Squashmad.com – Derek Ryan Interview

14th Feb 2017 (agillespie)

When it comes to squash there aren’t many players who can match Derek Ryan’s experience. Squashlink‘s very own Mark Kelly sat down with the Irish squash legend recently to talk about all things squash, from epic battles in Hong Kong to grassroot sport.

The interview on Squashmad.com is a fascinating read.

Squashlink – Position Available

8th Feb 2017 (agillespie)
A part-time position has become available at Squashlink. This charity organisation is an Irish Squash-supported initiative to introduce the game of squash to school children who might not get a chance otherwise.

If you’ve some free time, have a passion for squash and think you have bring this passion into a schools programme, then this position might be the one for you.

More info including details of what the position entails, and how to apply can be found here, or if you would like to talk this position over with Mark Kelly email him at squashlinkireland@gmail.com.

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Leinster Senior Closed 2017 – Results

7th Feb 2017 (agillespie)

Sutton LTC hosted the Leinster Senior Closed last weekend and what a successful week it was.

This was the last tournament Sutton will host with only 3 courts as their 2 new courts will be completed shortly.

Results and photos are below:

Mount Pleasant Senior Open 2017 – Draws

25th Jan 2017 (agillespie)

Entry has now closed for this years Mount Pleasant Senior Open. The seeds and draws will be published in the next day or two, on the Tournament Software website.

Leinster Junior Open 2017 – Results

20th Jan 2017 (agillespie)

Well done to all 118 players who took part in this years Leinster Junior Open. It was a long weekend of squash with a lot of matches to squeeze into one weekend but we got to watch some great battles. It was particularly good to see a full draw in each of the girls competitions. Thanks also to all the helpers and volunteers, and to Mount Pleasant and Leinster Cricket Club for hosting.

Full results can be found here.

BU13 Intercounties 2016 – Champions

While a large number of the Leinster juniors were battling it out in the Leinster Junior Open, the Leinster BU13 team were on court in Pontefract playing in the finals of the Inter-Counties competition. Having made it through two qualifying weekends and finishing top of their group, this weekend was always going to be a tough challenge, with the team up against the best in the UK.

First up was Yorkshire in the semi-final. Although this county were the number 1 seeds, our team weren’t phased and put in huge efforts. The reward was a surprising 5/0 win and a place in the finals.

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Leinster Senior Closed 2017 – Entries

8th Jan 2017 (agillespie)

The Leinster Senior Closed tournament has now opened for entries. It is being held in Sutton and runs from 31st Jan until 4th Feb.

There are a number of categories this year so whatever your standard, you’ll have plenty of games against players your own standard.

Entry as usual via our Tournament Software website.

Denis Gilevskiy – British Junior Open Champion 2017

6th Jan 2017 (agillespie)
He did it! This is the biggest day in Irish Squash history in a very long time!

This morning in Sheffield, 12-year old Denis Gilevskiy from Mount Pleasant convincingly beat the English #1 Sam Osborne-Wylde [3/4 seed] to win one of the most prestigious titles in Junior squash – the British Junior Open.

Coached by National coach Hadrian Stiff, his club coach Angus Kirkland and of course his brother Nikita, Denis made short work of the Englishman, taking the match in just 20 minutes, in a mature, skillful and dominant fashion. He led from start to finish and rarely looked in too much trouble, keeping Sam pinned at the back and forcing errors at the front.

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BJO 2017 – Semi-final

5th Jan 2017 (agillespie)
Big news!!!! This afternoon in Sheffield Denis Gilevskiy (Mount Pleasant) won his semi-final match in the BU13 British Junior Open against Jonah Bryant from England 3/0. This was after he knocked out the Egyptian #1 seed in the previous round.

This tournament is the most prestigious in the junior calendar and attracts the best players from all over the world. This surely must put up there with the best of the best.

He now faces the English #1 Sam Osborne-Wylde in the final tomorrow at 10.15am. Good luck Denis!

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Leinster Junior Open 2017 – Entries

29th Dec 2016 (agillespie)

Hi all, entry is now open for the Leinster Junior Open tournament via the Tournament Software website. It takes place in Mount Pleasant and Leinster Cricket Club on 13th – 15th January. 

As per the Irish Squash guidelines this competition is now a compulsory tournament for U19 Juniors wishing to make themselves available for selection onto one of the National squads.