FZ Forza All All Ireland Inter League Finals Review
14 May 2018
After a long season of league games. Each team that played in the All Ireland Inter League Finals had already had very successful season. The competition was made up of the winners of the provincial league finals. Teams from Connacht, Leinster & Munster came to University of Limerick to compete against each other on 13th May 2018
Each Grade apart from Grade C would see teams compete in groups of three over the course of the day. The first round of fixtures would see the Leinster and Munster teams square off against each other with the winner having a chance later in the day to win the All-Ireland League title. The loser of the first game would face the Connacht representative in their group. The competition would end with the Connacht team facing off against the winner of the opening fixture.
Two Grades saw all three teams winning one game each and therefore meaning that the individual Matches would be counted. In the Grade E League Final, all three teams where extremely evenly matched. Kilmessan ended up All-Ireland winners as they won their total matches 8-6, beating out Moyvanne who had won 7 and Sligo City who had won 6. The Grade F All Ireland Finals was also decided by matches won. Sligo City came out eventual winners over Carrigaline and Mullingar winning 8 out of their 14 matches.
Grade D saw Lakewood win both their ties 6-1 & 4-3 over GLTC (2nd) and Baltinglass (3rd) to win the All-Ireland Title. In what was a close last game against GLTC. Lakewood won two of the three mixed doubles matches to win the tie and subsequently the League title. The Grade G saw Claregalway come away with the title after wins over Nomads & Tourin. Claregalway will be very happy after a tough victory in the first tie against Nomads when Brian Casserly & Audrey O'Toole won 22-20 in the final game to set up a victory against Tourin in the second tie. In the Grade H Crimlin came away with the All-Ireland league final after convincing wins against Mullingar and Moycarkey Borris. The Grade C was decided by a straight final between Ladylane & Johnswell. With many matches going to three games, the overall tie could have gone either way. Ladylane however came through very strong in the mixed doubles to win the overall tie 5-2.
Badminton Ireland would like to congratulate all the teams that won their respective Grades.
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