Youth Olympic Games 2018 – Argentina

1st Nov 2018 (agillespie)

Conor Moran from Sutton LTC joined some of the best juniors in the world recently when he was selected to help showcase squash at the 3rd Youth Olympic games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was one of 38 juniors from all over the world to picked to spend time playing on the interactive glass court in the Technopolis Park at the heart of the Olympic village, bringing squash to a whole new audience.

With World Squash estimating that around 5000 people a day coming to watch and 400 children a day getting a chance to play on the court, this was a huge opportunity to raise the profile of the sport, as well as a fantastic experience for Conor.

The feedback from everyone in Buenos Aires was very positive and hopefully the Olympic committee will take note and consider the sport for inclusion in Paris 2024.

 

Denis Gilevskiy – British Junior Closed Champion 2018

31st Oct 2018 (agillespie)

Denis Gilevskiy (Mount Pleasant) make Irish Squash history yet again this weekend by winning the British Junior Championships BU15 in Nottingham. Denis (seeded number 1) played the English #1 Jonah Bryant in the final, coming back from 2/1 down to take the 5th game 11/9. He’s now added the British Junior Closed title to his British Junior Open Championship U13 in 2017.

Full details on the England Squash website.

With the British Junior Open coming up in January this is a very significant result for Denis and suggests both he and his coach Angus Kirkland are well on course for a very strong challenge.

Well done Denis!

Conor Ringland RIP

24th Oct 2018 (agillespie)

It is with great regret that we have been informed of the untimely death of Conor Ringland. Conor was a much loved member of Trinity Squash Club and the Irish Squash community. The Leinster squash committee would like to express it’s condolences to his family, team and friends at this most difficult time.

As a result of this tragedy, all matches involving Trinity have been postponed and their Captains will contact you in due course.

May he rest in peace.

Ulster Junior Open 2018 – Draw

17th Oct 2018 (agillespie)

Good luck to all our juniors heading north to the Boat Club this weekend for the UJO. The draw is now online, so you can follow the matches via Tournament Software.

There have been some changes to match times for the GU15 and GU17 draw so make sure you keep checking with the tournament organisers.

 

Ulster Junior Open 2018 – Entries

9th Oct 2018 (agillespie)

Entry is now open for this years Ulster Junior Open. The tournament is being held in the Boat Club, Belfast from 21st to 22nd October. Enter via the Tournament Software website by 11:59pm, Wed 10th October.

 

East of Ireland Junior Open 2018 – Entries

8th Oct 2018 (agillespie)

The East of Ireland Junior Open is now open for entry on the Tournament Software website. It takes place in Sutton from 26th to 28th October.

 

Irish Squash Junior Coaches 2018/2020 – Applications

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Irish Squash are inviting applications from suitably qualified coaches to work with our junior players and teams for seasons 2018-2020.

We are seeking coaches for the following groups:

  • U11
  • U13 & U15
  • U17 & U19

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European Squash Club Championships 2018 – Results

28th Sep 2018 (agillespie)
LCC Squash Club, as winners of the 2018 All Ireland Club Final (for the second time in three years), represented Ireland in Eindhoven recently in the European Squash Club Championships. The squad comprised of 3 current internationals – Brian Byrne, Sean Conroy, Sam Olwill plus Keith Moran, Michael Conroy & David Conroy who performed at the highest level and finished in a sterling 5th place of the 12 teams.
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Leinster Squash AGM Notice – 2018

5th Sep 2018 (agillespie)

Notice is hereby given that the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Leinster Squash will take place in Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club on Wednesday 26/09/2018, starting at 7.30pm.

Motions to the Leinster Squash secretary by 19/09/2018 please. See you club notice for invites, nomination and voting forms.

There are a number of positions on the council that need to be filled, so if you support or play squash in Leinster please consider giving something back to the sport and get involved. There are also a number items that will be discussed and voted on at the AGM so we need people to attend. Your input is vital.

 

Salming Mount Pleasant MJO 2018 – Entries

1st Sep 2018 (agillespie)

Entry is now open for the first junior competition of the new season, the Salming Mount Pleasant Mixed Junior Open tournament. It takes place 15/16 September in Mount Pleasant. Entries close on 5th September

This competition is ranked by the organising committee and coaches based on ability and not age/sex. Enter via Tournament Software.