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.
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.
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
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.