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IC of Ireland v IC of Great Britain (Peter Henley Jackson Salver), Sat 31st July

IC of Ireland v IC of Great Britain (Peter Henley Jackson Salver)

Date: Saturday July 31st 2010

Venue: Limpsfield LTC, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey

Match manager: Peter Hannon

IC of Ireland IC of Great Britain

The IC of Ireland travelled to the UK and played this event at a new venue for the IC, Limpsfield Tennis Club, Limpsfield, Oxted, Surrey.

The club was extremely hospitable for this event allowing the IC 5 courts on which to play the match. They provided a buffet lunch and later the bar did a healthy trade as the day was sunny and warm.

The match was extremely tight with the IC of Ireland leading 4 matches to 3 up until the last half an hour. The IC of GB managed to turn the open category men’s doubles into a win in the third set tie break thus making it 4-4. This was closely followed by Tony Ballardie and Sara Morton winning the final rubber.

Round 1

Gary Kilduff beat Rob Searle 5/7, 6/2, 10/8

Joe Green beat Nick Jones 7/5, 4/6, 10/3

Lisa O’ Shea & Gina Niland beat Ann Elly & Sara Morton 1/6, 6/3, 10/5

John Boylan & Liam Cassidy lost to Peter Hannon & Richard Stoakes 6/3, 6/0

Peter Minnis & Tommy Burke lost to Boyd Cuthbertson & Tony Ballardie 6/3, 6/3

Round 2

IC of Ireland IC of Great Britain

Joe Green & Gary Kilduff lost to Rob Searle & Nick Jones 7/5, 2/6, 10/7

Brian Lawlor & Conor McCullough lost to Richard Stoakes & Boyd Cuthbertson 6/2, 6/1

John Boylan & Lisa O’Shea beat Peter Hannon & Jane Hannon 7/5, 6/4

Liam Cassidy & Gina Niland lost to Tony Ballardie & Sara Morton 7/5, 6/4

Result: IC of Ireland 4 IC of Great Britain 5