On Saturday last with glorious rays of sunshine our first Alzheimers fun day was held in aid of Le Cairde Alzheimers unit in Our Lady’s Hospital.
It was a major success with over €1,500 being raised. We had ten teams of six, two members played pitch and putt and four played fun tennis, which was run off very smoothly with the help of our tennis coach tony mc carthy. We would like to thank tony for organising the draw and Jimmy O’Neill for the superb condition of the pitt and putt course and his help on the day.
The organisers Gina Shanahan and Catherine Fitzell would like to thank everyone who helped in any way from the sponsors of raffle prizes. Members who baked fabulous cakes and goodies, our bbq chefs, the “cleaner uppers” and most of all the adults and children who turned up on the day to support us.
With little time to spare the spring league finals swung into action with the “scholars” team of Bernard Ryan (Capt), Marie Cummins, Niall Anglim, Tricia Maher, Carmel Davern And Anne Ryan being victorious over Margo Fogarty’s team of Martin Heffernan, Kristy Ryan, Craig Ryan For Dessie O Riordan, Isabell O’Brien And Teresa Shanahan.
Next up were the ladies four “ sinners” teams of Anne Fanning (Capt), Ann Marie O Sullivan, Deirdre Maher and Deirdre Gillespie against Sharon Perdue’s team of Nollaig Ryan, Aine Heffernan And Josie Fitzell. Sharon’s team after a marathon battle were the winners on the night. Then finally the “saints” gave a thrilling end to the evening. Joe Barrys Team, Mickey McDonnell, Barbara Ryan , Audrey Ahern, Dave O’Meara And Kate Heffernan with the help of some “ french open tips” were victorious over Catherine O’Connors team of Gareth Mc Glinchey, Sinead Ryan, Justin Blackwood, Philip Falvey, And Sinead Bergin Subbing For Katie O’Connor. Benny Dudley, our Chairperson presented all finalists with their prizes and everyone finished off the evening very nicely in aidan muldoons (daverns) local hostelry.Keep an eye on the notice board for local open weeks and the next big club event will be the senior open week and the club championship. Best of luck to all the teams in the south tipperary and munster leagues.
American Opens will commence on Thursday, June 21st for 14, 15 and 16 year olds and on Tuesday, July 3rd for 11, 12 and 13 year olds. Only paid up members will be allowed to play. Parental help is needed on these mornings so a volunteer sheet will be up on notice board shortly.
Junior Summer Tennis Camps will take place on the following dates: Tiny Tots: (4-5 yrs) July 16th – July 20th. Mini Stars: (6-9 yrs) July 16th – July 20th
Smashing Camps: (10-15 yrs) July 30th – Aug 3rd
Tiny Tots: 9.30am – 11am. Mini Stars: 11.30am- 2.30pm
Smashing Champs: 9. 30am – 12.30pm. Members. Non- members Tiny Tots: J30 J40. Mini Stars: J55 J65
Smashing Champs: J55 J65. Discounts for 2 kids J100 J120
Order forms are now up on noticeboard for anyone looking to order them. Sweatshirts are available in both Child and adult sizes.