Gorey Tennis - Despite the threat of rain, the 41st Anne Roice Memorial tennis tournament took place at Gorey Tennis Club recently.
A large number of players meant a high competitive standard, and all entrants were determined to win the two silver Anne Roice Memorial trays.
Watched by fellow competitors and other club members, the tournament eventually came down to two mixed double couples in a closely-contested final - the last point was the decider of the tournament. Helen Cole and Ger Murphy gained the winning point against Marie Dooley and James Geoghegan.
Celebrations continued immediately afterwards with the annual summer barbeque and presentation of prizes by Carmel Roice.
Club Chairperson Ger welcomed everyone and expressed his thanks to his hard-working committee for organising the evening, and to the Roice family for their support with this tournament. 'Master chefs' Paddy Bernie and Willie Sweeney did a great job on the barbeque, with Laura Funge and Caroline Whitmore in charge of salads and desserts!
This time of year is very busy in the club - Wimbledon night takes place on Thursday, July 7, at 8 p.m. sharp.
Members are asked to wear 'white' on the night. Strawberries and cream will be available as is traditional for this event.
With our new head coach, Jamie Stafford, now part of the club team, further events for both Seniors and Juniors will be taking place, so keep an eye on the club website - www.goreytennisclub.ie - and the club's Facebook page.
Well done to Emma Morris who won the Clonakilty Park Run on Saturday, July 2, and Louise Gregan who won the Oylegate 10k on the same day.
On Saturday, June 25, S.B.R's Trevor Conroy and Martins Askins both competed in the Hell of the West triathlon in Limerick.
Out of more than 800 finishers in the Olympic distance event, Trevor placed 39th in 2:21:32 and Martin was 46th in 2:22:56. Well done to both!
Also on Saturday, June 25, in Arklow, the Gibbons brothers again ruled the day with Myles winning the Sunbeam House 10k and Paul winning the Sunbeam House 5k.
S.B.R's Eugene Doherty, now in the Over-60 category, won his age group in the 10k and placed a brilliant third overall.
Belinda Kehoe in the 5k finished an outstanding third place overall and continued her excellent 2016.
Congratulations to the runners from S.B.R. who competed in the Waterford Viking marathon and half-marathon on Saturday, June 25.
Pa Cronin ran the half in 1:38:13 as did Rachel Kidd in 2:11:37. Tom Kavanagh ran the marathon, finishing in a time of 4:56:57 which was good enough for ninth in his age category.
Well done to everyone who took to the track for the S.B.R. league on Thursday, a series of graded mile races.
Winners were - men's grade 'A': Myles Gibbons, 4.54; men's grade B: Tommy Levingston, 5.16; men's grade C: Richie Lynch, 6.13; ladies' grade A: Lillian Lawless, 6.11; ladies' grade B: Louise Kehoe, 7.07; ladies' grade C: Mary Carton, 7.41. Well done all!
If anybody is interested in joining S.B.R. and would like more information, please contact our Secretary, Louise Kehoe, on 086-827666, or our P.R.O., Jim O'Malley, on 087-7559683 for further details.