Club Notes Thursday 03/03/2022

A Clean Sweep of Wins in Winter League!
Last weekend, we had four teams in action in the Munster Winter League Phase II. On Saturday, the
ladies grade 6 (rock) team played their first game of the competition in Mitchelstown against
Kilfeacle Kickers. The team put in a great performance and earned a 3-1 victory. On Sunday morning,
the ladies grade 6 (paper) team played their second group game at home against Nenagh.
Thankfully, the weather conditions were good for the day. The ladies got off to a slow start, but
showed great character to turn things around to win the first 2 matches. The confidence was high
and with positive momentum going into the second two matches, the home side won both of them
to seal an impressive 4-0 win. Our grade 2 men’s team were playing their second match of the
competition away in Douglas. Having won the first group game at home against Lakewood, the men
carried on from that win with a fine 4-0 away success. The men have now two wins from two in the
group with one game to play, this puts them in a good position to qualify for the knockout stages.
The ladies grade 4 team were playing their second match of the winter league at home against
Tralee. Our team possess quality, experience and confidence and delivered a strong message to all
grade 4 ladies teams that Mitchelstown are looking to go all the way with a 4-0 whitewash over the
team from Kerry. That’s two wins for the ladies with one game to play; this team are playing some
fine tennis.
Winter League Fixtures:
This weekend, we have two teams in action. On Saturday 5th, the ladies grade 6 (paper) team play
their final group game away in Limerick Lawn at 4pm. For some members of this team, it’s their first
time playing for Mitchelstown in an inter club competition, so we wish captain Laura and her team
mates well in their quest for qualification from the group. The men’s grade 5 team will also be
playing their final group game on Saturday. They will be making the journey to Cork to play Sunday’s
Well at 12 noon. The men have been playing well, particularly in their second match victory away at
Whitechurch in poor weather and we wish captain Sean and his crew the best of luck for a third
straight win.
The Winter League teams are as follows:
Grade 6 Ladies (rock); Clair Nolan (capt), Liz Cotter, Edel Fitzgibbon and Ann Milward. Result:
Mitchelstown 3-1 Kilfeacle Kickers. Fixture: Sun 13th Mar Mitchelstown V’s Roscrea Red in Roscrea.
Grade 6 Ladies (paper); Laura Manning (capt), Lindsey Graham, Marie O’Neill and Barbara Pigott.
Results: Mitchelstown 2-2 Sunday’s Well; Mitchelstown 4-0 Nenagh. Fixture: Sat 5th March @ 4pm
Mitchelstown V’s Limerick Lawn in Limerick Lawn.
Grade 6 Ladies (scissors); Aideen O’Brien (capt), Karen Keane, Lorna O’Brien, and Sharon Shields.
Result: Mitchelstown 0-4 Monaleen Fixture: Sun Mar 13th Mitchelstown V’s Rushbrooke Gold in
Grade 6 Men; Colm Baker (capt), Shane O’Neill, Paddy Leonard and Dermot O’Donovan. Result:
Mitchelstown 1-3 Crosshaven Fixture: Sun Mar 13th Mitchelstown V’s Catholic Institute in Catholic
Grade 5 Men; Sean Keane (capt), Cillian Dollian, Paddy Hanley and Liam O’Grady. Results:
Mitchelstown 3-1 Limerick Lawn, Whitechurch 0-4 Mitchelstown. Fixture: Sat Mar 5th @ 12 noon
Mitchelstown V’s Sunday’s Well Navy in Sunday’s Well.
Grade 4 Ladies; Marie Therese O’Kennedy (capt), Ber Downey, Olive Kenneally and Catherine
O’Keeffe. Results: Lower Aghada 1-3 Mitchelstown; Mitchelstown 4-0 Tralee. Fixture: Sun Mar 13th
Mitchelstown V’s St Michaels Orange in Mitchelstown.
Grade 2 Men; Denis Linehan (capt), Ciaran O’Kennedy, Alan O’Meara and Michael Waldron. Results:
Mitchelstown 3-1 Lakewood; Douglas 0-4 Mitchelstown. Fixture: Sun Mar 13th Mitchelstown V’s
Lower Aghada in Lower Aghada