Covid-19 Update – August 11th

Members of Irish Squash continue to attend weekly meetings with Sport Ireland, the Federation of Irish Sport and other indoor sport NGBs regarding the potential for change in current restrictions. Up until very recently, it is fair to say that we had no good news to report on.  Therefore we welcome the confirmation from Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers, that a timeframe for easing of restrictions for indoor sports will be announced at the end of August. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we have to wait and see what the easing of restrictions will look like, before we can gain approval of our plans for squash from the Expert Group in Sport Ireland.
We will be planning a meaningful and sustainable return to squash for all our members which will fit alongside the Minister’s plan on how our society can “live with Covid”.
In the meantime, we ask you to support your clubs, get back on court for solo play or with a household member, organise a one-to-one coaching session (get ahead of the posse) and keep an eye on our website for further news.
Rosie Barry
President Irish Squash