Front row (from left): Dr Terry O’Brien; Dr Maeve O’Flynn; Dr Eleanor Hennessy; Dr Tony Connellan, Dr Junaid Nayyar; Dr Darren Cromey; and, Dr Sotirois Gkoles. Middle row (from left): Dr Patrick O’Brien; Dr Ciara Scott; Dr Libhin Hayes; Dr Catherine Wynne; Dr David Dore; ????; Dr Brendan Fanning; and, Dr Dan Gruenfeld. Back row (from left): Dr Gareth McGann; Dr Niall O’Connor; Fintan Hourihan; Dr Roger Ryan; Dr Joseph Bonner; and, Dr Matthew Crinion.

Front row (from left): Dr Terry O’Brien; Dr Maeve O’Flynn; Dr Eleanor Hennessy; Dr Tony Connellan, Dr Junaid Nayyar; Dr Darren Cromey; and, Dr Sotirois Gkoles.
Middle row (from left): Dr Patrick O’Brien; Dr Ciara Scott; Dr Libhin Hayes; Dr Catherine Wynne; Dr David Dore; Dr Patrick O’Brien; Dr Brendan Fanning; and, Dr Dan Gruenfeld.
Back row (from left): Dr Gareth McGann; Dr Niall O’Connor; Fintan Hourihan; Dr Roger Ryan; Dr Joseph Bonner; and, Dr Matthew Crinion.

The Association’s first ever social tennis ‘gathering’ saw the courts in Fitzwilliam Tennis Club bathed in glorious sunshine for a very memorable day.

Travelling from as far afield as Donegal, all concerned were thrilled to meet old friends and make new acquaintances. With the emphasis on the social as much as the tennis, the format gave everyone plenty of time for chat and court-side refreshments between some keenly contested games. The doubles format allowed everyone to play against a variety of pairings and plenty of court time was assured for everyone.

After labouring in the sweltering heat for a few hours, thoughts soon turned to the fantastic barbecue refreshments and some liquid rehydration. We were delighted to have the President, Dr Sean Malone, joined by his wife Norma, present some wine to the overall winners – Drs Gerry Cleary and Brendan Fanning, Terry O’Brien and Maeve O’Flynn.

Particular thanks to Drs Ciara Scott, Gerry Cleary and Garrett McGann for helping to organise the event along with the helpful staff in Fitzwilliam. There is already talk of the next social tennis day in 2014 and if it’s half as enjoyable as the inaugural day everyone lucky enough to reserve a place will leave very happy.