The 2012 Irish Junior Open was played the weekend Friday 23rd – 25th November at Belfast Boat Club and Windsor Tennis Club Belfast. 116 competitors took part travelling from mainland Europe,UK andIreland playing in Girls and Boys category’s U13, 15, 17 and 19.
The U13 Boys competition was won by Adam ReidScotlandclosely followed by Lewis Southward England. The U13 girls was eventually one by the Spanish Number 1 Ingrid Ruiz Anta after a thrilling 5 setter Ellie McVeigh (Ballynafeigh)
Oisin Dunne (Sutton Dublin) came from 2 games down to defeat Richard Hollins from Scotland to win the boys Under 15, with Stephanie Ryan (Sutton Dublin) defeated by the impressive Cristina Gomez Jimenez in the girls U15 section.
The 17 Boys was an allIrelandclash and a great example of quality squash. David Ryan (Sutton Dublin) playedUlster’s Michael Craig (David Lloyds). The match was played over 75 minutes with David winning 3 1 in the end. The Girls was won by Kirsty Lobban (Scotland) with Lowri Roberts’s runner up.
Ireland had more success in the Under 19’s, Sean Conroy ( Leinster) defeated Douglas Macmillan (Scotland) with Breanne Flynn (Sutton Dublin) defeating Alvide Sonja (Norway) in the final.
An excellent weekend of Squash, and many thanks to all the players, parents and supporters for making the Tournament a memorable and successful event.
Below are some photos of the winners and runners up:
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