Sports are all up and running.
Plenty of activity in Hillview, 4 tennis teams in action in the Munster League, 2 badminton teams in the county league and the internal pitch and putt winter league is in progress.
The Grade 4 mixed team of Captain James Reilly, Frank Darrer, Kathleen Deely and Denise McGrath were out against Monkstown from Cork on home ground. Men's doubles went favourably to Clonmel after two cracking sets however the ladies doubles slipped away in a third set. The final two mixed were critical. Kathleen and Frank bowed out to the Cork pair in two sets 6-3, 6-3 while James and Denise brought their match to a third set humdinger but yielded at 5-7. The team will regroup now as it faces Carigaline and Rushbrook in their final encounters to try and claim a place in the play-offs. The Grade 3 ladies Nuala Smith, Trish Keating, Teresa Drohan and Ann Walsh won 3 to 1, while the Grade 5 ladies lost 3 to 1 against Ballinlough.The entry sheet for the Spring League is up on the Hall noticeboard, aiming to start on Tuesday 24th January, entries closing Thursday 19th. Reminder that the club AGM in in Weds 18th January at 8 PM.
We had 2 teams in action in the county league, the top team lost to Grange, Thurles by 5 games to 2; it was closer in the next division, when the H team lost in a very close encounter to Drangan by 4 games to 3. We had 10 players in the county doubles in Roscrea last Sunday. Aidan Barry won the C title and Thorsten Konekamp was runner up in the D final.
Pitch and Putt
There is a team league competition running at the moment, players are in 5 teams with cumulative scores to count, this is a great way to go out in the fresh air and play your games.
The Lotto Draw on 14th January was 8,11,19, 21, there were 8 match 3s, with no Jackpot winner. The Next Lotto Draw Jackpot will now be worth €4,100 on Sat 21st January. Tickets are €1 each and can be bought from ticket sellers, or at the Hillview Bingo every Monday & Friday Night or at the Club Bar every night. Buy-ins for 2017 are now due, they are available at €45.00 for 1 year. If you're not in you can't win.