Junior

Leinster Junior Open 2019 - Entries

The fourth provincial open of the season, the Leinster Junior Open, takes place in Sutton on Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd February.  

Entry is via the Tournament Software website and closes at midnight, 23rd Jan.

 

Leinster Junior Closed 2019 - Results

Some great was squash was on display in Sutton this weekend and we were delighted to crown the following players as Leinster champions:

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U11 Christian Dromgoole Zoe Yeomans
U13 Aaron Cullen Sara Sabry
U15 Ed Gaffney Rebecca Kavanagh
U17 Mikey Wright  
U19 Michael Creaven  

 

BJO 2019 - Results

Unfortunately a second BJO title for Denis was just out of reach yesterday in Birmingham. Although he played well, the Malaysian seemed to get to everything that Denis threw at him.. and returned it with more. He did win a silver medal for his magnificent effort, and a mention on the RTÉ national news on TV and web, and the large crowd that had made the trip over to support, although disappointed for him, were treated to some great squash throughout the day.

Well done to all Leinster players. They can all be very proud of themselves.

Their results proved that Ireland is still a hot-bed of talent and a force to be reckoned with.

BU15

Denis Gilevskiy – 2nd (Mount Pleasant)
Elliot Kelly – 43rd / 44th (Mount Pleasant)
Sean Murphy – 43rd / 44th (Mount Pleasant)
Jack O’Flynn – 65th (Mount Pleasant)

BU17

Alex Smith – 41st (Sutton)

BU19

Sam Buckley – 12th (Sutton)
Conor Moran – 15th (Sutton)
Scott Gillanders – 22nd (Sutton)
Gavin L’Estrange – 83rd (Sutton)

 

BJO 2019 – Semi-final

For the second time in his squash career, Mount Pleasant‘s Denis Gilevskiy has made it though to a final of the British Junior Open. Although his form has been exemplary this week, he hasn’t had it all his own way having to overcome tough opposition from Malaysia in the quarter-final and Egypt in the semi-final.

He now plays Malaysia’s Ameeshenraj Chandaran for the BU15 title. It’s being streamed online at https://britishjunioropen.com/watch (UOB Glass court) at 12.20 and all virtual support is welcome!

 

Leinster Junior Closed 2019 - Entries

Entries close tonight for this years Leinster Junior Closed tournament.

It takes place in Sutton on 5th-6th January, and is open to all Leinster junior players.

Entries via Tournamant Software.

 

Youth Olympic Games 2018 - Argentina

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

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!

Ulster Junior Open 2018 - Draw

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

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

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.