Kerry Masters Tournament 2017


Kerry Masters Tournament 2017

The Kerry Masters Tournament was held in the Presentation Hall Killarney on Friday the 14th of April. Mike Reardon and Marion O'Neill organised the competition. Carmel Hudson also helped out on the night which we appreciated very much. There was a good attendance from all parts of Kerry from north to south, all clubs in Kerry were represented. The competition was played off in a team format using a round robin system so old friends did battle once again! Also new friendships were formed and it was a great social evening enjoyed by all good atmosphere.


Team A

Bríd Murphy(capt) (Kingdom)

Tom Bradley (Kingdom)

Tom Rice (Listowel)

Amanda Carmody (Moyvane)

James O' Connell (Listowel)

Oliver Carmody (Moyvane)


Team B

Paudie Horan (capt) (Killarney)

Colm Griffin (Ballyheigue)

Ger O' Connor (Killarney)

Bernie Rowe (Listowel)

Eileen Roche (Moyvane)

Christy Deane (Annascaul)


Team C

John O' Brien (Capt) (Killarney)

Maurice Lawlor (Ballyheigue)

Mike O' Shea (Iveragh)

Jeab Workman (Killarney)

Sue Witherall (Iveragh)

Ger Walsh (Kingdom)


Team D

Kieran Crehan (capt)(Killarney)

Patsy O' Connor (Ballyheigue)

Micheal O' Connor (Killarney)

William Flaherty (Moyvane)

Susan O' Connell (Iveragh)

Keith Newsome (Annascaul)


Team E

Mike Crossan (Kingdom)

Anthony Barrett (Listowel)

Kathleen Gilbride (Ballyheigue)

Mary Bradley (Kingdom)

Tom Clear (Kingdom)

John o Halloran (Killarney)


Play started from 7.30pm and all 4 courts were on the go all night till 10pm . There were some very close games some matches were decided by the minimum of one ace.



* 1st Team Bríd Murphy

* 2nd Team Kieran Crehan

* 3rd Team Paudie Horan

* 4th Team Mike Crossan

* 5th Team John O' Brien


All the players had refreshments after all games were finished, they had great fun and banter which is why we all play badminton and enjoy the great social side of the game. Badminton Ireland sponsored a jacket and a hoodie which were kindly appreciated the winners were delighted with them. Tom Bradley took photos on the night, a special thanks to him.

The Kerry Masters Presentation Photograph at the top of the article shows, L/R: Michael Reardon presenting Carmel Hudson with Hoodie and Marian O'Neill presenting Jacket to James O'Connell


A big thank you to Killarney Badminton Club for the use of their facilities on the night.

Thanks to the Kerry Badminton Board for organising this event annually as all players look forward to it every year.


Piece by Kerry Badminton.

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