Saturday, 24 January 2015

Moya Ryan selected on Irish U17 team

Club member Moya Ryan was recently selected for the Irish U17 badminton team travelling to Spain from 13th to 15th February 2015. The Irish team travel to Barcelona to compete in a team and individual event. Badminton is a becoming ever-more popular in Spain, and the Barcelona open is a key event on the junior calendar there so it is a great event for the Irish players to compete in. This is Moya's third time being selected for Ireland. She competed twice in the U15 Four Nations Quadrangular.

Moya celebrated her selection by winning the Leinster Senior Open last weekend (17 & 18 January). Her first senior title. Congratulations, Moya, from all in the club.

Moya is pictured with Senior Badminton Captain, Kevin Dunican, receiving a contribution from the club towards her trip to Barcelona.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Mary Browne awarded Volunteer of the Year

A big belated congratulations to our own Mary Browne who was awarded "Volunteer of the Year" at Badminton Ireland's annual awards gala last month at the Dublin City Hilton.

She managed to keep it quite, but we found out and we all think she deserves some adulation; so the next time you see her be sure to say WELL DONE MARY!

Friday Night Teamer Doubles

Happy New Year everyone!

You're probably itching to get out and play more tennis for 2015, so every Friday from now on will see a new format doubles fun night.

It's open to all adult members and we will endeavour to match all grades/standards as best we can.

We will meet in the club at 6:50 to meet your partners for the night for a strict 7pm starting time and aim to finish at 8:30pm. You will get to partner 3 different players as the games rotate. The exact format will be explained on the night.

A nominal charge of €3 to cover lights, tennis balls and hopefully an occasional drink or two as the format progresses over time.

You should be receiving teamer invites for the events and the first 16 people to reply yes will get to play.

If you didn't receive an invitation via teamer then please send text to 087 8100333 with your name, mobile number & email address and we will add you.

If you have any questions you can contact John McLaughlin on 087 6142203.