Kerry Badminton Association News

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James Flaherty of Moyvane Badminton Club, who took part in the Irish Individual Graded C Championships in Baldoyle, Dublin on Sunday 30th October and just lost out in the final, well done James on a great start to the season.

James Flaherty of Moyvane Badminton Club, who took part in the Irish Individual Graded C Championships in Baldoyle, Dublin on Sunday 30th October and just lost out in the final, well done James on a great start to the season.

Badminton clubs within the confines of the County of Kerry have over the past 6 weeks or so have been setting out their stalls in preparation for a new season with many clubs reporting an increase of membership for the season ahead.

The Kerry competitive season commences this coming weekend which, incidentally marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Kerry Badminton Association on November 4th 1936.
Once again it is a juvenile programme that commences the new season with the annual tournaments for all age groups which will take place in the Killarney Sports Centre on Saturday next November 5th to commence at 11 am. As a massive entry is forecast for these events all players are requested to check in not later than 10.45 am
The adults will line out the following day November 6 th in the same venue where the annual Knock Out Cup competitions will take place.These cater for divisions 3/4/5 and if it is anything like last year a huge entry can be expected with teams from all corners of the County.
The All Ireland individual championships for Grades C and H were played in Dublin last weekend and what a great performance was given by one of the several Kerry competitors who travelled for these championships. The player in question was Moyvane teenager James O’Flaherty who gave a top class display to reach the Grade C singles final but the brave Kerryman had to succumb to Alan Conlan of the Dublin Mount Pleasant Club in two hard fought sets but it was indeed a vintage display of badminton by O’Flaherty in what was a top class field.
Indeed O’Flaherty’s younger sister Niamh also put up a good show when reaching the semi final in the ladies singles Grade C championships event.
The draws for the Ladies and Mens leagues for divisions leagues, which are once again kindly sponsored by Speedy’s Bar , Moyvane, have now been despatched to all clubs. All players and fixtures secretaries are earnestly requested to adhere to the time table as set on the draw sheet.

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