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Monkstown make net gains

THERE were jubilant scenes at Templeogue LTC last week when CBC Monkstown claimed their first Division 1 schools' tennis trophy when they beat Gonzaga to win the Leinster Schools' Junior Cup.

The Monkstown boys took the difficult route to the final overcoming strong opposition in the form of Belvedere College, St Michael's College and Blackrock College. In the final they beat a spirited Gonzaga College team 3-1 to create a piece of history for their school.

Last year, the team won the Division 2 title but by capturing the Division 1 honours last week they achieved a feat that no CBC team had managed before.

The team, coached by Monkstown LTC coach and CBC past pupil Stephen O'Shea, comprised Seán Kelly, Cian Aherne, Luke Hanley, Seán Kilroy, Michael Bennett, Michael Frawley and Seán O'Loughlin.