Monday, 19 November 2012

Connacht Junior Badminton Open U13 & U17

13 juniors from the Club (with 13 adults in support) took part in the Connacht Open last weekend in Galway. As this was a ranking event for places on Irish Teams, most of the top players on the island were present,
The Club had 9 entries in the U17 competitions. These were Moya Ryan, Megan Bredin, Ciara Dwyer, Amy and Karen MacNamara, Lana Browne, Aine Ryan, Maurice and Sally Molloy.
There were 5 entries in the U13 competitions. These were Ronan Foley, Alexandra Troy, Seosamh Ryan, Patrick Bugler and Katie Browne.
Moya Ryan and Megan Bredin reached the Final of the U17 Doubles where at one set all Moya had to retire with an injured back. Ciara Dwyer and Megan reached the Semi Finals of the U17 Singles, where unfortunately both were defeated. There were also excellent performances from Karen and Amy, Aine and Lana, and Maurice and Sally in the Singles and Doubles.
All the U13 players played well, and gained invaluable experience at this level. They are all eligible to play U13 next year.