As we all wait to return to play squash, Irish Squash has been working on a policy document (currently in DRAFT format) for a return to play. Munster Squash will be advising all Munster clubs to adhere to these guidelines and to make your club officials aware and familiar with this policy. You can read or download the document here. if you have any queries we are more than happy to help out, please email
We hope that your keeping well and are still keeping fit during these difficult times, please see below a statement from Irish Squash regarding ‘Return to play’ for squash.
“Irish Squash have established a working group to be led by Rosie Barry regarding the return to play guidelines for squash. A draft protocol has been prepared with reference to current government, HSE, HPSC and NSAI guidelines. Further work is required on our protocol and we will publish it following consultation with Sport Ireland.
In brief, we envisage that a return to ‘solo’ squash (one player only per court) is feasible in Phase 3 of the Irish Government’s ‘Roadmap to re-opening business & society’ (published May 1st). Updates from the UK Government with respect to easing of restrictions in Northern Ireland will guide re-opening of squash clubs there.
Irish Squash do NOT recommend any re-opening of squash courts before Phase 3 of the Roadmap has been reached.
Clubs are also advised to check out the newly-published “Return to Work Safely Protocol: COVID-19 Specific National Protocol for Employers and Workers”, where relevant, for guidance on managing the club environment.”
Quick update in light of the Government announcement today, the Munster Squash committee have decided to postpone all league activity with immediate effect, a decision on rescheduled fixtures will be issued on March 30th. Inter-Provincial competitions have also been postponed.
The Limerick Open 2020 held in the refurbished courts of Limerick L.T.& S.C. had some great squash on offer. In the Men’s A Final it was an all Sutton affair where Oisín Logan took the title in a hard fought 3-0 win over younger brother Luke. In the 3/4 playoff Conor O’Hare (Fitzwilliam) held off the strong challenge of Alex Smith.
Back L-R: Chris Adams; Thomas Fitz-Gough; Gerry Mullalley; Club President Gerry Clancy; Luke Logan and Barry Hession. Front L-R: Tournament Director Liam O’Byrne; Alex Smith; Oisín Logan and Michael Spillane.
John Hurley regained the Men’s A title with a 3-2 win over no. 1 seeded Kevin Knox in the final of this season’s competition. Both were hard pressed in their semi-final matches by the fast improving Karl McLoughney (Thurles) and Seán White. In the Women’s A event Sandra Walsh (Ballyragget) came out on top with Kate Lynch (Highfield) in runner-up spot.
Many thanks to the helpers in Highfield and the refurbished District at Silversprings for their trojan work over the weekend and thanks too, of course, to Tournament Director Eddie Murphy.
The Munster Schools Squash Championship 2020 championships will take place again in the coming weeks we would ask all interested clubs and school to organize their teams, the date and venue has still be be decided, you can download a form from this location. Please contact Gerry Connaughton for more information on Tel: 087 263 4313 e-mail:
A great weekend of Squash in Waterford at Dunhill Squash Club at the Munster Junior Closed. Massive thanks to Junior Secretary Maurice Murphy and all the organizers at Dunhill SC for host and another successful tournament. Massive thanks to all the players and Ref’s, and also to all the parents for continuing to support the kids on their squash journey.
Congratulations to Conor Jones and his team mates from Highfield Squash club in Winning the 3rd Division in the Munster Leagues. Ennis SC were the runners up in this division and made Highfield work hard for their win all the way up to the last night of the league. Thanks to all the the teams for taking part.
Celtic Squash Club in Waterford have claimed back to back Division 1 titles last week with a win over Sundays Well from Cork, This division with Highfield SC and UCC Squash Club the other clubs has proved to be a very competitive division, Celtic captain Kevin Knox accepted the trophy on behave of Celtic SC. We would to thank all the Clubs, Captains and players for supporting the league. Final Positions available here