Gonzaga has a proud tradition in schools’ tennis.
We have won the Leinster schools’ Cups on many occasions at each age level.
The school has five tennis courts. Our tennis facilities are amongst the best in Irish schools’ tennis.
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Fr. Keane SJ built up tennis in the college from scratch to establish the school as one of the most respected tennis schools in the country. When he retired from coaching tennis after the 1983 season, David Keenahan took over as coach and he coordinated tennis in the College from 1984 to 2016. For many years now eight teams of seven players each have represented the college annually in Leinster competitions. Many other boys just play tennis for enjoyment. An annual highlight is the Past v Present tennis match in May. Enquiries about tennis at Gonzaga may be directed to Mr. Howlett.
Tennis award winners 2018
Flanagan Memorial Medal: Oisín Donnelly
Perpetual Tennis Trophy: Oisín Shaffrey
Keane Cup: Jack Browne
2016 was a very successful season. The Seniors won the Leinster Senior Cup for the third time in a row. The Minors also won the Cup, and the Juniors reached the Final.
Photos of the teams are shown below:
Back: Cormac Dempsey, Conall Cleere, Justin Dwyer_Griffin, David Cullen, Front: Fergus O’Rourke, David Meenaghan (c), Harry Forde, Sam O’Kelly. Gonzaga have completed “three in a row” of Senior Cups for the first time in 30 years.
Back: Daniel Morrissey, Karl Johnson, Marcus Boggan, Mark Cloonan. Front: David Doody, Fergus O’hOisin, Gavin O’Neill (c) This team were runner’s up to St.Michael’s
Back: Shay Keenan (Hon. Sec), Daniel Meagher, David Blake, Max Barlow, Brian Barron, Eddie Melvin (President). Front: Jack O’Connor (coach), Hugh Lynn, Jack Browne (c), Jeff McGovern, Andrew Cloonan (coach) The Minors beat Belvedere in the Final.
Eddie Cotter (President PPU) and David Keenahan (Tennis Coach) with tennis players past and present who played on Wednesday 11 May 2016
Junior Tennis Final 2018