Neal regains title as annual President’s Cup contest is held

Lisburn Racquets Mens Cup Champion, Neal McDowell, receives the cup from LRSC President, Norman Briggs.
Lisburn Racquets Mens Cup Champion, Neal McDowell, receives the cup from LRSC President, Norman Briggs.

It was a fantastic week of highly competitive, but good-natured, matches at the annual Lisburn Racquets Squash Club President’s Cup.

Neal McDowell regained the Men’s Cup after overcoming last year’s winner and close rival, Stuart Campbell, in a very evenly matched final.

Plate Winner Donal McCann and President Norman Briggs.

Plate Winner Donal McCann and President Norman Briggs.

In the Women’s final, June Fahy beat fellow veteran Hilda MacBride in three tight games, June chipping away at her opponent’s hefty handicap advantage to take home the women’s cup.

The men’s plate was won by Donal McCann who overcame Ciaran Devine in another nail-biting 3-setter, Donal’s experience and superior fitness just enough to close the substantial handicap difference.

Club coach Kieran Doherty was presented with the Ulster Squash Coach of the Year Award.

Kieran honoured the Lisburn Racquets Squash Juniors who represented Ulster over the course of the season, and presented prizes to the Junior Squash Cup Winners, and Junior Club-Person of the Year, Alex McHenry.

Womens Cup Champion, June Fahy, receives the cup from President Norman Briggs.

Womens Cup Champion, June Fahy, receives the cup from President Norman Briggs.

Junior President’s Cup results

Section A - Winner Sam Gowdy

Section A - Runner-Up Cameron Tweedy

Section B - Winner Eloise Bryans

Section B - Runner-Up Harry Gowdy

Section C - Winner Daniel Orr

Section C - Runner-Up Jasmine Buchanan

Section D - Winner Alex McHenry

Section D - Runner-Up Bethany Adebanjo

Section E - Winner Erin Ferris

Section E - Runner-Up Sophie Stewart

Junior Club-Person of the Year Alex McHenry

Men’s Plate

Runner Up Ciaran Devine

Winner Donal McCann

Women’s President’s Cup

Runner Up Hilda MacBride

Winner June Fahy

Men’s President’s Cup

3rd Lewis Kirk

Runner Up Stuart Campbell

Winner Neal McDowell.