Reddan’s Club Championships – 2019
All good things finally come to an end and end we did in typical Irish fashion- WET
Finals day arrived, the creme de la creme of KBTC lined up to contest 11 finals.
An early start for the busy Caroline Rice at 9am where she was victorious against Deirdre Coffey 6-0 6-4.
Caroline was back in action shortly after in the Ladies B doubles partnered by Michelle Costelloe but they found Shirley O’Neill and June Kirwan in great form, Shirley & June won 6-3 6-2.
After a break we had the Mixed A and Men’s B Singles start at 4:30pm. Unfortunately the rain thought it was invited and arrived in buckets.
However it was nothing to our brave players and Jim McGrath defeated Patrick Seymour 6-3 6-1 and in the Mixed A Pat Grace and Helen Purtill outlasted Brian Costello and Maeve Ryan in a 3 setter 6-2 4-6 6-2
At 6pm we had 3 more finals- Men’s A doubles, Ladies A doubles and the Mixed B final.
David Goode & Brendan Maguire won an excellent Men’s doubles 7-6 6-4 over Theron Robson & Brendan Murphy
Jim McGrath was back in the winners circle this time with Marina Gallagher defeating Francis McNulty & Michelle Robson 6-0 6-3
In the Ladies A doubles, Karen McCarthy and Ger O’brien beat Lesley O’Meara & Maeve McEvoy 7-6 6-4
Finally as the water level rose and we considered hiring a life guard, the last 3 finals took to the court.
3 fantastic Singles finals in terrible conditions saw Ger O’Brien beat Avril Hayes in the Ladies A 6-4 6-2
Diarmaid Garrahy beat Arek Baczkowski 6-7 6-2 6-4 in the Men’s B and in the Men’s A Alan D’arcy defeated David Goode 6-2 6-2.
I’d like to thanks everyone that participated, supported and helped over the last few weeks. the Competitions Committee of Bill lonergan, Theron Robson, Caroline Rice, Deirdre Maguire and David Gilligan for setting up some fantastic close groups.
Many thanks to Reddan’s bar Killaloe – Pat and Ma for their continued support – very much appreciated.
Finally thanks to Shirley O’Neill for the brilliant prizes – beautiful pieces worthy of the fantastic tennis we witnessed.
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