An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, paid a visit to Douglas Lawn Tennis Club in Cork to formally launch the International Wood Racket Tennis inaugural event which takes place at the tennis Club on the weekend of the 3rd to 5th of September. An Taoiseach also also formally re-opened the 6 club flood-lit all weather courts after their recent resurfacing and the addition of a new state of the art lighting system.

An Taoiseach unveiling the plaque as he formally reopened the newly resurfaced courts accompanied by club president Mike Ryan and club captain Triona Buckley.


An Taoiseach listening to club captain, Mike Ryan who was speaking at the reopening of the newly resurfaced courts. Also included are Shane Cooke, President of Tennis Ireland and Triona Buckley, Club captain.


An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin with Shane Cooke, President of Tennis Ireland.


Mick Hurley playing an exhibition match with wooden racket.


Antoine Bercey playing an exhibition match with wooden racket.


An Taoiseach pictured with (fom left) Steve O’Sullivan, CEO and Founder of the International Wood Tennis Organistion; Mike Hurley and Antoine Bercey, who played an exhibition match and Rob Leahy.


An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, keeping his eye on the ball as he returns serve watched by club captain Triona Buckley and club president Mike Ryan.

Pic : Brian Lougheed
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