Dunhill Squash Club, founded some 50 years ago, is a very friendly club in the village of Dunhill. With three quality heated courts we run several internal league competitions each season, a players club ladder and inter club friendly matches throughout the season.
We have a very active junior section with many of our players represented at provincial and national level. We have highly qualified coaches for both juniors and seniors.
New members are always welcome and become part of our friendly family.
Come and join us, we are only 16 kms from Waterford City, 14 kms from Kilmacthomas and 12 kms from Tramore
- see our contacts section for more details.
Annual membership gives you unlimited access to the courts via an activated fob system as well as your own online booking password. Court charges consist of a light fee for a 40 minute booking period.
Junior group coaching lessons take place between 3pm and 6pm on Saturdays. Adult coaching lessens are available weekdays and weekends. Please contact us for bookings and fees.
JACK MALLOY LEAGUE - DECEMBER 2014
MUNSTER JUNIOR CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP - JANUARY 2015
TOM MURPHY CAR SALES LEAGUE - MARCH 2015
DAWN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE - MAY 2015
THE JUNIORS COMPETITION AGAINST SUTTON SQUASH CLUB, DUBLIN - 2015
DUNHILL VS FRESHFORD SOCIAL TOURNAMENT PRIZE GIVING
Our club came into existence in the mid 60s – now, half a century on, we are still going strong. Initially, Dunhill GAA Club got the ball (literally) rolling, when they were granted land in the village by the Parish Priest, and built one court (Now Court 2). Squash had arrived in Dunhill. The idea of starting a squash club was the brainchild of several GAA members including Jim Harney, who is still very much part of the set up, and Paddy Lyons, still serving on committee after all these years.
After several years the GAA handed the squash over to a separate committee, and the two stalwarts mentioned above were joined, amongst others, by Mary O’Loughlin and Mary Harney – both still very active in the club’s affairs.
Leagues were started and various other initiatives undertaken. In short order membership grew to over 60. In 1978 the members constructed a second court with support from FAS, and lots of fundraising. Again the Parish donated the land.
We now had a very active junior section, and increased membership put pressure on court time. Jim Harney kindly gave extra land to the club to build a third court in 1985. While a contractor was hired to do the main build, the members rowed in and did a lot of the donkeywork. This is the kind of place that Dunhill is – a great community that gets on with supporting each other.
Changing facilities were limited in the early years, but this was rectified in the early 90s when “proper” changing and shower facilities were added.
In season 2014/15 all courts were insulated and heated.
Dunhill Squash Club has always been fortunate to have committed members and good committees that continued to drive forward, and the story is far from over…….
Dunhill, Co. Waterford, Ireland
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