Majella Haverty is the new European Womens Singles Champion after the completion on the 20th European Championships in Hamburg, Germany. She defeated Antonia Neary of Arklow 15-3, 15-5 in the final.
Mark Murphy after a slow start in the first game put in a great performce in the 2nd game and tiebreaker but the effort did not succeed as Germany's Marcel Czempisz ran out the winner
Women's Singles Final
M Haverty(IRL) def A Neary(IRL) 15-3, 15-5
Men's Singles Final
M Czempisz(GER) def M Murphy(IRL) 15-1, 14-15, 11-6
Ireland continues to dominate European Women's racquetball with Majella Haverty & Katie Kenny winning the Women's Doubles. They defeated Antonia Neary and Olivia Downey 15-7, 15-4 in the final.
In the Men's Doubles, Johnny O'Kenny and Mark Murphy were denied the gold by Germany's Joachim Loof and Marcel Czempisz.
Women's Doubles Final
Haverty/Kenny(IRL) def Neary/Downey(IRL) 15-7, 15-4
Men's Doubles Final
Czempisz/Loof(GER) def Murphy/O'Keeney(IRL) 15-13, 15-13
The 40+ Final at the 20th European Championships was another all Irish contest between Eoin Tynan and Kenny Cottrell but it was Tynan who prevailed in the highly contested match winning by 2 games to 1 in the tie-breaker.
Men's 40+ Singles Final
E Tynan(IRL) def K Cottrell(IRL) 15-13 5-15, 11-6
Team Ireland have retained both the Men's & Womens Team titles at the 20th European Championships held in Hamburg, Germany.
Ireland faced hosts Germany in the finals matches to decide the Nations Champions of Europe.
IRL #1 M. Murphy def. GER #1 M. Czempisz 15-4, 5-15, 11-10
IRL #2 E. Tynan def. GER #2 M. Klippel 15-5, 15-9
IRL Doubles Keeney/Cottrell def. GER Bertels/Schmitz 15-14, 15-8
IRL #1 M. Haverty def. GER #1 Y. Mesecke 15-2, 15-0
IRL #2 O. Downey def. GER #2 R. Hartmann 15-1, 15-3
IRL Dbls Neary/Kenny V GER Dbls Mesecke/Hartmann
The Irish racquetball team won all divisions at the European Racquetball Championships held in The Hague, already having won both the Men's Team and Women's Team competition Irish players won all the Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles and Women's Doubles. Congratulations to Johnny O`Keeney(Fermoy) European Men's Singles Champion, Donna Ryder(Newport) Women's Singles European Champion, Padraic Ryder(Newport) & Darragh O`Donoghue (Araglen) Men's Doubles European Champions and Katie Kenny(Castlebar) & Donna Ruder(Newport) Women's Doubles European Champions.
Full Results: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/divisions/listAllDivs.asp?TID=22047&sortBy=defaultOrder
The Irish Team to compete in the European Championships in The Hague, Netherlands has been announced.
Men`s Team: Johnny O`Keeney(Fermoy), Joe Devenney(Ballinrobe). Padraic Ryder(Newport) Darragh O`Donoghue(Araglen)
Women`s Team: Donna Ryder(Newport), Katie Kenny(Castlebar), Ailbhe Gill(Ballinrobe), Olivia Downwy(Moycullen)
The European Championships will be held from the 13th - 16th September 2017