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13th Castlebar Open
sponsored by
Castlebar Credit Union Ltd

  

Dates; Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th March 2003

 Venue; An Sportlann, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland

  Getting to Castlebar

 Hotels & Guesthouses

 Courts

 Prizes

 Rules

 Contact

 Competitions & grades

 Entry Fees

 Entertainment

 Sponsors

 Participants Lists

Closing Date for Entries; Friday 21st March 2003
Entries to Michael Haverty

GETTING TO CASTLEBAR
Castlebar is situated in the west of Ireland in the County of Mayo. The main airports in Ireland are Dublin and Shannon, both have services from the American and European continents. Airlines with regular flights are Aer Lingus, Delta, British Airways, Lufthansa etc. There are ferry terminals at Dublin, Rosslare and Cork also with regular sailings to Britain and France.
Aer Arann operate a daily flight between Knock Airport and Dublin Airport
Airlines;
Ryanair Flights from London Stansted to Knock daily.
Aer Lingus Dublin and Shannon
Aer Arann Daily flight from Dublin to Knock.
Knock Airport is located a half hour drive from Castlebar
Once in Ireland heres how to get to Castlebar
By Train Trains from Hueston Station Dublin to Castlebar daily (three trains, morning, afternoon and evening) Check with Irish Rail
By Road Travelling from Dublin take the N4 west to Longford and then the N5 to Castlebar. (Travelling time by car 3.5 hours). From Shannon and the south, take the N18 to Oranmore and then the N64 and N17 to Claremorris and finally the N60 to Castlebar (travelling time by car from Shannon 2.5 hours). From the north and Northwest join the N16 to Sligo and then the N17 to Charlestown and then the N5 to Castlebar. From the Southeast join the N61 at the Athlone bypass and then the N60 to Roscommon.
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HOTELS AND GUESTHOUSES.
The Welcome Inn Hotel
Breaffy House Hotel
Daly`s Hotel
Self Catering and Bed & Breakfast
Lough Lannagh Holiday Village
Guesthouse, Hostel and Bed Breakfast accommodation. Check out the
Castlebar town website  
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COURTS
An Sportlann, Castlebar; 2 regulation racquetball courts with full glass back walls. St Gerald's College, Castlebar; 1 regulation court with concrete backwall. An Sportlann, Ballinrobe; (30 minutes by car) 2 regulation courts, 1 with full glass backwall & 1 with partial glass backwall.  
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COMPETITIONS & GRADES
Men's Events; Open Singles, B/C Singles, D Singles, Novice Singles, Over 40 Singles, Over 50 Singles Open Doubles and C/D/Novice Doubles.
Women's Events; Open Singles; Novice Singles, Open Doubles
Junior Events; Boys Under 12 Singles, Boys Under 15 Singles, Girls Under 12 Singles, Girls Under 15 singles.

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PRIZES
Cash prizes to winners of Mens Open Singles, Womens Open Singles and Mens B/C Singles winners and runners up. All winners and runners up receive a special hand cut piece of Mayo Crystal glass.  
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ENTRY FEES
Two Events 30, Under 18; 12
One Event 15, Under 18; 6
Under 15 players; 5 per event
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RULES
1.IRF & RAI rules apply. 2. Lensed Eyeguards compulsory. 3 Ektelon blue ball. 4. Loser referees next match 5. Warm up time between matches 3 minutes. 5 No refund after the draw is made.

ENTERTAINMENT
Castlebar Racquetball Club will host an evening of entertainment at An Sportlann, Castlebar on Saturday 29st March. Meet the other players and enjoy a great night of craic at the 13th Open.
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CONTACT
Contact; Michael Haverty . 8 Cashel Park, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland
Telephone; 00 353 94 24561
Email;
mhaverty@eircom.net

Main Sponsors; Castlebar Credit Union
Credit Unions Online

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