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O'Callaghan & Hickey Capture Titles at Castlebar Noel O'Callaghan(Fermoy) & Aisling Hickey(Rossmore) were the winners of the Open Singles titles at the 27th Castlebar Open. O`Callaghan defeated Newport`s Padraic Ryder by 2 games to nil and Hickey was also a 2 games to nil winner over Katie Kenny from the local club. Other singles winners were Scott Young(Arklow) Mens B, Jack Kearney(Araglen) Mens CD, Paul Hynes(Araglen) Mens Novice, Billy Walsh(O'Loughlins, Kilkenny) Mens 50+ and Sarah Ainsworth(Castlebar) Women's D/Novice. Over 60 players competed in the 2018 Castlebar Open with a total of 88 matches played on the courts at An Sportlann, Catlebar, Lakeside Sports & Fitness Club, Ballinrobe and Carnacon Community Center. Full results http://www.racquetball.ie/results
Tralee Regional Sports Centre
All Ireland Singles & Doubles Championships 2018 Tralee Regional Sports Centre Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April. Notices
Host Hotel: Meadowlands Hotel, Oakpark, Tralee. Phone for special rate (066) 718 044
Players who were promoted at tournaments after last years championships may revert back one grade only from their current grade for the this years championships
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Great to see a contingent of players from the newly formed Castleconnor Club in Sligo at the Castlebar Open and all put in credible perfomances in their matches.Thanks also to Frank Pastor, North Sligo Racquetball Club who competed himself at the Castlebar Open and to the three young racquetball athletes he brought to the Castlebar Open. Other new clubs recently affilliated are: Ballyporeen in Co Tipperary have up to twenty players playing racquetball and we hope to see some of them at Racquetball Ireland tiournmaments in the near future. The club has 1 40x20 court & 1 60x30 court. MunterConnaught is a new club located in Ryefield near Virginia Co Cavan. The club has 1 40x20 court and 15 members.
National Team 2018 World Championships The IRF World Championships to be held in China in Ausgust will not go ahead ion that country the IRF have announced. A new venue will be announed in the coming days. Team The Irish team has been selected for the Championships and already a training regime has been put in place. Mens Team: Mark Murphy(Kilkenny), Johnny O`Keeney(Fermoy), Eoin Tynan(Fethard) Kenny Cotrell(O`Loughlins) Womens Team: Aisling Hickey(Rossmore), Katie Kenny(Castlebar), Majella Haverty(Castlebar), Donna Ryder(Newport)
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Doubles Teams from Tralee & Mitchelstown compete at the recent Fermoy Open
Next Tournaments All Ireland Junior Championships Saturday 7th April Venue: Fermoy, Co Cork Enter Online: Contact: Michael Haverty
33rd Arklow Open Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April Venue: Arklow, Co Wicklow Contact: Adam Neary Enter Online
All Ireland Singles & Doubles Championships Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April Venue: Tralee Regional Sports Centre Tralee, Co Kerry Contact: Johnny O`Keeney
Quinn reaps rewards at Fermoy Open Cork IT athlete and Irish number 3 was the winner of the Men's Open Singles at the 2018 Fermoy Open when he defeated local legend Noel O Callaghan by 2 games to nil in the final. Aisling Hickey from the Co Tipperary club of Rossmore Racquetball Club won the Women's Open Singles defeating Castlebar Racquetball Club Katie Kenny in the final.
Coaching News Racquetball Ireland will support clubs who want to run a coaching clinics for adults and juniors at their clubs. Funds will be made available to clubs on application to the RAI. All courses must be undertaken by a qualified coach i.e a person who has done the RAI Foundation course. Please apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . If your club does not have a qualified coach then the RAI will supply a coach for the session.
New Clubs Racquetball Ireland always welcome new clubs to affiliate to the Association. If you wish to form a club or even join the Association as an individual member please email us on email@example.com
Insurance Racquetball Ireland reccommend that all clubs have Public Liability Insurance. Insurance brokers O`Driscoll O`Neill specialize in sports insurance - visit their website www.odon.ie
Changing or transferring club? or should you be in a different grade and want to be regraded? Let us know and we can see if you are eligible!Check out our new regulations and application forms! http://www.racquetball.ie/downloads.html