Lis­towel bad­minton duo en­joy ma­jor win at UL tour­na­ment

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

THE Uni­ver­sity of Lim­er­ick was the venue for the first ma­jor bad­minton event in­volv­ing Kerry bad­minton play­ers last Sun­day and the King­dom was par­tic­u­larly well rep­re­sented par­tic­u­larly in grades G and H.

Lis­towel duo Rita McCarthy and Va­lerie Guiney were the big win­ners on the day from a Kerry per­spec­tive as they cap­tured the Ladies Dou­bles Grade G ti­tle in two sets 21-17, 22-20.

Hon­ourable men­tion goes to Ciara Hud­son (Moy­vane) who reached the fi­nal of the Grade F Ladies sin­gles, Breda Lane (Moy­vane) and Va­lerie Guiney (Lis­towel) on reach­ing the Grade G Ladies sin­gles semi-fi­nals and Micheal Collins (Moy­vane) on reach­ing the semi-fi­nal of the Grade G Mens sin­gles.

Lis­towel Tour­na­ment

THE Lis­towel tour­na­ment which has been run an­nu­ally since 1972 takes place this week­end.

Un­like most club events in Kerry the Lis­towel tour­na­ment is played over two days and in­cludes Masters Event for the over 45s as well as a Divi­sion 1 and 2 com­bined com­pe­ti­tion played on the Satur­day.

The ac­tion gets un­der­way at 10.30am on the Satur­day for the Divi­sion 1 and 2 play­ers, which is open to both Kerry play­ers and those from out­side the county. The Masters event will com­mence from 2pm.

On the Sun­day Divi­sion 5 is sched­uled to get un­der­way from 11.45am, Divi­sion 4 from 2.30pm and Divi­sion 3 from 4pm. En­try forms have been dis­trib­uted to each Kerry club sec­re­tary.

For ex­tra de­tails con­tact Mar­garet Healy at 087 9604361 or at mgth­[email protected]­

Se­nior Leagues

ALL the league fix­tures in the Ladies Agri Auto Parts and the Mens Ad­vanced Cleaning Sup­plies Divi­sion 3 and 4 leagues have now con­cluded and the fi­nals will take place at the Tralee Sports Com­plex this Wed­nes­day. We will have a full re­port next week in bad­minton news: Ladies Divi­sion 3 Fi­nal Kil­lar­ney V Moy­vane; Mens Divi­sion 3 Fi­nal Lis­towel V King­dom – Castleis­land; Ladies Divi­sion 4 Fi­nal Lis­towel A V Moy­vane; Mens Divi­sion 4 Fi­nal Bal­ly­heigue V Lis­towel.


Wed­nes­day Jan­uary, 9

Ladies and Mens Divi­sion 3 and 4 League Fi­nals – Tralee Spor ts Com­plex

Thurs­day Jan­uary, 10

Kerry Schools Com­pe­ti­tion – Kil­lar­ney Sports and Leisure Cen­tre Satur­day Jan­uary, 12/13

Lis­towel Tour­na­ment

Satur­day Jan­uary, 19

Ju­ve­nile Dou­bles – Kil­lar­ney Spor ts and Leisure Cen­tre

Sun­day Jan­uary, 20

Mun­ster Se­nior 1 / Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships – Kil­lar­ney Spor ts and Leisure Cen­tre

Bal­ly­heigue Tour­na­ment

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