Saturday, February 28, 2015

Badminton update

Tuesday 24 February turned out to be a busy night for KBC as we played three matches two at home and one away, writes Enda O'Neill, PRO of Kilcullen Badminton Club.

Our first home fixture saw Kath's Division 10 Mix side host Danum. Kath’s team had just suffered their first league defeat the week previous and were missing their trusted team mate Ben Phelan for this game, however the performances of the night went to their super sub Clive Cole who helped the team to a fantastic 6-0 victory winning both his games. This win cements Kath's top spot once more and ensures a Quarter Final spot. Well done to Kath, Margaret, Dave and super sub Clive on another flawless preformance.

On the center courts Sarah and her Division 6 Mix team who were out to make it four out of four wins against second placed PSLC. Again it was the mix pairings that won the night, taking the four out of four mixed games to clinch the match 6-2. This win means Kilcullen's Mix 4 team sit proudly at the top of the table with 12 points with second placed PSLC on 8 points and level on matches. Barring a disaster the KBC outfit are sure of a Quarter Final place, but they did say that the Titanic was unsinkable, so we won't count our chickens yet! With two league matches to go Sarah and the Division 6 team need a draw to put them safely through.

Our final match on Tuesday night saw Caroline's Division 3 Mix team play Dunboyne, in their fifth league fixture. Going into the second mix KBC were 3-1 down and had it all to do to get a draw, but the team dug deep and got a 3-3 draw. Well done to Caroline, Annette, Niall and Darren.

Sinead's Division 3 Mix 2 were away to Kadka on Thursday 26 February in their DDL match. Again in a close match Sinead, Lynsey, Dave and Murt came away with a 3-3 draw, this solid away draw keeps them in the hunt for that second place spot. The team are now in third place in the group just two points behind second place An Caislain Nua. It’s still all to play for going into the last few matches. Well done and good luck to Sinead and the gang.

Finally John's Division 5 men were home to run away table toppers Lucan on Friday 27 February and needed a least a point to keep them in prime position to take that second place spot. Lucan are definitely the team to beat and are cruising in this Division 5 league yet to be beaten. The KBC lads put up a brave fight but were beaten 3-1 in a close match. Second to fourth is still tight but the lads still hold second spot on 12 points with PBAI in second on 8 points but with a match in hand. PSLC are in third on 7 points but level on matches. Thankfully PBAI’s game in hand is against Lucan so hopefully Lucan will keep up their current form… for now!.