Saturday, 25 April 2015

Clare County Badminton Championships

The County Championships were completed over two days, April 11th and 12th. The Under 11 and Under 13 competitions were held in Gurteen while the Under 15 and Under 17 competitions were held in Clonlara. We were delighted to see new competitors from the club entering their first County Competitions including Richie Barron, David Neylon, Ciaran Jones, Paul Mullane, Caoimhe Ryan, Cillian Ryan and Odhran Hayes.

On Saturday, our under 11s had a great day with Roisin Collins taking the Division 2 Girls Singles title and Caoimhe Ryan taking third place. Caoimhe and Cillian Ryan brought home the Division 2 Mixed Doubles first place honours. Congratulations also to Cillian Ryan on coming fourth in the Boys Singles and Odhran Hayes who came sixth in the Singles, in his first competition.

In Division 1, Ruth Browne with her partner Mark Bugler (Mountshannon) won the mixed doubles and Ruth came third in the singles competition. Oisin Hayes was runner up in the Boys Division 1 Singles competition.

In Clonlara Ennis was well represented in the Under 15 competition. Katie Browne took the Girls Division 1 honours. Richie Barron was runner-up in Division 2 of the Boys Singles and Richie and his partner, Kate Gleeson (Ardnacrusha) were Runners up in the Division 2 Mixed Doubles. The success in the U 15 Division 1, Boys Singles, was shared between two club members. Ronan Foley took home the title and Seosamh Ryan was runner up. Ennis was represented on both sides of the net in the Division 1 Mixed Doubles competition. Katie Browne and Ronan Foley won the competition while Seosamh Ryan and his partner Susan Daly (Killaloe) came runner up.

On Sunday Paul Mullane took first place in the U 13 Division 2 plate competition. Jack Browne and Cillian O’ Riordan shared the division one titles between them, coming first in the Boys Doubles. Jack Browne took first place in the Boys Singles competition with Cillian O’ Riordan coming a close second while Cillian and his mixed doubles partner Susan O’ Shea (An Droichead) took the Mixed Doubles title knocking Jack and his partner Alice Gleeson (Ardnacrusha) into second place.

In Clonlara, Ennis took all the honours in the Girls Division 1 competition, with Aine Ryan winning out and Sally Molly coming second. These two girls paired up to win the U17 Girls Doubles title. Maurice Molloy was the Runner up in the Boys Division 1 competition and Brendan Dolan took runner up position in the plate competition. Maurice and Brendan teamed up to win the Boys doubles competition. The U17 Division 1 Mixed Doubles was fought for by two pairings from the club. Aine Ryan and Maurice Molloy won the competition beating Sally Molloy and Brendan Dolan into second place.

Thanks, from all the parents, to Mary Browne and Paula Ryan, of the Ennis Junior Badminton Committee who in their role as Clare County Junior Badminton Committee members, ensured the smooth running of both venues on both days.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Clare Challenge Cup 2015

The annual Clare Challenge match takes place this Sunday the 26th of April and Ennis will be striving to win back the cup.

The tournament commences at 1 o'clock in Killaloe.

The team this year is:

Teresa Curtin & Stephen Lester

Margaret Flanagan & Stephen Molloy

Helen Gallery & Ciaran O’Brien

Aine Jones & Willie O’Doherty

Sarah McSwiney & Feargal O’Dualaing

Liz Tuohy & Dave Quinn

Best of Luck to everyone on Sunday!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Clubhouse party this Friday 17th April

There will be a social night this coming Friday 17th April in the clubhouse bar starting at 9pm.

Food and music organised, craic GUARANTEED.

Hope to see everyone there!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Senior Badminton Doubles Blitz

Doubles blitz :- Friday 17th April @ 7.00pm

Entry fee :- €5

Interested ? Please add your name to the entry sheet before Wednesday 15th April.

All Welcome, Team Pairings will be selected to balance the different grades.

Games will be of a timed duration with total team scores added at end of the night

We will finish the night in the club bar for prizes, food, refreshment and recovery.

Thursday, 2 April 2015


Spring League starting 13th of April

Tournament to run until 29th of May

7 weeks to play your matches

Groups to be graded and it’s a Mixed Tournament

First round to be completed 24th of April

To Facilitate Players Courts 1,2,3 will be blocked booked on Tuesdays from 6pm commencing 21st of April

American Tournaments to commence once Spring league is completed

Entry Fee only €5 and Great Prizes!!

Get your Entry in EARLY and make a winning start to the season!