From The Irish Times, 22 February 2013:
Death of Dr Harry Barniville
One of the best known characters in Irish tennis, Dr Harry Barniville, died peacefully on Wednesday night in Dublin. An accomplished player, administrator and a former Irish Davis Cup captain, Barniville represented Ireland as recently as 2005, when he was part of a team which travelled to the world championships in Turkey.
He topped the Irish senior rankings consistently in the 1950s and early 1960s and won most of the major domestic championships. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he made a huge contribution to the development of the junior game here, mentoring a group of talented young players, the “Barniville Babes”.
Amongst the players who took part in his now annual trips to the leading UK junior tournaments over a 27-year period were former internationals Karen Nugent, Scott Barron, Eoin Collins, Dave O’Connell, James McGee and Rachael Dillon.
Harry Barniville was a former president of Lansdowne and Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Clubs and sat on the General Council of the Irish Lawn Tennis Association (now Tennis Ireland), and also on the Leinster Branch.
Dr Harry Barniville married fellow tennis player Geraldine Houlihan who, like him, became a medical doctor.
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