???? Irish Tournament,
"In Ireland the 1877 women's championships had a draw of only three. " (Source: page 5 of We Have Come a Long Way: The Story of Women's Tennis. By Billie Jean King. 1988)
Note: The connection, if any, between the Irish events of 1876-1877 and the Irish Championships is unclear. The Fitzwilliam Club, which hosted the championships from 1879, was founded in 1879. The exact location for the events of 1876 and 1877 is uncertain. Could this event and the one in Limerick be the same? King's book hints at a Dublin location for this event, so it is murky at best.
September 16-17, Tramore Tournament
, Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Tramore Cricket Ground
[no scores available]
1R: Frances Gallwey d. Miss Radcliffe
1R: Ann Gallwey d. Mrs Bucknell
1R: M. Radcliffe d. Miss McCreery
1R: Miss Roberts d. Miss O'Donnell
SF: F. Gallwey d. A. Gallwey
SF: Miss Roberts d. M. Radcliffe
FI: Frances Gallwey d. Miss Roberts
MX: Miss Radcliffe/ Henry J. Gallwey d. Frances Gallwey/Benjamin E. Bunbury
First prize for the winner of the women's singles event was a gilt inkstand; second prize was a silver bracelet.
First prize for the winners of the mixed doubles event was a pair of gilt candlesticks; second prize was an aneroid barometer.
From "The Field", September 8, 1877: "Lawn Tennis at Tramore. A lawn tennis tournament came off at the Tramore Cricket Ground on Monday and Tuesday, September 16 and 17. The committee of management were: Messrs Congreve Rogers, Wakefield Christy, C.E. Denny, R.H. Power, W. L'Estrange Duffin, Captain Beale, 38th Regiment, Major Creagh, honorary treasure, and Mr W. Gallwey, honorary secretary.
"The rules of the Marylebone Cricket Club and the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club were observed at the meeting, and tennis scoring (except in the handicap doubles) was adopted, and gave much satisfaction."
????, South of Ireland Championships
, Limerick, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: County Limerick Cricket Club
Singles won by Miss Smith.
Results for other years may be found at: