Monday, 24 December 2012
Sunday, 23 December 2012
This is another fantastic honour for the Club as Megan becomes our 13th Junior Badminton International. Her father Al (current Irish U15 Coach) was a Junior International along with Donie O'Halloran, David Browne, Joyce McInerney, Rowan Eade, Catherine O'Shea, Darryl Eade, Amir Intisar, Ruth Kilkenny, Ciara Pender, Joanne Flanagan and current U15 International Moya Ryan.
Congratulations Megan. Do us proud in Barcelona!!
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 20:31
Thursday, 20 December 2012
This was followed by a social gathering in the bar to celebrate the end of what has been a great event and indeed a great tennis year.
The final results were:
Section 1Winners: dave Quinn & Siobhan O Donovan
R-up: Chris Rudland & Maria Dolan
Section 2Winners: Tom Davis & Roisin Breheny
R-up: Kevin Starling & Aoife Quinn
Section 3Winners: Gareth Ruanr & Joanne Clancy
R-up: Tom Byrne & Una Cummins
Thanks to everyone who took part in this tournament and those who supported the finals night.
The Tennis committee wishes all the tennis players a happy and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to an even better 2013 tennis year for the club.
Go raibh maith agaibh go leir agus Nollaig Shona doibh
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 15:42
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Monday, 10 December 2012
Ennis Teams were in action again this weekend with Ennis Div 3 hosting Canon Hayes of Tipperary whilst Div 5 travelled to Cork to do battle with Bishopstown.
Div 3 team of Dave Keane Aidan Foley Margaret Flanagan and Maria Dolan managed a respectable score of 3/2 in favour of the Tipp side in what was always going to be a challenging draw. Despite this result however Ennis remain very much in contention at the halfway stage of the competition. With 4 teams competing for 2 positions Limerick Lawn are maintaining a narrow lead with the remaining 3 teams all carrying the same number of points!
The second round legs will be the deciding factor but at this stage having seen the competition Ennis are very much still in the running.
Div 5 meanwhile continued their winning streak with a superb away victory over bishopstown. The Team of Dave Quinn Chris Rudland Teresa Curtin and Elizabeth Tuohy managed a 3/1 win to leave them leading their group at the halfway stage.
Div 6 are also well ahead in their group going into the Christmas break and confidence is high that if they can keep up the pressure they should comfortably qualify for the knockout stages.
Congrats to all members for representing their club so well.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 16:28
Friday, 7 December 2012
It was an emotional win for Evans, a double Olympian, who made the final in 2008 and has reached six other European circuit finals without ever taking a win.
In the women’s final, Chloe Magee, who had won the mixed doubles with Karen Bing in 2007, was making her first appearance in a singles final against 18-year-old Line Kjaersfeldt from Denmark. Magee struggled, trailing 10-18 in the opening game, but then underlining her fighting spirit when she pulled the score back to 20-20. She had a set point at 21-20, but failed to convert it. Kjaersfeldt then won the next two points to take the set 23-21.Magee played with more drive in the second set, winning 21-18, but her rival always had the edge in the tie-breaker, winning 21-18 and taking her first singles title at this level.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 13:12
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Our 3 teams are performing very strongly in their respective divisions in the Munster Leagues.
Div 6 continued their strong showing by defeating Tralee last Sunday to leave them currently top of their section.
Div 5 after one match are also top of their group with an away match against Bishopstown this Sunday.
Div 3 meanwhile scored a superb victory away to Sundays Well last weekend. A victory against arguably the provinces most prestigious club on their turf is no mean feat and leaves the Ennis team joint top after 2 matches with a home fixture this weekend against Tipp side Canon Hayes.
Fantastic to see our club being represented so well and great to see so much interest amongst members to play in these events.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 17:46
There will be a festive athmosphere with finger food and a free raffle for small spot prizes on the night.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 17:36
Friday, 30 November 2012
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 07:22
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Despite some inclement weather over the recent past members are endeavouring to complete their sections in the Autumn League.
It has been decided that the final date for match completions will be friday December 7.
The provisional date for the Finals to be played is Tuesday December 11....This date is to be confimed and members should keep an eye on notice board for confirmation. The top 2 in each group will qualify for this final play off.
Remember if you have not paid €5 is due!!
Munster Winter League
For the first time in years we have entered Teams in 3 divisions. It is great to see so many members interested in travelling and competing for their club.
Ennis has got off to a strong start in most divisions:
Div 3 played Limerick Lawn and the team of Aidan Foley Dave Keane Ann and Helen Gallery were narrowly defeated in a 3/2 scoreline in a tightly fought 3 set Ladies Doubles.
Next match is an away fixture to Sundays Well followed by Cannon Hayes on Dec 9 at home
Div 4 have played just one match against Canon Hayes and achieved a great win of 3-1 with Dave Quinn Chris Rudland Teresa Curtin and Liz Tuohy flying the flag for the club.
Div 5 are storming ahead with a superb 4-0 win against Bandon courtesy of Sean Carroll Wayne Burke Mary Healy and Una O Reilly, This was followed by a tightly fought battle against Whitechurch resulting in a 2-2 scoreline with Wayne and Mary this time teaming up with Declan Cusack and Aileen Daffy.
All matches won count as a point so with a lot of matches ahead a lot of points up for grabs.
Keep an eye on the booking sheets. Come down and support our teams in their home fixtures. Gurranteed exciting tennis and an opportunity to show off our superb facilities.
It is hoped to run off a couple of Blitzes (American Tournament style) before Christmas. Keep an eye on the board!
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 21:42
Monday, 26 November 2012
The Munster Juvenile Inter-County Championships were held in the Sports Arena in UL on Sunday 25 Nov. 18 teams from all over Munster competed on the 12 courts, with 180 participants. For a tournament that only started four years ago it is now one of the biggest one day junior badminton events in the Country. There were four age groups Under 11, 13, 15 and 17. In Clare over 70 juniors attended trials to select the teams.
Clare were winners of the U15 and U17 titles, and R-Up in U13. The U11 team played very well also. The Clare teams are: (23 Ennis members highlighted)
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 15:06
Current U11 Munster Girls champion Alexandra Troy partnered Katie Browne to the final of the U12 Girls Doubles. The No 1 seeds were defeated 21-19 in the third set of the final.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 15:01
Monday, 19 November 2012
The Club had 9 entries in the U17 competitions. These were Moya Ryan, Megan Bredin, Ciara Dwyer, Amy and Karen MacNamara, Lana Browne, Aine Ryan, Maurice and Sally Molloy.
There were 5 entries in the U13 competitions. These were Ronan Foley, Alexandra Troy, Seosamh Ryan, Patrick Bugler and Katie Browne.
Moya Ryan and Megan Bredin reached the Final of the U17 Doubles where at one set all Moya had to retire with an injured back. Ciara Dwyer and Megan reached the Semi Finals of the U17 Singles, where unfortunately both were defeated. There were also excellent performances from Karen and Amy, Aine and Lana, and Maurice and Sally in the Singles and Doubles.
All the U13 players played well, and gained invaluable experience at this level. They are all eligible to play U13 next year.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 23:50
Sunday, 18 November 2012
There will be a meeting at the Club this Tuesday (20th Nov.) at 8pm to form a Committee to organise events for the 125th weekend celebrations next July. The Old Ground is booked for Sat 13th July in the Main Hall with over 180 people expected. These will include members and former members of the Ennis Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club, The Ennis Badminton Club, The Fergus Lawn Tennis Club and the Co. Clare Lawn Tennis Club and invited guests.There will also be a series of events over the weekend that could include the book launch of the history of the Club, a tournament with a dress code similar to 1888, a BBQ and exhibition match. This weekend will also be part of the Gathering, as former members from abroad are hoping to attend. Over 130 attended the Fergus L.T.C. Reunion in 2000.
If you would like to help organise this event please come along this Tuesday at 8pm, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 16:10
Thursday, 15 November 2012
On Sunday 9th December 2012 we will be holding a Christmas Party for Junior Badminton and Tennis members.
Before the party, there will be separate badminton and tennis blitzes starting at 10:30am. The blitzes will be team events with a mix of all ages and standards.
This will be followed (at approx 2pm) by a Christmas Party which will include a disco with DJ, Darryl Eade, a visit from Santa Claus, presentation of prizes, food, fun & games.
If a Junior member is not able to play in the blitz they are still welcome to come along to the party. In addition, sisters and brothers of junior members are very welcome to come to the party.
The cost is €5 for 1 child or €10 for a family.
To book a place for your child/children please complete the form below or pick up a form at the club. Post the form and money in an envelope marked Junior Christmas Party and post in the letterbox under the computer in the clubhouse on/before Friday 30th November.
We would like to have some spot prizes to hand out on the day. If you are able to donate a spot prize or two it would be greatly appreciated. You can either wrap the spot prize and put a label on it indicating whether it’s for a boy or girl and approx age. Alternatively we will wrap the spot prize. We suggest gifts for around €5 or less. Please give your gift(s) to one of the organisers or drop to the office.
Also we will be looking for homemade goodies, both savoury and sweet, so for all budding Nigella Lawson’s out there we are calling for your help. Please drop me an email to let me know if you can assist.
We will be in touch with further details in due course. In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions or would have a few hours available to help with organising this party either in advance or on the day please do let us know.
Finally, this party will ONLY be successful if we get enough Junior members attending so please sign up before Friday 30th November.
Don’t hesitate to contact one of the organisers below if you have any questions.
Ennis Junior Badminton & Tennis Club
Sunday 9th December 2012
Blitz – 10:30am to 1:30pm
Party – 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Attendance & Payment Form
(indicate whether Tennis
Accompanied by Parent
Payment – €5 for one child / €10 for family – please indicate amount enclosed
SIGN UP BEFORE 30th NOVEMBER
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 19:05
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Friday, 2 November 2012
Mon.: 8-10pm Div 6 and beginners. 2 Courts.
Tues. : Will O/Neill Coaching 8-9pm Div 6 & Beginners, (€6 per hour)
9-10pm Div 3, 4 & 5. (€6 per hour)
Wed: 8-10pm Div 5 on Court 1, Div 3&4 on Court 2.
Thurs: 7-8pm Div 1, 8-10pm Court 1 club coaching, Court 2 open for bookings.
Players that wish to play on the Div 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Club Teams please contact Badminton Captain Niall Thornton at email@example.com. The Clare Leagues begin in January.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 15:26
Monday, 29 October 2012
Contact Badminton Captain Niall Thornton firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. The coaching is for Div 6 and beginners 8 - 9pm and Div 3,4 & 5 between 9 - 10pm. The cost is €6 per hour (lights and shuttles included).
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 08:31
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Irish U/15 International Moya Ryan played some of her best ever badminton to take three titles at the Munster Juvenile Open held at the Sports Arena in U.L. last weekend. The tournament had over 236 entries from all over the island north and south fighting for the coveted titles at U13, U15 and U17 levels. Moya won the U15 Girls title on Sunday when she defeated Kate Frost from Terenure 21-14, 22-20 in a cracking final. She then went on to win the U15 Mixed Final with Matthew Lightbody from Lisburn. She had already won the U17 Mixed Doubles with Matthew on Saturday. Moya also reached the U17 Girls final with her clubmate Megan Bredin. They lost by the closest of margins 21-17, 22-24, 14-21. Other Ennis players that competed were Amy and Karen MacNamara, Seosamh and Aine Ryan, Patrick Bugler, Ciara Dwyer, Maurice and Sally Molloy, Alexandra Troy, Lana and Katie Browne. For all the details on the tournament go to Munster Juvenile Open .
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 19:13
Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Former Senior International and Professional player Will O'Neill will play former Junior International and Munster No. 1 Darryl Eade this coming Tuesday 16th Oct at 9pm at the Club. All adult players are very welcome to attend. It should be a great match, and will be followed by a meeting with the Senior Badminton Captain Niall Thornton to outline upcoming events for the rest of the year.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 18:56
Saturday, 6 October 2012
Sunday, 30 September 2012
Karen comleted the double by taking the Mixed Title in style with her Dublin partner. Both girls were narrowly beaten in the semi final stages of the singles.
Ronan Foley reached the final of the boys U/13 doubles with his Ulster partner. Other Ennis players who travelled were Alexandra Troy and Katie Browne who also performed very well in the U/13 tournament.
Posted by News from the Clubhouse at 10:42
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Mens A Singles: David Clohessy def. Robert Carkhill
Ladies A Singles: Alice Twomey def. Rose Lambert
Mens B Singles: Daniel O Connell def. David Lasbleye
Ladies B Singles: Mary Healy def.Claire Duffy
Mens C Singles: Dave Elliott def. Killian Horgan
Mens A Doubles: Robert Carkill & David Clohessy def. Tim Horgan & Eoin Power
Ladies A Doubles: Ann & Helen Gallery def. Elizabeth Tuohy & Teresa Curtin
Mens B Doubles: Noel Hurley & Jude Mckenna def. Chris Rudland & Bill Twomey
Ladies B Doubles: Mary Healy & Michelle Cawley def. Colette Fannin & Aoife Rice-Quinn
Mens C Doubles: Tom Byrne & Brendan Mullins def. Killian Horgan & Mahesh Dayalan
Mixed A: Dave Keane & Alice Twomey def. Robert Carkill & Angela O Sulivan
Mixed B: Ger Browne & Siobhan O'Donovan def. Joe Walsh & Colette FanninMixed C: Steven Molloy & Siobhan McSweeney def. Mahesh Dayalan & Mary Burke
All photos include Frank Cassidy (Sponsor) and Aidan Foley Tennis Captain.
Well done Tennis Captain Aidan Foley (Club Champion in 2003 and former President of Munster Tennis)) and his excellent Committee including John McLaughlin, Colette Fannin and Siobhan O'Donovan, for organising a fantastic tournament.
Finally a big thanks to the Cassidy Family for sponsoring the tournament. It is great to have them involved in the Club again. They were integral in the formation of the Fergus L.T.C. in 1933, the club that prececed the current Club on the Mill Road. For details go to www.clareracquets.blogspot.com.