Clodagh Dunne took the 2015 Quadrangular singles title today, beating Hope Warner of England in a hard fought final.
Dunne has been the stand out player for Ireland in both the team and individual event held this week in Milton Keynes. Clodagh, who lives in Wexford is a member of the Badminton Ireland academy and has shown huge commitment to travelling to Dublin over the past number of seasons. Clodagh has always had a goal of taking Gold in the Quadrangular event and today her hard work and commitment has paid off.In the final Clodagh had to work extremely hard to earn her gold medal as Warner took the opening game and had match points in the second.
Before the match team coach Naomi Darragh had made a quote on twitter “Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them”
Dunne certainly took this advice on board as she held her nerve to fight back from match point down to take the match into a deciding game. In the final game Dunne was full of confidence after her huge fight back and the momentum was now very much in her favour. The final game was over in a blink of an eye as Dunne went on to take victory. Clodagh now joins the elite few Irish names to have won a Quadrangular Gold medal in singles.
Dunne also performed well in both the doubles and mixed doubles events where she made the semi-finals with her partners Beth Stephenson and Kyle Magee.
The team performed well over the weekend, taking bronze in the team event. Another notable result came from Brian O’Mahony and Adam McAllister, who made it to the semi-finals of the men’s doubles event.
Womens Singles Final
Clodagh Dunne (IRE) Bt Hope Warner (ENG) 17-21 25-23 21-8
Well done to all the team members and to the team manager and coaches Al Bredin and Naomi Darragh