On Saturday night a successful tournament was played in aid of The Carlow Kilkenny Home Care, a most worthy charity. The Home Care has been serving the community for years and it was gratifying to see so many players and friends supporting the charity.
The Organising Committee, led by Jimmy Morrow, deserve all thanks for their work in making the event a resounding success. Such were the large numbers participating, the event had to be played over two sessions.
Apart from the usual prizes available, there was also some silverware subject to competition. The Tommy Tyrrell perpetual trophy was the most recent award available. The Helen Fitzgerald trophy, which has a distinguished association with this event, was also worth chasing.
Winners of the Tommy Tyrrell Cup were Amy Keating and Michael Lannon, who turned in an impressive performance. Debbie Neil and Con Culliton won the Helen Fitzgerald trophy. In the remaining section, Sean Keane and Lexie Trait were the worthy victors.
The month of May means one event on the grounds of Archersfield - the annual inter-firms tournament. This year it is sponsored by Caulfields Super Valu, Loughboy. The tournament would not be a success without this welcome assistance.
The tournament will be played from May 14 to 26. Entry forms are available at the clubhouse. Also, forms may be downloaded from the club’s website.
The competition is for teams consisting of two ladies and two gentlemen. All grades of players are catered for, from beginners to the more accomplished exponents. Every team will get at least three matches. One of the more attractive features of the event is the free invitation to all players to come to the annual barbecue.
The club is indebted to Hennessy Sports for their sponsorship of the annual Hardcourt Singles League. This is a welcome assistance for the event.
The finals of the league have been extended for another week to avoid a clash with the May holiday weekend. The finals will be played on Saturday, May 12. All matches must be completed by Tuesday, May 8.
Players are advised this is not an opportunity to put their schedule of games on the back boiler. It is advisable that participants should put in a concerted effort to play.