View Full Version : Tennis stars in Dublin !?!

Oct 16th, 2002, 08:34 AM
My friend from Dublin told me yesterday that the top-stars like Davenport, Serena Williams & Co will play an exhibition in Dublin/ Ireland in December.

Anyone else heard about it too? Any Details?

Oct 16th, 2002, 09:38 AM
Havent heard anything about it!:confused:

naomi baker
Oct 16th, 2002, 11:05 AM
BB ur absolutely right, there is a tourney (exhibition) taken place in dublin in december :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Trilogy Tennis Festival
USA v. Europe
The Collins Cup

i am soooooooo going to it..... if u want tickets call or email ticketmaster.ie
its on thursday 05/12/02 at 7pm
friday 06/12/02 at 7pm
saturday 07/12/02 at 10.30am

oh my god i can't wait, i hope lindsay and serena will be playing.......

Oct 16th, 2002, 11:09 AM
Oh man thanks so much Naomi, do you already know who is playing?

Oct 16th, 2002, 01:08 PM
This is great news for Dublin, and I'm happy that top-flight tennis is coming to that city.

But it also exposes a common falacy. If you give pro tennis players an off season, they will rest and train! No indeed, most will fly here and there, playing exhibitions!

Oct 16th, 2002, 01:10 PM

OMG I wish i could go!

Oct 16th, 2002, 01:20 PM
Man me too, I would love to go!:D Go Dublin!:D

Oct 16th, 2002, 01:26 PM
OMG! Holiday in Ireland is looking very likely right now :)

Oct 16th, 2002, 01:51 PM
not only now ;)

naomi baker
Oct 16th, 2002, 08:38 PM
the one and only time u will see me type the "man am i glad to live in dublin" and wudn't u know, 10minutes away from the venue where the exhibition takes place, SCORE :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
we all know that when it comes to tennis, ireland in general lacks in wta involvement....:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
not this time anyway!!!

i actually have no idea who's going to be playing, i'm not even sure if it is a ladies exhibit, it wud be a real kick up the arse to find it was a mens tourney :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Oct 16th, 2002, 08:44 PM
So far, Lindsay, Venus, Serena and AnnaK have all been reported to be playing in it, I wonder who the other European players are going to be.

Oct 16th, 2002, 08:50 PM
OMG Dublin!!! :hearts:


Oct 16th, 2002, 09:42 PM
Aer Lingus has really cheap fares from the US to Ireland in early December SO LETS ALL GO!!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Oct 16th, 2002, 10:15 PM
where can we find out details of this cos Im booking a flight ASAP

anybody got any rooms to let----oh stuff I'll sleep on the streets

Oct 17th, 2002, 01:43 AM

As it stands, the order of play for the inaugural Collins Cup is:

Thurs, Dec 5: Davenport v Schett; Seles v Kournikova. Fri, Dec 6: Seles and Davenport v Schett and Majoli; S and V Williams v Hantuchova and Dokic. Sat, Dec 7: S Williams v Majoli; V Williams v Dokic; Capriati v Hantuchova.

Oct 17th, 2002, 04:10 AM
that is so cool

At last Ireland will be able to get to see some live action

Oct 17th, 2002, 06:14 AM
@ Naomi Baker my irish friend wanted to contact you. But it's not possible to send any email/ private message to you. Can she contact you?

Oct 17th, 2002, 03:01 PM
OMG, I so wanna go! I could always get the train down to see Jen! Knowing my luck she'd pull out at the last minute though. :o

Oct 17th, 2002, 03:54 PM
you guys will freak and stay at home when you hear the prizes:eek:

1st & 2nd day: €102 (good seats) or €81 (bad seats)
3rd day: €107:50 or €86

This is not to believe, are they nuts there. I hope nobody comes! This is way to much! Who can pay it?

Oct 17th, 2002, 04:00 PM
can someone take a camcorder and send me the tapes please

Oct 17th, 2002, 04:00 PM
What's the conversion rate into US dollars?

Don't tell me that's the Euro and it's 1:1 because then :mad:

Oct 17th, 2002, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by kazbeee
can someone take a camcorder and send me the tapes please

That's from the ticketmaster.ie homepage:

General Rules
No cameras, video cameras or recording devices.

:(:fiery: :mad:

Oct 17th, 2002, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Hurley
What's the conversion rate into US dollars?

Don't tell me that's the Euro and it's 1:1 because then :mad:

Sorry but:

1.00 EUR = 0.970506 USD


Oct 17th, 2002, 05:35 PM
Oh good so it's only $80 a seat for me then :rolleyes:

Thanks anyway :)

Oct 17th, 2002, 05:58 PM
ugh!! my mum completely ignored my hint.

I can't get any more obvious than "wow, listen to all these players who are in Dublin playing an exhibition. *cough* *cough* wow, how cool would that be to see"...

Oct 17th, 2002, 06:02 PM
That Kournikova and Hantuchova have agreed to appear on the catwalk with a selection of the world’s most recognisable supermodels is an imaginative way of whetting the appetite for an event that is, I understand, already the subject of a fierce duel for the TV rights.
what happened to "I'm not the new Kournikova?" ;)
Will be on TV, please please please please could Sky get this one ... thank you :D

Oct 17th, 2002, 06:47 PM
Originally posted by Hurley
Oh good so it's only $80 a seat for me then :rolleyes:

Thanks anyway :)

ONLY 80$?, oh yeh great! :o

80$ is hell to much for 2 matches!

Oct 17th, 2002, 09:55 PM
This is suppose the inital schedule for the tourney, I have to say it is pretty impressive, the top 5 American women are playing, amazing

Thursday, December 5:
Davenport vs. Schett
Seles vs. Kournikova

Friday, December 6:
Seles and Davenport vs. Schett and Majoli
Serena and Venus Williams vs. Hantuchova and Dokic

Saturday, December 7:
Serena Williams vs. Majoli
Venus Williams vs. Dokic
Capriati vs. Hantuchova

naomi baker
Oct 17th, 2002, 10:09 PM
i told my mam today, and i've already began the beggin process. i'm shocked at those prices... at 100euro each better be able to fuckin reach out and touch the players :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
but my good old maw, sed she's charge a ticket for me on her visa next week for the saturday session, jennifer capriati will be in the same country as me, theres no way in hell i'm missing her play no matter what it costs!!! so i'll pay my mam back from now until xmas. wuuuhhhuuuuu
i ain't sure if camcorders are allowed, if i can sneak mine in i will, otherwise it looks like disposey cameras hiding in my pocket!!!!!
anyone sure they might be going to the tourney.,.....i'm defo going on saturday so i'll c u guy there!!! anyone from the uk, i wud advise them to book thru ryanair, shudn't cost u anymo that £60 return for ur flights!!!!!!

Oct 17th, 2002, 10:10 PM
Doubt I'll be going with those frigging prices cos we're tad short of cash right now. :sad:

naomi baker
Oct 17th, 2002, 10:16 PM
altho claire, the excahnge rate is definitely in favour of sterling when it comes to the euro..... €100 is like £60.... which is well shite for me, but pretty good for u....it wud just be a case of u getting that 2gether plus train fare!!!!
hope to see ya there.....
10-4 we have to teenage girl passed out at the entrance to the court on final match day were daniella hantchukova(can't spell) takes on jennifer capriati :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Oct 18th, 2002, 12:51 AM
I wish I could go. :sad: Four of my favs will be playing.

Martian Martin
Oct 18th, 2002, 03:42 AM
I would love to go to this, so many of faves playing here, I wouldn't mind paying the money to get tickets, I've wasted more money than this, but I don't have anyone to go with :sad:, so probably won't be able to. :sad:

Oct 18th, 2002, 05:14 AM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,4-449250,00.html (www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,4-449250,00.html)

Oct 18th, 2002, 09:52 AM
Is this for real? I would've thought this whole thing was an April Day's joke if this was April. Anyways, the promoter must have come up with some major $$$ to get this event going. This is probably the most lucrative and star-studded exhibition event I've ever heard about. I'm not sure if it's good for tennis or not, but congratulations to fans in Ireland who'll get the chance to see the top players.

Oct 18th, 2002, 11:53 AM
When I came home yesterday Serena was on the news talking about it. I'm sure there will be some info on the Irish Tourism site very soon. If not I'll see what I can find out and keep you posted. This is great. The closest thing to me has always been Wimbledon!
I think those $80 prices were wrong though. It surely can't be that dear. Maybe it's 80 euro.
It's a pity there's no mention of Momo playing.

Nov 4th, 2002, 04:40 PM
I have Sky :D all come around to my house ;)

Nov 4th, 2002, 04:48 PM
They had a couple of exhibitions events featuring Martina, Arantxa, Pam, Mary-Jo etc in the early ninety's, I went both times. It was incredible. I've seen Tennis in many places, but the Dublin crowd was the friendliest and warmest ever! The players had a great time. Look out for 1 or 2 off them appearing on some off those famous Irish talk shows, they did last time.

Nov 4th, 2002, 07:15 PM
Yes, I was amazed when I saw Sky's advert for it during their Fed cup coverage. Hopefully, this will be the start of more ladies tennis for Sky!

Nov 4th, 2002, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Caoimhe
I think those $80 prices were wrong though. It surely can't be that dear. Maybe it's 80 euro.

80€ = 80$ !!!!:o

Nov 4th, 2002, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by Judio
Sky announced they are live on all three Days:eek: :sad: :sad:

Do you mean Sky1?

Nov 18th, 2002, 06:56 PM

Nov 18th, 2002, 08:58 PM
Does anybody know if this will be broadcast on us TV station???

Nov 18th, 2002, 09:08 PM
not in the usa or canada....i know it sucks...