Kerry Badminton Association News

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Kerry Badminton News 

By Colm Griffin

Club delegates pictured with members of the Kerry Badminton Association Committee for 2018/19 season at County Board Meeting in Grand Hotel Tralee on Friday November 2nd

November Handicap

The Kerry Badminton season gets underway in earnest this weekend as the November Handicap takes place on Sunday in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre.

It is hoped that a big contingent of players from throughout the county will take part in this official season opener.

The competition caters from players of all levels from Division 1 to Division 5. The action gets under way for Division 4 and 5 players from 1pm. Division 3 starts at 2.30pm and Division 1 and 2 at 3pm.

Ladies and Men’s Leagues

The draw has taken place for the Ladies and Men’s Division 3 and Division 4 Leagues.

Ladies Divison 3 League Sponsored by Agri Auto Parts

Killarney, Listowel, Moyvane

Men’s Division 3 League Sponsored by Advance Cleaning Supplies

Killarney, Kingdom – Castleisland, Listowel

Ladies Division 4 Sponsored by Agri Auto Parts

Section 1

Ballyheigue, Killarney, Listowel A

Section 2

Kingdom – Castleisland, Listowel B, Moyvane

Men’s Division 4 Sponsored by Advance Cleaning Supplies

Section 1

Ballyheigue A, Causeway, Killarney, Kingdom – Castleisland

Section 2

Ballyheigue B, Listowel, Moyvane

The first fixtures in each Division are scheduled to be played no later than Friday November 16th

Social Media and New Website 

An official page for Kerry Badminton is now live at We hope to keep this page up to date with all badminton news throughout the season. All Kerry clubs are encouraged to submit their own local news and photographs which will be promoted through the association page.

Work will also shortly commence on a new website for Kerry Badminton Association. This is a long term project but should be complete in the coming months.

Ballybunion Baseliners 

At a time when many sports clubs in rural Ireland are struggling to survive it is refreshing to see the re-establishment of a new badminton club in Ballybunion. A popular sport in the area until the club was disbanded back in the late 1990s is now back for the local community to enjoy under a striking new name. Huge credit to Chairperson of the new club Mike Walsh and all those that helped get it off the ground. Training times are Tuesdays and Thursday between 9pm and 11pm and Friday mornings 11am to 12pm at Ballybunion Community Centre. Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Ciara on 087 1469429 or contact the club through

Committee 2018/19

After 43 consecutive years of service at the helm as Chairman of Kerry Badminton Association the great Junior Griffin has made the decision to step down ahead of the 2018/19 season. Junior will however continue in his role with the Listowel Club and no doubt will be a regular at most Kerry badminton events for many years to come. Much gratitude is extended to Junior and the other members of the committee that served last year and some who served for many years on behalf of everyone associated with badminton in Kerry.

The committee for the 2018/2019 season is as follows

President:  Johnny Brosnan

Vice President: Ollie Conyard

Chairman: Tom Bourke

Vice Chairman: Tom Clear

Registrar: Fergal Hannon

Hon. Secretary & Juvenile Secretary: Carmel Hudson

Asst. Secretary: Samira Hayes

Competition Secretary and Radio PRO: Maurice O Shea

Treasurer: Edel Kenny

General Purpose Committee Officers

Mike Corridan and Paula O Sullivan

Juvenile Chairman: Billy Lacey

Coaching Secretary: Tom McElligott

Munster Grader: Peggy Horan

Munster Appeals Committee: Jennifer Keane

Munster Delegates:

Rita McCarthy, Eric Nelligan and William Flaherty

Print PRO: Colm Griffin

Photograph PRO: Tom Bradley

Key Upcoming Dates 

Sunday Nov 11th November Handicap Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre

Saturday Nov 24th Juvenile Tournaments, Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre

Sunday Nov 25th Mixed Doubles Tournament, Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre

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