Dorothy Boyd RIP

The death has occurred of Dorothy Boyd aged 90 a former Irish international player and a founding member of the Ulster Women’s Squash Racquets Association. The board of Irish Squash would like to extend sympathy to Susan, William & Andrew and their families on their loss. Dorothy was a huge contributor to squash in Ireland and one of it’s pioneers.

She was involved in many aspects of squash throughout Ireland from the 1960s through to the mid 1990s.
Dorothy was involved along side her representation of Ireland and Ulster in organising tournaments, establishing coaching and refereeing programmes, organising the Uwsra weekly leagues and managing teams at both senior and junior levels.
An appreciation of Dorothy Boyd by Dorothy Armstrong

Dorothy Boyd was the mainstay of the Ulster Women’s Squash Rackets Association from the 1960’s , through the 70’s and in to the 80’s.

She was a talented rackets player who played tennis for Ulster . She then played the relatively new sport of squash winning the Irish Open championships in 1964 and 1968 and playing for Ireland 26 times.

She went on to dedicate an immense amount of time to the administration of squash, running the Leagues and producing the calender of events for the season. At the height of women’s squash in Ulster there were about 50 teams and 8 leagues. She was a selector and also was involved with administration of Irish Squash. Dorothy presented the trophy for the Irish Open women’s title in the mid 1960’s. It  is still being used today, and some of the best women’s squash players in the world have their name on it.

Funeral Arrangements (As published on Funeral Times)