ENNIS TENNIS and badminton club coach and member, Anne-Marie Darcy has been selected to play on the Irish Ladies Young Seniors 35s national team.

This week, Anne-Marie was in Lisbon, Portugal in a team of four competing in the Ladies 35s ‘Suzanne Lenglen Cup’. The venue ws CDN Jamor, Oeiras, Lisbon and was played on a clay surface. A teacher in Clarecastle NS, she lives in Ballyea.

Darcy was selected based on results and ranking from the 2021 season in her age category. The opportunity to represent Ireland is the culmination of many years of success in competition at local, national and interprovincial level.

Play concluded on Friday after a week of intense matches. The Nenagh native and her ladies 35s team achieved a final standing of tenth place in the world after a play off against a strong France team.

Anne-Marie is a top-graded Munster player who has played and competed with clubs in Ennis, Nenagh, and Dublin. She has captained and won Munster Winter League and Summer Cup titles. She has competed in national competitions and won titles in Munster, Connacht & Leinster. Her successes include singles, ladies doubles and mixed doubles titles, highlighting her skill base.

In between practice she also provides coaching in Ennis Tennis and Badminton Club throughout the year, for both children and adults alike. Most recently she led the Tennis Ireland ‘Try Tennis’ initiative in conjunction with Clare Sports Partnership aimed at enticing ladies who had never played tennis before to give tennis a try out which was oversubscribed in less than 48 hours. Of the 24 ladies who took part many became members of the club and some have already competed in their first tournaments.

In preparation for this event, Anne-Marie has been training on an artificial clay surface in Killaloe Tennis Club and in DCU, Dublin. This takes huge commitment as suitable locations to prepare for such an event are geographically dispersed. Anne-Marie is honoured to have been selected to represent her country in the World Tennis Championships and is really looking forward to the experience.

Karen Walsh Tennis Captain in Ennis said, “We wish Anne-Marie every success in the World Championship and we are very lucky to have such a great player, coach and role model in our club.”

Related News

ennis st patrick's day parade 17-03-24 cathal crowe 1
Clare TD Crowe denied planning after he discloses second home to An Bord Pleanála
clare v cork 28-04-24 david fitzgerald luke meade 1
Fair Green to have big screen showing All-Ireland final
clare v cork 28-04-24 supporters 1
Clare's ticket allocation won't be impacted following issues with online sales
antonio mureddu
Judge imposes two year eight month prison term on anti-vaccer for Ennis motorway assault on Garda
Latest News
clare v cork 28-04-24 supporters 1
Clare's ticket allocation won't be impacted following issues with online sales
antonio mureddu
Judge imposes two year eight month prison term on anti-vaccer for Ennis motorway assault on Garda
ennis train station 1
Additional trains running for All-Ireland hurling final
clare v roscommon ladies football 06-04-24 aisling reidy siofra ní chonaill amy lenihan seán lenihan hannah doyle
Strong interest already for vacancy as Clare ladies football boss
clare v kilkenny 06-07-24 supporters 2
Issues with All-Ireland hurling final tickets prompts pause of online sales
Premium
le24 election count david fleming cillian murphy 1
'We should not have lost that seat' - Tánaiste admits Fianna Fáil made blunder with election defeat for Cillian Murphy
moneypoint killimer 7
Moneypoint will continue to be a 'big employer' for West Clare
newmarket celtic vs avenue utd 03-06-23 10 darragh leahy conor hehir
Leahy's 50 game ban cut in half following appeal by Newmarket Celtic
cathal crotty 1
'We are not afraid of the monster under the bed or shadowy figures, we're afraid of Cathal Crotty'
ennis courthouse tent 24-02-21 4
Anti-vaccine activist pleads guilty to assaulting Clare Garda

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top