies Suzanne Hayes and Kay Lynch.  The mixed 65 doubles was won by Martin Leahy and Rose Houlihan beating his men's doubles partner Brendan Boylan and Kay Lynch.  The men's 65 doubles was a great game worth waiting for, hot favorites Martin Leahy and Brendan Boylan were pipped at the post by Richard McCarthy and William Hanover in a close tie-break.

So we had a brilliant weekend of tennis, several inter-pro's took part and we hope to have them back for the Irish Open on the June Bank holiday weekend.  So come on Club Members, this is your chance to get an Irish Open Title.

A big thank you to our very generous Sponsors, HLB, McKeogh Gallagher Ryan who were very well represented by Sile Casserly.  Also a big thank you to all the senior tennis committee and to Kieran O'Brien for all their help.

A special thank you to Conall Moore, our IT expert.

It was a wonderful weekend, loads of tennis and sunshine and a very successful tournament .

Tony O'Donoghue,
Senior Tennis Committee