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Boys Teams’ match reports

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015 by admin

IMG_8715[1] IMG_8717[1]Also representing the Club this weekend were the U14 B Boys’ team.  Captain Joel McKibbin, Conaill Burns, Reuben McKibbin, and Philip George all travelled to Belfast, hosted by Windsor Lawn Tennis Club. Arriving in plenty of time, the boys had a chance to warm up and get used to the different bounce on these courts, and to get settled down for this last match of the season.

Joel and Conaill had a very tight doubles match, losing out in the end 6-5. Reuben and Philip had a very impressive doubles win of 11-0.

The 4 singles matches proved long and very close affairs, and the spectators were treated to some very entertaining shots and a nail-biting finish. Neither side was prepared to give in and both Clubs parted company with 3 matches each overall. This is a very respectable draw for the U14 B Boys, who are a new team this year and doing really well. Captain Joel gave a very polished speech, and Newcastle Tennis Club can be very proud of the tone set by these boys who are unfailingly fair, polite and good-humoured. They are great ambassadors for the Club.

Match reports: girls, boys & seniors

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by admin

Under 14 Boys A teamU14 Boys B TeamUnder 14 Girls

Sunday, 26th April saw the second fixture on the Under 14 girls schedule – another home match.  The team for the match against CIYMS Bs was Katie Lowry, Sinead Flanigan, Aine Rice and Amelia Burns.

Luckily the rain stayed away and the girls commenced play.   Spurred on by the success the previous week, the Newcastle team was in fine form and eager to do battle.    The singles matches were closely fought and in the bright sunshine the girls had some superb rallies – fighting hard to win their points.   All four girls were focussed on their games.  Katie had not played last week but she more than made up for it by smashing her match.   Sinead and Aine once again played superbly and hit some stunning winners.  Our newest recruit, Amelia Burns, made an impressive debut appearance winning in style.

After a short break for fruit and juice, the girls were once again on court.  The doubles set off to a flying start with both teams working well together and playing some great rallies.   The two teams were unbeatable and helped secure a victory for Newcastle.  The overall result was 5-1 to Newcastle.

The girls were extremely welcoming and courteous to their guests. Both teams enjoyed pizzas and other treats in the clubhouse.  A big ‘thank you’ to Janet, Gabrielle, Julieann and John for their support and providing the refreshments.

Under 14 Boys

This weekend saw the continuation of the Belfast & District Leagues. Under 14 A Boys (Gabriel Corrigan, Ben McGuigan, Ciaran Flanigan and Cormac Burns) hosted the Ballycastle B team. Conditions were good, and both teams played some great tennis. Newcastle were delighted with their well-deserved win of 5-1. Ballycastle a strong team, and a pleasure to welcome to our Club.

The competition continued in the afternoon, as Under 14 B Boys (Conaill Burns, Reuben McKibbin, Philip George, Luka Hallissey) faced  a team from Lurgan. The boys played brilliantly, unfortunately with Lurgan coming out on top. A really great afternoon of tennis was enjoyed, and with all the Newcastle boys gaining more valuable competition experience.


Ladies’ Evergreens took to the courts home and away on Friday night. The new C team (comprising of Danielle Gorman (team captain), Carol Crilly, Sinead Kearney and Emma Hallissey) hit the road and went to David Lloyd in Belfast, where they were sheltered from the weather but not from their opponents!  They lost but played in good spirits, and enjoyed the craic anyway.  Better luck next time, girls!

The B team were also travelling, hosted by Cavehill in Belfast. Gabrielle Burns, Jutta McNaulty, Janet Flanigan and Mary Flanigan got together for the first time as a team. The weather was atrocious and everyone got VERY wet.  Hardy and determined however, both teams played on. Cavehill won overall, but Gabrielle and Jutta fought very hard and took their first match in a tie-break finish 6-4, 7-6.  Good games, good food, and good laughs were had by all.

The Ladies’ A team played at home, hosting Downshire B. The team players were Hazel Carder, Joan Moore, Kay Speedy and Dolores Dornan. The Ladies played well but fortune shone on their opponents this time, and the Ladies conceded after Downshire took 3 of the 4 matches. Supper in the Clubhouse was served as usual, and next week sees the A and C teams travelling, the Men’s team and Ladies B playing at home.

Newcastle Men’s Evergreens team hosted visitors Cloughey in Division 4 of the Belfast and District Leagues.

The Mourne men came out on top for the second year running, winning by a margin of 3-1. This included a “double doughnut” victory of 6-0, 6-0 by Newcastle’s Eugene McGuigan and Trevor Long over their doubles opponents.

On the other court Newcastle’s Stephen Brown and John Lowry narrowly lost in tie-break to their Cloughey pairing.

With a change in opponents for the second part of the evening’s competition, McGuigan and Long secured a 6-3, 6-2 win, while Lowry and Brown scored an equally convincing 6-1, 6-2 success.

The victory followed another win in Thursday’s nights match of the Newcastle A team in the mixed league against Lurgan.

In short, a great start to the competition season for the Bryansford Road racquet-wielders.

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