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???? Irish Tournament, Dublin, Ireland

Draw=3

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"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.

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September 16-17, Tramore Tournament, Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Tramore Cricket Ground

Singles (Draw=8) [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."

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????, South of Ireland Championships, Limerick, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: County Limerick Cricket Club

Singles won by Miss Smith.


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Results for other years may be found at:
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Re: 1876-1877 Results

1877

September 16-17, Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland (Grass)

Draw of 8 [no scores available]

QF: Frances Gallwey d. Miss Radcliffe
QF: Ann Gallwey d. Mrs Bucknell
QF: M. Radcliffe d. Miss McCreery
QF: Miss Roberts d. Miss O'Donnell
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SF: F. Gallwey d. A. Gallwey
SF: Miss Roberts d. M. Radcliffe
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FI: Frances Gallwey d. Miss Roberts

First prize for the winner of the women's singles event was a gilt inkstand; second prize was a silver bracelet.
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XDF: Henry J. Gallwey/Miss Radcliffe d. Benjamin E. Bunbury/Frances Gallwey

First prize for the winners of the mixed doubles event was a pair of gilt candlesticks; second prize was an aneroid barometer.
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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."
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????, South of Ireland Championships, Limerick, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: County Limerick Cricket Club

Wikipedia: "Limerick Lawn Tennis Club was first established in 1877 in Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland.[4] The same year the club staged the first Open Championships in Ireland in August 1877 one month after the Wimbledon Championships were inaugurated ..."


source: "... it was then that an open women's singles event was held, the first of its kind anywhere in the world. ..."
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???? Irish Tournament, Dublin, Ireland

Draw=3

????

"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?
Both say no women in Limerick in 1876, so the "Irish tournament" in 1876 had another location.
thought: If Billie Jean's mentioned "Irish tournament" in 1876 and 1877 is all the same, than Limmerick cannot be this in 1877.
 
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