Ulster tennis titles for duo

John McCann in action partnered by Michael Duffy

Irvinestown’s John Maguire

Fermanagh tennis players had double success in the Ulster Championships over the weekend.

Irvinestown’s John Maguire secured a double Ulster title at over 40s doubles and over 50s singles while Enniskillen’s Matthew McGann lifted the over 40s singles title at the Belfast Boat Club.


Maguires, who is no stranger to Ulster titles had been out of the game after an operation but bounced back to top form with these wins.

He was partnered in the doubles by Godfrey Geston and the duo beat Bangor’s Boal and Mullan 6-1, 6-1 in the final.

Maguire had won the over 45s double competition three years in succession. This year the competition was amalgamated with the over 40s, effectively allowing Maguire to win his fourth Ulster double title in a row.

In the over 50 singles competition he defeated Mchael Mullan from Bangor in the final again 6-1, 6-1.

Maguire said, “For myself it was good to get going again after the operation on my knee. It certainly looks to have worked. It has given me a new lease of life and I might go on for another few years!”

Matthew McGann came home with the over 40s singles title, good preparation for his forthcoming international  tournament for Ireland.

McGann also made the semi final of hte over 35s.


Another local player Stephen Cuthbertson won the over 55s doubles tournament with Mike Breslin.

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