Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sam & Chloe Magee take 2 Titles in Turkey

Early christmas present's all round as Sam and Chloe Magee secure mixed doubles and Chloe takes the singles title at the 2012 Turkish Open.
Congratulations from everyone at the E.L.T & B. Club.

Megan Bredin selected on the Irish U17 Team

Megan Bredin has just been selected on the Irish U17 Badminton Team that will represent Ireland at the Catalunya U17 Open on the 16/17th of Feb 2013.

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!!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Autumn League Tennis Finals

The autumn league finals were held on Wednesday dec 12 last. 24 competitors did battle on a beautiful crisp December evening.  6 semi finals were played followed by the finals with some exciting and extremely close fought matches.
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

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Munster U13 Closed Div 1 & Div 2

The Munster U13 Badminton Closed Div 1 & Div 2 will be held on Sunday the 20th Jan 2013 in U.L. Entries can be made online by going to  Munster U13 Closed.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Munster Winter Tennis League

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.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Irish Badminton Open

Dubliner Scott Evans won the men’s singles at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open today (Sun) at Baldoyle – a first home victory in this competition for almost forty years.
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.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

All 3 Senior Tennis Teams are Top of their Groups

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.

Tennis Autumn League Finals & Xmas Party

The Finals take place on Wed 12th Dec.The format will be similar to the May doubles with semis and finals being played on the same night. 24 competitors will be taking part, but everyone is welcome to come and support the event.
There will be a festive athmosphere with finger food and a free raffle for small spot prizes on the night.