After a 3 year absence of this tournament, the 2023 Tralee Open took place in Tralee Regional Sports & Leisure Centre, this past weekend, 21st & 22nd January.
In the Mens Open Singles, Johnny O’Keeney defeated his Fermoy clubmate Noel O’Callaghan in the final 3-1. It wasn’t an easy journey for either finalist as there were two five set battles in the semi finals with O'Callaghan defeating Ken Cottrell and O'Keeney defeating Brian Byrne respectively who made the journey to the final difficult.
In the Womens Open Singles, Aisling Hickey took the title in a five set thriller against Castlebar’s Majella Haverty winning 3-2. Hickey and partner Antonia Neary also took home the Open Doubles title.
Other noteworthy wins include Chris Carey of Fermoy who won the Mens B Singles defeating Odhran Moloney of Galmoy.
We saw a great entry from Naomh Abán Racquetball club and also took home some honors; Dan Healy Winner of Mens Novice B Singles and Karen Hoare Runner up Womens Novice!
Welcome Davidstown Courtnacuddy Racquetball Club to Racquetball Ireland - Our newest affiliated club in Co.Wexford!
The new state of the art 40x20 court has been built, and is a result of hard work and determination of its members, as well as local community.
Racquetball Ireland will be supporting the club next Wednesday night (11th Jan 2023) as we send some top players will visit the club to host an exhibition match and a training clinic alongside our welcome pack.
We are excited to see racquetball growing in Co. Wexford and very pleased to have this club on board! Onwards and upwards!