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Thursday 8 December 2016

Perry aims for sixth - and final - Irish Open Squash win

Madeline Perry, Ireland's most successful ever squash player, makes her farewell to the pro tour at next week's Gillen Markets Irish Open at Fitzwilliam in Dublin.

In her sixteen years as a professional player, Perry, world ranked No 3 in 2011, won eleven WSA tour titles as well as playing for Ireland over 120 times. Locally, she has won a record Irish national titles and hopes to make it a sixth Irish Open title next weekend.

"It's been an incredibly difficult decision to make but after such a successful career, I felt that the time was right to move on,"

says Perry who will continue to play at national and league level. "I still love training and playing the game and hope to coach more."

In May, Perry will have a busy month, playing the European Team Championships  as well as league matches in England.

In June her new life begins when she travels to Borneo to work for the Raleigh International charity. "I'll work there for three months as a volunteer project manager."

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