Celtic Challenge 2014 Results

 

 

Leinster

 

 

 

Alpha B.C.

Score

Won By

Boys Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Nhat Nguyen

 

1 Conor Monteith

21/7 21/6

Leinster

2 Des Duggan

 

2 Thomas Cherry

21/8 21/18

Leinster

3 David Barton

 

3 Ollie Patterson

21/19 9/21 21/19

Leinster

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Clodagh Dunne

 

1 Rachael Woods

21/10 21/18

Leinster

2 Niamh Gannon

 

2 Rebecca Woods

21/5 19/21  18/21

Alpha BC

3 Leah Auld

 

3 Sarah Charry

21/10 21/6

Leinster

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 N Nguyen & P Reynolds

 

1 S Alderdice & M Smyth

21/10 21/5

Leinster

2 Mark Gannon & D Duggan

 

2 T Cherry & O Patterson

21/15 21/11

Leinster

3 B O’Shea & D Barton

 

3N Armstrong&C Monteith

18/21 19/21

Alpha BC

 

 

 

 

 

Girls  Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 C Dunne & N Gannon

 

1 R Woods & R Woods

16/21 19/21

Alpha BC

2 C Duggan & L Lynch

 

2B Stephenson&A McClure

21/9 21/17

Leinster

3 L Auld & A Lawlor

 

3 S Fergus & S Cherry

21/13 21/14

Leinster

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 P Reynolds & C Duggan

 

1 M Smyth & B Stephenson

21/12 21/10

Leinster

2 M Gannon & A Lawlor

 

2 N Armstrong& A McClure

18/21 21/16 21/19

Leinster

3 B O’Shea & L Lynch

 

3 S Alderdice & S Ferguson

21/19 21/15

Leinster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result:

Leinster          12                     Alpha B.C.   3
  

 

 

Munster/ Connacht

 

 

 

Lothian

Score

Won By

Boys Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1  Brian O’Mahony

 

1  Callum Atterbury

11/21  14/21

Lothian

2  Adam McAllister

 

2  James Morgan

21/14 22/20

Mun/Connacht

3  Adam Barry

 

3  Lorne Russell

 7/21 7/21

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Lana Browne

 

1 Rachel Lu

11/21 6/21

Lothian

2 Karen MacNamara

 

2 Lily Farnood

11/21 11/21

Lothian

3 Alexandra Troy

 

3 Ellie Morris

8/21  13/21

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1B O’Mahony&A McAllister

 

1C Atterbury&A Robertson

21/18 16/21 16/21

Lothian

2 A Barry & J  Martyn

 

2 J Laing & E Mathieson

17/21 10/21

Lothian

3 C O’Donoghue & C Shine

 

3 L Russell & J Laing

21/23 22/24

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 L Browne &K MacNamara

 

1 R Lu & L Farnood

11/21 14/21

Lothian

2 A Troy & S Pingree

 

2 S Whillans & E Morris

13/21 9/21

Lothian

3 A Gannon & C McGowan

 

3 S Brogan & L Moos

15/21 9/21

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1C O’Donoghue & S Pingree

 

1 E Mathieson &S Whillans

15/21  13/21

Lothian

2 Martyn & A Gannon

 

2 J Morgan & S Brogan

18/21 21/19 12/21

Lothian

3 C Shine & C McGowan

 

3 A Robertson & L Moos

21/15 12/21 13/21

 Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result:

Munster/Connacht   1             Lothian   14

 

 

Munster/ Connacht

 

 

 

Leinster

Score

Won By

Boys Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Adam Barry

 

1 Nhat Nguyen

3/21 6/21

Leinster

2 Cathal O’Donoghue

 

2 Des Duggan

15/21 10/21

Leinster

3 John Martyn

 

3 David Barton

21/15 16/21 19/21

Leinster

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Lana Browne

 

1 Clodagh Dunne

5/21 7/21

Leinster

2 Amy Gannon

 

2 Leah Auld

21/14 13/21 15/21

Leinster

3 Sarah Pingree

 

3 Cliodhna Duggan

15/21 21/17 21/13

Mun/Connacht

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 B O’Mahony & A Barry

 

1 P Reynolds & M Gannon

10/21  8/21

Leinster

2 A McAllister & J Martyn

 

2 N Nguyen & D Duggan

11/21 19/21

Leinster

3 C O’Donoghue & C Shine

 

3 B O’Shea & D Barton

14/21 21/15 21/14

Mun/Connacht

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1L Browne & K MacNamara

 

1 C Dunne & N Gannon

12/21 8/21

Leinster

2 A Troy & S Pingree

 

2 C Duggan & L Lynch

11/21 19/21

Leinster

3 A Gannon & C McGowan

 

3 L Auld & A Gannon

21/12 21/19

Mun/Connacht

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1A McAllisterK MacNamara

 

1 P Reynolds & N Gannon

15/21 20/22

Leinster

2 B O’Mahony & A Troy

 

2 M Gannon & A Lawlor

21/15 21/10

Mun/Connacht

3 C Shine & C McGowan

 

3 B O’Shea & L Lynch

14/21 13/21

Leinster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result:

Munster/Connacht 4                                      Leinster 11

 

Alpha B.C.

 

 

 

Lothian

Score

Won By

Boys Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Thomas Cherry

 

1 Calum Atterbury

 8/21 12/21

Lothian

2 Ollie Patterson

 

2 James Morgan

13/21 14/21

Lothian

3 Conor Monteith

 

3 Lorne Russell

11/21 21/18 21/15

Alpha BC

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Rachael Woods

 

1 Rachel Lu

11/21 8/21

Lothian

2 Rebecca Woods

 

2 Lily Farnood

 7/21 13/21

Lothian

3 Summer Ferguson

 

3 Ellie Morris

11/21 14/21

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 M Smyth & S Alderdice

 

1 C Atterbury & J Morgan

8/21 17/21

Lothian

2 T Cherry & O Patterson

 

2 E Mathieson & A Robertson

20/22 18/21

Lothian

3 N Armstrong&C Monteith

 

3 J Laing & L Russell

21/19 21/11

Alpha BC

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 R Woods & R Woods

 

1 R Lu & S Whillans

7/21 16/21

Lothian

2 B Stephenson&A McClure

 

2 L Farnood & S Brogan

24/22 11/21 14/21

Lothian

3 S Ferguson & S Cherry

 

3 E Morris & L Moos

12/21 16/21

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 M Smyth & B Stephenson

 

1E Mathieson & S Whillans

11/21  16/21

Lothian

2 N Armstrong &A McClure

 

2 J Laing & S Brogan

21/14  21/15

Alpha BC

3 S Alderdice & S Cherry

 

3 A Robertson & L Moos

 7/21  6/21

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result:

Alpha B.C.                       Lothian 12

 

 

Alpha B.C.

 

 

 

Munster/

Connacht

Score

Won By

Boys Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Matthew Smyth

 

1Adam McAllister

6/21 17/21

Mun/Connacht

2 Ollie Patterson

 

2Adam Barry

21/16 16/21 21/19

Alpha BC

3 Conor Monteith

 

3 Cathal O’Donoghue

 7/21 16/21

Mun/Connacht

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Rachael Woods

 

1Karen MacNamara

18/21 21/19  21/23

Mun/Connacht

2 Beth Stephenson

 

2 Lana Browne

24/22 21/18

Alpha BC

3 Rebecca Woods

 

3 Sarah Pingree

12/21 12/21

Mun/Connacht

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 M Smyth & T Cherry

 

1B O’Mahony & A McAllister

12/21 7/21

Mun/Connacht

2 S Alderdice &O Patterson

 

2 Adam Barry & J Martyn

15/21 15/21

Mun/Connacht

3 C Monteith &N Arnstrong

 

3C O’Donoghue & C Shine

 21/18 21/15

Alpha BC

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 R Woods & R Woods

 

1K MacNamara & L Browne

17/21 21/18 21/23

 Mun/Connacht

2B Stephenson &A McClure

 

2 A Troy & S Pingree

14/21 14/21

 Mun/Connacht

3 S Ferguson &  S Cherry

 

3 A Gannon & C McGowan

21/18 19/21 15/21

 Mun/Connacht

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 N Armstrong &A McClure

 

1 B O’Mahony & A Troy

19/21 17/21

 Mun/Connacht

2 T Cherry & S Ferguson

 

2 J Martyn & A Gannon

19/21 17/21

 Alpha BC

3 S Alderdice & S Cherry

 

3 C Shine & C McGowan

15/32 14/21

 Mun/Connacht

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result:

Munster/Connacht 11                Alpha B.C.  4

 

Lothian

 

 

 

Leinster

Score

Won By

Boys Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Andrew Robertson

 

1 Nhat Nguyen

6/21  9/21

Leinster

2 Lorne Russell

 

2 Des Duggan

14/21 10/21

Leinster

3 James Laing

 

3 David Barton

21/12 21/13

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Singles

 

 

 

 

 

1 Rachel Lu

 

1 Leah Auld

21/8 21/5

Lothian

2 Lily Farnood

 

2 Cliodhna Duggan

21/14 21/15

Lothian

3 Ellie Morris

 

3 Amy Lawlor

21/8 21/8

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1C Atterbury& E Mathieson

 

1 P Reynolds& M Gannon

17/21  14/21

Leinster

2 J Morgan & L Russell

 

2 N Nguyen & D Duggan

10/21  6/21

Leinster

3 A Robertson & J Laing

 

3 B O’Shea & D Barton

22/20  21/18

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 L Farnood & R Lu

 

1 C Dunne & L Auld

21/8   21/10

Lothian

2 S Whillans & E Morris

 

2 N Gannon & A Lawlor

21/6  21/10

Lothian

3 L Moos & S Brogan

 

3 C Duggan & L Lynch

21/16 26/28 12/21

Leinster

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

 

1 C Atterbury & S Brogan

 

1 P Reynolds & C Dunne

18/21 21/18 15/21

Leinster

2 J Morgan & S Whillans

 

2 M Gannon &  N Gannon

23/21 25/23

Lothian

3 E Mathieson & L Moos

 

3 B O’Shea & L Lynch

21/13 20/22 21/17

Lothian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result:

Lothian  9                                                        Leinster 

 

 

Leinster

Lothian

Alpha

Munster/ Connacht

Final Positions

Leinster

 

  6

  12

  11

      2nd

Lothian

   9

 

  12

  14

      1st

Alpha
B.C.

   3

  3

 

   4

      4th

Munster/Connacht

   4

  1

  11

 

      3rd

                                 

 

Celtic Challenge 2014 Report

lothianThe 2014 Celtic U15 Challenge had a different format in comparison to previous years. Due to the Aer Lingus Dublin / Edinburgh flight schedule, the event had to start on Friday at 4pm with Leinster taking on Alpha B.C. on all 4 courts. After some very close games Leinster won the match 12 – 3, and both teams headed back to the Auburn Lodge Hotel before 7pm.

Lothian flew into Shannon Airport an hour later than expected at 7.50pm on Friday evening and were taken straight to the Ennis National School, where they played Munster/Connacht. Again, after some close games, Lothian won the match 14-1. All the matches were completed on the night thanks to the help of the school caretaker who allowed us stay until 11pm.

The following morning at 10am Lothian played Alpha B.C. and Leinster played Munster/Connacht. Again Leinster were winners 11-4, and Lothian were winners 12-3. After a short break it was back to the courts for the final deciding matches. Munster/Connacht were playing Alpha B.C. to decide who would take 3rd place in the event. Munster/Connacht were the winners 11-4 after some fantastic matches. And then the decider between Lothian and the holders Leinster to see who would win the trophy for 2014. It went all the way to the second mixed which Lothian won 23/21 25/23 to take their 6th title. It could not have been any closer.

It was then back to the Auburn Lodge Hotel for the Dinner and presentation of medals. After words from John Jennings (the Chairman of the Ennis Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club), Michael McGrath (the President of Munster Badminton) and Douglas Walker the medals were presented to all the players. After the Lothian captain Calum Atterbury said a few words on behalf of the players, it was time for everyone to relax and enjoy the evening. The following morning there were a lot of sleepy heads around ready to head for home.

We hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend at the 2014 Celtic U15 Challenge in Ennis.

Full results here 

Photos:

Teams:

Leinster:
Manager:  Ita Marron
Coaches:  Sian Williams & Niall Gannon

Boys

Nhat Nguyen
Paul Reynolds
Mark Gannon
Des Duggan
Ben   O’Shea
David Barton

Girls

Clodagh   Dunne
Niamh   Gannon
Leah   Auld
Cliodhna   Duggan
Laoise   Lynch
Amy   Lawlor


Lothian:
Manager: Douglas Walker
Coach: Irene Blair

Boys

Calum Atterbury
Ewan Mathieson
James Morgan
Andrew Robertson
Lorne Russell
James Laing

Girls

Rachel   Lu
Shona   Whillans
Lily   Farnood
Ellie   Morris
Laura   Moos
Sarah   Brogan


Alpha B.C.:

Manager: Suzy Armstrong
Coaches: Greg Kavanagh & Stuart Lightbody

Boys

Thomas Cherry
Matthew Smyth
Ollie Patterson
Conor Monteith
Sam Alderdice
Nial Armstrong

Girls

Rachael Woods
Beth Stephenson
Rebecca Woods
Sarah Cherry
Summer Ferguson
Aine McClure


Munster/Connacht:

Manager: Martin O’Mahony
Coach:  Michael Troy

Boys

Brian O’Mahony
Adam McAllister
Adam Barry
Cathal   O’Donoghue
Cal Shine
John Martyn

Girls

Karen MacNamara
Lana Browne
Alexandra Troy
Sarah Pingree
Amy Gannon
Cliodhna McGowan

 

Thank You

On behalf of Munster and Connacht Badminton, we thank all the players, managers, coaches, parents and friends who travelled to Ennis for the 22nd annual Celtic U15 Challenge. We were honoured to host this top-class event with its long and distinguished history.

We thank Ray McInerney for allowing us to use his hall for the Celtic Challenge. Ray, along with his caretakers Francie and Ger, were instrumental in providing a top class venue for the weekend.

We thank the President of Munster Badminton, Michael McGrath, for doing the medal presentation at the dinner. Thank you also to John Jennings, Chairman of Ennis Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club, for speaking at the dinner.

This event would not have been possible without the financial support of Munster Badminton, Ennis Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club, Ennis Juvenile Badminton, Ennis Senior Badminton, Connacht Badminton, Galway Badminton, Tipperary Badminton and The Clare Sports Partnership.

We thank Tony Flynn for providing the transport, and the Auburn Lodge Hotel for their help and support in organising the accommodation and dinner. We thank Glenilen Farm and Carbery for helping with the food supplies. A special thanks to Referee John McLaughlin, to Martin O’Mahony, Michael Troy, Paula Ryan, Thomas Murray, Assumpta Murray, Ann O’Hanlon, Eithne MacNamara, Hilary O’Sullivan, Al Bredin, Aidan Foley, Kevin and Mary Dunican, Betty Thompson, John Jennings, Therese Molloy, and Martin Ward for their help, and a special thanks to all the mothers who baked delicious cakes and treats.

Thank you all for making the Celtic U15 Challenge in Ennis a great success.
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Munster U11 & U15 Closed Results

The Munster U11 & U15 Closed Championships were held on Sunday 9th March at the Sports Arena in Limerick.
There were 233 entries.

For all the results go to
http://bi.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=270CB597-5F48-4383-898D-CA97C001C762

Munster U13 & U17 Close Results

The Munster U13 & U17 Close was held on Sunday 9th Feb at the Sports Arena in Limerick.
There were 219 entries.

For all the results go to http://bi.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=94224742-85A6-486F-A6C5-2F66C2EC03B0.

Munster @ Irish U15 Championships

Brian O’Mahony from Cork won the Irish U15 Boys Doubles Title with Nhat Nguyen from Dublin . The number 1 seeds defeated Kyle Magee and Paul Reynolds 21-19, 22-20 in an exciting final.

No 1 seeds Karen MacNamara and Lana Browne from Clare were defeated in the final of the Irish U15 Girls Doubles. Lana also narrowly lost the Irish U15 Mixed final with Paul Reynolds from Dublin.

Sarah Pingree from Tipperary and Alexandra Troy from Clare also had an excellent weekend in reaching the semifinal of the Girls doubles.

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Leinster Badminton U15 Open – Report

Brian O’Mahony from Cork played fantastic badminton to reach the final of the Leinster Open Boys U15 Singles. In the final he was unfortunately defeated by Kyle Magee from Ulster. Brian also partnered fellow Corkman Tomas Howard to reach the semi final of the Boys U15 Doubles.

Lana Browne and Karen MacNamara from Clare won the Leinster Open U15 Girls Doubles. The number 2 seeds defeated Rachael and Rebecca Woods from Lisburn 21-14, 14-21, 21-18 in a very exciting final. Karen also won the Girls Singles Plate event and Lana was defeated in the Girls Singles semi-final.

Full results here
http://bi.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=387E9310-C045-45B5-8B6B-6FA4507BE23E

Leinster Open U15 GD

U13 & U17 Open – Report

Munster OpenThe Munster U13 & U17 Open was held at the Sports Arena in the University of
Limerick on the 24th and 15th of December. Over one hundred competitors
treated the large galleries to a feast of top class badminton.

In the U13 competition number 2 seed Mark Kinnerk defeated top seed Daniel
O’Meara to take the boys singles title. Alexandra Troy defeated Kim Feehily
to win the girls singles title. In the boys doubles final Daniel O’Meara and
Michael Staunton defeated Enda Clogher and Peter McDonald. In the girls
doubles final Kim Feehily and Amy Gannon defeated Kerry Fallon and Alexandra
Troy. In the mixed doubles final Kim Feehily and Mark Kinnerk defeated Ronan
Foley and Aisling O’Meara.

In the U17 competition Nhat Nguyen defeated Ryan Getty in a fantastic boys
singles final. Rachael Darragh defeated Kate Frost in the girls singles
final. The boys doubles winners were Jack O’Brien and Curtis Presh who
defeated Ryan Getty and Ross Lightbody in the match of the tournament. Kate
Frost and Kerri Scott defeated Moya Ryan and Caitlin Steele in the girls
doubles final. The mixed final was won by Paul Reynolds and Rachael Darragh who defeated Satchel Maddena and Moya Ryan in the final.

For all the results go to:
http://bi.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=A88B8771-1283-4719-BCBB-6BBB12785513
The photo is Liam Chadwick Chairman of Munster Badminton with the U13 Mixed finalists.

Juvenile Inter County Round 1 – Photo

Juvenile Inter County Round 1 – Report

The Munster Juvenile Inter County Round 1 tournament with 178 competitors was held on Sunday 10th Nov. in the Sports Arena in U.L. 18 teams competed from Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Tipperary and Clare at U11, U13, U15 and U17. Cork won all age groups, the first time one county has taken all 4 events. Clare were R-Up in the U11 and U13. Kerry were R-Up at U15 and Tipperary were r-up in the U17. Round 2 for weaker players will be held next February and a similar entry is expected

Photos available here

Irish A Grade 2013 Moya makes Womens Final

Moya full flightIn the Irish A Grade 2013 Senior Tournament held in Baldoyle Moya Ryan from Ennis reached the Ladies Singles Final where she was defeated by the number 1 seed Sarah Boyle 21/15, 21/19.