Carrigaline U14 Team runners-up in the MCAL Cup

History Repeating itself at Junior Winter League Finals Day at Carrigaline Tennis Club

It was a case of old meets new at Carrigaline Tennis Club on Sunday, when Carrigaline Club Members Mary Craig and Breeda Harrington came to watch the Junior Winter League Finals, a tournament which they organised over 30 years ago. They were welcomed by this years’ organisers, Maeve Cantillon and Sylvia Fullgraf.

The tournament, which is in its 31st year, began in 1993 and was set up by Carrigaline Tennis Club when sponsorship was agreed with Tedcastles through their local representative Kevin Carroll. A perpetual trophy, namely the ‘Carroll Cup’ was presented to the winners. This cup was subsequently renamed as sponsors changed throughout the years, being at one stage the Casey Cup and then the Wilson Cup. 

In 1993, Mary and Breeda set about encouraging junior players in Carrigaline Tennis Club and beyond to play tennis during the Winter season and organised this tournament for many years. 

The tournament initially had seven teams entered and Lower Aghada Tennis Club were the winners of the inaugural event.

The event has now grown to include thirteen Cork City and County Clubs with over one hundred children playing in this year’s event competing for the u12 Pet Essentials Cup, u14 MCAL Cup and u16 KBS Cup.

Twenty-six teams consisting of boys and girls competed in very enjoyable tennis matches both in their home clubs and away starting last October. The teams, who came through the round robin format and were successful competed on Sunday for the Cup and Plate titles.

Congratulations to Mallow on winning the U12 Pet Essentials Cup, St Michaels on winning the U14 MCAL Cup and Ballinlough on winning the U16 KBS Cup.

Commiserations to our own U14 team who were runners-up in the MCAL Cup Final.

Plate winners on Sunday were Rushbrooke White who won the Pet Essentials Plate, Ballinlough Blue won the MCAL Plate and Whitechurch won the KBS Plate.

A big thank you to the volunteers who helped out on Finals day and especially to Maeve Cantillon and Sylvia Fullgraf for all the hard work running the competition from last September, when invites were sent out, through to finals day.

And finally, sponsors are crucial to the running of the tournament and Carrigaline Tennis Club are very proud of their continued support to the Club. Local sponsors are Pet Essentials, Murray Cloney Accountancy (MCAL) and Kerry Food Ingredients (KBS). A big thank you to our sponsors Billy O’Mahony from Pet Essentials, Mick Murray from Murray, Clooney and Associates and Ger O’Connor from Kerry Food Ingredients for their support.

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Another Successful Junior Tournament hosted by Carrigaline Tennis Club

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed by and we have already completed the 2024 edition of our junior Open. This year we were delighted to host Tour 500 & 100 events In Association with Waterman Kelly Consulting Engineers.

Waterman Kelly are a local civil and structural engineering company who were established here in Cork in the mid 1990’s. The company prides itself on helping to support local communities and especially sporting events that encourage young kids to keep active and healthy.

The Carrigaline Junior Open catered for a wide span of ages ranging from U8 to U18 age groups, including U8, U9 and U10 events. This was a great opportunity for the youngest players to start to compete and build up their skills in a competitive yet fun environment.

As in previous years, we had strong participation from local clubs, but also people travelling from further afield. Sligo, Kildare and Mayo were among some of the other counties so well represented in Carrigaline. The week saw fantastic matches, incredible rallies, dropshots, aces, volleys, smashes ... amazing shots that captivated us for hours. We managed to complete the schedule on time, despite losing almost three days play down to the poor run of weather we have endured.

Our finals day was on Easter Sunday and we saw four winners from Carrigaline Tennis Club win out on the day. Hannah Foley in the Girls Singles U12 100 event, Eric Clarke Waterman in the U12 Boys Doubles with his partner Michael Creedon, Jessie Cunningham with Partner Ava Chandler in Girls U16 doubles and finally Matthew Thompson in the Boys Singles U14 500 event with a hard fought championship tie-break in a really captivating final win over Patrick Power from our neighbours in Rushbrooke.

The club would like to thank all the volunteers who gave up their time during the first week of Easter Holidays to help make this event happen. Coaches Karen Homes and Ashling O’Sullivan, our junior committee, sponsors and all those who did a stint in the Kitchen to make sure our visitors and their parents were fuelled for action. Events like these just cannot happen without the support and help from parents, coaches and volunteers who spent long hours helping out during the tournament.

While not all our juniors won during the week, many played tournament Tennis for the first time, which we hope was a great experience for them and will give them the interest and confidence to enter other tournaments during the year to help put what they learn in coaching classes to the test. We wish all our Juniors the very best for the rest of the term as we look forward to the summer season and hopefully some better weather for all of us to enjoy.

Prize-winners at the Junior Open

A fantastic game for Waterman Kelly Engineering Consulting and 100 & 500 Carrigaline
Tennis Club Junior Open

Carrigaline Tennis Club and Waterman Kelly Associates are presenting the new 2024 100
and 500 Carrigaline Tennis Club Junior Open.
This year, the tournament has much more events than ever, ranging from U8 to U18 age
groups, including U8, U9 and U10 events, great opportunity for the youngest players to start
to compete and build up their skills
Waterman Kelly Engineering Consulting is the main sponsor of our Junior Open in 2024. The
event is running from 24th March to 2nd April. We will have the opportunity to see different
events with more than 200 entries , players from several locations all around the country
will be here with us playing and exhibiting great tennis in all the grades.
Waterman Kelly Consulting Engineers have a proven track record as Consulting Engineers
since 1996. Located in 4 Union Quay. Cork, their staff undergo continuous professional
development to ensure compliance with the latest technological and legislative
developments. This experience includes extensive local and national knowledge on
property, ground conditions and building practices. They employ engineering staff with
broad technical qualifications up to Chartered Engineer. 

Junior Winter Leagues Finals Day - 2nd April 2023

The bright Spring Day on Sunday made the finals day extra special for all participants, it was a great achievement for all players who reached the finals day.

U12 Pet Essentials Cup,      U14 BMC Cup,      U16 KBS Cup  -  View Image Gallery

Tennis Europe U14 Junior Tour 2022

Congratulation to all the Winners from Carrigaline Tennis Club.
Link to the Tournament Image Gallery

CTC & Ballyseedy Café Join Forces to host Junior European Tennis Tour

Carrigaline Tennis Club is delighted to announce Ballyseedy Café as the title sponsor of the upcoming Junior European Tour running from the 16th to 22nd of July 2022.

This event will see some of Europe’s top U14 players compete at Carrigaline Tennis Club for the club’s first ever Tennis Europe event. A host of former world No.1s, including Graf, Seles, Becker, Edberg, Lendl, all displayed their talents to an international audience for the first time on the European circuit, proving that the tour really does provide an opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow today. Carrigaline Tennis Club is extremely proud and excited to be able to witness such calibre of young tennis players converging on the Club in the coming weeks.

In addition to Ballyseedy’s sponsorship, Carrigaline Tennis Club is extremely grateful to two local companies who have come on board as associate sponsors. Michael Pigott Auctioneers and Ahern Roberts O’Rourke Williams & Partners Solicitors. It is with the support of local businesses that such a high profile tennis event can take place in Carrigaline.

Sponsor Declan Flynn with Cian Blake Tournament Organiser and the Winner of the Girls Under 18 Event

Flynn Solicitors Carrigaline Junior Open 2022

The Junior Open 2022, sponsored by Flynn Solicitors Carrigaline, took place from 4th April to the 11th April.  Finals were held on Monday 11th April 2022 after a great few days of brilliant Tennis.

We are incredibly grateful to Laya Healthcare and to Dairygold Co-Op Superstores for continuing their sponsorship of our Junior Open for the second year running. Without support from such companies, it would not be possible to run such a high profile tournament which attracted many of Ireland’s top ranked junior players this year. We were also delighted to see such a large number of younger players entering the u8/u9/u10 age group of the tournament which highlights the growing interest in tennis as well as showcasing emerging talent!


Junior Summer Cup 2021

A delayed Presentation was made, on Saturday 9th April 2022, to the three Junior Teams that were successful in the Munster Junior Summer Cup 2021. The Club presented each of the Junior participants with the new Club Jersey.

Junior Winter Leagues

The Junior Winter League Finals took place at Carrigaline Tennis Club on Sunday 3rd April 2022.

Great performance by the Carrigaline ‘B’ team who were Runners-up in the Pet Essentials Cup

Pet Essentials Cup  -  Whitechurch beat Carrigaline ‘B’

Pet Essentials Plate  - Sundays Well ‘B’ beat Sundays Well ‘A’.  
MCAL Cup  -  Bishopstown beat Douglas
MCAL Plate  -  Kinsale beat St. Michaels
KBS Cup  -  Douglas beat Rushbrooke

KBS Plate – Sundays Well beat Lower Aghada
Well done to all the Competitors and Congratulations to all the Winners.

Prize Winners at the Junior Closed

Junior Closed Tournament - 23rd to 25th February 2022

Carrigaline Tennis Club’s Junior Closed ran, from Wednesday 23rd February to Friday 25th February 2022, during the Midterm Break. The Closed Tournament was open to all of the Club’s Junior Members.
The Junior Closed is for Junior Members of all levels and as many Juniors as possible were encouraged to Enter. There were three Age Categories -  U12, U14 and U16. 
Tournaments are an important and fun part of Tennis where Children get to put all they have learned in their Coaching Sessions into practice. The Club Closed is a great starting point for Juniors entering Tournaments as they are in the familiar environment of their Home Club.  Well done to all the participants.

View Images from Prize-Giving.

Tennis Ireland Tournament Calendar

For Junior Members who wish to enter Competitive Events, a Calendar of Tournaments is available on the Tennis Ireland Website 

Obtaining a Tennis Ireland PIN

To enter a Tennis Ireland Tournament, a Tennis Ireland PIN is required – this allows you to manage your activity and enter tournaments online. Please follow the instructions below to obtain a Tennis Ireland PIN.

 Access the Tennis Ireland Tournament Software

Click Accept 

Click on “Log in” on the upper right hand corner

Click on “Sign up”

Follow the steps

You will receive a Tennis Ireland PIN

 For more information, please see Registering for a Tennis Ireland PIN