There’s a real buzz around this year’s Irish Open with everyone being excited about today’s live streaming by Aertv. If you are planning to tune in – visit this link or look for the LIVE channel).
We are hoping to provide live commentary throughout, featuring a mix of Irish Squash players from Chris Collins, Derek Ryan, Dan Zilic and Damian O’Reilly. Also, we have two cameras – one back-court camera and one camera in the front of the tin!
You can find the schedule for today below, but the two matches everyone will be looking out for are 6pm and 7pm matches of Irish heroes Arthur Gaskin and Madeline Perry. Both reached the quarter-finals in contrasting styles: Arthur upsets the seedings with a heroic straight game victory over world number 39 Mohamed Ali Anwar Reda, while Madeline Perry dealt with Mariam Metwally’s threat quite comfortably. Today’s opposition promises to be even tougher: Gaskin is taking on the recently-crowned and in-form US champion Christoper Gordon, while Perry faces the Toronto-based Japanese number one Misaki Kobayashi.
Around these two matches there’ll be plenty of other action, ranging from world number 29 Chris Simpson taking on Jens Schoor of Germany, to Mexico’s number one Samantha Teran playing Guyana’s Nicolette Fernandes.
So tune in to aertv.ie and support our top Irish players, or even better, turn up to Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club and enjoy the action live form 2pm.