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Jonah Barrington

(b. 29 April 1941)



Jonah Barrington is a retired English/Irish squash player, originally from Morwenstow, Cornwall. Although he was from Cornwall he originally attended Headfort School (County Meath, Ireland), Cheltenham College, and spent two years at Trinity College Dublin.


This Cornish-born Irish squash player won the British Open title six times between 1967 and 1973, and was known as "Mr. Squash". Jonah now coaches Egyptian world no.1 and 2015 British Open champion Mohamed Elshorbagy.


One of his ancestors, Sir Jonah Barrington, established an estate in County Limerick called "Glenstal", which was eventually sold in the 1930s to a group of belgian Benedictine monks who established a boarding school.





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