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Glenalbyn Tennis Club - COVID 19 - Update

posted 16 Mar 2020, 10:57 by Philip Mulligan

As a result of the COVID 19 virus and announcements from An Taoiseach and Tennis Ireland the following steps have now been taken:

All internal tournaments, coaching and social tennis are suspended until further notice.

Clubhouse and changing rooms are now closed so there is no access to the floodlights 

Tennis courts will remain open to members pending further advice. Access will be through the side gate only. 

Members are asked to use sensible precautions and follow HSE advice. Avoid shaking hands after play and touching your face during games.


We ask members not to visit the Club if they have travelled to any of the infected areas within the last fourteen days or have been in contact with anyone who has contracted the virus within the last fourteen days. Any members that feel sick or are experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness, including coughing and/or sneezing, must not attend the Club. 

We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and will be guided by HSE guidelines and government policy.

We have not made any of these decisions lightly and we are taking the best advice available, our primary goal at this time is that we all stay safe and healthy through this crisis.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding during this very challenging period for all and we hope you all stay safe during these extraordinary times.

Glenalbyn Tennis Club Committee 

Glorious start to the hiking year

posted 22 Jan 2020, 10:57 by Philip Mulligan

The first walk of the year took place up Maulin on Saturday. Huge turnout of 29 our biggest so far and a glorious day to boot. Check out the photos below. The next walk is Saturday 29th February and will be Howth Head loop which is a good walk of about 3 hours. As it can get a bit crowded out there the walk will start at 9:30. There is free parking there but can be busy so an alternative would be to get the dart out. Meet in the club at 8:45 or outside Howth Dart station at 9:30. Please text Tom 0872417434 if you are going direct. The date for the March walk is 28th March 

Ladies and Men’s Doubles

posted 22 Jan 2020, 10:49 by Philip Mulligan

Emails have issued in relation to the Ladies and Men’s Doubles Tournaments starting in February. The Ladies should reply to Pam Kelly at and men to myself if you wish to take part or be a sub.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

posted 18 Dec 2019, 01:43 by Philip Mulligan   [ updated 18 Dec 2019, 04:57 ]

The committee would like to wish all the Tennis Club members and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we hope to see you all on the courts in 2020.

I hope that you all enjoyed being in the Tennis Club this year and had a good year of tennis. We have had a good year in the club with very successful league campaigns with at least one team making the playoffs in each league. We also had a number of successful internal tournaments and social events. 

Final Hike of the year up Derrybawn

posted 18 Dec 2019, 01:33 by Philip Mulligan

Very seasonal weather for our final walk of the year up Derrybawn. We had some snow showers and a nice coating of snow at the top of the mountain with an accompanying wild wind. Thankfully it calmed down once we got over the top of Mullacor. Good long walk to finish the year. Hope everyone enjoyed the walks during the year and tom and I will be in touch about the January walk next month. Check out photos below. 
What a difference a few days make - this was taken earlier in the week:

Courts Clean Up

posted 18 Dec 2019, 01:15 by Philip Mulligan

Huge thanks to Tom for sweeping the courts Friday 29th November and to all who came down to clear the leaves and muck on Tuesday 3rd, Eileen Graham, Fionuala McCaffrey, Mary Murphy, Joe Little, Brendan Sheehanm Dave McEvoy, Gary Younger, Feargal O’Morain and Tom himself. The courts looked great yesterday evening and it was very much appreciated by all. Some photos from the day:

Glorious day for walk up Cullentragh and Mullacor

posted 20 Nov 2019, 01:02 by Philip Mulligan

Glorious day for our walk on Saturday up Cullentragh and Mullacor with clean skies and magnificent views all around.  Great turnout of 23. You can check out some photos from the day below. The final walk of the year is Saturday 14th December. I'll be in touch closer to the date with the details. 

Charity league teams still going well

posted 20 Nov 2019, 00:43 by Philip Mulligan

Charity league teams still going well, not as good as last week but still picking up points every match. The Monday Glenalbyn 1 team lost 2-1 at home to Deerpark, the Tuesday league Glenalbyn 2 team lost 2-1 at home to Deerpark too while the Tuesday league Glenalbyn 3 won again this time a  2-1 win at home to Brookfield. Best of luck in next week’s matches. 

Great week for the teams in the Charity league with 3 wins out of 3

posted 20 Nov 2019, 00:39 by Philip Mulligan

Great week for the teams in the Charity league with 3 wins out of 3. The Monday Glenalbyn 1 team won 2-1 at home to Templeogue, the Tuesday league Glenalbyn 2 team won 2-1 at home to Carrickmones while the Tuesday league Glenalbyn 3 completed the hat trick with another 2-1 win away to Monkstown, Best of luck in next week’s matches.

Hard luck to the Ladies Class 3 team in the Floodlit League Quarters

posted 20 Nov 2019, 00:38 by Philip Mulligan

Hard luck to the Ladies Class 3 team in the Floodlit League as they lost out last night in the quarter finals to David Lloyd. Great run by both the Ladies Class 3 and 4 teams in this year’s league and kept up our record of having teams in the playoffs in the Leagues over the last year and a half. 

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