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O'Keeffe and O'Connor keep it local at Nenagh Open week

Wednesday, 10th July, 2019 12:51pm
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O'Keeffe and O'Connor keep it local at Nenagh Open week

Nenagh LTC AIB Senior Open 2019 Premier Singles Winners. Back row, Pauline Ryan (Captain, Nenagh LTC), Margaret Folan (President, Nenagh LTC), Niamh Comerford (AIB Nenagh). Front Row, Frank O'Keeffe (Men's Singles 1), Lena O'Connor (Ladies Singles 1). PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

O'Keeffe and O'Connor keep it local at Nenagh Open week

Nenagh LTC AIB Senior Open 2019 Premier Singles Winners. Back row, Pauline Ryan (Captain, Nenagh LTC), Margaret Folan (President, Nenagh LTC), Niamh Comerford (AIB Nenagh). Front Row, Frank O'Keeffe (Men's Singles 1), Lena O'Connor (Ladies Singles 1). PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

 

Last week’s AIB Open Tennis Tournament at Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club was the biggest open tournament ever hosted by the club.

The huge entry included sizeable numbers from such clubs as Limerick Lawn, Catholic Institute, Birr Wilmer, Larkspur, Ennis, Portumna, Abbeyleix and Puckane, while Monaleen, Killaloe-Ballina, Kilfeacle, Roscrea were also well represented in addition to entrants from Templemore, Emly, Lattin, Kilkenny, Irvinstown, Galway, Naas, Mitchelstown, Tipp Co, Douglas and Mount Pleasant, all in addition to the many local entries.

Entrants were spread across six grades (plus a section for beginners). The club’s eight courts and the two courts generously made available by Puckane Tennis Club were in full use from the opening evening, Thursday 27th June, until the last final came off court at about 7.30pm on Saturday last. In all, a phenomenal 389 matches were played across 33 events.

The wide range of entries was reflected in the finals line-ups with many events won by visiting players. However both premier singles titles were won by Nenagh players, Frank O’Keeffe and Lena O’Connor.

 

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