British Intercounty Championship 2012

23rd Mar 2012 (agillespie)
Leinster Ladies promoted to Division 1 in the British Intercounty Championship

The Leinster senior ladies squash team travelled to Pontefract recently to take part in the British Intercounty Championships in Division Two. The team of Olivia French, Claire O’Brien, Jenny Dillon, Ciara Moloney and Niamh Brennan competed against Yorkshire, Worcestershire and Surrey.

The competition started on Saturday morning with a match against Worcestershire. Leinster came out on top with a 3/2 win. Next up was Yorkshire where the ladies had a convincing 5/0 victory. The decider on Sunday was always going to be a demanding match, and with very little recovery time, it was a daunting task. The Surrey team had been very impressive throughout the competition but with a massive team effort, the Leinster girls pulled through 3/2 in a nail-biting finish.

This result means that the Leinster team has gained promotion and next year will compete in Division One of the British Intercounty Championships.

Junior Nationals 2012

10th Feb 2012 (agillespie)

Congratulations and well done to all our 40 Leinster Juniors who travelled to Belfast last weekend for the Irish Junior Nationals 2012. We had some great matches with fantastic results. Well done and keep up the good work.

Boys Under 11
1. Conor Moran Leinster
2. Sam Buckley Leinster
3. Hugh Tobin Leinster

Boys Under 13
1. Luke Logan Leinster
2. Sean Dineen Leinster
3. Scott Gillanders Leinster

Boys Under 15
1. Oisin Dunne Leinster
2. Nikita Gilevskiy Leinster

Boys Under 17
1. Oisin Logan Leinster
2. Ciaran Maher
3. Cillian Dunne Leinster

Boys Under 19
1. Sean Conroy Leinster
2. Conor O Shea

Girls Under 11
1. Emma McGuagan
2. Alessia Osborne Leinster

Girls Under 13
1. Victoria White
2. Ellie McVeigh

Girls Under 15
1. Sinead Walsh
2. Stephanie Ryan Leinster

Girls Under 17
1. Breanne Flynn Leinster
2. Niamh O’Keefe Leinster
3. Griffin Gillanders Leinster

Girls Under 19
1. Elaine Ware Leinster
2. Victoria O’Donnell

Carlow Open 2012

22nd Jan 2012 (agillespie)

Carlow Lawn Tennis Club hosted an amazing feast of Junior Squash on the 21 & 22 January 2012 with 101 junior entries ranging from age 7 to 18 years of age. The standard of squash at all levels was outstanding and there were many nail biting games and finals to be seen. It was great to see so many new players in the U/9 and U/11 and I hope they enjoyed their first tournament.

I would like to thank Carlow Lawn Tennis Club, James Mc Dermot and his committee for a great weekend. Many thanks to Ger Holohan, Enda Holohan, Bernie Tallon, Claire Doyle and also thanks to Fiona and Sheila who kept the bar open all day Saturday and Sunday with refreshments. Well done girls.

I would also like to thank the CY Gym for letting us use their squash courts for the U/9, U/11 and U/13.

Congratulations and well done to all our Leinster players.

Boys U/9 Winner Denis Gilevskiy
Boys U/9 Runner up Dylan Moran

Boys U/11 Winner Conor Moran
Boys U/11 Runner up Sam Buckley

Boys U/13 Winner Luke Logan
Boys U/13 Runner up Sean Dineen

Boys U/15 Winner Nikita Gilevskiy
Boys U/15 Runner up Oisin Dunne

Boys U/17 Winner Oisin Logan
Boys U/17 Runner up Cillian Dunne

Boys U/19 Winner Michael Craig
Boys U/19 Runner up Conor Lavin

Girls U/11 Winner Emma McGuagan
Girls U/11 Runner up Catherine Bolger

Girls U/13 Winner Victoria White
Girls U/13 Runner up Rachel Quigley

Girls U/15 Winner Stephanie Ryan
Girls U/15 Runner up Casey Luther

Girls U/17 Winner Breanne Flynn
Girls U/17 Runner up Griffin Gillanders

Girls U/19 Winner Elaine Ware

PSA Leinster Squash Senior Open 2011

23rd Oct 2011 (agillespie)
Dylan Bennett Wins The Leinster Open – PSA World Tour Challenger 5

Dutch favourite Dylan Bennett fulfilled his seeding in the Leinster Open in Ireland when he beat second seed Rasmus Nielsen in the final of the PSA World Tour Challenger 5 event in its sixth year at the Fitzwilliam LT&SC in Dublin.

Click here to read the full PSA report.

PSA Leinster Squash Senior Open 2011 Qualifiers


First Round Qualifying Results

Alex Phillips (Eng) beat Sean Conroy (Ire) 11/7 11/4 11/4
Nathan Lake (Eng) beat Roman Svec 13/11 11/2 11/7
Johan Bouquet (Eng) beat Stuart Hadden (Ire) 11/2 11/6 11/5
Florent Pontiere (Fra) beat Rory Pennell (Eng)11/9 12/10 7/11 8/11 11/6
Matias Tuomi (Fin) beat Kevin Moran (Sco) 11/5 15/13 5/11 11/9
Declan James (Eng) beat Rory Byrne 11/13 11/6 11/3 11/6
Frank Hartkoren (Ned) beat Conor O’Hare (Ire) 11/8 11/8 11/6
Steven London (Eng) beat Nigel Peyton (Ire) 8/11 11/8 8/11 11/6 11/5

Ireland’s Nigel Peyton missed out narrowly in the first round qualifying of the Leinster Open. The Dubliner led 2/1 against his English opponent Steven London, but he was unable to capitalise on this lead and finally went down in 5 sets. The final round of qualifying sees 4 English players join 2 French, 1 Finn and Dutchman Frank Hartkoren to make up the 8 players challenging for a place in the main draw.

Tonights line up in Fitzwilliam

5pm Phillips v Lake
6pm Bouquet v Pontiere
7pm Tuomi v James
8pm Hartkoren v London

Ryan Retains Top European Ranking

18th Apr 2011 (agillespie)

David Ryan, Leinster and Irish #1 u15 Junior from Sutton Lawn Tennis Club, remains at #1 on the European Ranking List for a 3rd month running. David reached #1 status following his win at the French Junior Open in February.

Michael Craig from Ulster is at #4 on the same ranking list and Stephanie Ryan (sister of David) is at #8 on the Girls u13 European Ranking.

We are very proud of our Irish Junior Achievements reaching the Top Ten and we wish them future success as they move up age groups for next season.


All Ireland Schools Final 2011

26th Mar 2011 (agillespie)

Leinster Squash would like to thank Ulster Squash for a wonderful day.


U/13 Girls – No opponents for Leinster Team
U/13 Boys Winners – St Fintans NS, Sutton – Oisin Dunne, Luke Logan, Frank O’Dea
U/13 Boys Runners-Up – Scoil Iognaid

U/15 Girls Winners – Santa Sabina College, Sutton – Aoife Turley, Lauren Keogh, Carla Scanlan
U/15 Girls Runners-Up – Strathern College
U/15 Boys Winners – Gaelchoiláiste Cheartharlach, Carlow – Ryan Luther, Cian Ó Dubhghaill, Micheál Ó Dálaigh
U/15 Boys Runners-Up – Scoil Iognaid

U/17 Girls Winner – St Angelas, Waterford
U/17 Girls Runners-Up – Gaelcholáiste Cheartharlach, Carlow – Niamh Ní Chaoimh, Fiona Ní Mhurchú, Jenny Ní Dhubhchonna
U/17 Boys Winners – St Fintans High School, Sutton – David Ryan, Cillian Dunne, Eoghan Turley
U/17 Boys Runners-Up – Campbell College

U/19 Girls Winners – Gaelcholáiste Cheartharlach, Carlow – Katelyn Ní DhóráinElaine Nic an MhaoirFiona Ni Chaoimh
U/19 Girls Runners-Up – Presentation Thurles
U/19 Boys Winners – Belvedere College – Daniel L’Estrange, Ben Logan, Jack Macken
U/19 Boys Runners-Up – Coleraine

Leinster Junior Open 2011 Results

18th Jan 2011 (agillespie)

Leinster Juniors make a huge impact in the Leinster Squash Junior Open held in Carlow.

We had a record number of Juniors, 106 entries, over 5 age groups in Boys & Girls sections. Leinster Squash would like to thank Ger Holohan, James McDermott and all their crew for running a fantastic event. We are delighted to announce winners as follows:

Boys u11
Winner: Conor Moran (Sutton LTC/Leinster)
Runner-Up: Todd Holden Gowdy (Belfast Boat Club/Ulster)
Girls u11
Winner: Rachel Quigley (Sligo LTC/Connaught)
Runner-Up: Ellie McVeigh (Belfast/Ulster)
Boys u13
Winner: Luke Logan (Sutton LTC/Leinster)
Runner-Up: Adam Fitzgerald (Galway LTC/Connaught)
Girls u13
Winner: Casey Luther (Carlow LTC/Leinster)
Runner-Up: Sinead Walsh (Dunhill/Munster)
Boys u15
Winner: David Ryan (Sutton LTC/Leinster)
Runner-Up: Ryan Luther (Carlow LTC/Leinster)
Boys u15b
Winner: Kevin McQuaid (Sutton LTC/Leinster)
Runner_Up: Stephen Murphy (Sutton LTC/Leinster)
Girls u15
Winner: Aisling Guerzoni (Oxfordshire/England)
Runner-Up: Griffin Gillanders (Mt Pleasant/Leinster)
Boys u17
Winner: Sean Conroy (Leinster CC/Leinster)
Runner-Up: Ciaran Maher (Thurles/Munster)
Girls u17
Winner: Breanne Flynn (Sutton LTC/Leinster)
Runner-Up: Orna Murray (Dunhill/Munster)
Boys u19
Winner: Conor Lavin (Sutton LTC/Leinster)
Runner-Up: Dan Harkin (Sutton LTC/Leinster)
Girls u19
Winner: Elaine Ware (Carlow LTC/Leinster)
Runner-Up: Fiona O’Keeffe (Carlow LTC/Leinster)

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