Badminton Ireland under-15 National events took place over the first weekend of February in Baldoyle Badminton centre, with a huge entry contesting all disciplines including a great representation from Baltinglass. The weekend began with the boys and Girls Singles, followed by the boys and girls Doubles and Mixed.
Baltinglass Badminton Club were very privileged to have two players selected for the 2019 Leinster under-13 Celtic Challenge hosted by the Bryn Estyn Badminton Centre in North Wales. Competition was run over the weekend between teams from Alpha (Ulster), Leinster, Lothian (Scotland) and Wales. This competition is steeped in history being the bedrock of future International players and the Baltinglass club secured two berths on the team in the form of Eoghan Cooney and Zarah Pender. Beyond that the Baltinglass King academy had a further four players on the team, Chloe Mcgrane, Senan O’Rourke, Aman Kothiyal and Darragh Murtagh.
Special mention must be extended to the super coaches, Jean Kelly, Kate Frost and Jack Lawlor, the kit girls Olivia and Liza, all the travelling parents for their support, Leinster Branch and the Welsh Badminton Association.