Club History

Organised tennis in Sligo goes back as far as 1881 when one of the oldest clubs in the country played on grass courts at Ardaghowen in Sligo town. The origins of the present day West of Ireland Championships are directly linked to the first open tournament at this club in 1882.

The game grew throughout the county with three clubs in Sligo town as well as those in Ballymote, Strandhill and Ballisodare. The game probably reached a peak of activity in the 1950s but dropped off in the 1960s and 1970s.

The present club was founded in 1978 at a time when there was no competitive club in the county. It grew quickly, despite having no courts of its own. In the first year the club minutes’ book record that The Committee investigated the possibility of eventually owning our own club grounds-but this had to be postponed until the club is much more established. Four years later a plan was agreed and the present facilities were quickly developed, the courts in 1984 and the clubhouse in 1985. At an early stage it was recognised that incorporating squash, badminton and table tennis would be valuable and significant facilities to incorporate in the club. This move proved to be a masterstroke, it attracted many more members as well attracting many to sports previously not experienced. Over the years virtually all junior and seniors would enjoy two or more of these sports. Occasional ‘four-sports’ team events were popular.

Like all sports clubs finance were always on the agenda. The large voluntary effort by members from day one has ensured that the club was successful on all fronts. This included time spend on committees, organising competitions, coaching, social activities and fundraising, as well as the physical maintenance and development of the club. Each of the four sports committees are directly linked in to the management committee. The club is lead by the president, who acts as club chairperson, with important support from all, particularly the honorary secretary and treasurer, and the sports captains. The professional club manager plays a key role on a day to day basis and reports to this committee. With this effort the club has climbed many hills successfully, and with minimal bumps on the way.

There is every reason to think that, with the enthusiastic and unselfish efforts of ordinary members, the racquet sports at Sligo Tennis Club will be enjoyed by many generations to come.

Sligo Tennis Club-Highlights 1978-2011

1978

A meeting was held in the Presbyterian Hall at 9pm on Thursday 25th May 1978. Some thirty one people attended this meeting having spotted local posters and a notice in the Sligo Champion. The name Sligo Tennis Club was agreed, with Hugh Hanly elected its first chairman, Phil McGowan, Honorary Secretary and Eddie Sheehan, Honorary Treasurer. A team was entered in the Connacht senior cup (tennis). The first club championships were held at Sligo Grammar School. Club signs up 84 members during that first summer.

1979

Over the next few years club players were to play on the courts at the Regional Technical College and Summerhill College, among others. Private courts were always welcome, especially later, when large open events, such as the West of Ireland, were held. First AGM announces a surplus of £107.25. The club enters team in the Pitman Cup (U18).

1980

The club reaches the semi-final of the Connacht Senior Cup. In the early years the club played many friendly tennis  matches with clubs in the region. These included Longford, Boyle, Ballina and Ballyshannon.

1981

Celine McGarry wins Connacht U14 title.

1982

First entry to National Team event at Fitzwilliam. There were two AGMs in 1982, the first held on the 17th May and the second, on the 20th October, to start a new era with a club development plan. The plan was an ambitious one and to was to include a club with facilities for squash, badminton and table tennis. The search was on for a suitable piece of land for a new club. Many meetings, by candlelight on one occasion, were held into the small hours at Des and Maura Butler’s house. The present location on the Old Bundoran Road was identified by Des and the rest is history. A number of key members were involved in the success of the development. These included John Burke, Don McAleenan, Emmet McGarry and Gabriel Browne.

1983

The U18 team reach Connacht final. Celine McGarry wins the U16 Connacht title and plays at number 2 on Connacht U18 team. The first junior club tennis championships were held at Summerhill College. A limited company formed for the ‘County Sligo tennis Club’. In the new constitution the post of president was introduced, replacing the title club chairman.

1984

Two pockets of land were purchased, a walled garden/orchard was the ideal size to fit in six tennis courts. The six new tennis courts were formally opened at 6pm on Friday 31st August 1984 by the Mayor of Sligo, Councillor Tommie Higgins. Over two hundred attended this important event.

1985

Roger Smith does fund-raising marathon cycle to Dublin and back. Other fundraising activities included a fashion show and a car draw. U18 team win Pitman Cup for first time. Senior team win Connacht Cup for the first time. The club building was completed in 1985 with dressing facilities, lounge area, viewing balconies, four badminton courts, indoor tennis court, four table tennis tables and two squash courts. On the 9th November 1985 Ronnie Delaney, Chairman of Cospoir, Olympic 1500m gold medallist at Melbourne in 1956, formally opened the building to the delight of many hard working members and, in particular the committee who succeeded in bringing the development to fruition. At the opening were representatives of many organisations including Connacht’s Mr. Tennis, Donal Dempsey (President of ILTA 1973, 1977 & 1981), John Mc Guigan (Chairman, BUI), John O’Flanagan (Chairman CSRA), Les Hunt (Chairman, CBITTA), Pauline Daly (President ILTA 1984 & 1985), Molly Nicholl (President BUI,1979). Ronnie Delaney showed his tennis expertise in an indoor match with Donal Dempsey against locals Bob English and Tom Higgins. Zimbabwe team play Irish/Sligo selection on new squash courts. Ronnie Delaney officially opens clubhouse on the 9th November. First indoor tennis tournament. In 1985 a tennis team from our twin town, Crozon-Morgat (France) played in Sligo.

1986

Club host junior Sligo open badminton championships. First ever junior squash open is also held at the club. First open table-tennis event held. A first ever club team travels abroad when a junior tennis team visit Crozon-Morgat as party of town-twinning. First club badminton championships. Kevin English beats John Kielty and Finnoula Burke beats Bernie Burke in first club squash championships. Three squash teams win Connacht titles. West of Ireland tennis championships revived after gap of twenty five years, much of this success was due to efforts of Bob English. Shay Murtagh (Castlebar TC) and Catherine Holohan (Sligo TC) win the singles titles. Martin and Catherine Holohan triumph in first married couples tennis event (26 entries). Fourteen year old Alan Cummins on Irish U16 badminton panel.

1987

Two new squash courts opened. Neil McCarron, Patrick Quinn and Thomas Moran ranked  in the top six U12 players in Ireland. They formed the core of the first ever interprovincal squash white wash for Connacht.  Club host Connacht senior badminton championships for first time. McNabb brothers in table-tennis marathon. Catherine Holohan wins Connacht Open senior tennis title. In March, two additional squash courts were opened to cater for the large demand.

1988

Club organise and host first national racquet sports seminar. All top administrators and coaches attend. Guest speakers Ray McSharry and Ronnie Delaney. All-Ireland squash club championships held in club (first time ever outside Dublin). First junior badminton interpro representatives are Alan Cummins (U18 & U16), Lenore McCarron(U16) and Trudy Higgins (U16). Joe O’Brien and Bobby Johnston win first warriors badminton event.

1989

Club organise senior badminton international versus Scotland. Ten junior and six senior squash players represent Connacht. Iain Kielty(U19) wins clubs championships and is selected on Connacht U19 and senior squash teams. Neil McCarron and Patrick Quinn are     the first, of many junior squash international when they play against Scotland in April.

1990

Fintan Blake wins East of Ireland U12 squash title. Table Tennis team win Div 1 county title.
Seven players on veteran tennis teams in Cork. Patrick Staunton from Sydney wins the West.

1991

Irish U16 badminton championships held at club for first time. Patrick Quinn selected for U16 Irish squash team. U12 national ranking tennis tournament held. Fiona Parker in junior World Squash Championships in Norway. Michael McHugh beat brother John for Nelson Cup, senior tennis championships. All Ireland squash titles for Keith Moran(U14), Patrick Quinn(U16) and Aisling Blake (U12).

1992

26 hour badminton marathon in aid of GOAL.  Ann Canning and Margaret Gallagher win the inaugural Queen Maeve ladies doubles badminton. Top badminton team win first     Connacht League. Robbie McNabb and Ethel Mitchell are county singles table tennis champions. Badminton was at a peak in the club with over 80 adults and over 150 juniors playing regularly. The Sligo under 15 badminton team win the Connacht team championships, all were member of the tennis club. Fifteen year old, Sonya Higgins, wins senior club badminton championships. Janine Walsh wins National U16 Nestle tennis title. Senior interprovincial tennis championships hosted by club for first time.

1993

Fifteen year old, Anna McGeever, plays at number 1 for U16 and number 3 for Irish senior squash teams. Keith Moran also on boys U16 team. Fiona Parker and Anna selected  to play for Ireland in the Junior World Championships in Malaysia. Fifteen year old, Sarah Coleman wins senior club badminton championships. John Burke wins the Nelson Cup (singles club tennis championship) for a record sixth time.

1994

Keith Hopkins selected to play on Irish U18 tennis team. U17 badminton team win Kinkead
Cup for Sligo, beating Galway 13/3 in final. Fintan Blake on Irish U16 squash team.     Catherine Holohan wins tenth senior club singles tennis championship (Barton Smith Cup).

1995

Official twinning with Irvinestown TC establishes important new links. Anna McGeever represents the club and Ireland at the World U19 squash championships in Sydney. Anna
had victories over the number one players from the USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and England. Ireland finish sixth in the tournament. Joe Currid wins club singles badminton championship for fourth time.

1996

Sligo senior tennis team win Connacht inter-county for fourth consecutive year. Senior  squash team come second in national event. New development plan for club prepared. Aisling Blake wins U16 Belgian Open in Brussels. Conor Carroll (Mount Pleasant LTC) wins the West of Ireland Championship for the eight time.

1997

Bob English awarded national Raymond Egan Memorial Trophy for his contribution to the sport of tennis in Ireland. Aisling Blake celebrates her sixteenth birthday in Brazil while playing for the Irish U19 squash team. First two Omni courts opened for play.

1998

Ladies squash team represent Ireland and come fifth in Europe. It was played in Vienna and the highest position for any Irish club team ever. The team was Anna McGeever, Aisling Blake, Siobhan Parker and Fiona Parker.

1999

John Kielty plays on Connacht squash team for record 21st consecutive year and on Irish  team for 15th time. Keith Moran wins senior club championships for the fifth consecutive year. First lady President, Lilian Brennan, elected. Fourteen year old Glen Norman is youngest winner of the senior club tennis championship. Clubs holds Tennis Ball  at Sligo Park Hotel, celebrating the 21st Club Anniversary. All six outdoor courts are now flood-lit and four have been converted to Omni-courts, i.e. a synthetic, sand based, surface. A practice wall is also in place. In 1999 a new wooden floor, was laid in the indoor arena to improve play for badminton, a fifth court is now in use. A number of FAS schemes have provided welcome assistance and skills in the club’s growth.

2000

Lesley O’Halloran (Donnybrook LTC) wins the West  for the fifth time. The affable Michael Whelan, a sporting all-rounder, retires as manager.

2002

Seventeen year old Glen Norman wins the West for the first time.

2004

Sixteen year old Niamh Burke wins the West of Ireland, Connacht Open and Connacht Hardcourt senior tennis championships.

2006

John McHugh in his 20th men’s club doubles’ championship tennis final, having won fourteen, his first in 1981. In December, many club members were involved at the launch of The History of Irish Tennis at Sligo Tennis Club, Limerick Lawn Tennis Club, Sunday’s Well Boating & Lawn Tennis Club, Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, Belfast Boat Club and Longford Tennis Club. Commemorative stained glass mirrors were presented to each club.

2009

Over the years the facilities continue to be upgraded, the lounge and dressing-room facilities getting particular attention.

2010

Successful fund-raising ball and auction held at Radisson Blu Hotel. Aisling Blake is playing squash full-time. She is based in Amsterdam for the last few years and in November she reached number 22 in the official world ranking list.

2011

Billy Burke is still playing tennis each week, he started playing 65 years ago – in 1946 – at the relatively late age of 16.

Sligo Tennis Club-Principal Officers
*President from 1983 AGM **Replacement during year.
A.G.M.Chairman/President*Honorary SecretaryHonorary Treasurer
25th May 1978Hugh HanleyPhil Mc GowanEddie Sheehan
6th June 1979Hugh HanleyPhil Mc GowanEddie Sheehan
26th May 1980Hugh HanleyGeraldine HeversEddie Sheehan
18th May 1981Hugh HanleyRachel RhatiganMarguerite Foley
17th May 1982Hugh HanleyAgatha HarteMarguerite Foley
20th October 1982Tom HigginsAgatha HarteMarguerite Foley/Maura Mc Garry**
11th October 1983Tom HigginsElaine Ring/Stephanie Hughes**Don McAleenan
18th April 1985Tom HigginsStephanie HughesDon McAleenan
6th May 1986Tom HigginsStephanie Hughes/Gabriel Browne**Don McAleenan
2nd June 1987Des ButlerGabriel BrowneDon McAleenan/Leo Logan**
14th June 1988Des ButlerJohn BurkePadraic Quinn
28th April 1989Pat ForkanJohn BurkePadraic Quinn
9th April 1990Pat ForkanJohn BurkePadraic Quinn
Apr-91Bob EnglishEd BlakePadraic Quinn
13th April 1992Bob EnglishEd BlakeHugh O'Neill
19th April 1993John BurkeEd BlakeHugh O'Neill
21st March 1994John BurkeMichael BurkeHugh O'Neill
1995Hugh O'NeillKevin ColemanPaddy Norman
1st April 1996Tom HigginsLilian BrennanPaddy Norman
28th April 1997John P. McHughLilian BrennanPaddy Norman
19th October 1998John DolanLilian BrennanSean Conlon
1st November 1999Lilian BrennanBrendan O'MahonySean Conlon
6th November 2000Joe O'BrienBrendan O'MahonyJohn McHugh
5th March 2002Joe O’BrienLilian BrennanJohn McHugh
2003Joe O’BrienLilian BrennanJohn McHugh
December 2003Seamus O’ ToolePaula Nairn/Agatha McGeeMel Carrigy/Mel McKeown**/Gemma Woods 
2006Seamus O’ TooleJoe O’Brien
2007Edel McDermottJoe O’BrienPatrick Quinn
2008Edel McDermottJoe O’BrienPatrick Quinn
2009Geraldine LowryJoe O’BrienJames Doyle
2010Geraldine LowryJoe O’BrienJames Doyle
2011Eamon McCaffertyJoe O’BrienJames Doyle
Sligo Tennis Club-Captains
Tennis year starts 1st January since 1992. ***Playing captain (Elected from AGM October 1983)
YearTennis     Captain***Badminton CaptainSquash CaptainTable Tennis Captain
     
1978Tom Higginsn/an/an/a
1979Hugh Hanleyn/an/an/a
1980Hugh Hanleyn/an/an/a
1981Tom Higginsn/an/an/a
1982Tom Higginsn/an/an/a
1983Tom Higginsn/an/an/a
1984John Burken/an/an/a
1985/1986Bob EnglishTom HigginsPat ForkanGabriel Browne
1986/1987Eleanor ConcannonCoeurine MurrayDavid TaylorJohn Lyon
1987/1988Conor FrazerFrank SweeneyJohn P. McHughHelen Culkin
1988/1989Agatha McGeeMarianne LittleEdel HackettRobbie McNabb
1989/1990Morgan WalshJoe CurridJohn KieltyJohn Conlon
1990/1991Michael McGowanJim GahanTommy BreeAndy McNabb
1991/1992Louie WalshJohn DolanAnn KellyAndy McNabb
1992/1993Leo BrennanSally HarteJohn P. McHughAndy McNabb
1993/1994Helen ColemanMichael StevensDeidre ConnollyTom Higgins
1994/1995Orla O'MahonyBrian WoodsPhilip LittleTom Higgins
1995/1996Gerry WalshJimmy MulcahyJohn KieltyFrancie Mahon
1996/1997Carol LappinMarcelline GordonMichael McDonnellBrian Maguire
1997/1998Joe GrennanGeraldine LowryJohn ConlonBrian Maguire
1998/1999Pat HarteMaura ConheadyTommie BreeNone
1999/2000Seamus O’TooleTony FlanaganShay CoyneNone
2000/2001Marina SwannPaula NairnJohn KieltyNone
2001/2002Frank O'SullivanP. J. TivnanJohn KieltyMichael Whelan
2002/2003Edel McDermottPauline MaguireJohn KieltyNone
2003/2004Rachel RhatiganSiobhan McDermottJohn KieltyNone
2004/2005Marie FarrellTherese BradyJohn KieltyNone
2005/2006Vincent McGeePaula NairnJohn KieltyNone
2006/2007Pat Harte John KieltyNone
2007/2008Anne McKiernanSiobhan McDermott/ Kay CurleyJohn KieltyNone
2008/2009Eamon McCaffertySiobhan McDermott/ Kay CurleyJohn KieltyNone
2009/2010Anne BarryJohn Dolan/Paul DolanJohn KieltyNone
2010/2011Stephen CunninghamJohn Dolan/Paul DolanJohn KieltyNone
2011/2012Christy HennessyVictoria StevensJohn KieltyNone
 Men’s Singles ChampionshipLadies’ Singles Championship
1978Tom Higgins beat Hugh HanleyPhil McGowan beat Ursula Higgins
1979Tom Higgins beat Brian KilgallonRachel Rhatigan beat Mary O’Connor
1980George Mullins beat Hugh HanleyMaura Gilvarry beat Rachel Rhatigan (3 sets)
1981Tom Higgins beat Simeon Gillen 6/2 6/1Maura Gilvarry beat Rachel Rhatigan 3/6 7/6 6/4
1982John Burke beat Brian LeechBerni Burke beat Ursula Higgins
1983John Burke beat Tom Higgins 6/3 3/6 6/3Stella Hanley beat Maura Butler 7/5 6/2
1984John Burke beat John McHugh 6/2 4/6 9/7Catherine Holohan beat Celine McGarry 2/6 6/1 7/5
1985John Burke beat John McHugh 6/3 6/3Stella Hanley beat Celine McGarry 6/3 6/3
1986Michael McHugh beat John Burke 6/3 6/2Catherine Holohan beat Celine McGarry 6/4 6/2
1987John McHugh beat Tom Neacy 7/6 7/5Catherine Holohan beat Stella Hanley 3/6 6/3 6/2
1988Martin O’Donoghue beat Michael McHugh Catherine Holohan beat Stella Hanley
1989John Burke beat Michael McHugh 6/3 3/6 6/3Catherine Holohan beat Maura Butler
1990Ciaran Foley beat John McHughCatherine Holohan beat Janine Walsh
1991Michael McHugh beat John McHughCatherine Holohan beat Rachel Rhatigan
1992John McHugh beat John BurkeCatherine Holohan beat Rachel Rhatigan
1993John Burke beat Donal O’SheaCatherine Holohan beat Rachel Rhatigan
1994Michael McHugh beat John McHughCatherine Holohan beat Rachel Rhatigan
1995Keith Hopkins beat Tony ScallanRachel Rhatigan beat Gemma Woods
1996John McHugh beat Keith HopkinsRachel Rhatigan beat Maura Butler
1997Cian Blake beat Ronan BurkeRachel Rhatigan beat Geraldine Lowry 2 sets
1998John McHugh beat Tony Scallan 6/2 6/7 6/4Marina Swann beat Rachel Rhatigan 4/6 6/4 6/3
1999Glen Norman beat John McHugh 6/3 2/6 6/3Marina Swann beat Rachel Rhatigan 7/5 6/2
2000Glen Norman beat John McHugh 6/1 7/5Siobhan O’Sullivan beat Agatha McGee 4/6 6/2 6/2
2001John McHugh beat Dermot DolanSiobhan O’Sullivan beat Aisling Burke
2002Frank Schultheiss beat John McHugh 6/3 7/6Margaret Hennessy beat Marina Swann 6/1 6/2
2003Glen Norman beat John McHugh 6/2 6/2Siobhan O’Sullivan beat Margaret Hennessy 7/5 6/1
2004Douglas Lappin beat Keith Hopkins 6/4 6/0Niamh Burke beat Siobhan O’Sullivan 6/2 6/2
2005Douglas Lappin beat Keith Hopkins 6/0 6/0Geraldine Lowry beat Carleen McGee 6/3 3/6 6/4
2006Keith Hopkins beat Douglas Lappin 6/2 6/7 6/4Niamh Burke beat Geraldine Lowry 6/2 6/0
2007Douglas Lappin beat Keith HopkinsGeraldine Lowry beat Emer Concannon
2008Donal Tobin beat Graeme Watt 6/2 6/1Margaret Hennessy beat Niamh O’Halloran
2009Keith Hopkins beat Sean Caheny 7/5 6/1Niamh Burke beat Mary Henry
2010Graeme Watt beat John McHugh 6/2 6/1Niamh Burke beat Margaret Hennessy 6/3 6/4
2011Alan McCormack beat Connor Caheny 6/0 7/5Noreen Cassidy beat Emer Concannon 6/4 6/3
Mixed Doubles Championship: Ulster Bank Cup
1978Tom Higgins/Ursula Higgins beatKen Gillanders/Phil McGowan
1979Ken Gillanders/Phil McGowanbeatMichael Crawley/Rachel Rhatigan
1980Michael Crawley/Rachel RhatiganbeatIan Mullen/Carmel Clifford
1981Tom Higgins/Ursula HigginsbeatSimeon Gillen/Agatha Harte
1982John McHugh/Mary MulvaneybeatJohn Burke/Berni Burke
1983Jim McDonnell/Frances CliffordbeatGaeton Frys/Helen Duffy 6/3 3/6 7/5
1984Michael McHugh/Celine McGarrybeatJohn McHugh/Maura Butler
1985Michael McHugh/Celine McGarry beat????
1986Michael McHugh/Celine McGarrybeatJohn McHugh/Catherine Holohan 6/4 6/7 6/3
1987John McHugh/Catherine HolohanbeatVincent McGee/Elma Walsh 6/4 6/3
1988John McHugh/Catherine HolohanbeatMichael McHugh/Agatha McGee
1989John McHugh/Catherine HolohanbeatMichael McHugh/Agatha McGee
1990Gerry Fitzpatrick/Catherine HolohanbeatJohn McHugh/Maura Butler
1991John Burke/Catherine HolohanbeatTony Scallon/Margaret Scallon
1992John Burke/Catherine HolohanbeatMichael McHugh/Agatha McGee
1993John Burke/Catherine HolohanbeatJohn Scanlon/Margaret Scallon
1994Cian Blake/Janine WalshbeatJohn Burke/Catherine Holohan
1995Keith Hopkins/Gemma WoodsbeatTony Scallan/Marie McTiernan
1996John McHugh/Helen McNamarabeatKeith Hopkins/Olivia Seery
1997Cian Blake/Agatha McGeebeatGerry Walsh/Maura Butler
1998John McHugh/Berni BurkebeatJohn McManus/Maura Butler
1999John Burke/Helen McNamarabeatMel Bourke/Margaret Scallon 6/4 3/6 6/2
2000John McHugh/Orla O’Mahony beat???? 6/2 6/4
2001John Burke/Agatha McGeebeatJohn McHugh/Ita Wehrly 4/6 6/3 6/4
2002     Christy Hennessy/Edel McDermott beat Eugene Henry/Marina Swann 6/4 6/3
2003Glen Norman/Jean BarrbeatJohn McHugh/Ita Wehrly 6/2 6/1
2004John Scanlon/Agatha McGeebeatMarcelline Gordon/Emer Concannon 7/5 7/6
2005Barry Egan/Carleen McGeebeatLiam Farrell/Geraldine Lowry 6/4 7/6
2006John McHugh/Joan GrennanbeatChristy Hennessy/Lesley Walsh
2007 John McHugh/Lesley Walsh beatKeith Hopkins/Ann Longworth
2008Christy Hennessy/Margaret Hennessy beatEamonn McCafferty/Geraldine Lowry
2009Keith Hopkins/Olwyn O’Toolew/o???
2010Graeme Watt/Niamh BurkebeatChristy Hennessy/Margaret Hennessy
2011Graeme Watt/Ann LongworthbeatAlan McCormack/Ann McKiernan 3/6/ 7/5 7/6
Men’s Doubles Championship
1978Tom Higgins/Hugh HanleybeatPat Cullen/Gerard Walsh
1979Tom Higgins/Hugh HanleybeatMichael Crawley/John Boyd
1980Michael Crawley/Paul KilgallonbeatHugh Hanley/Eddie Crampsey
1981Tom Higgins/Simeon GillenbeatMichael Crawley/John McHugh
1982John Burke/David LyttlebeatHugh Hanley/Anthony Garvey
1983Tom Higgins/John BurkebeatJohn McHugh/Michael McHugh 6/4 6/1
1984John McHugh/Michael McHughbeatTom Higgins/John Burke 7/6 4/6 6/4
1985John McHugh/Michael McHughbeatShane McDermott/Enda Gallagher
1986John McHugh/Michael McHughbeatJohn Burke/Joe Currid 6/3 6/1
1987John McHugh/Michael McHughbeatJohn Burke/Martin O’Donoghue
1988John McHugh/Michael McHughbeatJohn Burke/Martin O’Donoghue
1989John McHugh/Michael McHughbeatGerry Fitzpatrick/Pat Forkan
1990John McHugh/Michael McHughbeatGerry Fitzpatrick/Donal O’Shea
1991John Burke/Tony ScallanbeatJohn McHugh/Michael McHugh
1992John McHugh/Michael McHughbeatJohn Burke/Tony Scallan
1993John Burke/Tony ScallanbeatConor Frazer/John Scanlon
1994John Burke/Tony ScallanbeatKeith Hopkins/Cian Blake
1995Tony Scallan/John ScanlonbeatJohn McHugh/Frankie
1996John McHugh/Vincent McGeebeatKeith Hopkins/Marcelline Gordon
1997John Burke/Tony ScallanbeatFrank Cosgrove/Paul Cregan
1998John McHugh/Eugene HenrybeatMarcelline Gordon/Dennis O’Sullivan
1999John McHugh/Mel BourkebeatPat Harte/John Scanlon 7/5 6/4
2000John McHugh/Pat Forkanbeat????? 6/4 6/1
2001John McHugh/Pat ForkanbeatJohn Burke/Pat Harte
2002John McHugh/Pat ForkanbeatJohn Boyd/Barry Egan 4/6 7/5 6/4
2003Glen Norman/Mel BourkebeatJohn McHugh/Pat Forkan 6/2 6/4
2004Douglas Lappin/John BurkebeatMarcelline Gordon/Dermot Dolan 6/3 2/6 6/3
2005Douglas Lappin/Padraic HackettbeatKeith Hopkins/Christy Hennessy 7/5 6/1
2006Keith Hopkins/Christy Hennessybeat John McHugh/Stephen Cunningham 6/4 6/2
2007Keith Hopkins/Douglas Lappin beatJohn McHugh/Nickolai Kolev
2008Graeme Watt/Sean CahenybeatStephen Cunningham/Liam Farrell
2009Eamon McCafferty/Andrew Carrigyw/o????
2010Graeme Watt/Stephen CunninghambeatEamon McCafferty/Andrew Carrigy
2011Graeme Watt/Stephen CunninghambeatKeith Hopkins/Mel Bourke 4/6 6/4 6/3
Ladies’ Doubles Championship
John Mullane Cup
1978Geraldine Hevers/Ursula HigginsbeatMoira Moloney/Lelia Brassil
1979Phil Mc Gowan/Rhona LittlebeatPatricia Hannick/Agatha Harte
1980Maura Gilvarry/Rachel Rhatigan beatFrances Clifford/Geraldine Hevers
1981Maura Gilvarry/Rachel RhatiganbeatFrances Clifford/Carmel Clifford
1982Frances Clifford/Carmel CliffordbeatAgatha Harte/Ursula Higgins
1983Maura Butler/Margaret ReillybeatFrances Clifford/Agatha Harte 6/1 6/1
1984Catherine Holohan/Celine McGarrybeatFrances Clifford/Mary Mulvaney 6/2 6/4
1985Mary Mulvaney/Frances CliffordbeatStella Hanley/Anne-Christine Higgins 6/4 6/7 6/3
1986Catherine Holohan/Frances Clifford beatCeline McGarry/Mary McGarry 6/2 6/0
1987Catherine Holohan/Frances CliffordbeatMary Mulvaney/Agatha McGee 6/1 6/1
1988Catherine Holohan/Agatha McGeebeatOlivia Kenny/Eleanor Concannon
1989Catherine Holohan/Maura ButlerbeatRachel Rhatigan/Finoula Burke 6/2 6/3
1990Catherine Holohan/Maura ButlerbeatPauline Fitzpatrick/Agatha McGee
1991Catherine Holohan/Maura ButlerbeatSarah Walsh/Janine Walsh
1992Catherine Holohan/Maura ButlerbeatRachel Rhatigan/Finoula Burke
1993Catherine Holohan/Maura ButlerbeatRachel Rhatigan/Finoula Burke
1994Catherine Holohan/Maura ButlerbeatStella Hanley/Mary Mulvaney
1995Stella Hanley/Gemma Woods                 beat                             ?????beat 
1996Maura Butler/Berni PoinardbeatOlivia Seery/Orla O’Mahoney
1997Maura Butler/Joan GrennanbeatStella Hanley/Olivia Seery
1998Marina Swann/Helen McNamarabeatGemma Woods Joan Grennan
1999Maura Butler/Finnoula BurkebeatGemma Woods/Geraldine Lowry 7/5 6/4
2000         Marina Swann/Agatha McGeebeat ???
2001Agatha McGee/Geraldine LowrybeatOlwyn O’Toole/Susan Scanlon
2002Agatha McGee/Marina SwannbeatRachel Rhatigan/Jean Barr 7/6 6/7 6/4
2003 Carleen McGee/Geraldine LowrybeatEdel McDermott/Jean Barr 6/0 6/4
2004Geraldine Lowry/Gemma Woodsbeat Carleen McGee/Agatha McGee 3/6 6/1 6/4
2005Carleen McGee/Ursula HigginsbeatAgatha McGee/Jean Barr 7/6 6/3
2006Lesley Walsh/Olivia SeerybeatGeraldine Lowry/Paula Nairn 6/4 6/2
2007Edel McDermott/Marina SwannbeatGeraldine Lowry/Lesley Walsh
2008Geraldine Lowry/Gemma Woodsw/o ????
2009Edel McDermott/Geraldine LowrybeatMargaret Hennessy/Enya mcCafferty
2010Niamh Burke/Margaret HennessybeatEmer Concannon/Ann Longworth
2011Edel Mc Dermott/Marina SwannbeatNoreen Cassidy/Ger Lowry 7/5 3/6 6/3