2023 Tralee Open: Hickey & O’Keeney crowned winners
Another great weekend of racquetball at Tralee Racquetball Club to brighten the long month of January. After a 3 year absence of this tournament it was great to have it back on the calendar!
In the Mens Open Singles, we saw Johnny O’Keeney defeat his clubmate Noel O’Callaghan in the final 3-1, earning himself a nice birthday present to celebrate. It wasn’t an easy journey for either finalist as we saw two five set battles in the semi finals against Ken Cottrell and Brian Byrne respectively who made the journey to 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 is a on a winning streak taking home another title this time Mens B Singles defeating Odhran Moloney of Galmoy.
We saw a great entry from Naomh Abán racquetball club and taking some honors; Dan Healy Winner of Mens Novice B Singles and Karen Hoare Runner up Womens Novice!
Congratulations to the team in Tralee for a fantastic tournament and weekend of racquetball! Lots of hard work from the local team to make this happen!
Source: Racquetball Ireland