Irish Open – Live Streamed & Results





The Irish Open qualifying started on Monday 23rd of April with 8 Irish players playing in Fitzwilliam LTC, Dublin. The finals are next Saturday 28th No automatic alt text available.April. With some of the best professional players in the world competing, make sure you come down to watch. Draws:

Main draw for both Women & Men start on Wednesday, with the finals on Saturday. 

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 Monday 23rd April

Great win for Ireland‘s Sophie O’Rourke 3-1 over Egypt’s Farah Momen, world ranked 131, in the 1st round qualifying of the Irish Open. Playing super squash and keeping it very tight, Sophie from Highfield Squash club in Cork now plays Swiss player Nadia Pfister tomorrow in round 2.
Ireland‘s Sean Conroy had a super win over England’s Connor Sheen, 3-1 in round 1 of qualifying. Sean lost the first game but then came storming back to win the next 2 games and then in a tight 4th game he won it 13-11. 
[3] Ali Hemingway (WAL) bt. [L] Ciara Moloney (IRL) 11-2, 11-4, 12-10 (25m)
[2] Lyell Fuller (ENG) bt. [L] Scott Gillanders (IRL) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 (26m)
[5] Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt. [L] Conor Moran (IRL) 11-6, 11-0, 10-12, 11-8 (33m)
[8] Sanne Veldkamp (NED) bt. Bruna Marchesi Petrillo (BRA) 11-6, 11-1, 11-8 (20m)
[4] Colette Sultana (MLT) bt. Charlotte Jagger (ENG) 12-10, 12-10, 10-12, 5-11, 11-7 (74m)
[7] Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA) bt. Robert Dadds (ENG) 11-5, 11-4, 6-11, 11-3 (32m)
[3] Charlie Lee (ENG) bt. Adam Auckland (ENG) 6-11, 12-10, 11-5, 7-11, 11-5 (66m)
[2] Eva Fertekova (CZE) bt. Nia Davies (WAL) 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 (22m)
[7] Elspeth Young (SCO) bt. [L] Laura Neill (IRL) 11-7, 11-8, 11-3 (17m)
[4] Rui Soares (POR) bt. [L] Sam Olwill (IRL) 11-3, 11-4, 13-11 (20m)
[8] Sean Conroy (IRL) bt. Connor Sheen (ENG) 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 13-11 (45m)
Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bt. [5] Emilia Korhonen (FIN) 11-3, 11-7, 11-4 (19m)
[L] Sophie O’Rourke (IRL) bt. [6] Farah Momen (EGY) 13-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-5 (35m)
[6] Joe Green (ENG) bt. Nick Mulvey (ENG) 8-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-6 (42m)
[1] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt. [L] Sam Buckley (IRL) 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 (24m)
[1] Nadia Pfister (SUI) bt. [L] Lily Lloyd (IRL) 11-1, 11-5, 11-5 (18m)

Tuesday 24th April

Great play from Highfield’s Sophie O’Rourke vs the experienced Swiss player, Nadia Pfister. Sophie took the 3rd game and fought to level the games 2 all. Sophie was trading shots really well but the professional circuit experience of Pfister won through and she took it 3-1. 
Ireland‘s Sean Conroy had a tough but close match vs Rui Soares of Portugal. Rui won it 3-0, but the match was very close with some super rallies. So Rui now goes through to the main draw tomorrow. 
[5] Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt. [2] Lyell Fuller (ENG)7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-4 (65m) – Patrick now plays Richie Fallows
[7] Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA) bt. [3] Charlie Lee (ENG)13-11, 11-9, 11-2 (41m) – Sebastien now plays Christopher Gordon
[4] Rui Soares (POR) bt. [8] Sean Conroy (IRL)12-10, 11-8, 11-8 (35m) – Rui now plays George Parker
[1] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) bt. [6] Joe Green (ENG)11-6, 13-11, 10-12, 11-9 (57m) – Jaymie now plays Tom Richards
Lucky Loser
Charlie Lee
Joe Green
Lyell Fuller
Sean Conroy
Jasmine Hutton (ENG) bt. [2] Eva Fertekova (CZE)7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6 (45m) – Jasmine now plays Tinne Gilis
[3] Ali Hemingway (WAL) bt. [7] Elspeth Young (SCO)4-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-7 (39m) –  Ali now plays Rachael Chadwick 
[4] Colette Sultana (MLT) bt. [8] Sanne Veldkamp (NED)11-3, 11-3, 11-1 (16m) – Colette now plays Amanda Landers Murphy
[1] Nadia Pfister (SUI) bt. Sophie O’Rourke (IRL)11-8, 11-5, 10-12, 11-7 (38m) – Nadia now plays Samantha Teran
Lucky Loser
Elsbeth Young
Eva Fertekova
Sanne Veldkamp
Sophie O’Rourke

Wednesday 25th April

Ireland‘s Brian Byrne played England’s Ben Coleman, WR 49. Ben took a 2-0 lead 11-9, 11-7. Brian gave it everything in the 3rd & playing some super shots won it 11-7. In the 4th Coleman went ahead to 8-2 and won out 11-3. Great effort from Brian vs a player 99 higher in world rankings. 
[1] Tom Richards (ENG) bt. [Q] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8 (43m) 
[8] George Parker (ENG) bt. [Q] Rui Soares (POR)  11-9, 12-10, 12-14, 11-4 (56m) 
[5] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt. Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 11-5, 11-5, 8-11, 11-3 (44m)

[3] Joel Makin (WAL) bt. Michael McCue (CAN)  11-9, 11-9, 11-3 (41m) 

[6] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt. [Q] Patrick Rooney (ENG)  11-7, 11-5, 11-9 (35m) 
[Q] Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA) bt. [7] Christopher Gordon (USA) 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 (52m)
[4] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt. [WC] Brian Byrne (IRL) 11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 11-3 (68m)
[2] Lucas Serme (FRA) bt. Mohamed ElSherbini (EGY)  11-8, 6-11, 13-11, 8-11, 11-6 (108m)
[1] Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt. Anna Serme (CZE) 11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (22m) 
[5] Samantha Teran (MEX) bt. [Q] Nadia Pfister (SUI) 11-5, 11-6, 5-11, 11-2 (25m)

[7] Rachel Arnold (MAS) bt. Alison Thomson (SCO) 6-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9 (48m) 

[3] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt. Chloe Mesic (FRA) 12-10, 11-6, 11-7 (26m) 
[4] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt. [Q] Colette Sultana (MLT) 11-4, 11-8, 11-8 (20m) 
[6] Tinne Gilis (BEL) bt. [Q] Jasmine Hutton (ENG) 11-9, 11-2, 11-8 (31m)
[8] Rachael Chadwick (ENG) bt. [Q] Ali Hemingway (WAL) 11-5, 6-11, 11-6, 11-6 (31m) 
[2] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt. Kace Bartley (ENG)  12-10, 11-6, 12-10 (22m)

Thursday 26th April

RESULTS – Quarter Finals
[1] Tom Richards (ENG) bt. [8] George Parker (ENG)11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7 (55m)
[3] Joel Makin (WAL) bt. [5] Joshua Masters (ENG)11-4, 11-3, 11-3 (33m)
[4] Ben Coleman (ENG) bt. [Q] Sebastien Bonmalais (FRA)11-3, 11-6, 11-9 (43m)
[6] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt. [2] Lucas Serme (FRA) 11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 6-11, 11-5 (77m)
[1] Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt. [5] Samantha Teran (MEX)11-9, 12-10, 8-11, 11-3 (41m) 
[3] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt. [7] Rachel Arnold (MAS)11-6, 12-10, 3-11, 11-7 (33m)
[4] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) bt. [6] Tinne Gilis (BEL)11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 13-15, 11-9 (57m)
[2] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt. [8] Rachael Chadwick (ENG)11-6, 11-6, 11-7 (27m)

Friday 27th April

RESULTS – Semi Finals
[1] Tom Richards (ENG) bt. [3] Joel Makin (WAL) 11-8, 11-13, 11-6, 1-11, 11-6 (75m)
[6] Richie Fallows (ENG) bt. [4] Ben Coleman (ENG) 11-6, 2-11, 11-2, 11-9 (47m)
[2] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt. [4] Amanda Landers-Murphy (NZL) 11-4, 12-10, 11-7 (27m)
[3] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) bt. [1] Fiona Moverley (ENG) 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 11-9 (50m)

Saturday 28th April

RESULTS – Finals
The Irish Open Squash Championship finals got underway today with the ladies taking to the court first. Egypt are well on the way to world domination in squash terms and for this year’s women’s final we had two phenomenal Egyptian teenagers contesting the final. The number 2 seed, Rowan Elaraby who is just 17 years old with an impressive 4 professional tournament wins to her name, took on the number 3 seed Zeina Mickawy herself just 19 years old with 1 professional win also. The match lasted just 30 minutes but despite this there was no shortage of excitement. After a slightly nervy start by both players, it was Elaraby who played the more aggressive squash using great touch at the front whilst demonstrating great court coverage when needed and found herself closing out the first game 11-3. The next two games were much closer affairs with both players demonstrating great skill and athleticism. Mickawy was working very hard responding to her opponent’s aggressive style of squash and found herself in a tiebreak at 10-10 but it was Elaraby who maintained her composure managing to win it 12-10 giving her a commanding 2-0 lead.. The third game was equally nip and tuck and Mickawy gave everything to try and turn the match around but Elaraby’s short game and mobilty were just too much on the day and she managed to complete her victory in 3 games by way of a third game tie break to earn the Irish Open crown.
The men’s final followed immediately after and in front of a packed crowd at Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, we had the pleasure of seeing the number 1 seed Tom Richards take on the number 6 seed Richie Fallows. With both men hailing from England their squash was certainly a different brand but it was as outstanding as it was entertaining. Both players demonstrated crisp, ferocious hitting from the start and it was Fallows who seemed to relax and get into his stride quicker getting to a substantial 6-0 lead. Richards responded but it was too little too late and Fallows took the first 11-6. Richard’s response was excellent and with some excellent rally construction and fine hitting he managed to win 8 points in a row to level the game up at 1-1. Richards maintained his focus and forced Fallows to work hard rally after rally. With too many free points by way of unforced errors, Fallows slipped away in the third and Richards managed to close it out 11-5 to go 2-1 up. The fourth game was point for point until 7-7. As with the third game Fallow’s made just a few too many errors and Richards found himself 10-7 and championship ball up. He only needed the one attempt and managed to close out the match to win 3-1 in 51 minutes to become the Irish Open Squash Champion 2018.
[2] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt. [3] Zeina Mickawy (EGY) 11-3, 12-10, 12-10 (30m)
[1] Tom Richards (ENG) bt. [6] Richie Fallows (ENG) 6-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-7 (51m)