Friday, January 20, 2017

Bleak Week for KBC.

Not the greatest of weeks for Kilcullen Badminton Club which in four outings only managed to come away with one draw out of the four, writes Club PRO Enda O'Neill.

Martin Carrigan's Division 4 Men travelled to Milltown on Wednesday 18 January to play The Titans. He travelled to Milltown accompanied with team mates Owen Wallace, Mick Cass and sub Enda O’Neill, In a spirited game of badminton (with the average age of The Titan team coming in at 18!!!) the KBC lads were defeated 3-1. In fairness to The Titans they were a well coached team that are very competitive and experienced beyond their years. Even with this defeat Martin's team are still in second spot with 6 points and still in the hunt for a League quarter final spot. Well done to Martin and the lads on a good away point.

Ray Dalton's Division 5 Mx team travelled the long road to Roundwood in their away fixture which was held on the same night. Alas it wasn’t to be the teams night and they were also beaten 3-1 at the away venue. At present Ray's team are still in a strong league position with eight points from four matches. Hopefully the team can improve on their next outing to Killians in another away match, hard luck to Ray, Sarah Walshe, Bernie Smith and Vincent Coller.

The Division 2 Mix captained by Lynsey Walsh visited Old Bawn on Thursday 19 January, Martin Dunne and David Jackson subbed for Lynsey's team as both her men were unable to play. In this hard fought match with some very close three setters the KBC quartet left Old Bawn with a 3-1 defeat. Fortunately this defeat doesn’t dent the teams hopes from progressing from the group and they are still in contention for the Dublin District Cup. Hard luck to Lynsey, Gillian K Smith, Martin and David.

So to the light at the end of the tunnel! Owen and the Grade 3 Mix team travelled to Baltinglass in their top of the table clash. In a titanic match both sides ended honours even with a 4-4 draw. The result keeps the KBC side top of the table. There were great games and great performances from captain Owen, Karen Malone, Barbara Coffey, Bernie Smith, Tara O’Neill, John Mullen, Ray Dalton and Mick Cass.

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Pictured are half the Grade 3 Mix team, Karen Malone, Mick Cass, Barbara Coffey and captain Owen Wallace.