What an amazing few days we have had in Rushbrooke for this year's Junior Interprovincials.
Starting off on Tuesday with the Under 18 event we had Leinster blazing a trail to the title but we were entertained with great tennis over the three sessions.
On Wednesday we started the Under 14 event and Munster finished deserving winners at the end of play today. The final day on Thursday saw some of the best action seen for many a year with some spectacular matches both in the morning and afternoon sessions.
Congratulations to all the players who showed remarkable sportmanship throughout the three days and it was fantastic to see all the players from the provinces mixing and getting on so well with each other. Thank you to the captains, mentors and all the supporters who attended the event.
To the different sponsors on our side we would like to thank Harbour Browns Steak house in Cobh for the fantastic gear for both our junior teams and also our Senior team. Thank you to FDC Group who sponsor our senior performance squad which provided many of the players to the winning team,thank you to C&C Group for the bottled water for the players for the event and also to some of the local businesses who provided minerals and fruit.
Thank you to Colm and Emma Mc Donagh for the great coverage on our social outlets and especially for the many great pictures that captured the action throughout the event.
This year we decided to see if we could try and raise the profile of the event a little bit with a few new ideas. We produced many photographs and tried to cover each and every player that they might have something to look back on, we streamed live some of the action and also streamed the two presentations live.
Finally, we decided to present each player with a medal as recognition of their participation and it was great to hear the captains call out their players and to be presented by Tennis Ireland President Mr Clifford Carroll. Hopefully this might be something other provinces might continue as it's the players that make the event that it is and it's a nice gesture which all the captains and players were really delighted with.
Finally a word about Rushbrooke, a really spectacular setting for such an event. Thank you for use of your magnificent facility. Well done to Eddie Ronayne and the rest of the team Robyn, Maggie, Paul & Martin who showed how it should be done. Well done to the bar staff of Rushbrooke who tirelessly looked after all the players with food and drink over three tough days.
Thank you all for making this a great event in 2017.
Head of Performance Tennis, Cian Blake, was in the studios of Cork's Red FM ahead of the upcoming Junior Interprovincial Championships being held at Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Cobh, East Cork.
Cian gave the low down of the talented under 14s and 18s squads to Red FM's Ruairi O'Hagan, and you can listen in by clicking the link below (skip to 44 minutes).
Our sincere thanks again to Cork's Red FM for their support ahead of a crucial week down in East Cork.
With the Country's finest young tennis talent heading to Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Cobh for the Junior Interprovincial Championships next week, we're delighted to welcome Cork's Red FM on board to give the talented youngsters of Munster some invaluable exposure as they take on their rivals from Leinster, Ulster and Connacht over three days in East Cork.
Munster Tennis' Head of Performance Tennis, Cian Blake, has been in the studio with Cork's Red FM's Ruairi O'Hagan over the weekend to give the low down on the under 14s and under 18s squads, and Red FM will be updating throughout the week with news and the scores as they happen in Rushbrooke.
You can tune in to Cork's Red FM's award Big Red Bench dedicated sports show on Sunday from 6pm to hear what Cian had to say about the Munster youngsters as they look to win silverware in Cobh and proudly fly the flag for their Province.
You can listen in online from across the province and country (or even further afield!) at www.redfm.ie or tune in across Cork city and county at:
With preparations well underway ahead of the Junior Interprovincial Championships at Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club next week, officials from Munster Tennis were in Cobh on a busy long weekend Friday to unveil their new Joma branded squad match wear at leading restaurant Harbour Browns Steakhouse, who have generously supported the under 14s and under 18s Munster squads for the prestigious occasion.
Owner Gary Brown was only too happy to lend his support to Munster Tennis’ finest talent, and said “we’re proud that the country’s best young talent is heading to Cobh, and I am delighted to offer support to the boys and girls of Munster so that they can look as good as they can play. We all look forward to sharing in a great event and I hope to be able to welcome the winning players and their supporters to the restaurant by the end of the week!”
Provided by leading supplier, Teamwear Ireland Limited, our young squads will be looking sharp in their traditional red, and change colours of white / black, Joma performance fit tennis tees and zip warm up tops.
Speaking at the unveiling at Harbour Browns, Munster Tennis’ Head of Performance Tennis, Cian Blake, said “on behalf of all of us associated with Munster Tennis, I am delighted to welcome Gary and all the team at Harbour Browns’ on board for what promises to be an excellent few days of interprovincial tennis at Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. We all look forward to hopefully bringing a cup or two back to the restaurant at the end of the week!”
Open for dinner on Wednesday, and lunch & dinner on Thursday, during the three day championships (Tuesday 8th August to Thursday 10th August 2017), all players, supporters and guests visiting Cobh are welcome to request a table reservation online at www.HarbourBrownsSteakhouse.ie or call 021 481 1604.
Owner of Cobh restaurant Harbour Browns Steakhouse, Gary Brown, pictured with Munster Tennis' Head of Performance Tennis, Cian Blake, at the unveiling of Harbour Browns Steakhouse's sponsored Joma branded kit ahead of the Junior Interprovincial Championships being hosted at Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Cobh, County Cork between Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th August 2017.