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Pleasant victory for Gaskin and Perry sees off Blake in Cleveland Celbridge take All-Ireland crown Good luck to Patrice on nuptuals Corcoran and Fenwick make last 16

SQUASH: Arthur Gaskin beat Derek Ryan in the Men's 'A' final at the Mount Pleasant Squash Open. Rory Byrne beat Neil Martin for third place. In the women's decider, Zoe Barr accounted for Tania Owens.

Abroad, Aisling Blake lost to Irish champion Madeline Perry to five sets in the opening round of the Burning River Squash Classic in Cleveland, Ohio.



Ravens double in Metropolitan

TABLE TENNIS: Sam Logue and Rebecca Kenny made it a double for the Alsaa Ravens at the Leinster Junior Metropolitan Table Tennis Championships at Clontarf, Dublin.

Logue beat Corey O'Rourke in the boys' final, while Kenny got the better of Meadbh Slattery. Shi Zhao Li continued to dominate at cadet level with victory over Ryan Farrell while Meadbh Slattery won the cadet girls' event, beating Katie McGlone.

Top Irish veterans Anthony Redmond, Kevin Mackey and David Pemberton combined to win the Division 2B title at the Veteran's British League.

The team won seven of their eight matches to pip Twymark for the title.



Celbridge take All-Ireland crown

SNOOKER: After a long weekend of matches in Killarney, Leinster champions Celbridge beat Ulster team QE1 to win the All-Ireland club snooker title.

With players of the calibre of Martin McCrudden, Phil Arnold, John Sutton, Nigel Power, and Carl Murphy to call on, Celbridge dropped only a point in their quarter-final against Wicklow's Q Club. In the semi-finals they beat the Crucible club from Cork, led by junior internationals Greg Casey and David Cassidy, 3-0.

QE1, led by Ulster No1 Julian Logue, only narrowly beat Keady in the quarter-finals and Minnesota in the semi-finals. In the final, Celbridge took control from the start, winning 3-0.



Good luck to Patrice on nuptuals

PARALYMPICS: Best wishes to Paralympic athlete Patrice Dockery, who marries Gerard O'Rourke in Swords on Saturday week. In a long career spanning 25 years, Patrice retired from international sport after the Beijing Paralympics. Not only did she set Irish records over every distance from 100m to the marathon, she holds the course record for the Flora Women's Mini Marathon. Patrice has continued to keep fit and hopes to do some damage on the basketball court after she returns from her honeymoon in the USA.



Corcoran and Fenwick make last 16

FENCING: Fencer Dan Corcoran made the last 16 in his first ever World Cup at Kish Island A-Grade in Iran. This is the best result from an Irish male sabreur in recent history. In the epee, Andrew Fenwick also made the last 16. Started this week is a 10-week beginners' course organised by Boyne Fencing Club in St Oliver's Drogheda. Children from 11-17 are in one group and adults in another. Details: Marcos Simpson on 086-1706218.


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