The Racquetball Association of Ireland it is proud to announce that Gary Lynch(Belfast) is to be inducted into the Association Hall of Fame.
Gary becomes the ninth member of the Association to join those illustrious members of the Association’s Hall of Fame. Gary is recognised as athlete and a contributor.
Gary will be presented with the Hall of Fame award at the 40th Irish Open this coming weekend.
The citation for Gary will read:
Gary Lynch has contributed so much over the years to Irish Racquetball. To condense it into a few paragraphs seems not to justice his commitment to Irish racquetball for many years.
As an athlete, Gary competed at the highest level in Ireland and represented Ireland at international championships. He was a regular competing in tournaments across Ireland and was promoted to Open grade, the highest level in Irish racquetball, thus becoming a member of a select band of racquetball athletes to reach the premier grade.
Internationally he represented Ireland at the 2012 World Championships in the Dominican Republic and played in total of six European Championships. He competed on the European Racquetball Tour winning the French Open in Paris in 2015. And one of the highlights of his racquetball career was winning the 35+ Mixed Doubles with none other than his wife Carol at the Seniors World Doubles Championships in Kingscourt in 2010.
Equally as an administrator Gary played a leading role in the Racquetball Association of Ireland. He was President of the association from 2003-2006. His involvement in administration also saw him successfully fulfil the roles of General Secretary and Treasurer of the Association. Gary played a leading role in Ulster racquetball and also with his club Queens University in Belfast.
Gary’s participation as an athlete and as an administrator in Irish racquetball stretched to over 25 years and for this the Association is proud to induct him in to the Association’s Hall of Fame.