27 March 2015
Ireland’s World and European Para Badminton champion got his quest to lift the Spanish International title off to a good start today by beating Wigan youngster Isaak Dalglish 21-14 21-19 and Joey Lie from the Netherlands 21-3 21-1.
With England’s top two players Andrew Martin and Krysten Coombs both booking their semi-final places with consummate ease – though Coombs was taken to three set by Hong Kong’s Chun Yim Wong – McVeigh will face his great adversary Krysten Coombs for a place in the final.
In the other half of the draw Scotland’s Robert Laing faces Chun Yim Wong for a semi-final clash against Andrew Martin.
26 March 2015
To all budding umpires - an Umpire Course will take place on Monday, 30th March at 8pm. It will be held at Whitehall Road Badminton Centre. Anybody who is interested in attending should contact Tom McGrath.
Mobile - 0868459710 or email at - email@example.com
26 March 2015
Teams from all over Ireland gathered at Gormanston College in Co Meath yesterday for the annual Shuttle Time All Ireland Schools Championships, held over three groups and in two divisions for both boys and girls.
Among them were Terenure College, looking to add another All Ireland title to the seventeen they have won in the past fourteen years, and Our Lady's Templeogue with an U19 team that included Irish junior international Kate Frost. From Ulster came Royal and Prior with three teams and Hunterhouse with two, from Munster four teams from Colaiste Treasa Kanturk and four more from St Anne's Community College Killaloe, while from Connacht, Sacred Heart Westport had two teams qualifying and St Gerard's Castlebar two. There were also single teams from schools including Scoil Aireagai from Ballyhare in Co Kilkenny, Colaiste Naomh Cormac from Kilcormac in Co Offlay, St Brendan's Birr, and Sullivan Upper from Holywood, Co Down and St Kieran's Kilkenny. All had booked their places at Gormanston by winning provincial titles.
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