Leinster Open 2013


Leinster Open 2013

Some great Matches Played in the first of the Irish premier ranking event in 2013 at the Leinster Open. For results read more.........





Mixed Doubles: In the first of the final's number one seed's Stuart lightbody and Caroline Black faced Daniel Magee and Fiona Glennon. Magee and Glennon took the title with a 2 set victory winning 21-17 22-20.

Ladies Singles: In the lady Singles two of Badminton Ireland's talent group players secured their place in the final with some good win's over the top seeded player's. Alannah Stephenson and Rachael Darragh who are both still under 17 players contested for the title. It was Alannah Stephenson who proved to be too strong on this occasion as she took the match 21-11 21-9

Men's Doubles: In the Men's Doubles it was 3/4 seed's Niall Tierney and Daniel Magee up against Owen Marron and Nigel Boyne. The new partnership of Boyne and Marron had beaten a number of seed's to make the final. In the final it was Magee and Tierney who took victory to retain their Leinster Open Doubles title winning 21-13 21-19

Ladies Doubles: In the Ladies doubles final it was Fiona Glennon and sister Pauline Glennon against Pam Peard and Valerie Martin. The Glennon's looked convincing en route to the final while on the otherside of the draw Peard and Martin looked equally impressive taking out the number 2 seed's on their way to the final. In the Opening set Peard and Martin continued their good run of form seeing out the first set 21-16. The Glennon's fought back to take the second 21-14 and never looked back as they went on to secure the title with a 21-13 win.

Men's Singles: In the last of the days matches it was 3/4 seed Stuart Lightbody up against home favourite Owen Marron. Both player's were back on-court after their earlier final's and were hoping to go one step further in the Final. In the opening set it was Marron who controlled the match winning 21-14. The second set was controlled by Marron once more as Lightbody struggled to deal with pace of the game. Marron led the match and despite a good comeback that seen Stuart get to one point of evening the score at 19-20 it was Owen who kept his composure to take the game and Men's Singles title 21-19 in a 30 minute match.


The tournament referee and umpires had a large contribution in making such a successful event considering the large numbers who entered. The Next Irish premier ranking event will be the Irish Nationals featuring Ireland's Top player's Scott Evan's, Chloe and Sam Magee, dont forget to get your entry in before Monday the 21st to take part in the event. 

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