FZ Forza Irish Nationals Grades B,E&H Report

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FZ Forza Irish Nationals Grades B,E&H Report

The last of the Irish Graded Nationals took place on Saturday 23rd May 2019 at the National Indoor Arena. Each set of finals will be played at the National Graded Finals on the 18th May at the National Indoor Arena. Below is a report on the finals that will be played on the 18th May.

Grade B

MS

The Men’s Singles final will be contested between number one seed Jack O’Brien and 3/4 seed Azhar Syed. Syed beat number two seed Callum Thomas 21-15, 23-21 to progress to the final whilst O’Brien won a tight Semi-Final against Daniel O’Meara in three games 21-9,18-21,21-9.

 

WS

The top two seeds in the Women’s Singles made it through to the finals in May. Number one seed Lucy Fox won a tight three game match against Leonie Ward 15-21,21-16,21-17. Fox will play against Anastasiya Bogoslovskaya (2) in the Final. Bogoslovskaya beat Molly Davies in straight games 21-16,21-17 to reach the final.

 

MD

Number one seeds John O’Brien/Callum Thomas were eliminated in the Semi-Final stage against Declan Bennett/Fergal Brennan 19-21,21-18,21-12. Bennett/Brennan will come up against number two seeds Rian Fox-Hughes/Jack O’Brien. The pair of Fox-Hughes/O’Brien also had to overcome a three game match against Brian Colgan/Enda Daly 18-21,21-19,21-16.


WD

The top two seeds both managed to progress to the final, both teams however had to come through tight three game matches to reach the Final. Caoimhe McKeown/Vicki Pesti beat Lucy Fox/ Leonie Ward 21-19,19-21,21-6. They will play Shauna Kenneally/Laura Lynch who beat Ciara Nelson/Tracey Watson 15-21,21-15,21-16.

 

XD

After some incredibly tense and exciting games, number one seeds Cormac Meegan/Ashleigh Coyne will play against number two seeds Declan Bennett/Jennifer Lalor. Both pairs had to fight through tough opposition in the Semi-Finals with each match going to three games. Bennett/Lalor beat Edgeworth/Pesti 21-17,16-21,21-9, whilst Meegan/Coyne beat Ennis/Gorman 21-7,15-21,21-16.

 

Grade B Results

 

Grade E

MS
The final of the Grade E will be contested by youngster Benjamin Darragh and Nguyen Quang Long. Both players came through a 64 draw to reach the finals. Darragh beat Conor Bradley 21-19,21-19 in the Semi-Final of the Men’s Singles, whilst Long beat Enda Clogher 21-15,21-17 in the other Semi-Final.

 

WS
Both finalists of the Grade E failed to lose a game throughout the competition. Leah Auld showed impressive form after beating Niamh Hickey 21-9,21-16 in the Semi-Final. Jennifer Murphy beat Tara Phelan 21-13,21-14 to set up the an interesting final.

 

MD
William Cummins and Paul Ryan reached the final of the MDE after beating Nguyen Quang Long/Yao Yu in the Semi-Finals 25-23,18-21,21-17. Cummins/Ryan will play against Adeel Ali/Tayyab Shahzad after they won in straight games 21-8,21-19 in the second Semi-Final.

 

WD

Michelle McCarthy/Claire Ruddy will go into the Women’s Doubles Finals in great form. After losing a game in their opening match the pair has failed to lose a game since. They won their Semi-Final against Ingrid Duncan/Heather Hanbidge 21-7,21-11. The pair will face off against Leah Auld/Tara Phelan in the WD final. Auld/Phelan won their Semi-Final match in three games 21-18,18-21,21-13 against Niamh Hickey/Ellie Power.

 

XD

The E mixed doubles final will be played against Dermot Daly/Jenny Reid and John McGrane/Tara O’Neill. Both pairings won their Semi-Finals in straight games to progress to the finals on the 18th May.

 

Grade E Results

 

Grade H

MS

The Men’s singles final will be contested between Muhammad Mizanur Rahman and Mir Nelroy. Nelroy beat David O’Briem 21-19,21-17 whilst Rahman beat Fabien Baggi in a very close encounter, 23-21, 17-21, 21-19.  

 

WS

Phoebe Browden won her Semi-Final match against Roisin Slevin in three games 21-15,13-21,21-15. Browden will play against Ceira Kennedy who won her Semi-Final in straight games 21-17,21-10 against Catherine Hanly.

 

MD
The Men’s Doubles Grade H Final will be contested between Sean Clogher/Chris Gilmore and Mir Neloy/Muhammad Mizanur Rahman. Neloy/Rahman beat the pairing of Derek Cray/Gareth Kelly 21-11,21-14 whilst Clogher/Gilmore beat Clevin Liju/Liju Varughese 21-18,21-18.

 

WD
Louise Howard/Aine Ramsay beat Leona Gogary/Ceira Kennedy in the Women’s Doubles Semi-Final 21-14,21-14. Howard/Ramsay will play against Carol O’Mara/Roisin Slevin in the final after O’Mara/Slevin won 24-22,21-15 against Phoebe Bowdren/Celine Tierney 24-22,21-15.

 

XD

One of the last games played throughout the day was also one of the tightest matches. Jeenus Chalattu Kunnath/Flor Alquizar beat Christy Doyle/Roisin Slevin 24-22,21-23,24-22. The pair will play against Declan Faulkner/Louise Howard who have not lost a game so far in the competition.

 

Badminton Ireland would like to thank all those who volunteered to help run this event.

 

Grade H Results

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