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Junior Badminton

September and October have been busy months on the Junior scene. Registration of Club, Players and Teams has taken place, and regular sessions are now in progress in the Leisure Centre on Tuesday evenings, Thursday afternoons and Saturday afternoons. Our Club is represented in the Junior leagues by four teams.

We have entered an A and B team in U13, one team U15 (there is no B section in this age group) and one U17 team.

The League games started on Sunday 2nd November. Our U15 team travelled to Maree, where they had an easy win, the result—7–0. Good Luck to all the teams during the coming season.

Dublin Statoil Open and Ulster U15 Open Competitions

Congratulations to our players who travelled to play in both of these tournaments which took place during the Mid-Term Break. Cathy Casserly and Christopher Keane travelled to Lisburn to play in the Ulster Open, Cathy reached the Semi-final of the Singles competition. Ross Forde and Peter Moran opted for the Dublin Tournament, where they both played very well and hopefully learned from their experience. Cathy and Christopher arrived from Lisburn on the Sunday and took part in the Mixed Doubles and Cathy played in the Girls Doubles and won the Plate Competition. Well played to all of you.

In the U13 event, Paul Loughlin and Michael O’Connor played in the Singles and Doubles. Even though they didn’t reach any finals, both of them have to be congratulated on how well they played and the determination showed by them under pressure. Well done Michael and Paul.

John Forde took part in the U17 Event in Dublin, and played extremely well to reach the 3 finals. He won the Mixed Doubles and was beaten in the Singles and Doubles. Congratulations John.

The Juvenile Connacht Open Championships (U11, U13, U15) will take place in Galway Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of November. Our Club will have a big entry in this competition, so Good Luck to all.

Senior Badminton

Badminton for our Senior Members continues on Tuesday nights 8.30–10.30. New members are welcome. We have one team entered in the County League Division III.

They played their first match on Thursday, 6th November against the Galway Lawn Tennis Club. Claregalway were defeated 4–3, in a very closely contested match.

Team Members: Paul Casserly, Mairead Glynn, Niall Hartigan, Fionnuala Glynn,Liam Moran, Helena Coyne, Liam Hyland, Paula Shaughnessy, Allison Greany

Mary Forde