Women & Men – Semi's vs Netherlands


Ireland’s men also face the host nation in the semi final of Division 2.


Netherlands MNED[NED] – IRL[IRL] Ireland M

Time: Fri 03/05/2013 18:00
Draw: Men – Division 2 – 1-8
Match overview
Order Event Netherlands MNED[NED] IRL[IRL] Ireland M Score Points     Duration
1 MS1
Laurens Jan Anjema Netherlands[NED]
Ireland[IRL] Arthur Gaskin
11-3 9-11 11-3 11-6 0-0   1:02
2 MS2
Sebastiaan Weenink Netherlands[NED]
Ireland[IRL] Derek Ryan
11-8 11-4 11-2 1-0   0:29
3 MS3
Bart Ravelli Netherlands[NED]
Ireland[IRL] Brian Byrne
11-3 0-0 Retired 0-0   0:08
4 MS4
Rick Penders Netherlands[NED]
Ireland[IRL] Steve Richardson
8-11 11-4 11-8 0-0 Retired 0-0   0:43


Derek Ryan went down in the first match after his exploits last night, 11-8, 11-4, 11-2 in 29 min. Just too much for the 42 yrs veteran.

Gaskin goes down in the 1st 3-11, Gaskin ties his match 1-1 (11-9), Richardson v Penders in the 3rd tie as Gaskin goes down in the 3rd set 3-11. Richardson takes the first 11-8 while Gaskin battles on at 3-4 in a very fast and physical game. Gaskin goes down in the 4th 6-11, Holland are now 2 matches up, Richardson drops 2nd 4-11… Ireland are under immense pressure!!

Richardson loses the 3rd and Ireland’s men are beaten by the Dutch as they can’t win on countback. They lads played well against a good team.

So it is Waleson Saturday afternoon for 11th place tomorrow.



Ireland’s women go into today’s semi final full of confidence after beating France yesterday who lost a close semi to England this morning 2-1.

 Ireland WIRL[IRL] – NED[NED] Netherlands W

Ireland WIRL[IRL] – NED[NED] Netherlands W: 2-1

Time: Fri 03/05/2013 16:00
Draw: Women – Division 1 – 1-4
Score: 2-1


Match overview
Order Event Ireland WIRL[IRL] NED[NED] Netherlands W Score Points     Duration
1 WS1
Madeline Perry Ireland[IRL]
Netherlands[NED] Natalie Grinham
8-11 11-9 5-11 5-11 0-1   0:45
2 WS2
Aisling Blake Ireland[IRL]
Netherlands[NED] Orla Noom
11-6 11-8 11-4 1-0   0:27
3 WS3
Laura Mylotte Ireland[IRL]
Netherlands[NED] Milou van der Heijden
11-8 11-4 6-11 9-11 11-9 1-0   0:49


Aisling is 2-0 up, 11-6, 11-8 and 7-4 in the third, great start by Ireland. Now 9-4. Won it 11-4, superb squash from Aisling, setting down the marker!! Next up Madeline, Natalie Grinham, world no. 10, 1 place higher than Madeline so a great match in prospect!!

Madeline lost the 1st set 8-11 having go stroke for stroke to 8all, but then lost 3 pts in a row. now 3-2 to Grinham, 3-3,4-3 to Grinham, 6-3, 7-5, 7-6, Perry coming back! 8 all! Perry 9-8 up. 10-9 game ball to Perry. Game to Perry 11-9 in 23 min. 1-1 in the match, what a match. 3rd game ran away from Madeline after her effort in the 2nd lost it 11-5.

2-1 in sets to Grinham. 4th set Perry down 1-2, 1-4 down, 1-6, looking bad for Madeline. Come on Madeline, dig in!! 3-7, 5-9, match ball to Grinham. Match to Grinham 11-5 in the 4th.

All down to Galway’s Laura Mylotte!!

Laura won the first 2 games 11-8 and 11-4 but lost the next two 6-11, 9-11. Cracker of a game from Laura winning 11-9 in the 5th so Ireland win 2-1 and are in the final vs England tomorrow afternoon.

The match lasted 49 minutes and was the first win for Laura in this championship and what a time to do it!!!

So for a second year in a row Ireland’s women’s team are in a European team Championship final vs as usual England. A tough prospect but one the team will look forward to and who knows?!!!

Good Luck! Aisling, Ciara, Laura and Madeline, their manager Anne Costello, and coachs Hadrian Stiff & Paul Bell.