From the archive: Harold Mahony - The Championships, Wimbledon 2017

WIMBLEDON | on Fri, Mar 17, 5:34 AM

Harold Mahony was a proud Irishman, and despite triumphing in the Gentlemen's Singles 121 years ago, he remains the most recent Irish singles champion at the All England Club. Harold Segerson Mahony was the son of Richard and Mary Mahony, whose principal home was at Dromore Castle in County Kerry. However, the Mahonys, who were wealthy land-owners, also had a house at Leith and it was during one of their visits to Scotland that Harold was born on 13 February 1867.  Most of Harold’s childhood,...

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