One of the great aspects of our game of squash is that you can play and enjoy playing competitively at all levels and all ages. All players may not be aware of the options available to us as our years advance.
Squash players, women and men, represent Ireland in Internationals against England, Scotland and Wales every year, in alternate venues from the age of 35 to over 75 years. Selection for these teams is through playing in the Masters tournaments in the four provinces and the Irish Masters Open between October and March of the following year.
The open tournaments are competitive, usually played on Friday night and two games on Saturday followed by a dinner and social event on the Saturday night. For those of us who enjoy playing, competing and mixing with like minded others, the events are a wonderful way of enjoying our sport and extending our competitive lives.
Selection for the Irish Master teams is open to all, has fair rules and can only be achieved by playing in at least some of the 5 tournaments each year. All players coming up to 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 or 70 should consider entering, and a welcome is guaranteed to all players.
Players who represented IRELAND in the Home Internationals 2017
W 35/40s W 45s W 45s B team W 50s W 55s
Audrey Kieran Jennifer Dillon Patricia Ryan Michelle Jackson Anne Costelloe
Jo Hussey Sarah Berkeley Anne Costelloe Mary O’Duffy Christine Lowry
Lynda Dunlop Beverley Scott Saoirse O’Sullivan Caroline Coyle Christine Mooney
Lorraine Palmer Joan Gorham Lynda Dunlop Gay Grant Dympna Riordan
Patricia Ryan Orla O’Doherty Sylvia Doyle Sylvia Doyle Evelyn Hanrahan Bernie Geoghan Patricia Rowantree
M 35s M 40s M 45s M 50s M 55s
Nigel Peyton John Hurley Dara O’Flynn Seán Mc Kee Dave Lalor
Ronan Peyton Rob Staunton Derek Ryan Michael Mc Kee Vincent Bradley
Kevin Moore Nick Staunton Brian Lalor Gary Coleman John Dineen
Keith Moran Neal Murphy Jonathon Simpson Tom Crowe Pat Mc Crisken
Rory Gilligan Dara O’Flynn David Cassidy/Peter Birch Tommy Horgan Mike Ellis
Kevin Knox Andre Davies Stephen Fasenfeld Karam Singh Seamus Hickey
M 60s M 65s M 70s Mens 75s
Martin Mc Donnell Robert Peel Frank Fahey Myron Evans
Pat Hanley David Gotto Ciarán Roche Alex Richardson Michael Conlon Seamus Daly Harry Cullen Derek Patterson
Herbert Cotter Johnny Donovan Clive Gilmour Brian Mc Nally
Gerry Delaney Martin Maher Myron Evans
Derry O’Connor Barry Cullinane Joe Whelan