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November Walk - Seefin and Seefingan

posted 15 Nov 2017, 09:44 by Philip Mulligan

We had a great turnout on Saturday with 9 people heading to West Wicklow for our first time where we climbed up Seefin and Seefingan mountains. We had dry weather even though it was wet under foot after the heavy rain on Friday. We were home and hosed by the time the heavy rain came Saturday afternoon. Check out the photos below. The next walk is on Saturday December 15th. 

Christmas Party

posted 15 Nov 2017, 09:29 by Philip Mulligan

The Christmas Party is on Friday 1st December in Glenalbyn Bar from 8 p.m. till late. There will be a mulled wine reception, buffet dinner, spot prizes and then you can dance the night away with our DJ. Tickets are €15 and can be booked by contacting Sharon Slattery at 087-6273940, Pam Kelly at 086-6023831 or Claire O'Dwyer at 087-9254087.

Glenalbyn Staycity Mixed Singles Tournament

posted 25 Oct 2017, 08:03 by Philip Mulligan

Thanks to Kunal for organising a mixed singles tournament which will start the first week of November. 

The winners (1 man/1 woman) get a free night stay at any of the Staycity aparthotels on

Based on the responses, players will be organised into mixed groups & each player has to play everyone else in their group. 

The players need to organise matches themselves over a 4-6 week period. 

Please only enter the competition if you are willing to organize & complete all your matches by the deadline. If not, we will tally up the total points anyways so you might lose out to others who have completed their matches.

AGP Tour Regulations (Association of Glenalbyn Professionals!)
- Players will be split into groups & everyone plays each other in a round robin format.
- Each match is 2 full tie-break sets. The scoring system is like a football table i.e. 3 points if you win both sets, 1 point if you win a set each, and 0 if you lose both.
- The player with the highest number of points wins their group. 
- The criteria for winning the voucher is one gladiator & one gladiatrice with the most number of points across all groups. In the event of a tie, number of wins gets next priority. If that doesn’t solve it, the vouchers go to the winners from the higher group.
- There is no entry fee.
- Email Kunal at or text him the result at 0870650356, a spreadsheet will be shared periodically with the tally. A sheet will also be put up on the noticeboard for you to update. 

Please let Kunal know if you like to enter by 27 Oct latest. Then I can sit with Philip to organize the groups & we will unleash you into the ring from 1st November.

Club Championships - 2017

posted 11 Oct 2017, 08:18 by Philip Mulligan

We had some great finals on Friday evening and Saturday and it was a particularly good day for the Hamilton Family with 3 big wins.. Really good support also for all the finalists. Thanks to Fionuala McCaffrey for organising tea/coffee and cakes etc all day. It was welcomed by all. Thanks to Gary for being the official photographer on both days. Check out the photos here.

Thanks to Cliodhne and Tom for all the organising ably assisted by Tony and Gary. Here are the results:

Men’s A Singles  – Winner: Liam Purcell   Runner Up: Richard Hjelseth

Ladies A Singles  – Winner: Cliodhne Hamilton Runner Up:  Anastajia Manolivic

Men’s A Doubles  – Winners Tom and Peter Kingston Runners Up: Tony Maher/Tom Gallery

Ladies A Doubles  – Winners: Patricia Lynch/Sarah Borinski Runners Up: Anastajia Manolivic/Sandra McKenna

Mixed A Doubles –  Winners: Patricia Lynch/Tony O’Byrne Runners Up: Cliodhne and Jim Hamilton

Men’s B Singles  –  Winner: Aidan Bradford Runner Up: Kunal Gill

Ladies B Singles  – Winner: Aoife Hamilton Runner Up: Sharon Slattery

Men’s B Doubles  – Winners: Kunal Gill/Ashley Charlton Runners Up: Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha/Philip Mulligan

Ladies B Doubles  - Winners: Joan Nolan/Fionuala McCaffrey Runners Up: Orla Murphy/Catherine Ryan

Mixed B Doubles  – Winners: Aoife Hamilton/Hugh Larsen Runners Up:John McCarthy/Sharon Slattery 

September Walk - Glensmole

posted 3 Oct 2017, 11:15 by Philip Mulligan

The September walk went very well with a low turnout as only 5 could make it this time but that didn’t take away from the enjoyment.  The walk took us up through Kiltipper woods then on to Bother na Brena reservoir and from there to Glensmole and back. It took approx 4hours . Check out some photos from the day below.

Christmas Get-together – Friday 1st December

posted 3 Oct 2017, 10:17 by Philip Mulligan

Date for your diary, we are having more informal Christmas drinks and get-together on Friday 1st December this year – full details to follow soon

Glenalbyn Tennis Club Championships 2017 Finals this weekend

posted 3 Oct 2017, 09:48 by Philip Mulligan

The Finals of the Club Championships will take place this weekend.

The Schedule is as follows:

  • ·         Mixed Doubles finals for Sections A and B Friday 6th October at 19:30 Courts 1 and 3
  • ·         Ladies and Men’s Singles Finals Section A – Saturday 7th October 12:00 Courts 1 and 3
  • ·         Ladies and Men’s Singles Finals Section B – Saturday 7th October 12:00 Courts 4 and 6
  • ·         Ladies and Men’s Doubles Finals Section A – Saturday 7th October 14:30 Courts 1 and 3
  • ·         Ladies and Men’s Doubles Finals Section B – Saturday 7th October 14:30 Courts 4 and 6
  • ·         Presentation of Prizes 17:00

 Why not come along and support all the participants and see some great tennis matches. It is always a great day.

The bar will be open on Friday night and provides the perfect viewing area. The café is open all day Saturday so you can pop up and have your lunch or a snack in between matches.

Hope to see you there

Junior Members Social Tennis Saturday 23rd September

posted 20 Sep 2017, 06:55 by Philip Mulligan

Junior Members

Social Tennis

On Saturday, 23rd September 2017

  4.00pm – 5.30pm

Come along and join the fun!

Supervised social tennis and FUN with Anastasija!

Members €2; Accompanying Non-members €5

Adult Coaching

posted 20 Sep 2017, 04:56 by Philip Mulligan

A 6 weeks adult coaching course will start Monday October 9th 2017 starting at 19:00. Sessions will be one hour and the cost for the 6 weeks is €60. Please contact Lesley O'Halloran with all inquiries and registration 086 8135057 or email: 

Dates are October 9th, 16th, 23rd and November 6th, 13th and 20th. No session on the bank holiday Monday October 30th

Glenalbyn Junior Tennis Programme – Autumn Term

posted 30 Aug 2017, 11:16 by Philip Mulligan

Start date: September 4th 2017

Term 1: 10 week duration, Term 2 to follow when T1 completed

Monday : 3:00-4:00, 4:00-5:15, 5:15-6:30

Wednesday : 4:30–5:30, 5:30-6:45

Thursday : 2:30–3:00, 3:00-4:00, 4:00-5:15, 5:00-6:30

Saturday : 12:30-1:30 ,1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30

Transition Year Cardio Tennis (Heart pumping fitness)

Qualifies for Gaisce Awards

Mon 2:00 - 3:00,

Weds 10:45 – 11:45,

Thurs 1:30 - 2:30

Classes open to Tennis members and non-members 30min class €55, 1hr €100, 1hr15m €120, 1hr30m €135 per 10 week term. Additional €10 for non-members

 All queries to Lesley O’Halloran 086 8135057

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