35th Irish Open & 33rd Kilkenny Open
Racquetball Association of Ireland

35th Irish Open & 33rd Kilkenny Open Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018 O`Loughlins Sports Centre, Kilkenny City Racquetball Ireland: The 35th Irish Kilkenny Open has come to an end and what a weekend it was! We want to congratulate this years CHAMPIONS: MURPHY & HICKEY! Mark T Murphy (Kilkenny) is the 2018 Men’s Open Singles Champion defeating Noel O’Callaghan (Fermoy). Mark made a stellar comeback losing the first game significantly 15-4, he came back to take the second. With a tight tiebreaker, and score staying the same for…

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WCW #25 – AKA Women Making Racquetball History Now! – Donna Ryder
Donna Ryder Racquetball

Daily Racquetball’s Women Crush Wednesday Racquetball Influencers! AKA Women Making Racquetball History Now! We will feature another woman making racquetball history every Wednesday. Do you know someone else we should be celebrating with this interview and feature process? Drop us a line on Facebook! ———- Name: Donna Ryder Are you a pro player, coach, association board member, tournament organizer, or racquetball broadcaster AKA why do racquetball players know you? Most people know me as member of Ireland’s international team. Where do you promote racquetball on social media and the web?…

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The Irish Junior Open
Racquetball Association of Ireland

The Irish Junior Open will be held on Saturday 3rd March in Ballinrobe & Castlebar Co Mayo. There will be singles competition for boys 7 girls at Under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 & 19. The club with the most points will be presented the Aisling Hynes Cup (holders Galmoy) Closing date for entries is Monday 26th February. Enter Online at http://www.racquetball.ie/irish-junior-open.html The Junior All Ireland Championships will be held on Sat 7th April.

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Joe & Majella Tops at Kingscourt & Ulster Open
Racquetball Association of Ireland

Local hero Joe Dillion proved too strong for all the rest at the Kingscourt & Ulster Open. Dillon made a splendid comeback to the sport in winning the Mens Open Singles He defeated Michael O`Loan (Queens, Belfast) in the final 15-11, 15-11. Majella Haverty (Castlebar) won the Women’s Singles final with a 2 – nil win over Donna Ryder of Newport 15-10, 15-6. Other singles winners were Michael Barrett (Mitchelstown) Mens C/D Singles, Barry Kavanagh (Galmoy) Mens Novice Singles, Brendan McArdle(Aughamullen) Mens Novice B Singles, Joe Devenney (Ballinrobe) 40+ Singles…

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Mark Murphy & Aisling Hickey Win Open Divisions At Tralee Open
Racquetball Association of Ireland

The Tralee Open results appeared on the Racquetball Association of Ireland‘s website on January 21, 2018. Mark Murphy(Kilkenny) was the winner of the Mens Open Singles Final at the Tralee Open held in Tralee Regional Sports Centre on 20th & 21st January 2018. He defeated number 1 seed Noel O`Callaghan(Fermoy) in the final. Aisling Hickey(Rossmore) defeated Olivia Downey(Moycullen) by 2 games to nil in the Womens Final. It was Downey`s first time in the Open Singles Final. 20th & 21st January 2018 Men’s Open Singles M Murphy(Kilkenny) def N O`Callaghan(Fermoy)…

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All the Latest News & Information on Irish Racquetball December 2017
Racquetball Association of Ireland

RACQUETBALL NEWS All the Latest News & Information on Irish Racquetball December 2017 Great Display by Junior Team at IRF World Championships Ireland came in in a credible 10th overall at the World Junior Championships in Minneapolis USA  from 5th – 11th November. Twelve juniors, four girls and five boys competed in age divisions from Under 10 to under 15. The boys team were 10th while the Girls team ended up in 8th place. There was medals for Denis Riordan, Daniel Hanrahan and Sarah Ainsworth in the Red & White…

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Ireland’s Ballinrobe Open Results
2017 Ballinrobe Open Ireland Racquetball

Noel O`Callaghan (Fermoy) continued his winning ways at the Ballinrobe Open defeating Padraic Ryder (Newport) in the Open Singles Finals and Joe Devenney (Ballinrobe) in the Men’s 40+ Final. Rossmore`s Aisling Hickey won the Women’s Singles defeating Castlebar`s Katie Kenny by 2 games to nil in the final. Other Singles winners were: Ray Keleghan (Moycullen Novice Singles Padraic Benson (Moycullen) C/D Singles Michael O`Loan (Belfast) B Singles Sarah Ainsworth (Castlebar) Women’s D Novice Singles Pictured: Noel O`Callaghan & Aisling Hickey Video from Noel’s matches: Posted by Racquetball Ireland on Sunday,…

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O`Callaghan Wins Irish Open
Racquetball Association of Ireland

Noel O`Callaghan (Fermoy) won his 15th Irish Open title when he defeated Mark Murphy (Kilkenny) by 2 games to nil in the Men’s Singles final of the 35th Irish Open held in Kilkenny. The tournament combined with Kilkenny Open which is in its 32nd year. Donna Ryder (Newport) won the Women’s Singles defeating Toni Neary (Arklow). Here’s a clip from the Men’s Open Doubles final which saw Mark Murphy and Ray Breen crowned champions. Clip from men’s Open Doubles final which saw Mark Murphy and Ray Breen crowned champions. Posted…

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Late-starter Downey making her mark in international racquetball
Racquetball Ireland Connacht Tribune 2017

Reported in the Connacht Tribune October 13, 2017. MOYCULLEN’S Olivia Downey has some story to tell. For years, Downey was just a ‘social’ racquetball player who loved nothing more than a good old-fashioned chin-wag when the weekly Wednesday session came around. Jump forward to 2017 and the 39-year-old has undergone a radical sporting transformation. In addition to being crowned the All-Ireland intermediate singles and doubles champion earlier this year, she also claimed three medals at the 19th European Senior Racquetball Championships last month. Given where she has come from, Downey’s…

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