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ME. H. S. MAHONY KILLED.
Mr Harold S. Mahony, of Dromore Castle, Kenmare, the well-known lawn tennis player, was killed in a cycling accident on June 25. He was descending a steep hill near Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry, lost control of his machine, and was thrown heavily to the ground, sustaining fatal injuries.
Mr Mahony began his career as a tenuis player at Trinity College, Dublin. It would be difficult to find another player who so consistently maintained his form year in and year out. It was as far back as the middle eighties that he first made his mark in lawn tennis, and he quickly rose to the first class. He beat such fine players as William and Ernest Renshaw, H. S. Barlow, E. W. Lewis, H. A. B. Chapman, and M. F. Goodbody in open events, but it was not until 1896 that he won the all-England championship at Wimbledon. In the all-comers singles he beat W. V. Eaves, and in the challenge round, after a hard fight, he wrested the championship from W. Baddeley.
He won the Irish championship in 1898, and in covered court lawn tennis he made his mark by winning the singles championship in 1893 and 1894, and, with E. G. Meers, the doubles championship in 1892, 1893, and 1894. Mr Mahony's strong point was serving. He made a particular study of this part of the game, and claimed that his method of service combined every possible advantage.