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  • A,D,G Individual Graded Review

    14/05/2017 A,D,G Individual Graded Review

    The All Ireland Indivdual A,D & G grades was held at Lisburn Racquets Club on the 13th May 2017. Here are some highlights from each grade.

     

    Grade A

    Vicki Pesti and Stuart Lightbody won two categories each. Vicki won her first trophy by beating Rebecca Getty in the Singles Final. Vicki then teamed up with Karen Nelson to win the Women’s Doubles 21-18 & 21-19 over Gillian Grimes and Ciara Nelson. Stuart Lightbody also enjoyed success in the Double’s division. Stuart and his partner Conor Hickland won in three games over Mark Cobbe & Adam Jermyn 21-15, 11-21, 21-13. Stuart won his second title of the day beating Declan Bennett and Vicki Pesti in the Mixed Doubles Final. Stuart and his partner Crona Rooney won 21-11, 19-21, 21-9.

     

    Men’s Singles – Nicholas Murphy

    Women’s Singles – Vicki Pesti

    Men’s Doubles – Stuart Lightbody / Conor Hickland

    Women’s Doubles – Vicki Pesti / Karen Nelson

    Mixed Doubles – Stuart Lightbody / Crona Rooney

     

    Grade D

    Darren Lee stole the headlines in the D category. Darren won the Men’s Singles 21-18, 21-5 over Jimmy Paul. Darren went on to win his second title by winning the Men’s Doubles. Darren teamed up with David McLean to win an enthralling final against Jerry Noble & Suresh Shanmughan 14-21, 21-16, 21-13.

     

     

    Men’s Singles – Darren Lee

    Women’s Singles – Alex Chan Taylor

    Men’s Doubles – Darren Lee / David McLean

    Women’s Doubles – Kinga Dabrowska / Larisa Samorosenko

    Mixed Doubles – Leon Coe / Lesley Cobbe

     

    Grade G

    Two players took away the all but one of the G titles. Adrian Rabbitte and Eva De Las Heras both won two categories each. The two paired up to win the mixed doubles final over Owen Casey & Regina Scally 21-18, 21-9. Eva had one the tightest finals of the day in the Women’s Singles. She beat Ceiti Daly 20-22, 21-14, 22-20. Adrian won his second title with Fiachra Crowley. Both players’ partners had withdrawn earlier in the day and they would be joined together on the morning of the tournament. Adrian and Fiachra worked well together to come away with a three game win in the Mens' Doubles Final over Garry Ennett and Adrian Kenneally 16-21, 21-16, 21-18.

     

    Men’s Singles – Ben Power

    Women’s Singles – Eva De Las Heras

    Men’s Doubles – Adrian Rabbitte / Fiachra Crowley

    Women’s Doubles – Ceiti Daly / Sinead Daly

    Mixed Doubles – Adrian Rabbitte / Eva De Las Heras

     

     

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  • All Ireland Inter-leagues Review

    08/05/2017 All Ireland Inter-leagues Review

    The conclusion of the 2017 leagues across Ireland came to a close on Sunday 7th May. The top club teams from around the country played against each other in their respective grades. The C,D,E and G grades were played at Baldoyle badminton centre whilst the F and H grades were played at Terenure Badminton Centre.

     

     

    Grade C

    The Grade C category was won by Johnswell. In their first match Johnswell beat GLTC with relative ease. After overcoming a difficult start in the singles, the team showed real strength in their doubles partnership. This allowed them to come away with a 6-1 victory. To secure the grade, Johnswell beat Waterford 5-2. Despite facing some tough position and nervy moments Johnswell kept composed to once again put in a very strong performance in the doubles.

     

    Grade D

    Ailesbury and Country club competed in a straight final in the D category. Ailsbury took control of the match early on by winning both their singles ties in straight games. The men’s doubles match saw Country Club pull back a tie as Michael Carson and Cormac Franks overcame David Freeney and Krzysztof Sieczkowski in a fifty minute back and forth match. This meant after the singles and doubles Ailesbury led 3-1 meaning that everything was to play for going into the mixed doubles. Ailsbury produced a strong showing winning two out of the three ties to win the match 5-2.

     

    Grade E

    GLTC came out victorious in the Grade E category. Taking away two 5-2 wins over Baltinglass and Kilmacthomas respectively. The match against Kilmacthomas was the deciding fixture in the grade. GLTC started fast with wins in both the singles. This meant that if GLTC won two of their remaining five matches they would be declared the winners. Tom Doherty and Emma Murphy both won their second game after their previous singles wins to secure the title. Despite a strong mixed doubles showing by GLTC this was all a consolation.

     

    Grade F

    The Grade F category was very closely contested. After a narrow 4-3 victory over Athboy-Kells. Killarney would come up against Ballina in the final match of the grade. After Ballina lost 4-3 to Athboy-Kells, a victory for them would see a three way tie in the group. Ballina started quickly winning both the singles matches. Killarney responded with two wins in the doubles. This set up an intruding final three matches. Despite a competitive fixture from Ballina, Killarney were able to come away with the trophy after edging out the mixed doubles with three victories. Two of the three mixed doubles matches would go to three games.

     

    Grade G

    Sligo City beat Kilmacthomas in their final game with ease to claim the category. Sligo did not have it all their own way however in their first match against Mullingar. Both teams played to a very high standard and traded wins. Sligo were leading 3-1 going into the mixed doubles knowing that one win would see them win the match. Mullingar gave Sligo a fright as they won two of the last three games in three sets. However Miriam Brandt and Gus Chapman were able to win their mixed doubles game 21-18 and 21-12 to help Sligo take the match.

    Grade H

    Nomads were able to come away with two victories in the grade H category to be crowned champions. After a 5-2 win over Claddaghduff, the category would be decided against St.Mary’s. Both teams had one win each coming into the match and Nomads won both the singles matches to give them the early lead. Gillian Hugnes and Emma Mullock came away with a three set win winning 23-21 in the last to give Nomads a 3-1 going into the mixed doubles. Nomads produced a clinical mixed doubles performance to claim the H title.

     

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  • Junior Quadrangular *Update*

    29/04/2017 Junior Quadrangular *Update*

    Day One – Friday 28/04/2017

     

    England came away with the team victory at the 2017 Junior Quadrangular on Friday evening. The English team made a strong start to the tournament with a 7-2 victory over hosts Ireland. England made quick work of Wales with a 9-0 win before playing the deciding match against Scotland. Scotland started strongly taking a 2-0 lead after the teams of Kenneth Cheung/Callum Smith & Jamie Gunn/Michael McGuire claimed victories in the boys' doubles. England responded however, winning both the girls' doubles and the mixed doubles to take a 3-2 lead. With the tie lying in the balance, the spectators were treated to a magnificent match between Michael McGuire and Neil Bhabuta. Michael was able to take the first game 23-21. With not much between the players, every point was going to be crucial. Neil was able to take control of the second game as Michael seemed to fatigue, with a 21-18 win. This set up an enthralling final game. Michael and Neil traded points with some brilliant rallies. Neil was able to get a lead close to the end and hold off Michael to take the game 22-20. Using this momentum, England were able to win another two 3 set games to close off victory and win the fixture 7-2.

     

    Final standings

    1. England

    2. Scotland

    3. Ireland

    4. Wales

     

    Day Two - Saturday 29/04/2017

     

    Saturday’s action saw players compete in the singles and mixed doubles categories. At the end of play the singles category would see only four players remain in the boys' and girls' categories. In the boys' division Alex Green, Michael McGuire, Callum Smith and Neil Bhabuta all made it through to Sunday’s semi-finals. Michael, Callum and Neil all qualified for the semi-finals with straight set wins, whilst Alex Green beat Ireland’s Peter McDonald in an extremely exciting encounter. Alex managed to beat Peter in three sets winning the final set 26-24. Sunday will also see Eleanor Butler take on Lisa Curtin in the girls' singles semi-final, whilst Gauri Shidhaye will play Alice Campbell in the second semi-final. The girls' singles division was very competitive and this has set up two exciting semi-finals.

     

    After lunch, players competed in the mixed doubles. Callum Stewart and Alice Campbell made the final after winning two three set matches in the competition. In their semi-final, Callum and Alice managed to overcome an excellent team in Alex Green and Estelle Van Leeuwen. The English pair of Alex and Estelle won the first set 21-17. This first set loss kick started Callum and Alice who won some compelling rallies and gained valuable momentum in the game, winning the second set 21-18. The final set could not be tighter with both teams exchanging leads throughout the set. The Scots managed to hold their nerve however and come away with 22-18 victory. The Scottish pair will play in the final against Joseph Ball and Lisa Curtin who themselves came through a very tight encounter. Joseph and Lisa won their game 22-20 and 23-21 over fellow English competitors Cholan Kayan and Holly Williams.

     

     

    On Saturday evening Badminton Ireland hosted the competition dinner at the Clayton Hotel. This gave the teams a chance to socialise with the other teams and relax before the final day of competition. After the meal, England were awarded their team competition Gold medals from Badminton Ireland President, Betty Thompson.

     

    Day Three - Sunday 30/04/2017 

     

    With the event coming into its last day, players had one last chance to try and make the afternoon finals in the Boys and Girls doubles. It would be the last chance for either Wales or Ireland to try and get a finalist. Orla Flynn and Alexandra Troy came up against eventual winners in Eleanor Butler and Lisa Curtin in the Girls semi-final. The Irish pair came close in both sets however they were beaten 22-20 in the second set which would see the English pair progress to the final. With this victory this would mean that Lisa Curtin would participate in three finals on the day (Doubles, Mixed and Singles). 

    Lisa's first final of the day would see her compete in a compelling match with partner Joseph Ball in the mixed doubles final against Callum Smith and Alice Campbell. The Scottish pair had to dig deep coming from a set down to win the last two set 21-19, 21-17. This Scottish win gave Michael McGuire some momentum going into his boys singles final against Neil Bhabuta. Michael would take the first set 21-17 before Neil replied in style taking the second 21-14. The final set started of very close with both players trading points before Michael started to pull away and finish off the match, claiming a second Scottish title. In the girls singles final Lisa Curtin would be on the wrong end of another three set match. After losing the first set 21-12 she managed to battle back to win the second 21-19. Gauri Shidhaye was determined however to come away with the victory. She produced some excellent shots and showed great control over the shuttle. Gauri would go on to win the third set 21-11. 

    It was third time lucky for Lisa Curtin as she won the Girls Doubles title with partner Eleanor by beating Estelle Van Leeuwen and Holly Williams in straight sets. In the boys doubles Kenneth Cheung and Callum Smith managed to overcome the Irish team of Peter McDonald and Michael Staunton to set up a final against Neil Bhabuta and Alex Green. Kenneth and Callum showed excellent poise as they outclassed the English pair to win the division 21-14,21-13.

     

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  • U15 Quadrangular

    27/04/2017 U15 Quadrangular

    The 2017 U15 Quadrangular will be hosted in Dublin. This event is held annually between Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

    Event Details:

    • Baldoyle Badminton Centre
    • 28th-30th April 2017
    • Friday team event
    • Saturday/Sunday individual event

     

    This year's teams:

     

    Friday proposed match schedule:

     

    Courts 1-4

    Courts 5-8

    10.00

    Ireland

    England

    Scotland

    Wales

    14.00

    Scotland

    Ireland

    England

    Wales

    17.00

    Scotland

    England

    Ireland

    Wales

     

    Individual schedules will be published after the managers meeting.

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  • Kildare and Dublin win Gold

    16/04/2017 Kildare and Dublin win Gold

    Easter Saturday saw Dublin hosting the Juvenile Inter County Finals at the Baldoyle Badminton Centre. This event would see teams from across Ireland compete in a team competition to see who would become the All-Ireland champions in their respective age groups. There was a big game feel around the event this year with each team brining big support. When watching the games you could hear the supporters getting behind their teams whether that being the sound of the Dublin drum or the sound of clapping and cheering.  

    Each age group consisted of three or four teams per age group. The counties would play against each other in a team format with four singles matches, four doubles matches and two mixed doubles matches. This format allowed the control of each match to change after every tie played. This led to some intense and nervous games.

     

    In the U17 age group Dublin played against Donegal in the final game of their group. This game would decide who the winner of the division is and who would be taking home the silver medal. Dublin’s players came out very strong in the singles matches. With each game finishing with a Dublin victory, this put Dublin up by four points early meaning that only two more wins from the next six ties would see them win the division. With an excellent showing from both teams in the doubles, Dublin were able to secure victory when Kim Feehily & Pamela Pontanosa finished their game 30-23 meaning Dublin were guaranteed to win at least 6 of the ties. The match finished 8-2 with Donegal coming away with the silver medal.  

     

    The U15 division saw Kildare come up against Cork in the final game of their division. Both teams had already beaten Donegal and the winner of this fixture would go home with the gold medal. David Downey started Kildare off with a tight 30-29 victory over John O’Sullivan. Kildare’s momentum though was stopped immediately as Daniel O’Halloran was able to win his singles game for Cork to level up the match 1-1. As the match progressed Kildare proved too strong for this Cork team. Kildare had a brilliant showing in the doubles format winning five out of the six ties to claim the gold medal for their county.

    Similarly to the Under 17’s, Dublin’s U13 team had the chance to win their division if they could overcome Tipperary in their last game. Just like the older age group, Dublin managed to win all four singles matches, giving the county a strong position going into the doubles. Dublin were able come away with a 8-2 victory. Whilst Dublin were taking the gold on court two, court four was witnessing a brilliant match between Galway and Donegal. The winner would take away the silver medal. With both teams trading wins early in the match, it was anyone’s guess who would come away with the victory. Galway were able to secure victory when they won three ties in a row, two in the girl’s doubles and one in the mixed doubles. This would be enough for a 6-4 victory over the Ulstermen.  

     

    With Dublin already securing the double, Kildare’s under 11 team had a similar opportunity for their county. With every other court already finished everyone was fixated on an enthralling match between Kildare and Cork. The fixture started off in brilliant fashion as Pablo Alonso Mahtitena and Aman Kothiyal put on an excellent spectacle. Aman was able to squeeze out a victory with a 30-28 win. This win set the bar very high for the rest of the players from both teams. Kildare were able to increase their lead to 5-0 with wins in the next four ties. With needing just one more win from the remaining five ties, Kildare were able to claim the gold when Kirsten McFadden & Chloe McGrane edged out their opponents with at 30-28 victory. This loss meant that Cork would go home with the silver medal. With Kildare U15 already winning gold earlier this mean that Dublin and Kildare both came away with two golds from the competition.

     

    Badminton Ireland would like to thank all the players, coaches and parents for creating a wonderful atmosphere and showing their support for juvenile badminton throughout the country.

     

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A,D,G Individual Graded Review

The All Ireland Indivdual A,D & G grades was held at Lisburn Racquets Club on the 13th May 2017. Here are some highlights from each grade.

 

Grade A

Vicki Pesti and Stuart Lightbody won two categories each. Vicki won her first trophy by beating Rebecca Getty in the Singles Final. Vicki then teamed up with Karen Nelson to win the Women’s Doubles 21-18 & 21-19 over Gillian Grimes and Ciara Nelson. Stuart Lightbody also enjoyed success in the Double’s division. Stuart and his partner Conor Hickland won in three games over Mark Cobbe & Adam Jermyn 21-15, 11-21, 21-13. Stuart won his second title of the day beating Declan Bennett and Vicki Pesti in the Mixed Doubles Final. Stuart and his partner Crona Rooney won 21-11, 19-21, 21-9.

 

Men’s Singles – Nicholas Murphy

Women’s Singles – Vicki Pesti

Men’s Doubles – Stuart Lightbody / Conor Hickland

Women’s Doubles – Vicki Pesti / Karen Nelson

Mixed Doubles – Stuart Lightbody / Crona Rooney

 

Grade D

Darren Lee stole the headlines in the D category. Darren won the Men’s Singles 21-18, 21-5 over Jimmy Paul. Darren went on to win his second title by winning the Men’s Doubles. Darren teamed up with David McLean to win an enthralling final against Jerry Noble & Suresh Shanmughan 14-21, 21-16, 21-13.

 

 

Men’s Singles – Darren Lee

Women’s Singles – Alex Chan Taylor

Men’s Doubles – Darren Lee / David McLean

Women’s Doubles – Kinga Dabrowska / Larisa Samorosenko

Mixed Doubles – Leon Coe / Lesley Cobbe

 

Grade G

Two players took away the all but one of the G titles. Adrian Rabbitte and Eva De Las Heras both won two categories each. The two paired up to win the mixed doubles final over Owen Casey & Regina Scally 21-18, 21-9. Eva had one the tightest finals of the day in the Women’s Singles. She beat Ceiti Daly 20-22, 21-14, 22-20. Adrian won his second title with Fiachra Crowley. Both players’ partners had withdrawn earlier in the day and they would be joined together on the morning of the tournament. Adrian and Fiachra worked well together to come away with a three game win in the Mens' Doubles Final over Garry Ennett and Adrian Kenneally 16-21, 21-16, 21-18.

 

Men’s Singles – Ben Power

Women’s Singles – Eva De Las Heras

Men’s Doubles – Adrian Rabbitte / Fiachra Crowley

Women’s Doubles – Ceiti Daly / Sinead Daly

Mixed Doubles – Adrian Rabbitte / Eva De Las Heras

 

 

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All Ireland Inter-leagues Review

The conclusion of the 2017 leagues across Ireland came to a close on Sunday 7th May. The top club teams from around the country played against each other in their respective grades. The C,D,E and G grades were played at Baldoyle badminton centre whilst the F and H grades were played at Terenure Badminton Centre.

 

 

Grade C

The Grade C category was won by Johnswell. In their first match Johnswell beat GLTC with relative ease. After overcoming a difficult start in the singles, the team showed real strength in their doubles partnership. This allowed them to come away with a 6-1 victory. To secure the grade, Johnswell beat Waterford 5-2. Despite facing some tough position and nervy moments Johnswell kept composed to once again put in a very strong performance in the doubles.

 

Grade D

Ailesbury and Country club competed in a straight final in the D category. Ailsbury took control of the match early on by winning both their singles ties in straight games. The men’s doubles match saw Country Club pull back a tie as Michael Carson and Cormac Franks overcame David Freeney and Krzysztof Sieczkowski in a fifty minute back and forth match. This meant after the singles and doubles Ailesbury led 3-1 meaning that everything was to play for going into the mixed doubles. Ailsbury produced a strong showing winning two out of the three ties to win the match 5-2.

 

Grade E

GLTC came out victorious in the Grade E category. Taking away two 5-2 wins over Baltinglass and Kilmacthomas respectively. The match against Kilmacthomas was the deciding fixture in the grade. GLTC started fast with wins in both the singles. This meant that if GLTC won two of their remaining five matches they would be declared the winners. Tom Doherty and Emma Murphy both won their second game after their previous singles wins to secure the title. Despite a strong mixed doubles showing by GLTC this was all a consolation.

 

Grade F

The Grade F category was very closely contested. After a narrow 4-3 victory over Athboy-Kells. Killarney would come up against Ballina in the final match of the grade. After Ballina lost 4-3 to Athboy-Kells, a victory for them would see a three way tie in the group. Ballina started quickly winning both the singles matches. Killarney responded with two wins in the doubles. This set up an intruding final three matches. Despite a competitive fixture from Ballina, Killarney were able to come away with the trophy after edging out the mixed doubles with three victories. Two of the three mixed doubles matches would go to three games.

 

Grade G

Sligo City beat Kilmacthomas in their final game with ease to claim the category. Sligo did not have it all their own way however in their first match against Mullingar. Both teams played to a very high standard and traded wins. Sligo were leading 3-1 going into the mixed doubles knowing that one win would see them win the match. Mullingar gave Sligo a fright as they won two of the last three games in three sets. However Miriam Brandt and Gus Chapman were able to win their mixed doubles game 21-18 and 21-12 to help Sligo take the match.

Grade H

Nomads were able to come away with two victories in the grade H category to be crowned champions. After a 5-2 win over Claddaghduff, the category would be decided against St.Mary’s. Both teams had one win each coming into the match and Nomads won both the singles matches to give them the early lead. Gillian Hugnes and Emma Mullock came away with a three set win winning 23-21 in the last to give Nomads a 3-1 going into the mixed doubles. Nomads produced a clinical mixed doubles performance to claim the H title.

 

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Junior Quadrangular *Update*

Day One – Friday 28/04/2017

 

England came away with the team victory at the 2017 Junior Quadrangular on Friday evening. The English team made a strong start to the tournament with a 7-2 victory over hosts Ireland. England made quick work of Wales with a 9-0 win before playing the deciding match against Scotland. Scotland started strongly taking a 2-0 lead after the teams of Kenneth Cheung/Callum Smith & Jamie Gunn/Michael McGuire claimed victories in the boys' doubles. England responded however, winning both the girls' doubles and the mixed doubles to take a 3-2 lead. With the tie lying in the balance, the spectators were treated to a magnificent match between Michael McGuire and Neil Bhabuta. Michael was able to take the first game 23-21. With not much between the players, every point was going to be crucial. Neil was able to take control of the second game as Michael seemed to fatigue, with a 21-18 win. This set up an enthralling final game. Michael and Neil traded points with some brilliant rallies. Neil was able to get a lead close to the end and hold off Michael to take the game 22-20. Using this momentum, England were able to win another two 3 set games to close off victory and win the fixture 7-2.

 

Final standings

1. England

2. Scotland

3. Ireland

4. Wales

 

Day Two - Saturday 29/04/2017

 

Saturday’s action saw players compete in the singles and mixed doubles categories. At the end of play the singles category would see only four players remain in the boys' and girls' categories. In the boys' division Alex Green, Michael McGuire, Callum Smith and Neil Bhabuta all made it through to Sunday’s semi-finals. Michael, Callum and Neil all qualified for the semi-finals with straight set wins, whilst Alex Green beat Ireland’s Peter McDonald in an extremely exciting encounter. Alex managed to beat Peter in three sets winning the final set 26-24. Sunday will also see Eleanor Butler take on Lisa Curtin in the girls' singles semi-final, whilst Gauri Shidhaye will play Alice Campbell in the second semi-final. The girls' singles division was very competitive and this has set up two exciting semi-finals.

 

After lunch, players competed in the mixed doubles. Callum Stewart and Alice Campbell made the final after winning two three set matches in the competition. In their semi-final, Callum and Alice managed to overcome an excellent team in Alex Green and Estelle Van Leeuwen. The English pair of Alex and Estelle won the first set 21-17. This first set loss kick started Callum and Alice who won some compelling rallies and gained valuable momentum in the game, winning the second set 21-18. The final set could not be tighter with both teams exchanging leads throughout the set. The Scots managed to hold their nerve however and come away with 22-18 victory. The Scottish pair will play in the final against Joseph Ball and Lisa Curtin who themselves came through a very tight encounter. Joseph and Lisa won their game 22-20 and 23-21 over fellow English competitors Cholan Kayan and Holly Williams.

 

 

On Saturday evening Badminton Ireland hosted the competition dinner at the Clayton Hotel. This gave the teams a chance to socialise with the other teams and relax before the final day of competition. After the meal, England were awarded their team competition Gold medals from Badminton Ireland President, Betty Thompson.

 

Day Three - Sunday 30/04/2017 

 

With the event coming into its last day, players had one last chance to try and make the afternoon finals in the Boys and Girls doubles. It would be the last chance for either Wales or Ireland to try and get a finalist. Orla Flynn and Alexandra Troy came up against eventual winners in Eleanor Butler and Lisa Curtin in the Girls semi-final. The Irish pair came close in both sets however they were beaten 22-20 in the second set which would see the English pair progress to the final. With this victory this would mean that Lisa Curtin would participate in three finals on the day (Doubles, Mixed and Singles). 

Lisa's first final of the day would see her compete in a compelling match with partner Joseph Ball in the mixed doubles final against Callum Smith and Alice Campbell. The Scottish pair had to dig deep coming from a set down to win the last two set 21-19, 21-17. This Scottish win gave Michael McGuire some momentum going into his boys singles final against Neil Bhabuta. Michael would take the first set 21-17 before Neil replied in style taking the second 21-14. The final set started of very close with both players trading points before Michael started to pull away and finish off the match, claiming a second Scottish title. In the girls singles final Lisa Curtin would be on the wrong end of another three set match. After losing the first set 21-12 she managed to battle back to win the second 21-19. Gauri Shidhaye was determined however to come away with the victory. She produced some excellent shots and showed great control over the shuttle. Gauri would go on to win the third set 21-11. 

It was third time lucky for Lisa Curtin as she won the Girls Doubles title with partner Eleanor by beating Estelle Van Leeuwen and Holly Williams in straight sets. In the boys doubles Kenneth Cheung and Callum Smith managed to overcome the Irish team of Peter McDonald and Michael Staunton to set up a final against Neil Bhabuta and Alex Green. Kenneth and Callum showed excellent poise as they outclassed the English pair to win the division 21-14,21-13.

 

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Events Overview

Badminton Ireland hosts an array of events from graded opens, national circuit event, junior events and International events with the FZ Forza Irish Open. There are Irish grading and rankings based on these circuit events and players are graded according to level.

The highlight of the year are the All Ireland Inter Provincial, County, League and Club championships played across all Grades. For schools, The Irish Badminton School Championships is the main date in the calendar.

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