24 February 2015
To all those who partook in this record breaking attempt, we have just received confirmation this morning that this attempt was successful.
The original Record was 120 participants in a consecutive rally and it's now held by Meath Badminton Association with an extra 3 participants bring it to 123.
Well done to Skryne Badminton Club who ran this event in conjunction with Meath County Badminton under the guidance of Mr. Gavin Lynch.
Details of how each individual who took part can recieve their cert. from the Guiness Book of Records will follow soon.
Congratulations to all involved, another first for Leinster badminton .
21 February 2015
It's been a great day's badminton here at Galway Lawn Tennis Club as the teams battle it out in the All Ireland Club Championships.
The C Grade cup was played out over one day and in round 1, Sligo TC narrowly beat Kadca 4 matches to 3. Galway LTC faced DCU and took a comfortable win with 6 matches to 1.
In round 2, Sligo TC met DCU and took a very comfortable win of 7 matches to 0. Kadca met Galway LT and after a very close tie Kadca took the victory 4 matches to 3.
In round 3 Kadca met DCU and took a convincing victory 6 matches to 1.
Sligo LT played Galway LTC, took the victory and the C Grade Club Championshps 5 matches to 2.
The Runners Up title went to Kadca.
Galway took third place and DCU fourth.
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21 February 2015
Having totally dominated the badminton scene both North and South of the border for over a decade in his youth, it is no surprise whatsoever that he should now be having the same success as he enters the veteran stages of the sport and this weekend he will be defending his Over 40 Mens Singles title at the Roadside Motors Lisburn Ulster Masters Badminton Championships at Lisburn Racquets Club.
Michael, a member of Banbridge and District club and Alpha, is unbeaten in any of the singles masters competitions whether at national or provincial level here in Ireland or at any other major events including the European Championships at 45 plus or the All England Championships at 40 plus level.
Already this year he has lifted the Irish Masters title beating Kevin Donnelly in the final but in the doubles, partnering Michael Turkington, they didn’t have things all their own way despite eventually coming through 21-19 21-18 against Alan Colgan and Seamus Halpin but in last season’s Ulster Masters Turkington and Watt had to be content with being runners-up to Eugene McKenna and Graham Henderson, two former international colleagues of Watt.
Tournament organizer, William Martin, who is also President of the Ulster Branch, is delighted to report a further increase in the numbers entering the eight age groups and the continued financial support of local company Roadside Motors Lisburn.
“We have for the first time in Masters events introduced a new 35 plus section and are continuing the 70 plus section where I see Jack Earls from St Johns Dromara will be defending his mens singles title.At 65 plus Bob Evans is coming from Cork to resume his battles with Ballinderry's Tony Clarke and David Kenny from Clogher Valley.