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IC of Ireland Newsletter: July 2016

IC Ireland Newsletter of July 2016


A note from the President.


Dear members,

I was honoured to be elected by you as President of the IC of Ireland at the recent AGM and will work earnestly on your behalf during my term of office. There are a number of changes to committee this year  as follows :

                  Bryan Smyth, President                                                        Joe Cummiskey, Treasurer

                  Jimmy McDonogh, Captain                                                   Tom Barry, Secretary

                  Michelle Bennett                                                                    Barry King.           


In the following pages we cover all the latest news including :

-   IC members day, 17th September 2016

-   Match updates    (a) Potter Cup 2016 and    (b) IC of Great Britain

-   Subscriptions from 2017

-   Changing your Standing Order

Thank you for your support of the IC of Ireland.

   Bryan Smyth


Members Day, 17th September

A reminder that we will hold an afternoon of tennis followed by dinner and drinks at Elm Park tennis club on September 17th.  Partners welcome for the dinner. Thanks to all who have already responded with an interest in attending.  For others, please text or email Jimmy McDonogh (087 9592273 or Michelle Bennett (087 2642914 if you want to be added to the attendance list. I would encourage as many members as possible to participate in this event. Elm Park are very kindly keeping their grass courts open for us and it promises to be a great day of tennis and entertainment in truly wonderful surroundings. We hope to facilitate further tennis events going forward.


Match Updates

Potter Cup

Ireland sent a team to participate in the 2016 Cup having missed the 2015 event. With Garbhan O’Nuallain as captain and Owen Casey leading the team, we beat the Spain 2nd team and had 4 individual match wins. Full details at end of season.


IC Versus Great Britain

This match was played last weekend, July 16th, in London and a team of 10 captained by Tom Barry with John Doran leading the line competed against a strong GB team. We lost the fixture 12-3 which didn’t reflect the highly competitive matches. As usual Peter Hannon, now with GB and a former Ireland Davis Cup player, hosted a wonderful event. Some photos are attached.


Subscription from 2017

At the recent AGM members voted to increase the annual subscription from 1st January 2017. This was the first increase since the foundation of the IC of Ireland in 1997 and is in recognition of increased costs and the larger number of events being played.  Subs will rise to Euro 75 or £60 per annum. 

Each member should change their standing order in coming weeks. Below we provide easy instructions on how to change the Standing Order – and please remember to tell us when you have done this as we will have no other way of verifying it has been completed.


Changing your Standing Order

On the next page there are instructions from Joe Cummiskey on how to change your standing order. When you have made the change we would appreciate if you could email Joe on  so we know the change has been made.






Changing your Standing Order

Dear IC members


Thank you to everyone who has already set up/edited their standing order for the new amount of €75 or £60. It is quick and easy to update your standing order online on your desktop or smartphone. Please see instructions below for Bank of Ireland and AIB and note the instructions are similar for all other banks too.


If you do not use online banking please phone or drop into your local bank branch to change your standing order.


Bank of Ireland:

Bank of Ireland desktop video instructions:


You can also activate, amend or delete your standing orders on the Manage Payees screen by choosing 'Standing Orders' from the drop-down list and tapping the relevant standing order.

1.     Log in to your account

2.     Tap Manage Payees from the left-hand menu

3.     Choose 'Standing Orders' from the drop-down list

4.     Tap on your IC standing order

5.     Change the amount to €75 or £60

6.     Tap continue



1.     Log in to your account

2.     Tap Pay&Transfer

3.     Tap Standing orders

4.     Tap on your IC standing order

5.     Tap on Amend standing order (under the red button)

6.     Change the amount to €75 or £60

7.     Tap Confirm




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