Bad­minton sea­son gets go­ing

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - SPORT - Colm Grif­fin

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.

Leagues

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

Sec­tion 1

Bal­ly­heigue, Kil­lar­ney, Lis­towel A

Sec­tion 2

King­dom – Castleis­land, Lis­towel B, Moy­vane Men’s Di­vi­sion 4 Spon­sored by Ad­vance Clean­ing Sup­plies

Sec­tion 1

Bal­ly­heigue A, Cause­way, Kil­lar­ney, King­dom – Castleis­land

Sec­tion 2

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.

Bally­bunion Base­lin­ers

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.

Com­mit­tee 2018/19

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 Spor ts and Leisure Cen­tre

Sun­day, Novem­ber 25

Mixed Dou­bles Tour­na­ment, Kil­lar­ney Spor ts and Leisure Cen­tre

Kerry Bad­minton Club held their del­e­gate meet­ing in the Grand Ho­tel, Tralee on Fri­day evening. Front, from left: James Shee­han, Fer­gal Han­non, Ol­lie Con­yard, Edel Broi­d­er­ick, Carmel Hud­son, Tom Bourke, Johnny Bros­nan and Colm Grif­fin. Back, from left: Tom Bradley, Mike Cor­ri­don, Cather­ine Mur­phy, Rita Mc­Carthy, Patsy O’Con­nell, Su­san O’Con­nell, James O’Ma­hony, Jen­nifer Keane, Lisa Sayers, Sue Weather and Bren­dan Car­roll

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