Kerry Badminton Association News

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The attendees of the Kerry Badminton Association AGM for 2019/2020 season. Photo: Thomas Bradley

By Ruth Concannon

With the evenings closing in fast many people will be looking for a sporting and social pastime to pass away those long winter nights.

Why not consider the game of Badminton, which is proclaimed in the Guinness book of Records as the world’s fastest racquet sport?

This sport is played throughout the Kingdom of Kerry with the season typically running from September to May.

There are many clubs to choose from across the county all of which welcome new members:  Killarney, Castleisland (Kingdom), Listowel, Moyvane, Annascaul, Iveragh, Ballyheigue, Causeway, Ballyheigue and Ballybunion.

Contact details for the clubs can be found on The Kerry Badminton Association also have a very strong juvenile section with most of the above clubs catering for juveniles, get in touch with your local club for more details.

The Annual General Meeting of the Kerry Badminton Association was held on the 27th of September and the board would like to thank committee members that stepped down for their past efforts and welcome on-board new members for the coming season.

Kerry Badminton Association AGM. Front Row, L/R, Edel Kenny Treasurer, Tom Bourke Chairperson, Carmel Hudson , Secretary, Johnny Brosnan, President
Back Row, L/R, Ollie Conyard, Vice President, Ruth Concannon, P.R.O. Michelle Corr, Registar, Samira Hayes, Assistant Secretary, Tom Clear, Vice Chairperson. Photo: Thomas Bradley

The Association would also like to acknowledge and thank the new and existing sponsors for the coming season.

The competition season has already kicked off for some Kerry Badminton players who travelled to Limerick on the 22nd of September to participate in the inaugural Munster Masters Open tournament.

Congratulations to Amanda Carmody (Moyvane) for her winning success in both doubles and mixed competition, Jeab Workman (Killarney) for winning her singles category and Sinead Galvin (Killarney) who was runner up in her singles and mixed categories with partner Tom Bourke (Kingdom).

With local, county, provincial and national competitions across all levels there is something for everyone so get in touch with your nearest club and we hope to see you on the court!

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