Monday, 14 December 2015

Mulled Wine and Mayo DJ Rock the Christmas Party

A Big Thank You to Alan "You Got to Listen to this" Loftus, who rocked the Christmas Party until Late with his varied selection of music delivering hits with bags of style and oomph. (Pity the Mayo Footballers were not there to watch and learn!)

Also below find the famous Cork recipe for Mulled Wine to keep you all going through Christmas.

And a big thank you to John and Ann who rallied well behind the bar all evening.

Mulled Wine

Serves 4- or 6 if stingy

110g (4oz) sugar

1bottle of good red wine (No Plonk)

Thinly paired zest of Lemon

A small piece of cinnamon bark

1 clove

Put sugar in stainless steel or cast-iron saucepan, pour the wine over and add all the other ingredients. Heat slowly; stirring to make sure sugar is dissolved. When hot but not scalding (do not boil!) serve in wine glasses with wedge of lemon if you fancy

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Words of Wisdom

Statler and Waldorf braved the elements and attended the Christmas Party!! Late into the night the Gurus outlined their secrets. Statler stated that the Game is simple just make sure that the first set lasts at least 90 mins and to ask your opponent regularly what the score is to confuse them. After 3 hours they will either just give up or pass out from exhaustion.

Waldorf swore by his unique attacking style of charging from the back of the court at every opportunity to attack the net. Even if your opponent lobs you 24 times in succession keep at it, as some day somewhere it will work.

Look out for further words of wisdom from the Gurus throughout 2016.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Winter League Prize Giving and Club Christmas Party

Christmas Party on this Friday 11th of December at 8pm.

- Winter League Prize Presentation

- Player of the Tournament

- Mulled Wine

- Minced Pies

- Nibbles

- Raffle

- Music Till Late

Winter League Results

“Show me a tennis player who is a good loser and it's someone who is playing with their boss”

Federer Group

Winners: Siobhan & Yaha

Runners- Up: Kerry and Chris

Murray Group

Winners: Shelley and John

Runners Up: Siobhan and Liam

Djokovic Group

Winners: Aileen and Joe

Runners Up: Aine and Frank

Group Williams

Winners: Katya and Dave

Runners Up: Ann and Pius

Group Wawrinka

Winners: Tom & Eli

Runners-Up: Robert & Pat

Player of the Tournament ???

Munster league continues

Ennis Teams continue to do well in Munster League .Grade 5 Men maintained their strong start to the Campaign with another 4-0 win at the Club on Sunday versus Whitechurch who had been unbeaten to date. The Grade 5 Ladies also had a great win on Sunday defeating Tralee Ladies by a 4-0 score as well. The Grade 6 Mixed Team travelled to Agahadoe and lost 3-1 to very strong opponents but are still joint top and are already plotting revenge for their home tie in January

Well done to all and best of Luck to Grade 4 Ladies who play next Sunday.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Nine in a Row !! Who Needs Jamie Vardy!!

Great Run continues in the Munster League with both Grade 4 teams winning last weekend. On Saturday the Ladies travelled to Cork and defeated Sunday's Well 3-1 and Sunday our Men beat Cashel by 4-0.

Well done to all players.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Munster Winter Campaign


Well done to Grade 5 Ennis Ladies who defeated Nenagh 3-1 in a Titanic Struggle which finished up at 11 o'clock in the club Friday night. Both Ennis pairs played out 3 setters to eventually overcome very strong opposition. Well done to Siobhan, Angela ,Aileen and Kerry. Next match is on the 6th of December at home.

Troika to visit Ennis!!

In a surprise development, the Minister of Finance announced that The Troika will return next week to assist the club in collecting Winter League Fees! A spokesman for the Troika expressed surprise at the request. . Pay up those Fees!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Munster Winter League

Well done to both Grade 5 Ennis teams last Sunday who continued an impressive start to the season. Ladies and Men teams won 4-0 against Carrigaline and Rathbarry respectively making for a long drive back to Cork!! Our next Munster Match is Friday 27th at 18:30 be sure and support Grade 5 Ladies.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Munster Winter League

Another good day out for Ennis teams in this years Munster Winter League. All teams remain unbeaten. Yesterday at Ennis, Grade 4 Men had a comfortable win against Whitechurch wining 4-0. Grade 4 Ladies drew 2-2 all versus a very strong Douglas Team and Grade 6 Mixed opened their campaign with a blistering 4-0 win over Ballinlough. Well done to all Ennis Teams. Next Sunday both Grade 5 teams continue their campaign at home.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Munster Winter League Kicks Off

A great start to the Ennis Munster Winter League Campaign today with Grade 5 Ladies drawing 2-2 with Nenagh today .Well done to Siobhan, Angela ,Kerry and Aileen for a great performance against a very strong Nenagh selection.
Meanwhile in Cork our Grade 5 Men's team got off to a blistering start defeating St Michael's Blackrock team 4-0 who were last year's Grade 6 Champions.

Next Sunday 3 Ennis teams are playing at home. Be sure and come and support our teams.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Ladder Update September/October

Ladder has been updated to reflect matches played can everyone make an effort to get games played between now and 24th of November.

Congratulations again to Aidan who still tops the pile. For some reason there seems to be a reluctance to challenge Aidan but with Dave K and Yaha joining up this may change! Lets Spice it Up

Congrats to Enda and Brian who both won two matches this round and have leap frogged up the table to reflect this

Well done to Sarah who is now on the top rung but with Kerry, Linda and Alice now on the Ladder will Sarah be there for long?

For any players who do not play in this round and also failed to play in the previous round they will unfortunately drop off the Ladder so let’s get some games in.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

- 5 Groups

- 58 Players

- Winner and Runner Up in each Group

- Prize for Player of the Tournament

- 21 Games

- Sudden Death Deuce Games(No Ad Scoring)

- Receiver Choice at Deuce

- Last Game Championship Tie Break

- Second Serve Only in Tie Break

- Starts Tuesday the 12th

- Get those Games Played


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Winter League

- Winter League Starts 12th of October

- Closing Date for Entries 8th of October

- Tournament to run until 24th of November

- Sign –Up Sheet in the Clubhouse

- €5 euro fee in advance please

- Prize Giving and Xmas Party Friday 4th of December

Monday, 28 September 2015

Summer Cup Finals

A Great day out!

The Club competed in a record 4 Summer Cup Finals yesterday in Rushbrook . After a terrific campaign over the Summer Ennis made it to the following finals: Grade 6 Mens, Grade 5 Ladies, Grade 4 Mens and Grade 4 Ladies. All teams represented the Club with great passion and played some marvellous tennis with the Grade 4 Mens bringing home a Summer Cup to the Club. Well done to all players and a big thank you to the supporters who made the trip to Cobh.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Championship Results 2015

Congratulations to all Finalists in this year’s Club Championships. After 13 days and 113 matches the results on Finals day were:

Mens A Singles Winner: Ciarain O’Brien Runner Up: Aidan Clancy

Ladies A Singles Winner: Alice Twomey Runner Up: Helen Gallery

Ladies A Doubles Winners: Ann Gallery and Helen Gallery Runners-Up: Teresa Curtain and Elizabeth Tuohy

Mens A Doubles Winners: Dave Keane and Ciarain O’Brien Runners –Up: Dave Quinn and Chris Rudland

Mixed Doubles Winners: Sarah McSwiney and Dave Quinn Runners Up: Kerry Hudson and Ciarain O’Brien

Mens B Singles Winner: Aidan Clancy Runner Up: Jude McKenna

Ladies B Singles Winner Nicola Tassie Runner Up: Aine Jones

Mens B Doubles Winners: James Jones and Dave Enright Runners Up: Bill Twomey and Aidan Clancy

Ladies B Doubles Winners: Aine Jones and Nicola Tassie Runners Up: Ann Twomey and Dymphna Power

Mixed B Doubles Winners: Aileen Daffy and Noel Gavin Runners –Up: Nicola Tassie and James Jones

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Senior Tennis Club Championships 2015

Below please find the link to enter this year's Senior Club Championships


To enter, select the 'Login' button and enter your Tennis Ireland Username and PIN details.
If you have not previously registered with Tennis Ireland select the 'Sign Up' button.

Tournament Regulations:

Players limited 3 events only

Best of 3 tie break sets

Court slots pre-allocated

Closing date for entries Thursday 20th August 6pm

Players who won a Grade in 2014 must play up a Grade in that event

Junior entrants must be aged 16 or over on June 1st 2015 and may only enter the A section

Draw and schedule will be available at 4pm on Saturday 22nd of August

Tretorn Micro X balls will be used. Player to provide own balls

Fees will be collected on court prior to players first match - No Fee No Play

Fees : One Event €10
Two Event €20
Three Events €30

Tournament Referee : Bill Twomey

Note : Referees decision is final

Monday, 10 August 2015

Tennis Ladder Update

The Ladder has been updated and Aidan and Raquel are top of the pile respectively. Some great matches were played in the last round with Aidan defeating Ciaran and Dave to make pole position for the next round. Stephen Molloy also performed well and came out of a tough group to jump from 12 up to 7. Raquel continues to dominate, but ladies, can we please get more games played between now and the club championship.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Good luck ladies!

Best of Luck to Aine, Berry, Brenda and Nicola who are playing Monkstown today in Cork the first of our 5 teams competing in a semi-final of this years Summer Cup.

Good Luck Ladies from all at the Club!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Club Championships 2015

- Starting Monday 24th of August

- Finals Saturday 5th of September

- Matches will also be played on middle

- Players Limited to 3 events only

- Best of 3 Sets

- Championship Tie break to decide 3rd Set

- Court Slots pre- allocated

- While every effort will be made to accommodate non-availability players should not enter multiple events if not available on more than 3 occasions during Championship fortnight

- Entry Fee must be included with Entry

- Closing Date for Entries Weds 19th of August

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Junior tennis update

After 3 weeks of back to back competitions Róisin Moore was one of two girls who made it to 3 finals in the category 1 Galway Lawn Tennis Club Junior Open 2015 - an outstanding achievement - winning U12 Girls Doubles with Ava Fanning & U14 Girls Plate and Runner Up in U12 Girls Singles -Well done Róisín!

Munster Cup update

Ennis teams continue to perform strongly in this years Munster Tennis Summer Cup. Last weekend Ennis Grade 4 Ladies defeated a fancied Sundays Well team in Cork by a score of 3-1. Well done to Liz Tuohy, Teresa Curtin, Helen Gallery and Sarah McSwiney. Following this result Ennis now have 5 teams in this years semi finals.

Grade 4 Ladies play Causeway in Dungarvan
Grade 5 Ladies play Douglas in Cork
Grade 6 Ladies play Monkstown in Cork
Grade 4 men play Tralee away
Grade 6 men play Catholic Institute in Limerick

Dates will be advised shortly

Well done to all our players

Well done

On Sunday the 25th of July Ennis defeated a strong Galway team by the narrowest of margins to claim the inaugural Burren Challenge 108 Games to 106. The teams consisted of 8 men and 8 Ladies playing straight and mixed doubles. After the first round the teams were level at 4 all with Ennis ahead by the narrowest of margins of 51-50 games. At the conclusion of the mixed round the teams again at 4 all in matches but Ennis again winning by 57- 56 games. A return match will be played in Galway in 2016. The Ennis team were:

Dave Keane/ AliceTwomey
Dave Quinn / Liz Tuohy
Aidan Foley/ Aileen Daffy
Ciaran O'Brien/ Kerry Hudson
Chris Rudland/ Siobhan O'Donovan
Stephen Lester/ Angela O'Sullivan
Aidan Clancy/ Aine Jones
Stephen Molloy/ Dymphna Power

The two teams pictured below

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Congratulations Róisín

Congratulations to Róisín Moore who had a double win at the Nenagh Junior Open 2015 last week. She retained the U12 Girls Singles title from 2014 and went on to win the U14 Girls Singles title is a closely fought final.

Left: U12 Right: U14

Monday, 6 July 2015

Spring League Winners and Presentation

Friday the 17th of July

Come and join us for some fun, food and prize presentation for the recent Spring League at 8:30p.m. in the Clubhouse.

Spring League 2015

Federer Group


Sarah McSwiney

Willy O’ Doherty

Runners Up:

Liz Tuohy

Dave Quinn

Djokovic Group


Kerry Hudson

Stephen Molloy

Runners Up:

Aileen Daffy

Bill Twomey

Williams Group


Berry Guthrie

Jimmy Singpurwala

Runners Up:

Mary McCarthy

Richard Burke

Murray Group


Nicola Tassie

Kevin Clohessy

Runners Up:

Raquel McNamara

Tony Cox

Sharapova Group


Tom Byrne

Maurice Young

Runners Up:

Shelley Hegarty

James Jones

Presentation of Prizes: Friday 17th at 8:30p.m.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Serve Clinic

Two dedicated Serving Clinics will be held on Friday the 26th of June and 3rd of July respectively from 7-9. Each session will be an hour in length and players of similar ability will be grouped as much as possible.

You will be coached on sound serving fundamentals and any issues particular to your serve style.

Places are limited to 8 per session if interested please put name and contact details on sign- up sheet on the notice board indicating preferred night. You will be advised of which slot you have been allocated. Members are limited to one slot for this round. A €5 fee will apply and these clinics are only open to members.

Tennis Calendar 2015


American Tournaments 17th/24th

Squad Training 17th/24th

Serving Clinic 26th

Tennis Ladder


Serving Clinic 3rd

Tennis Open Day 4th

Spring League BBQ 10th

American Tournaments 1/8/15/22/29th

Squad Training 1/8th

Galway Challenge Cup 19th

Tennis Ladder


Tennis Ladder

Lovely Ladies Doubles 5/12th

Young Guns Shoot-Out 20th

Club Championships 24th


Club Championship Finals 5th

FAB 50 Night 25th


Winter League 6th

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Ladder Challenge Result

Congratulations to Raquel McNamara and Ciarain O'Brien who won the Ladder Challenge play off and go into this year's ladder in pole position.The new Ladder will commence shortly. Any members who were not on the ladder last year please e-mail Bill Twomey at bill.f9twomey to be included in this year's competition.


Munster Squad Training

Training schedule:

Every Weds after American Tournament at 21.00

Date Grade

June 10th: 6 Ladies and Mens

June 17th: 4 Mens and Ladies

June 24th: 4/5 Ladies

July 1st: 6 Ladies and Mens

July 8th: 4 Mens

Friday, 29 May 2015

Munster Summer Cup

Munster Summer Cup Competitions will commence shortly. This year Ennis will be entering 8 Teams in various competitions in Grades 4,5 and 6. This is the biggest entry for many years and hopefully augurs well for Ennis in this years competition.

Best of Luck to all involved!

Grade Men 4 Red and Green ( 2 Teams)

1. Dave Quinn Capt
2. Chris Rudland
3. Ciarain O’Brien
4. Aidan Clancy
5. Pedro Aguilar
6. Willy O’Doherty
7. Stephen Lester
8. Feargal O Dualaing
9. Michael McMahon

Grade 4 Ladies

1. Liz Tuohy Capt
2. Teresa Curtin
3. Helen Gallery
4. Mimi Conroy
5. Margaret Flanagan
6. Maria Dolan

Grade 5 Mens (Mixed Competition Only)

1. Bill Twomey Capt
2. Feargal O Dualaing
3. Noel Gavin
4. Stephen Molloy
5. John McLaughlin
6. Enda Grehan

Grade 6 Mens Red and Green (2 teams)

1. Brian Moore Capt
2. Declan Cusack
3. David Enright
4. Gary Shanahan
5. Gareth Mc Guinness
6. Robert Dunne
7. Dan Murphy
8. Liam Mockler
9. James Jones

Grade 5 Ladies

1. Siobhan O’Donovan Capt
2. Sarah McSwiney
3. Kerry Hudson
4. Angela O’Sullivan
5. Aileen Daffy
6. Michelle Cawley
7. Raquel McNamara

Grade 6 Ladies

1. Ann O’Hanlon Capt
2. Ann Twomey
3. Berry Guthrie
4. Brenda Foran
5. Aine Jones
6. Nicola Tassie

Thursday, 28 May 2015

American Tournaments

American Tournaments will recommence next Wednesday the 3rd of June and every Wednesday until further notice. As previous this is a fun event with all members and newcomers welcome. CJ Kelly will also be on hand to provide tips and observe and provide coaching for members but especially beginners.