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
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.
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).
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.
Celine McGarry wins Connacht U14 title.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lesley O’Halloran (Donnybrook LTC) wins the West for the fifth time. The affable Michael Whelan, a sporting all-rounder, retires as manager.
Seventeen year old Glen Norman wins the West for the first time.
Sixteen year old Niamh Burke wins the West of Ireland, Connacht Open and Connacht Hardcourt senior tennis championships.
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.
Over the years the facilities continue to be upgraded, the lounge and dressing-room facilities getting particular attention.
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.
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|
|A.G.M.||Chairman/President*||Honorary Secretary||Honorary Treasurer|
|25th May 1978||Hugh Hanley||Phil Mc Gowan||Eddie Sheehan|
|6th June 1979||Hugh Hanley||Phil Mc Gowan||Eddie Sheehan|
|26th May 1980||Hugh Hanley||Geraldine Hevers||Eddie Sheehan|
|18th May 1981||Hugh Hanley||Rachel Rhatigan||Marguerite Foley|
|17th May 1982||Hugh Hanley||Agatha Harte||Marguerite Foley|
|20th October 1982||Tom Higgins||Agatha Harte||Marguerite Foley/Maura Mc Garry**|
|11th October 1983||Tom Higgins||Elaine Ring/Stephanie Hughes**||Don McAleenan|
|18th April 1985||Tom Higgins||Stephanie Hughes||Don McAleenan|
|6th May 1986||Tom Higgins||Stephanie Hughes/Gabriel Browne**||Don McAleenan|
|2nd June 1987||Des Butler||Gabriel Browne||Don McAleenan/Leo Logan**|
|14th June 1988||Des Butler||John Burke||Padraic Quinn|
|28th April 1989||Pat Forkan||John Burke||Padraic Quinn|
|9th April 1990||Pat Forkan||John Burke||Padraic Quinn|
|Apr-91||Bob English||Ed Blake||Padraic Quinn|
|13th April 1992||Bob English||Ed Blake||Hugh O'Neill|
|19th April 1993||John Burke||Ed Blake||Hugh O'Neill|
|21st March 1994||John Burke||Michael Burke||Hugh O'Neill|
|1995||Hugh O'Neill||Kevin Coleman||Paddy Norman|
|1st April 1996||Tom Higgins||Lilian Brennan||Paddy Norman|
|28th April 1997||John P. McHugh||Lilian Brennan||Paddy Norman|
|19th October 1998||John Dolan||Lilian Brennan||Sean Conlon|
|1st November 1999||Lilian Brennan||Brendan O'Mahony||Sean Conlon|
|6th November 2000||Joe O'Brien||Brendan O'Mahony||John McHugh|
|5th March 2002||Joe O’Brien||Lilian Brennan||John McHugh|
|2003||Joe O’Brien||Lilian Brennan||John McHugh|
|December 2003||Seamus O’ Toole||Paula Nairn/Agatha McGee||Mel Carrigy/Mel McKeown**/Gemma Woods|
|2006||Seamus O’ Toole||Joe O’Brien|
|2007||Edel McDermott||Joe O’Brien||Patrick Quinn|
|2008||Edel McDermott||Joe O’Brien||Patrick Quinn|
|2009||Geraldine Lowry||Joe O’Brien||James Doyle|
|2010||Geraldine Lowry||Joe O’Brien||James Doyle|
|2011||Eamon McCafferty||Joe O’Brien||James Doyle|
|*President from 1983 AGM **Replacement during year.|
|Sligo Tennis Club-Captains|
|Year||Tennis Captain***||Badminton Captain||Squash Captain||Table Tennis Captain|
|1985/1986||Bob English||Tom Higgins||Pat Forkan||Gabriel Browne|
|1986/1987||Eleanor Concannon||Coeurine Murray||David Taylor||John Lyon|
|1987/1988||Conor Frazer||Frank Sweeney||John P. McHugh||Helen Culkin|
|1988/1989||Agatha McGee||Marianne Little||Edel Hackett||Robbie McNabb|
|1989/1990||Morgan Walsh||Joe Currid||John Kielty||John Conlon|
|1990/1991||Michael McGowan||Jim Gahan||Tommy Bree||Andy McNabb|
|1991/1992||Louie Walsh||John Dolan||Ann Kelly||Andy McNabb|
|1992/1993||Leo Brennan||Sally Harte||John P. McHugh||Andy McNabb|
|1993/1994||Helen Coleman||Michael Stevens||Deidre Connolly||Tom Higgins|
|1994/1995||Orla O'Mahony||Brian Woods||Philip Little||Tom Higgins|
|1995/1996||Gerry Walsh||Jimmy Mulcahy||John Kielty||Francie Mahon|
|1996/1997||Carol Lappin||Marcelline Gordon||Michael McDonnell||Brian Maguire|
|1997/1998||Joe Grennan||Geraldine Lowry||John Conlon||Brian Maguire|
|1998/1999||Pat Harte||Maura Conheady||Tommie Bree||None|
|1999/2000||Seamus O’Toole||Tony Flanagan||Shay Coyne||None|
|2000/2001||Marina Swann||Paula Nairn||John Kielty||None|
|2001/2002||Frank O'Sullivan||P. J. Tivnan||John Kielty||Michael Whelan|
|2002/2003||Edel McDermott||Pauline Maguire||John Kielty||None|
|2003/2004||Rachel Rhatigan||Siobhan McDermott||John Kielty||None|
|2004/2005||Marie Farrell||Therese Brady||John Kielty||None|
|2005/2006||Vincent McGee||Paula Nairn||John Kielty||None|
|2006/2007||Pat Harte||John Kielty||None|
|2007/2008||Anne McKiernan||Siobhan McDermott/ Kay Curley||John Kielty||None|
|2008/2009||Eamon McCafferty||Siobhan McDermott/ Kay Curley||John Kielty||None|
|2009/2010||Anne Barry||John Dolan/Paul Dolan||John Kielty||None|
|2010/2011||Stephen Cunningham||John Dolan/Paul Dolan||John Kielty||None|
|2011/2012||Christy Hennessy||Victoria Stevens||John Kielty||None|
|Tennis year starts 1st January since 1992. ***Playing captain (Elected from AGM October 1983)|
|Men’s Singles Championship||Ladies’ Singles Championship|
|1978||Tom Higgins beat Hugh Hanley||Phil McGowan beat Ursula Higgins|
|1979||Tom Higgins beat Brian Kilgallon||Rachel Rhatigan beat Mary O’Connor|
|1980||George Mullins beat Hugh Hanley||Maura Gilvarry beat Rachel Rhatigan (3 sets)|
|1981||Tom Higgins beat Simeon Gillen 6/2 6/1||Maura Gilvarry beat Rachel Rhatigan 3/6 7/6 6/4|
|1982||John Burke beat Brian Leech||Berni Burke beat Ursula Higgins|
|1983||John Burke beat Tom Higgins 6/3 3/6 6/3||Stella Hanley beat Maura Butler 7/5 6/2|
|1984||John Burke beat John McHugh 6/2 4/6 9/7||Catherine Holohan beat Celine McGarry 2/6 6/1 7/5|
|1985||John Burke beat John McHugh 6/3 6/3||Stella Hanley beat Celine McGarry 6/3 6/3|
|1986||Michael McHugh beat John Burke 6/3 6/2||Catherine Holohan beat Celine McGarry 6/4 6/2|
|1987||John McHugh beat Tom Neacy 7/6 7/5||Catherine Holohan beat Stella Hanley 3/6 6/3 6/2|
|1988||Martin O’Donoghue beat Michael McHugh||Catherine Holohan beat Stella Hanley|
|1989||John Burke beat Michael McHugh 6/3 3/6 6/3||Catherine Holohan beat Maura Butler|
|1990||Ciaran Foley beat John McHugh||Catherine Holohan beat Janine Walsh|
|1991||Michael McHugh beat John McHugh||Catherine Holohan beat Rachel Rhatigan|
|1992||John McHugh beat John Burke||Catherine Holohan beat Rachel Rhatigan|
|1993||John Burke beat Donal O’Shea||Catherine Holohan beat Rachel Rhatigan|
|1994||Michael McHugh beat John McHugh||Catherine Holohan beat Rachel Rhatigan|
|1995||Keith Hopkins beat Tony Scallan||Rachel Rhatigan beat Gemma Woods|
|1996||John McHugh beat Keith Hopkins||Rachel Rhatigan beat Maura Butler|
|1997||Cian Blake beat Ronan Burke||Rachel Rhatigan beat Geraldine Lowry 2 sets|
|1998||John McHugh beat Tony Scallan 6/2 6/7 6/4||Marina Swann beat Rachel Rhatigan 4/6 6/4 6/3|
|1999||Glen Norman beat John McHugh 6/3 2/6 6/3||Marina Swann beat Rachel Rhatigan 7/5 6/2|
|2000||Glen Norman beat John McHugh 6/1 7/5||Siobhan O’Sullivan beat Agatha McGee 4/6 6/2 6/2|
|2001||John McHugh beat Dermot Dolan||Siobhan O’Sullivan beat Aisling Burke|
|2002||Frank Schultheiss beat John McHugh 6/3 7/6||Margaret Hennessy beat Marina Swann 6/1 6/2|
|2003||Glen Norman beat John McHugh 6/2 6/2||Siobhan O’Sullivan beat Margaret Hennessy 7/5 6/1|
|2004||Douglas Lappin beat Keith Hopkins 6/4 6/0||Niamh Burke beat Siobhan O’Sullivan 6/2 6/2|
|2005||Douglas Lappin beat Keith Hopkins 6/0 6/0||Geraldine Lowry beat Carleen McGee 6/3 3/6 6/4|
|2006||Keith Hopkins beat Douglas Lappin 6/2 6/7 6/4||Niamh Burke beat Geraldine Lowry 6/2 6/0|
|2007||Douglas Lappin beat Keith Hopkins||Geraldine Lowry beat Emer Concannon|
|2008||Donal Tobin beat Graeme Watt 6/2 6/1||Margaret Hennessy beat Niamh O’Halloran|
|2009||Keith Hopkins beat Sean Caheny 7/5 6/1||Niamh Burke beat Mary Henry|
|2010||Graeme Watt beat John McHugh 6/2 6/1||Niamh Burke beat Margaret Hennessy 6/3 6/4|
|2011||Alan McCormack beat Connor Caheny 6/0 7/5||Noreen Cassidy beat Emer Concannon 6/4 6/3|
|Mixed Doubles Championship: Ulster Bank Cup|
|1978||Tom Higgins/Ursula Higgins||beat||Ken Gillanders/Phil McGowan|
|1979||Ken Gillanders/Phil McGowan||beat||Michael Crawley/Rachel Rhatigan|
|1980||Michael Crawley/Rachel Rhatigan||beat||Ian Mullen/Carmel Clifford|
|1981||Tom Higgins/Ursula Higgins||beat||Simeon Gillen/Agatha Harte|
|1982||John McHugh/Mary Mulvaney||beat||John Burke/Berni Burke|
|1983||Jim McDonnell/Frances Clifford||beat||Gaeton Frys/Helen Duffy 6/3 3/6 7/5|
|1984||Michael McHugh/Celine McGarry||beat||John McHugh/Maura Butler|
|1985||Michael McHugh/Celine McGarry||beat||????|
|1986||Michael McHugh/Celine McGarry||beat||John McHugh/Catherine Holohan 6/4 6/7 6/3|
|1987||John McHugh/Catherine Holohan||beat||Vincent McGee/Elma Walsh 6/4 6/3|
|1988||John McHugh/Catherine Holohan||beat||Michael McHugh/Agatha McGee|
|1989||John McHugh/Catherine Holohan||beat||Michael McHugh/Agatha McGee|
|1990||Gerry Fitzpatrick/Catherine Holohan||beat||John McHugh/Maura Butler|
|1991||John Burke/Catherine Holohan||beat||Tony Scallon/Margaret Scallon|
|1992||John Burke/Catherine Holohan||beat||Michael McHugh/Agatha McGee|
|1993||John Burke/Catherine Holohan||beat||John Scanlon/Margaret Scallon|
|1994||Cian Blake/Janine Walsh||beat||John Burke/Catherine Holohan|
|1995||Keith Hopkins/Gemma Woods||beat||Tony Scallan/Marie McTiernan|
|1996||John McHugh/Helen McNamara||beat||Keith Hopkins/Olivia Seery|
|1997||Cian Blake/Agatha McGee||beat||Gerry Walsh/Maura Butler|
|1998||John McHugh/Berni Burke||beat||John McManus/Maura Butler|
|1999||John Burke/Helen McNamara||beat||Mel Bourke/Margaret Scallon 6/4 3/6 6/2|
|2000||John McHugh/Orla O’Mahony||beat||???? 6/2 6/4|
|2001||John Burke/Agatha McGee||beat||John McHugh/Ita Wehrly 4/6 6/3 6/4|
|2002||Christy Hennessy/Edel McDermott||beat||Eugene Henry/Marina Swann 6/4 6/3|
|2003||Glen Norman/Jean Barr||beat||John McHugh/Ita Wehrly 6/2 6/1|
|2004||John Scanlon/Agatha McGee||beat||Marcelline Gordon/Emer Concannon 7/5 7/6|
|2005||Barry Egan/Carleen McGee||beat||Liam Farrell/Geraldine Lowry 6/4 7/6|
|2006||John McHugh/Joan Grennan||beat||Christy Hennessy/Lesley Walsh|
|2007||John McHugh/Lesley Walsh||beat||Keith Hopkins/Ann Longworth|
|2008||Christy Hennessy/Margaret Hennessy||beat||Eamonn McCafferty/Geraldine Lowry|
|2009||Keith Hopkins/Olwyn O’Toole||w/o||???|
|2010||Graeme Watt/Niamh Burke||beat||Christy Hennessy/Margaret Hennessy|
|2011||Graeme Watt/Ann Longworth||beat||Alan McCormack/Ann McKiernan 3/6/ 7/5 7/6|
|Men’s Doubles Championship|
|1978||Tom Higgins/Hugh Hanley||beat||Pat Cullen/Gerard Walsh|
|1979||Tom Higgins/Hugh Hanley||beat||Michael Crawley/John Boyd|
|1980||Michael Crawley/Paul Kilgallon||beat||Hugh Hanley/Eddie Crampsey|
|1981||Tom Higgins/Simeon Gillen||beat||Michael Crawley/John McHugh|
|1982||John Burke/David Lyttle||beat||Hugh Hanley/Anthony Garvey|
|1983||Tom Higgins/John Burke||beat||John McHugh/Michael McHugh 6/4 6/1|
|1984||John McHugh/Michael McHugh||beat||Tom Higgins/John Burke 7/6 4/6 6/4|
|1985||John McHugh/Michael McHugh||beat||Shane McDermott/Enda Gallagher|
|1986||John McHugh/Michael McHugh||beat||John Burke/Joe Currid 6/3 6/1|
|1987||John McHugh/Michael McHugh||beat||John Burke/Martin O’Donoghue|
|1988||John McHugh/Michael McHugh||beat||John Burke/Martin O’Donoghue|
|1989||John McHugh/Michael McHugh||beat||Gerry Fitzpatrick/Pat Forkan|
|1990||John McHugh/Michael McHugh||beat||Gerry Fitzpatrick/Donal O’Shea|
|1991||John Burke/Tony Scallan||beat||John McHugh/Michael McHugh|
|1992||John McHugh/Michael McHugh||beat||John Burke/Tony Scallan|
|1993||John Burke/Tony Scallan||beat||Conor Frazer/John Scanlon|
|1994||John Burke/Tony Scallan||beat||Keith Hopkins/Cian Blake|
|1995||Tony Scallan/John Scanlon||beat||John McHugh/Frankie|
|1996||John McHugh/Vincent McGee||beat||Keith Hopkins/Marcelline Gordon|
|1997||John Burke/Tony Scallan||beat||Frank Cosgrove/Paul Cregan|
|1998||John McHugh/Eugene Henry||beat||Marcelline Gordon/Dennis O’Sullivan|
|1999||John McHugh/Mel Bourke||beat||Pat Harte/John Scanlon 7/5 6/4|
|2000||John McHugh/Pat Forkan||beat||????? 6/4 6/1|
|2001||John McHugh/Pat Forkan||beat||John Burke/Pat Harte|
|2002||John McHugh/Pat Forkan||beat||John Boyd/Barry Egan 4/6 7/5 6/4|
|2003||Glen Norman/Mel Bourke||beat||John McHugh/Pat Forkan 6/2 6/4|
|2004||Douglas Lappin/John Burke||beat||Marcelline Gordon/Dermot Dolan 6/3 2/6 6/3|
|2005||Douglas Lappin/Padraic Hackett||beat||Keith Hopkins/Christy Hennessy 7/5 6/1|
|2006||Keith Hopkins/Christy Hennessy||beat||John McHugh/Stephen Cunningham 6/4 6/2|
|2007||Keith Hopkins/Douglas Lappin||beat||John McHugh/Nickolai Kolev|
|2008||Graeme Watt/Sean Caheny||beat||Stephen Cunningham/Liam Farrell|
|2009||Eamon McCafferty/Andrew Carrigy||w/o||????|
|2010||Graeme Watt/Stephen Cunningham||beat||Eamon McCafferty/Andrew Carrigy|
|2011||Graeme Watt/Stephen Cunningham||beat||Keith Hopkins/Mel Bourke 4/6 6/4 6/3|
|Ladies’ Doubles Championship|
|John Mullane Cup|
|1978||Geraldine Hevers/Ursula Higgins||beat||Moira Moloney/Lelia Brassil|
|1979||Phil Mc Gowan/Rhona Little||beat||Patricia Hannick/Agatha Harte|
|1980||Maura Gilvarry/Rachel Rhatigan||beat||Frances Clifford/Geraldine Hevers|
|1981||Maura Gilvarry/Rachel Rhatigan||beat||Frances Clifford/Carmel Clifford|
|1982||Frances Clifford/Carmel Clifford||beat||Agatha Harte/Ursula Higgins|
|1983||Maura Butler/Margaret Reilly||beat||Frances Clifford/Agatha Harte 6/1 6/1|
|1984||Catherine Holohan/Celine McGarry||beat||Frances Clifford/Mary Mulvaney 6/2 6/4|
|1985||Mary Mulvaney/Frances Clifford||beat||Stella Hanley/Anne-Christine Higgins 6/4 6/7 6/3|
|1986||Catherine Holohan/Frances Clifford||beat||Celine McGarry/Mary McGarry 6/2 6/0|
|1987||Catherine Holohan/Frances Clifford||beat||Mary Mulvaney/Agatha McGee 6/1 6/1|
|1988||Catherine Holohan/Agatha McGee||beat||Olivia Kenny/Eleanor Concannon|
|1989||Catherine Holohan/Maura Butler||beat||Rachel Rhatigan/Finoula Burke 6/2 6/3|
|1990||Catherine Holohan/Maura Butler||beat||Pauline Fitzpatrick/Agatha McGee|
|1991||Catherine Holohan/Maura Butler||beat||Sarah Walsh/Janine Walsh|
|1992||Catherine Holohan/Maura Butler||beat||Rachel Rhatigan/Finoula Burke|
|1993||Catherine Holohan/Maura Butler||beat||Rachel Rhatigan/Finoula Burke|
|1994||Catherine Holohan/Maura Butler||beat||Stella Hanley/Mary Mulvaney|
|1995||Stella Hanley/Gemma Woods beat ?????||beat|
|1996||Maura Butler/Berni Poinard||beat||Olivia Seery/Orla O’Mahoney|
|1997||Maura Butler/Joan Grennan||beat||Stella Hanley/Olivia Seery|
|1998||Marina Swann/Helen McNamara||beat||Gemma Woods Joan Grennan|
|1999||Maura Butler/Finnoula Burke||beat||Gemma Woods/Geraldine Lowry 7/5 6/4|
|2000||Marina Swann/Agatha McGee||beat||???|
|2001||Agatha McGee/Geraldine Lowry||beat||Olwyn O’Toole/Susan Scanlon|
|2002||Agatha McGee/Marina Swann||beat||Rachel Rhatigan/Jean Barr 7/6 6/7 6/4|
|2003||Carleen McGee/Geraldine Lowry||beat||Edel McDermott/Jean Barr 6/0 6/4|
|2004||Geraldine Lowry/Gemma Woods||beat||Carleen McGee/Agatha McGee 3/6 6/1 6/4|
|2005||Carleen McGee/Ursula Higgins||beat||Agatha McGee/Jean Barr 7/6 6/3|
|2006||Lesley Walsh/Olivia Seery||beat||Geraldine Lowry/Paula Nairn 6/4 6/2|
|2007||Edel McDermott/Marina Swann||beat||Geraldine Lowry/Lesley Walsh|
|2008||Geraldine Lowry/Gemma Woods||w/o||????|
|2009||Edel McDermott/Geraldine Lowry||beat||Margaret Hennessy/Enya mcCafferty|
|2010||Niamh Burke/Margaret Hennessy||beat||Emer Concannon/Ann Longworth|
|2011||Edel Mc Dermott/Marina Swann||beat||Noreen Cassidy/Ger Lowry 7/5 3/6 6/3|