W.S.F. Level 1 Coaching Course:

There will be a Level 1 coaching course run in Cork, at Sunday’s Well, in July and the applications need to be processed soon so if you would like to take a step on the ladder of coaching this is your opportunity. Check out the coaching course page here.

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Squash Refereeing Course:

As all clubs need more qualified referees we are organising a Club Grade Referee course over April and May. You’ll be very welcome so if you would like to know more you can read all about it here.

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Munster Senior Closed Results

What a fantastic Senior Men’s and Ladies finals we had in Waterford last weekend, Kevin Knox (Celtic) won 3-1 against John Hurley (Sundays Well) with a packed Celtic looking on, the lads played fantastic Squash. Kevin took the first game and John played super squash to take the second, the third game was very tight and could have went anyway but Kevin took it after a couple of tight drops into the front. In the fourth Kevin got a lead a the midway point in the the game and John couldn’t close the gap with Kevin taking the fourth and the title.  Dymphna Reardon (Highfiled) won 3-1 against Suzie Connors (Thurles) in a very entertaining game, both ladies played some excellent Squash. Suzie took the first game after she settled quicker in front of a pack crowd in Celtic, however Dymphna found her length and settled into the game and took the second game, the third game was tight but Dymphna took it to put the pressure on, Suzie game fighting in the fourth game and gave it all but Dymphna just had too much experience on the day. Well done to all players for their continued support. Full results available on Tournament Software here.

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Munster Senior Closed Draw

The Draw is available for the Munster Senior Closed via Tournament Software, please check your times regularly as start time may change over the weekend, check your time – https://bit.ly/2E8fIVg

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Munster Senior Closed

The Munster Senior closed will take place in Waterford this year, we have reserved a limited number of rooms in Dooleys Hotel in Waterford at competitive rates, please call the hotel direct (+353 51 873 531) to make inquires, quote MUNSTERSQUASH2019 – Contact the Tournament Director Eugene Walker +353 87 646 5150 for more details or enter online through Tournament Software at  https://bit.ly/2E8fIVg

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Women Who Squash

Last weekend we saw a tournament in Thurles Squash Club for ladies where we saw five clubs, Thurles, Celtic, Highfield, UCC and Clomantagh take part. Big thank you to Suzie Connors who organized this tournament. This competition was part of the Women Who Squash and had different levels from beginners to advanced players and as well as the competitive edge to this tournament it also had a social side as well with presentations a food in the Lounge afterwards, congratulations to all players and to the Organization committee in Thurles SC.

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Sophie O’Rourke & John Hurley take National titles:

The annual gathering of the country’s top squash players for The Irish Nationals took place in Fitzwilliam.  Pride of place from a Munster perspective must go to Sophie O’Rourke and John Hurley. Sophie, at the ripe old age of 18, retained her Irish Women’s title and John Hurley came out on top in the O40 Men’s event. Among those Munster players who contested in the different events (see results and draws here) were: Ladies A: Sophie O’Rourke; Men’s B: Seán White; Men’s O35: Pat Morrissey, Gary Robinson, Ken O’Keeffe; Men’s O40: John Hurley, Kevin Knox and David Knox.

Picture shows from left: John Hurley (Men’s O40 winner); Niall Rooney (Men’s O35 winner) Sophie O’Rourke (Ladies Senior winner) and Arthur Gaskin (Men’s Senior winner).

 

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Munster Schools Squash Championships 2019

Munster Schools Squash Championships will take place earlier then usual this year because the All Ireland School Finals have been brought forward to the 29th of March, the date for Munster Schools Squash Championships is TBC but it will either be last week in Feb or first week in March. Entries are invited from teams of three boys or three girls for u-11, u-13, u-15, u-17 and u-19 competitions.  All entrants must be under age on 29th of March 2019.  All three team members must attend the same school.  The winning teams in each age group will be eligible to represent Munster at the All-Ireland Schools Finals, which will be hosted by Ulster this year at Lisburn Racquets Club, Co. Armagh on Friday, 29th of March 2019.

Entries should be sent to reach the tournament director by Friday 22nd of February, 2018 – by post or e-mail.  An entry fee of €15.00 per team is payable on the day of each playoff.

Tournament Director

Gerry Connaughton, 76 Caiseal Na Rí, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, E25 TD50 Tel: 087 263 4313   e-mail:

 

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Munster Junior Closed Results

These are just some of the results from the recent Munster Junior Closed held in Dunhill Squash Club on 27th and 28th of Feb 2019.

G U11
1 Katie Dunphy Dunhill
2 Alice Rainey Dunhill
3 Niamh White Celtic
4 Ines De Eugenio Cashel

G U13
1 Aoife Lynch Dunhil
2 Leah Connolly H/F
3 Ellen Doherty H/F
4 Gillian Aherne Thurles

G U15
1 Alanna Murphy Dunhill
2 Ava Murphy Thurles
3 Niamh Murphy H/F
4 Ailbhe White Celtic

G U17
1 Kate Lynch H/F
2 Orlaith Dunphy Dunhill
3 Sarah O’ Connell Thurles

G U19
1 Jordan Scholtz Dunhill
2 Fiona Guidera Thurles
3 Emma Murphy Dunhill
4 Rachel Dunphy Dunhill

B U11b
1 Nathan Walsh Thurles
2 Ruadhri Crowley H/F
3 Jamie Walsh Thurles
4 Conor Hogan Thurles

B U11
1 Adam Power Celtic
2 Toby Ryan Celtic
3 John Day Dunhill
4 Aaron Knox Celtic

B U 13
1 Shane Power Celtic
2 Cian Lenane H/F
3 Mark Green Dunhill
4 Daniel Behan Dunhill

B U15
1 John Groves Dunhill
2 James Hayden Dunhill
3 Tommy Grant Dunhill
4 Eoin O’ Connell Thurles

B U17
1 Sean White Celtic
2 Eoghan Dunphy Dunhill
3 Mark Murphy Dunhill
4 Eoghan Cleary Thurles

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Ulster Masters Open

The Ulster Masters Open takes place in Fri 15th and Sat 16th of Feb in the Belfast Boat Club, a great competition for Masters Squash – online entry – https://goo.gl/vWVcDq or contact Michelle Jackson at michelej012@gmail.com

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2019 Junior Interprovincials

The Junior Interprovincials will take place in Munster (Waterford) this year on 8th-10th of March, the Venues will be Celtic SC and Dunhill SC. Please contact Paula DaBarra on 0871244727 for details on accommodation, we can recommend accommodation in a local hotel with competitive rates.

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League Player Refereeing Quiz:

If you are about to play in the Division 2, 4 or 6 Leagues check out the changes in the rules effective January 2019 and also brush up on your understanding of The Rules of Squash, why not try this League Player Essential Quiz?

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START TIMES FOR ALL – The Munster Junior (Closed) Championship 2019

Please see start times for Juniors competing in the MJC 2019 this weekend.  Best of luck to all.

G U 11

Ines De Eugenio – 10.20, Alice Rainey – 10.20, Roisin Darby – 12.00, Katie Dunphy – 10.20, Leah Maher – 10.20, Niamh White – 12.20

G U 13

Gillian Aherne – 10.40, Isabel  Fynn – 10.40, Aoife Lynch – 12.40, Leah Connolly – 11.00, Ellen Doherty – 11.00, Mya Kelly – 2.40

G U 15

Alanna Murphy – Fri 6.30, Eimear Power – Fri 6.30, Ava Murphy – Sat  10.00, Niamh Murphy – Sat 10.00, Ailbhe White- Sat 10.00

G U 17

Kate Lynch – Sun  9.30, Orlaith Dunphy – Sun  11.30, Sarah O’ Connell – Sun 9.30

G U 19

Jordan Scholtz – Sat 12.40, Emma Murphy – Fri  7.30, Fiona Guidera – Sat  12.40, Rachel Dunphy – Fri 7.30

B U 11

Adam Power – 11.20, Toby Ryan – 11.20, Aaron Knox – 11.20, Billy Norris – 11.40, John Day – 11.40, Sam Green – Fri  6.30, James Power – Fri 6.30, David Dunphy – 9.40, Denis O’ Callaghan  – 9.40, Rion Krasniqi – 10.00, Eoin Burke – 10.00, Peter Casey – 9.40, Rudhraí Crowley – 9.40, Eimhin Ryan – 9.40, Daniel Groves – 9.40.

Could winners of all U11B qualifers please be at courts by 10.45.

U11 Boys that lose in qualifier will play in U 11 B.  Please be at the courts by 12.00

 

B U 13

Cian Lenane – 11.00, Neil Allen – 11.40, Mark Green – Fri  7.00, Eoin Comerford – Fri  7.00, Daniel Behan – Fri  7.00, Thomas Griffin – Fri  7.00, Shane Power – Fri  6.30, Daniel Tuc – Fri  6.30, Darragh Cullinane – Fri 7.30, Conor Power – Fri  7.30.

B U 15

John Groves – 12.20, James Hayden – Fri  7.00, Tommy Grant – 10.40, Jim Kelly – 10.40, Eoin O’ Connell – 10.40, Shane Allen – 10.40, Kieran Fives, Adam Rainey, Mark Fives – 10.20, Shane Maher – 10.20

B U 17

Eoghan Dunphy – Fri  7.30, Mark Murphy – Fri  7.30, Philip O’ Connell – 12.20, Sean White – 12.40, Eoghan Cleary – 12.40, Liam Slattery – 2.20

 

Can players arrive 30 mins before game time, this does not apply to 9.40 games.

 

Food can be got in Harneys bar as usual.

 

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Munster Masters’ Open 2019

This competition will be played over Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19 in Cork at Highfield and Sunday’s Well. You can enter on-line here.

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Divisions 2, 4 and 6:

Munster Squash Leagues

We are now taking entries for Division 2 Division 4 and Division 6, for the Munster Squash Leagues, leagues will start after Christmas, towards the end of January, please make your submission to Conor O’Neill (secretary@munstersquash.com) and please include your team panel in merit order along with the contact details of the team captain.

Munster Squash Leagues

Munster Squash Leagues

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Munster Senior Open 2018

Sophie O’Rourke and Amelia Korhonen before their Ladies RR playoff.

Seán Conroy and Brian Byrne before their Final.

 

 

We were treated to a feast of squash from some of the country’s best at Highfield and Sunday’s Well. Brian Byrne (Carlow) and Sophie O’Rourke (Highfield) were the winners in the A sections but you can find the full results here.

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Killarney Open 2018

Entries are open for this years Killarney Open, you can submit your entry through Tournament Software, link available here. Contact Maciej Truchan on 0877954729 or truchanoo@wp.pl for more information as some sections are fully booked up.

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Munster Leagues are Back

The Munster Leagues are Back for a new season, if your club would like to enter 1 or more teams into the leagues can you please email Conor O’Neill at with the teams (we don’t need names for the moment, we only need to know if your club is putting a team into the league)

The current plan is to run divisions 1 to 6 like last year, we plan on running divisions 1, 3 and 5 before Christmas then starting divisions 2, 4 and 6 after Christmas, the format of each league will depend on the number of teams in each division. If you have any questions please contact Conor.

Check League Divisions here to make sure your club is in the correct division

League rules are available here

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