Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kilcullen Badminton update

KBC hosted three visiting teams and the first team we cover are Martin and his Grade 3 Mens who played Kildare CWMS in this their return fixture. Martin and the lads were desperate to build on their previous win away to Carlow LTC and to strengthen their position in the group. The Grade 3 men came away with a great 4-0 win which keeps them in the hunt for a semi final spot with one group match remaining. Good luck to the Martin, Vincent, Owen and Michael in their final fixture against Carlow LTC.

Kasi and his Grade 5 mens team were also playing at home to Portlaoise. Kasi had to call in sub Graham Mason as he was missing Alan Fogarty, but this didn’t hamper Kasi's progress and they came away with a 3-1 victory. Well done to Kasi, Suddeer, Michael and Graham on a great result.

Sarah and the Grade 4 A ladies played Ballinakillin fairly one sided match. Sarah and the team are sitting comfortably at the top of the table with 16 points and easily brushed Ballinakillin aside with a 4-0 win. This makes it four out of four for Sarah, Catherine, Caroline and Bernie. The Kilcullen Grade 4 A team are proving to be quite a handful for the rest of the group.

Orla and the Grade 6 Ladies visited Portlaoise on Friday night, unfortunately it wasn’t to be their day and they were beaten 3-1. The ladies did however manage to take an away point which may prove valuable at the end of the group stages. Hard luck to Orla, Dayna, Grace and sub Nora and good luck to the girls in their next match.

Finally the Octoberfest Open was held over the weekend and as usual Kilcullen had their trusted representatives, congratulations to Division 2 Ladies runners up Lynsey Walsh and Gillian K. Smith, also congrats to Siobhan Willis and Sarah Walshe who were the Division 6 runners up. Lynsey Walsh and Gareth Hogan also got to the grade 2 mix final and were narrowly beaten. A big congratulations to Sarah Walshe and Vincent Coller who won the Division 5 Mix.

Good luck to all in their upcoming matches.

Pictured are Sarah Walshe and Vincent Coller Mixed division 5 Octoberfest winners.