Carrigaline Tennis Club’s Open Doubles Tournament was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, the Annual Closed Tournament will still go ahead from 26th August to September 5th. With expected full entry, some great tennis is guaranteed over the ten days. Hopefully the weather will suit the sport.
The main sponsor this year for the Closed is Astra Construction Services Ltd. Stephen McCarthy MD, very generously presented a cheque to our treasurer, Fiona Geary, Eddie Pierce our Chairperson and Alan Kelly our captain. This sponsorship certainly helps with the running of the tournament.
Astra Construction Ltd have been building homes in Carrigaline for over 35 years and are currently constructing the Janeville estate at the entrance to the town.
Stephen McCarthy, owner of Astra, is present every day to oversee the development of this large site. Janeville is a long term project and Stephen will continue to provide excellent ‘A’ rated houses to the people of Cork and Carrigaline for many years to come.
Stephen is an avid supporter of sports and plays the odd game of tennis too. He may well tog out for the tournament.
As always, behind every well run tournament, there is an organised team. Alan Kelly is our club captain and gives very generously of his time to ensure the success of the competition all under the watchful eye of our chairperson Eddie Pierce. We acknowledge that the tournament would not be allowed to run if it were not for the COVID committee being so vigilant.
So without further ado, let the games begin and win, lose or draw, we wish every player lots of fun. Agnes Ryan PRO
Thanks to PRO, Agnes Ryan, for providing the Images below from the Closed Championships
Amidst all the disappointments and cancellations of recent months, we are very grateful that our annual Closed Tournament is going ahead, starting this Wednesday. Unfortunately, according to the latest health guidelines, there will be no spectators allowed. However, players will be allowed to have a complimentary cup of tea or coffee after their match, and the marquee will be set up in the car park for this purpose. To facilitate this, we are asking for volunteers to do a 2 hour shift in the kitchen to make the tea/coffee, wash up the cups, and to regularly sanitize frequently used touch points. There will be very little to do during the 2 hour shift, so you may have to watch some tennis to pass the time. Only one person per shift is needed. Monday-Friday shifts will begin at 6pm, Saturday at 10am, and Sunday at 6pm due to Summer Cup matches that day. If you would like to volunteer to do a kitchen shift, please contact Aoife. Thanks in advance.
The Annual Corner House Internal Spring League Doubles ran from 30th January to 13th February. Finals were held on Thursday 20th February.
A sincere thanks to the Corner House for their continued sponsorship.