Badminton season gets going
THE Kerry Badminton season gets underway in earnest this weekend as the November Handicap takes place on Sunday in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. It is hoped that a big contingent of players from throughout the county will take part in this official season opener.
The competition caters from players of all levels from Division 1 to Division 5. The action gets under way for Division 4 and 5 players from 1pm. Division 3 starts at 2.30pm and Division 1 and 2 at 3pm.
THE draw has taken place for the Ladies and Men’s Division 3 and Division 4 Leagues.
Ladies Divison 3 League Sponsored by Agri Auto Parts
Killarney, Listowel, Moyvane
Men’s Division 3 League Sponsored by Advance Cleaning Supplies
Killarney, Kingdom – Castleisland, Listowel
Ladies Division 4 Sponsored by Agri Auto Parts
Ballyheigue, Killarney, Listowel A
Kingdom – Castleisland, Listowel B, Moyvane
Men’s Division 4 Sponsored by Advance Cleaning Supplies
Ballyheigue A, Causeway, Killarney, Kingdom – Castleisland
Ballyheigue B, Listowel, Moyvane
The first fixtures in each Division are scheduled to be played no later than Friday, November 16.
Social Media and New Website
AN official page for Kerry Badminton is now live at www.facebook. com/kerrybadmintonassociation.
We hope to keep this page up to date with all badminton news throughout the season. All Kerry clubs are encouraged to submit their own local news and photographs which will be promoted through the association page.
Work will also shortly commence on a new website for Kerry Badminton Association. This is a long term project but should be complete in the coming months.
AT a time when many sports clubs in rural Ireland are struggling to survive it is refreshing to see the re-establishment of a new badminton club in Ballybunion.
A popular sport in the area until the club was disbanded back in the late 1990s is now back for the local community to enjoy under a striking new name. Huge credit to Chairperson of the new club Mike Walsh and all those that helped get it off the ground.
Training times are Tuesdays and Thursday between 9pm and 11pm and Friday mornings 11am to 12pm at Ballybunion Community Centre. Anyone interested in joining the club can contact Ciara on 087 1469429 or contact the club through www.facebook.com/ ballybunionbaseliners.
AFTER 43 consecutive years of service at the helm as Chairman of Kerry Badminton Association the great Junior Griffin has made the decision to step down ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Junior will however continue in his role with the Listowel Club and no doubt will be a regular at most Kerry badminton events for many years to come. Much gratitude is extended to Junior and the other members of the committee that served last year and some who served for many years on behalf of everyone associated with badminton in Kerry.
The committee for the 2018/2019 season is as follows: President: Johnny Brosnan; Vice President: Ollie Conyard; Chairman: Tom Bourke; Vice Chairman: Tom Clear; Registrar: Fergal Hannon; Hon. Secretary & Juvenile Secretary: Carmel Hudson; Asst. Secretary: Samira Hayes; Competition Secretary and Radio PRO: Maurice O’Shea; Treasurer: Edel Kenny; General Purpose Committee Officers; Mike Corridan and Paula O’Sullivan; Juvenile Chairman: Billy Lacey; Coaching Secretary: Tom McElligott; Munster Grader: Peggy Horan; Munster Appeals Committee: Jennifer Keane; Munster Delegates: Rita McCarthy, Eric Nelligan and William Flaherty; Print PRO: Colm Griffin; Photograph PRO: Tom Bradley
KEY UPCOMING DATES
Sunday, November 11
November Handicap Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre
Saturday, November 24
Juvenile Tournaments, Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre
Sunday, November 25
Mixed Doubles Tournament, Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre