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European Squash Club Championships 2018 - Results

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.

In the group stage, Squash Club de Petange of Luxembourg were defeated before losing to eventual 3rd placed team Viktoria Brno of Czech Republic, enabling Leinster to progress as group runners-up. In the quarter-final Leinster lost to eventual runners-up Edgbaston Priory of England featuring some tight sets.

In the playoff for 5th to 8th, Leinster beat JSK Squash of Finland (pictured) before securing 5th with a fine victory over Edinburgh Sports of Scotland. A great achievement, even surpassing the excellent performance in Krakow, Poland two years ago. Many players ranked in the PSA World Top 100 participated, including the World number 5 Simon Rosner. 

Travelling supporters witnessed terrific squash at a 15 court venue in a friendly city boasting excellent transport links and hostelries plus a pedestrian friendly city centre. Edinburgh host the 2019 tournament – team manager Rory Gallagher is already masterminding another campaign.

Their participation at this event was made possible by the funding from Leinster Cricket Club & Members, Leinster Squash,  SL Controls, AcryLicon and the players themselves.

Report by Jim Coyne

 

 

Leinster Senior Closed 2018 - Entries

The Leinster Senior Closed competition takes place on Thursday 11th Jan – Sunday 14th Jan in Sutton and is open to all Leinster-based players. There are categories for all age groups and standards.

The closing date is 7th Jan and entries can be made via the Tournament Software website.

 

Leinster League 2017 - Entries

The closing date for league entries has now past but we’re still waiting to hear back from a few clubs. Can everyone check with their club and team captains to make sure they’ve entered their team.

And if you haven’t submitted them, please do so asap!

Refereeing Course Sept 2017

We’ve had various requests from our players that we arrange a refereeing course so we’ve arranged a day long course that will take place in Fitzwilliam from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 16th September.

It’s the first course that has been run in a while so please support it.

 

Women Who Squash Sept 2017 - Entries

The “Women Who Squash September 2017 Kick-off” tournament is now taking entries.

This event is a one day event on Saturday, 9th September, so plan on at least three matches throughout the day. There are four divisions – Ladies A, B, C, and Masters (for the more mature ladies among us). Entry fee is €25 which will include lunch and a goody bag.

The event will take place in Sutton on their five courts.

Any questions, please let me know. I’m looking forward to seeing some old and new faces!

Entry via Tournament Software.

Curragh Open 2017 - Entries

The first senior competition of the new season is now open for entries. The Curragh Open takes place on 22nd-24th September and has Mens A/B/C and Ladies A categories.

Entry via Tournament Software.

 

Deirdre Wins at the 21st World Transplant Games

Congratulations to Deirdre Faul (Old Belvedere) on winning squash gold at the 21st World Transplant Games in Malaga. Deirdre took her 6th consecutive gold in the event yesterday by beating Sandrine Lagree from France.

As well gold in squash she went on to won gold in the 100m breaststroke and then broke the world record to win gold in the 200m breaststroke.

What an achievement – well done Deirdre!

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Sutton Summer Camp 2017

Sutton are holding adult coaching sessions over the summer to which members and non-members are invited.

They take place over 6 weeks, from 16th July until August 21st. Details are attached.

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Mount Pleasant Summer Camp 2017

Mount Pleasant are holding summer camps again this summer under the guidance of world renowned coaches Ronny Vlassaks and Alex Hodgetts.

Ronny is in Ireland 17th – 21st July

Alex takes over 21st – 25th August

Camps for juniors will be during the day while the adult classes will be held in the evening.

More info and contact details on the attached poster. Early booking is advised.

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Paddy Whack West of Ireland Open 2017

This years Paddy Whack / Garavans West of Ireland tournament is taking place 11th/16th April in Galway Lawn Tennis Club. It’s a 10k PSA event so this is a good chance to see some world class players in action, and entry is free.

Number one seed is world #59 Joshua Masters from England.

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