Ireland set to Compete in BNP Paribas Master U’ 2-4 December

Ireland set to Compete in BNP Paribas Master U’ 2-4 December

There is an exciting weekend ahead as Ireland return to competing in the BNP Paribas Master’U team tournament in Normandy, France after the competition was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

This is the 15th year of the tournament which will take place from 1st – 4th December.

In 2019 Ireland made history in the tournament, securing a third place finish for the first time behind Great Britain (second) and USA (first – their ninth title overall).

 

Team selected to represent Ireland:

Julie Byrne

Juliana Carton

Aisling O’Connor

Sean Collins

Ammar Elamin

Conor Gannon

Captains: Jamie Pilkington and Garry Cahill

 

Other nations competing include France, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and newcomers Australia.

The opening ceremony and draw takes place 6.30pm local time on 1st December.

Coach Jamie Pilkington said: “Having waited 3 long years to return to France for the BNP Paribas Masters U, World team championships, team Ireland captained by Jamie Pilkington and Garry Cahill are scheduled for lift off tomorrow morning at 9am in Honfleurs, Normandy. After winning the bronze medal in Grenoble in 2019 we are looking to better this result again. With a great lineup for this event – Conor Gannon, Sean Collins, Ammar Elamin, Juliana Carton, Aisling O’Connor and Julie Byrne, are primed to reach the medalling phase.”

 

We wish all the players and coaches the best of luck in their matches this weekend and make sure to follow Tennis Ireland on social media for updates!