WIMBLEDON WINNER HAS MONAGHAN CONNECTION

13 July 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Although many people may have tuned in to the Wimbledon men’s doubles final on Saturday last, 7th July, some may be surprised to learn that winner Jonathan Marray has a strong local connection as his mother Kathleen (nee King) hails from Doohamlet, Co Monaghan.
The Sheffield-based athlete became the first English man to lift the men’s doubles trophy in 76 years, which understandably sparked scenes of great excitement in the Castleblayney area and beyond.
Jonathan’s aunt, Maura McEneaney who lives in Tullycarra, Castleblayney told the Northern Standard how she has followed her 31-year-old nephew’s career from day one.
“I am absolutely thrilled and so proud of Jonathan as I have followed his career from day one. He was resilient and calm throughout the tournament and showed real bottle to serve out for the win.”
Jonathan’s uncle Colm King and cousin Damien were flying the flag for Co Monaghan as they were amongst the crowd at Wimbledon that witnessed the historic win.
Together with Dane Frederik Nielsen, Jonathan overcame fifth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in five sets in last Saturday’s final.

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