Women’s favourite Madeline Perry and men’s 3rd seed Saurav Ghosal both exited prematurely from the Irish Squash Open after suffering injuries during the semi-finals in Dublin. In the women’s event, Ireland’s defending champion Madeline Perry struggled from the start of her match against Jaclyn Hawkes (pic) and went down 11-5 and 11-7 before she conceded the match. Women’s final:  Jaclyn Hawkes (NZL) v  Nour El Tayeb (EGY). In the men’s draw India’s Saurav Ghosal was forced to retire in the semi-finals after leading by two games and looking very much in control of the match against unseeded Egyptian Tarek Momen (8-11, 2-11, 12-10 ret.). Momen, the world No24 from will face top seed Stewart Boswell after the world No20 from Australia ended the run of Spaniard Borja Golan, three times a finalist in Dublin, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-5 in 58 minutes.
Perry and Ghosal downed by injuries!