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Participants in the Munster Teicnic Badminton Camp in July.

Badminton Is Back!

The fastest racket sport in the world is back and we are up and ready for road for this coming season. Would you like to join us? Everyone, all ages, and all abilities are welcome.

Whether it be that you have never tried the sport and are looking for something new to try for the winter, or maybe you played have before but haven’t come back to the sport since covid or even your school days! Why not come back and give it a go?

Badminton is a great way to keep active, especially this time of year when its wet and cold and no one wants to be out in it…. Neither do we! We train indoors once or twice a week you can come and go as you please and you’re never too old to give something a try.

It’s a great way to stay social in your local area also, make new friends of all ages and most importantly just having fun!

Badminton caters for all levels whether you have never held a racket before or maybe you’re a pro! Call down to your local club and give it a go. We have clubs in every corner of the county just check out our Facebook page @Kerry Badminton Association to find your nearest club

We run competition throughout the season from November until the end of March. It’s a mix of competitive championships as well as some fun competitions thrown in also. The first one being in the next few weeks!

Finally we always finish off the season on a high with a dinner dance and awards night which all members are welcome to attend and this event usually takes place in May.

Johnny Brosnan (right) pictured with Chairperson of Kerry Badminton Tom Burke back in 2019.

A Fond Farewell, Mr. Johnny Brosnan

Johnny is a member of the Kingdom Castleisland badminton club and an honorary life member of the Kerry Badminton Association.  He has been a member of the Kerry county badminton board since 1994 when he was elected as Vice President.

He was elected President on 10/5/2007 and held that position for 15 years until he stepped away this year.  Johnny was chairman of the committee that produced the fabulous 192 page book to celebrate 75 years of Kerry badminton in 2011.

He was to the fore when he managed the Class 2 Kerry team to All Ireland victory in 2003, and in 2019 was awarded the chairman’s special merit award. Johnny is also steeped in the GAA, making history in 2018 when he became the first member of the Currow GAA club to be elected to the highly prestigious position of chairman of the East Kerry GAA board.

He is highly renowned in his homeland of Currow and a keen follower of all sports. He serves as a founding member of many clubs back his own way including the Currow badminton team, Currow/Currans Community games and St.Bridgets Basketball Club

As said by our Chairperson, Tom Burke last year in his chairperson address at the AGM: “A true gentleman, Johnny has always been honest and fair, and his experience, calming influence and rational outlook has been of massive benefit to our sport.  We wish him and Catherine well.”

Eileen Roche of the Moyvane badminton club will take up the role as President.

All of us here at Kerry Badminton would like to wish Johnny and fond farewell and to wish him good luck in his next ventures as we know there will be no stopping him any time soon!

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