Monday, February 22, 2016

Badminton update

A great few weeks for the club with two teams winning more silver-ware for the club.

Firstly we start with the Dublin District Division 6 Cup Final where two KBC teams contested this exciting cup encounter, the teams involved were Ray's Mix 5 and and Jen's Mix 6. In the first two games, John and Tara from mix 6 won the two singles putting Jen's team 2-0 up going into the doubles.

If John and Enda could beat Ray and Alan then it would be mix 6s day; mix 5 however weren’t going to give up the cup without a fight. Ray and Alan steadied the ship taking the mens in two sets, Sarah and Siobhan then beat Jen and Tara levelling the match 2-2. So this brilliant cup match would be decided the way all finals should be decided on the last game. So it was up to Sarah and Alan form mix 5 and Jen and Enda from mix 6 to fight for the cup.

Sarah and Alan took the first set comfortably but the second set went to the wire. In a hard fought, nail biting, edge of the seat encounter Sarah and Alan beat Jen and Enda 21-19 winning the match for KBC’s Mix 5. The only consolation for the mix 6 team were the cup was at least returning to Kilcullen. Well done to the worthy winners, Sarah, Siobhan, Alan and team captain Ray, also well done to Tara, Enda, John and captain Jen.

KBC’s Mix 5 and Mix 6 joined forces to play Bough of Balltinglass in the SouthWest Leagues Grade 4 League Final which was played at Carlow YM Thursday 18 Febraury.

Again KBC got off to a shaky start losing both their first games. Jen and Tara won their ladies game and Alan and Ray won their men bring the game back to 2-2. KBC kicked on from there winning the next three mix games, winning the League Cup 5-3. Well done to captain Ray and his teammates Siobhan, Tara, Jen, Sarah, Joh, Alan and Enda. This bring the total South West League wins to 3, with Annette, Lynsey, Sinead and Gillian winning the Grade 2 Ladies Meave, Catherine, Emer and Kathrin winning the Grade 5 Ladies last month.

Finally good luck to the Grade 5 Mix team who are playing the Grade 5 final on Thursday night and the Grade 3 Mix team who play in their semi final on Wednesday night.

And some of the results from the last week,
DDL Division 2 Men 1 beat South Dublin 3-1.
DDL Division 6 Mix 5 beat UCD 4-0.
DDL Division 8 Men 5 lost to St Raphaelas 4-0.
DDL Division 6 Mix 6 lost to Sherrif Street 3-1.
DDL Division 2 Ladies 1 beat Boyne 4-0.
DDL Division 5 Men 3 draw PBAI 2-2.

Pictured top are the Grade 5 SWL Ladies champions Maeve, Emer, Catherine and Kathrin, and (above) are the Grade 4 SWL mix League champions Alan, John, Ray and Enda, Sarah, Siobhan, Tara and Jen.