Mixed results for Carlow squash players in Leinster Junior comp

Mixed results for Carlow squash players in Leinster Junior comp

sqThe Leinster Junior Squash Open attracted over 120 players to Leinster Cricket Club an Mt. Pleasant Squash Club this weekend.


Eamon Lalor was Carlow’s highest finisher with 3rd place in the Boys U11. Seeded 4 Eamon had a tough final game against the surpise packet from Naas, Charlie Sheridan 3/1. Noah Downey finished 7th finishing with his best game of squash of the weekend defeating Michael Loughney 3/2, 10-12,11-9,7-1,11-9,12-10.


Fionn McCaffrey a good run also winning 3 out of 4 games in his section to finish 22nd.



Elly O’Brien continues to improve with each tournament and her 7th place finish was a great result. All her matches were very tight and with a little luck could have finished higher.


In the boys U15 Jack Doyle 7th seed defeated James Gaffney in the first round. He lost his quarter final to Stephen Hearst No2 seed 3/1 followed by No6 seed Brian Collins 3/2. Jack finished 7th defeating Donal O’Shea No8 seed 3/0 to hold his original seeding.


Team mates Matthew Downey and Jake Somers finished 12th/13th in the Boys U13, both players produced some very good performances to keep their original seedings.


Casey Luther(3) finished 4th in the girls U17 losing to Róisín Ó Shea from Galway in a mammoth game 11-8, 8-11,18-16, 11-7. The 3rd game which O She won was extremely tight with both girls putting in a massive effort.


The next junior event will be the Irish Nationals which will be hosted by the Curragh Squash Club early February.