Congratulations to Christopher Keane and Cathy Casserly who were successful in the Great Outdoors Juvenile Open Competition in Dublin at the end of March.
Christopher took the boys U13 Singles event by storm, beating the No. 1 seed and he also won the Boys Doubles with his partner Alan Flaherty from Tuam B.C. Cathy won the Girls Doubles event with her partner Ruth Kilkenny from Clare, with an impressive victory in the Final.
Four of our teams went forward to the Finals held in Maree Hallon Sunday, 23rd March.
Our team played Cortoon in the Final. We were by far the best team and came out winners by 5 games to 2.
Team Members: Declan Griffin, Maria Moran, Paul Loughlin, Katie O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Maria Hyland, Thomas Walsh, Grainne Noonan.
In this event, we were playing against a very good team from Maree. Everyone was expecting very close games. All our players played excellent badminton on the day and won by 5 games to 2.
Team Members: Christopher Keane, Caroline Garrett, Ross Forde, Cathy Casserly, Joseph Garrett, Sandra Walsh, Emmett Hartigan, Elaine O’Connor.
This event was dominated by Claregalway, The A Team V B Team.
It was a very exciting and well contested fiinal. The B Team emerging victorious. The A team were very unlucky to have two players unable to play—Maria Cribbin through injury and Galvin Kavanagh through bereavement. We offer our sincere sympathy to Galvin and his family on the death of his Grandad.
Team Members (A): Coman Duke Farrell, Maria Cribbin, Robert Lennon, Sharon McNamara, Galvin Kavanagh, Michelle Hession, Patrick Lyons, Averyl Farrell.
Team Members (B): John Horgan, Jennifer O’Connor, Enda O’Connell, Michelle Conneely, Brian Casserly, Joan Lyons, Kevin Kenny, Kathryn Lennon, Sheena Tierney.
Congratulations to all who played so well and made this a memorable day for our Club. Thank you to all the players for their commitment to their team throughout the year. Taking part in this League takes a lot of time and organisation and this is where the wonderful parents deserve congratulations. Thank you for all the transport and help in organising and especially to the very big crowd to traveled to Maree to support the Finals.
The County Championships Singles Event takes place in the Galway Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday, 12th April.
Easter Open Juvenile Competition in Dublin
Congratulations to John Forde, Christopher Keane, Ross Forde and Peter Moran who played in the Easter Tournament last week. John reached the Singles final and was beaten by Colin Hill from Scotland. John and Colin played together in the U16 and U19 Doubles and won both.
The Senior Leagues are finished. Our division III team did very well and were only one game away from reaching the final. Well done to all.
Team Members: Paul Casserly, Mairead Glynn, Liam Hyland, Fionnuala Glynn, Niall Hartigan, Maria Cribbin, Liam Moran, Alison Greany
Senior Badminton continues every Monday Night at 8.30pm.