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Waterstone Cup winners and runners up of the competition. L\R,: Cian Liston Listowel and Janelle Griffin Moyvane being presented with the Waterstone Cup by Edel Kenny Kerry Co Treasurer along with Sameira Hayes Killarney and Aidan Evans Annascaul. Photo by Tom BradleyBy Colm Griffin Juvenile November Handicap 

Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre played host to the first major Juvenile tournament of the season last Saturday (Nov 24th) and with 155 players taking part from 10 different clubs across the county the future of badminton in Kerry looks to be in a good place.

Participants took part in girls and boys events throughout the day at age grades U-11, U-13, U15 and U-17 and the winners and finalists on the day were as follows.

Girls U11 Nicole Vesko Listowel and Aine Curran Annascaul defeated Darina Ellen Burke Miltown and Lily Falvey Annascaul 15/5, 15/3

Plate Juliette Gleason Abbeydorney and Sinead Kelly Listowel defeated Maggie Hickey Killarney and Aine Newsome Annascaul

Girls U13 Anne Hickey Killarney and Sarah Casey Annascaul defeated Bella Harmon Castleisland and Aoise O’Donoghue Killarney 21/17, 21/11

Plate Esme Graven Iveragh and Marie Tritschler Listowel defeated Maeve Ahern Moyvane and Mae Griffin Annascaul

Girls U15 Deina Vesko Listowel and Nicola Kennelly Moyvane defeated Madison Carter Listowel and Abbie Moriarty Annascaul 21/19, 21/16

Plate Maura Burke Miltown and Aine Hanafin Annascaul defeated Fia Spillane Annascaul and Sarah Hayes Listowel

Girls U17 Shonagh Doody and Ailbhe Gammel Killarney defeated Saidbh Murphy Killarney and Aisling Harty Ballyheigue on a round robin basis

Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre was the venue on Sunday 25 November for The Division 5 Mixed Shield Tournament in Badminton This photograph shows, Eve Browne Moyvane & Christy Deane Annascaul on their way to winning the Division 5 Competition. Photo by Tom Bradley

Boys U11 James Kissane Moyvane and Sean Flahive Ballyheigue defeated Darius McCormack and Luke Kennedy Annascaul 15/11, 15/10

Plate Ben McElligott Listowel and Liam O’Connor Castleisland defeated James Burke Castleisland and Jessie McCarthy Dingle

Boys U13 Bobby O’Riordan Moyvane and Evan Lemass Killarney defeated Ayrton Burke Castleisland and Brayden Slattery Killarney 21/10, 21/17

Plate Padraig Moriarty Annascaul and Philip Daly Iveragh defeated Gearoid O’Sullivan Listowel and John Ryan Moyvane

Boys U15 Evan McCarty Annascaul and Muiris Harty Ballyheigue defeated Dara Newsome Annascaul and Oisin O’Regan Ballyheigue 21/20, 18/21, 21/14

Plate Tomas O’Sullivan Listowel and Ross Twomey Killarney defeated Navansh Johnson Killarney and Cathal Sweeney Moyvane

Boys U17 Adam Hayes Listowel and Oisin Quirke Miltown defeated Hasib Ahmmed Killarney and Michael Casey Annascaul on a round robin basis

Plate Darragh Crehan Killarney and Evan O’Sullivan defeated Cathal Donovan Annascaul and Michael Moynihan Castleisland

Mixed Senior Competition 

84 players took to the courts at Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday last (Nov 25th) across Div 1 to Div 5 and the winners on the day were as follows.

Div 1 & 2 Combined Mixed Paddy Drummond Cup Final: Karen Farrell (Moyvane) & Aaron Tan (Kingdom-Castleisland) beat Elaine Hudson (Moyvane) & Aidan McCarthy (Kingdom – Castleisland) 23-21, 21-10

Div 1 & 2 Combined Mixed Plate Final Amanda Carmody(Moyvane) & Paddy Redmond (Listowel) beat Ruth Concannon (Kingdom – Castleisland)  & Donie Enright (Moyvane) 30-25

Div 3 Mixed Waterstone Cup Final Jeanelle Griffin (Moyvane) & Cian Liston (Listowel) beat Samaria Hayes (Killarney) & Aidan Evans (Annascaul) 21-19, 21-14

Div 3 Mixed Plate Final Sandra O Connor (Killarney & Jamie Elliott (Kingdom – Castleisland) beat Aoife Moloney(Listowel) & Niall O Brien (Killarney) 30-26

Div 4 Mixed Shield Final Adele O’Brien (Killarney) & Paul Hayes (Listowel) beat Fiona Casey (Causeway) & Mike Reardon (Listowel) 21-7, 21-16

Div 4 Mixed Plate Final Valerie Guiney (Listowel) & Jack McElligott (Listowel) beat Rita McCarthy (Listowel) & John McDonald (Ballyheigue) 21-13, 13-21, 21-15

Div 5 Mixed Junior Griffin Shield Final Eva Browne (Moyvane) & Christy Deane (Annascaul) beat Laura O Connor (Killarney) & C Radislaw (Moyvane) 19-21. 21/13, 21-13

Div 5 Mixed Plate Final Aine Knightly (Annascaul) & Daragh Crehan (Killarney) beat Danielle Robinson (Causeway) & Shane Gleeson (Listowel) 23-21, 13-21, 15-21

Div 5 Mens Plate Final Pauric Murray (Causeway) & Adrian Kenny (Ballyheigue) beat Philip Healy (Listowel) & Keith Newsome (Annascaul) 21/9, 21/18

Leinster Masters Open Success 

Three Kerry representatives Sinead Galvin, Michael Crossan and Tom Bourke (the new Chairperson of the Kerry Badminton Association) made the trip to Baldoyle in Dublin last weekend for the Leinster Masters Open and we are delighted to report that Tom came out on tops in the Men’s over 40s Singles event.

Butterfield Cup / Knockout Cup

Kerry has the great honour of hosting the prestigious Butterfield Cup this weekend as the top Division 1 players in the province go head to head in this inter county team event. Kerry under the stewardship of Billy Lacey will be looking to recapture a title they last won in 2014.

The event which will be hosted by the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this Sunday and coincides with another team event called the Knock-Out Cup. This event comprises of teams of up to 4 Men and 4 Ladies.

Each team plays 2 men’s doubles against each other, 2 ladies doubles and 2 mixed doubles. The event is contested at Div 3, 4 and 5 level and is great practice for clubs intending to put Club teams together for the Mixed Leagues later in the season. The action gets underway in both competitions at 11am.

Upcoming Events 

Sunday Dec 2nd Butterfield Cup & Knockout Cup

Sunday Dec 9th Moyvane Tournament (Moyvane)

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