Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Badminton update

Four Dublin District League matches to report on this week and first out were Kath's Division 10 Mix team, writes Enda O'Neill, PRO of Kilcullen Badminton Club.

After such a great run in the season so far Kath's team hosted a very well organised and experienced Skerries side. In this tough match Skerries handed Kath and her team their first league defeat, beating them 5-1. On speaking to the team afterwards this defeat has only strenghtened their resolve to win the league and to be a champion you have to taste defeat. Good luck to the team in their next match and hard luck to Kath, Mags Ben and Dave.

John's divison 5 Mens had two away outings this week the first on Thursday February 19 away to PBAI. This match didn’t go to plan and John and the lads suffered only their second defeat this year in a closely fought game, PBAI coming out victors 3-1. Friday 20 February John's team were again away this time to PLSC in Portmarnock, the defeat the previous night had to be put right as the second, third and fourth place positions are very close. In another hard match (even with one game been decided in the third set with a 29-30!) and in front of coach Paddy, KBC came away with a big 3-1 victory. This win puts the Division 5 Mens team second in the league with only 3 points between second and fourth, its looking like this group could go right down to the final match. John's next outing is at home on Friday 27 Februray against table toppers Lucan and the men will need to get at least 1 point out of that game. Good luck to John and the lads.

Our final match this week was a home fixture on Friday 20 February with Nicoles Division 9 Mix hosting Dunboyne. Nicole and the team had an impressive 4-2 victory and keeps them on top of the league table. It's been a great run for Nicole, Maeve, Kasi and Olivier this season so far who also made it to the Division 9 Cup Final. Unfortunately they were beaten 3-1 in the Final against Clontarf, but making any final is a great acheivement. Good luck to all the teams in their upcoming matches.

Pictured are Kasi, Nicole, Maeve and Olivier.