Irish A Grade 2012

The Irish A Grade was a terrfic success this weekend in Terenure Badminton Centre

In the Women’s Singles Aisling Ryan (Mt Pleasant) took on Fionnuala McCourt (Dundalk).  Both girls played some great singles badminton with Aisling coming out the winner on the day 21-17 21-16
In the Women’s Doubles the return of Elaine Kiely/Caitriona Farrell (Kadca) proved to be a success. They took on Pam Peard/Kenda Ho (1st Donegore) in the final and Kiely/Farrell took the title 21-13 21-18
In the Mixed Doubles Brian Coughlan/Ciara McCooey (Pembroke) were up against William Gourley (Knowhead)/Paula McDonagh (Sligo).  Gourley/McDonagh settled from the start and took the title  21-12 21-17
In the Men’s Singles Brian Dignam (Ailesbury) took on Nicholas Murphy (Taghmon). Nicholas and Brian played some good badminton throughout with Nicholas taking the title 21-11 21-14
Last but by no means least was the Men’s Doubles final between Matthew Duffy/Colm O’Brien (Navan)  v William Gourley (Knowhead)/Jonathan Ruddy (Mt Pleasant).  This was a hard fought 3 set match and at 15 all in the third it was wide open for the title  Duffy/O'Brien took the title 18-21 21-17 21-17
A great weekend’s play all round and thanks must go to Badminton Ireland President Breda Connolly for presenting the medals.
Also Aengus Sheerin Referee, the Umpires who did a terrific job throughout and William Martin on Match Control
Also many thanks to Leinster Branch for their assistance with the venue, Kay and her team and the Caterer.

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