On Saturday 18/01/14 Westport Squash Club was blessed with a visit from Derek Ryan and his wife Shelly who both played a series of games with members. Both are pictured above receiving ‘Honorary’ memberships from Padraic Corcoran (Chairperson) and Colin Harrison (Secretary).
Derek Ryan (born 10 December 1969) is a retired Irish professional squash player who at the peak of his career rose to No. 7 in the world rankings, and for many years was the Irish men’s number 1 player. Derek Ryan currently plays at Irish number 2 and has reached 200 caps for his country. He plays below Arthur Gaskin, the world number 80 and considered to be one of the greatest coaches in Britain.
Gerry, Des and Padraic were just a few who experienced playing squash at its best with the best…..a great day was had by all!