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Badminton England U19 Gold

posted 27 Oct 2011, 03:20 by Connacht Branch Badminton

Connacht’s  High Performance Players David Walsh and Jonathan Dolan, together with five other top Irish U19 players  traveled last week end Oct 22/23 to High Wycombe in London to compete in a Badminton England’s U19 gold event. In the singles event David won through two rounds but lost out in the last sixteen, while Jonathan went one step further and lost out in the quarter finals.

However in the Boys doubles event played on Saturday afternoon they won through three rounds to qualify for Sunday’s semi finals. The semi final on Sunday morning was a hard fought match but the Connacht partnership won in straight sets 21/17, 21/17.

This qualified them for the final where with confidence now high they took the title in two sets 21/18, 21/13.

This is a massive win for David and Jonathan coming out on top in a competition with top players from England, Scotland, and Wales, this achievement is more remarkable that they won the title without dropping a set. This now sets them up nicely for the 4th of November in Northumberland when they will form part of an Irish select team which will play against teams from England, Scotland and Sweden in an international competition.