Friday, 20 December 2013

Clare players feature in the Munster U13 and U17 Badminton Open

There were some great performances from Clare juvenile players at the Munster U13 and U17 Open last weekend in UL. Alexandra Troy won the U13 Girls Singles and was runner up in the Girls Doubles. Ronan Foley and Aisling O'Meara were runners up in the U13 Mixed final. Daniel O'Meara won the Boys U13 Doubles with Michael Staunton from Connacht, and was also runner up in the Boys U13 Singles.Seosamh Ryan and Patrick Bugler were narrowly defeated in the U13 Boys Doubles semi final. Moya Ryan was runner up in both the U17 Mixed and Girls Doubles finals. The tournament had over 190 entries.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Clare Badminton wins the Badminton Ireland County of the Year Award 2013

Clare Badminton won the County of the Year Award 2013 at the Annual Awards Dinner at the Hilton Hotel Dublin. At a huge ceremony (where Ennis was shortlisted again for the Club of the Year Award and Moya Ryan for the Young Player of the Year Award), Clare Badminton won the Award in recognition of their achievements in Juvenile Badminton Development. Mary Browne Secretary of Clare Juvenile Badminton accepted the award.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Maureen Coleman

Maureen Coleman was a keen tennis and badminton player throughout the 80's and 90's. She never missed an American Tennis tournament and she was invariably one of the winners at the end of the evening. Playing against Maureen was tricky as she played the net very well and if you played the ball straight at her you invariably lost the point. If you were her partner, Heaven help you if you missed a shot as Maureen would let you know without hesitation what she thought.

Maureen, without doubt, was special and her life was devoted to the club. She had an infectious laugh, a warm personality and was very competitive. When she died in 2010 everyone that remembered her was saddened by her loss. Maureen in her generosity left some money to the club in her will. The club has had a specially engraved wooden seat made in her honour. When you sit on it to watch a tennis match remember the much missed Maureen Coleman.