Friday, December 18, 2015

Kilcullen Badminton update

As we break for the Christmas period this week we finish the year covering four matches.

We start with Bernie and the DDL Division 3 Ladies who travelled to Rathmore on Monday December 14. Bernie and the ladies have had a tough start in a very competitive and tough league. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be the ladies night and they suffered a 3-1 defeat in a bad night for Bernie and the team. The ladies shouldn’t be too deflated as this is their first year together as a team and Division 3 has a very high standard of badminton, don’t worry girls that win is just around the corner. Hard luck to Bernie, Chelsey, Sinead and Catherine.

Also away on Monday night was Ray and his Division 6a team who played Rolestown in the Dublin District Cup Quarter Final. Ray and his team had been given a by into the quarters and for a team that hadn’t had much match practice it didn’t show. Ray, Sarah, Siobhan and Alan comfortably beat the home side 3-0 in a very one sided affair. Well done to Ray and the team and good luck in the semi finals.

There were two home games played in the complex on Tuesday 15 December and playing on court two were Sarah’s table topping Division 5 Ladies team. Sarah and the girls kept their winning streak going with an impressive 4-0 win against a fairly dejected PSLC team. Sarah now has three league wins out of three and have only dropped one game along the way. Well done Sarah, Kat, Tara and Siobhan (em those names sound fimiliar!)

Sean and the Division 5 Men also had their last match of the year againist a good PBAI team who are also chasing top spot. So far Sean's team have played five matches, losing one, drawing two and winning one, putting them top of the league table. The lads knew that a win was important to keep the pressure up on the other teams in the group, especially second place Knocklyon who had a game in hand on the KBC quartet and were only a point behind them. In a long hard-fought match Kilcullen came out on top winning 3-1 and giving them a slight cushion on the chasing pack. This is a great result as the men had to draft in two subs on this four-man team and the win really shows the strength and depth in the squad at the moment.

Well done to Ray, Enda and subs Alan Fitz and Oisin, also thanks to Sean and the members in the club who stayed back to cheer the lads on and helped get us over the line.

Finally, from all in Kilcullen Badminton Club we would like to wish all the readers of the Kilcullen Diary and Brian Byrne a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Also to Brian Byrne a massive thank you for all the support you have given the club throughout the year, it's all much appreciated.