Kerry Badminton Association News

Posted by

By Colm Griffin

Waterford Invitational Open

All roads led to Cappoquin last weekend for Kerry players in Grade C and Grade D (Kerry Div 1 and 2). Thankfully many of the players from the Kingdom were on song on the day as it proved to be a very successful event for the county.

Elaine Hudson (Moyvane) and Maeve Twomey (Killarney) not only claimed gold in the Grade D Ladies Doubles they were also managed to get to the final of the Grade C Ladies Doubles which was a great achievement for the pair.

Waterford County Association President Michael McGrath presents prizes to Ladies Grade D Doubles Champions Elaine Hudson (Moyvane) left and Maeve Twomey (Killarney) right at the Waterford Invitational Open last weekend.

Maeve then partnered with Paul Kingston (Cork) and claimed the D Mixed title beating the all Kerry partnership of Niamh Hickey (Killarney) and Fergal Hannon (Listowel) in the final.

League Results  

Agri Auto Parts Ladies Leagues

Div 3 Wed Nov 14th Moyvane 1 – 5 Killarney

Div 4 Wed Nov 14th Section A: Listowel (A) 6 – 0 Killarney

Div 4 Wed Nov 14th Section B: Kingdom-Castleisland 0 – 6 Listowel (B)

Advanced Cleaning Supplies Men’s Leagues

Div 3 Wed Nov 14th  Killarney 0 – 6 Kingdom-Castleisland

Div 4 Tues Nov 1th Causeway 6 – 0 Kingdom-Castleisland

Juvenile Competition 

The Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre plays host to the November Handicap event for Boys and Girls this Saturday (Nov 24th).  As this is the opening event of the season for Juveniles in Kerry a large number of entries is anticipated. The event caters for age grades U-11, U-13, U-15 and U-17. The action gets underway from 10.30am and there will be an open draw for partners.

Mixed Doubles Tournament 

The Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre will also host a big badminton event next Sunday when the Mixed Doubles event takes place. This event caters for all Divisions 1 to 5 inclusive.  The action gets underway for the  Div 4 shield event and the Div 5 Junior Griffin shield from 12.45pm.

The Waterstone Cup action for Div 3 players commences from 3pm as does the Paddy Drummond Cup for Div 1 and Div 2 players.

Butterfield Cup

Kerry players are in training at present for the Butterfield Cup. This inter-county grade C event is being hosted in Killarney this year on Sunday Dec 2nd. Given that the event in taking place in Kerry this year it is hoped that the team can put in a strong performance. The popular Knockout Cup will be played in Killarney on the same day so we hope to have a big crowd to cheer on the Kerry players.

New Website – 

A new website has now been launched for the Kerry Badminton Association. It can be viewed at A big thank you is extended to Mike Walsh from the Ballybunion Baseliners club for his assistance in getting this together.

The website is still very much a work in progress but we invite all clubs to submit news and photos to us and we will do our best promote them through coverage on the new website and the recently launched facebook page.

Upcoming Events ( All at Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre unless stated)

Saturday Nov 24th November Handicap for Boys  & Girls (U-11, U-13, U-15, U-17)

Sunday Nov 25th Mixed Double Shields, Waterstone Cup & Paddy Drummond Cup

Sunday Dec 2nd Butterfield Cup & Knockout Cup

Sunday Dec 9th Moyvane Tournament (Moyvane)

Comments are closed.