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Connacht Closed U11 & U15 Report

posted 7 Mar 2011, 01:24 by Connacht Branch Badminton
By Paul Lynch

The Connacht Closed U11 & U15 was held in St. Nathys Sports Complex in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon on Saturday 26th of February 2011.

Sixty-three players represented clubs from every County in the Province.

The U11’s started at 10am and we were treated to great games from the start. At this young age, some great skill and ambition was on display. The games were keenly fought for ending up in a fantastic boys doubles final that took the three sets to decide.

The U15’s took over after the U11’s had finished and right from the start the fight was on for the titles. These games were tight with some spectacular contests throughout. The singles semi-finals and final were fantastic games with some great duels between the players. The doubles were very close especially the boys and the mixed doubles provided some great games to watch. The day ended up with a very entertaining mixed final.

Ballaghaderreen BC would like to thank all of the parents and players who travelled long distances to participate and were very patient throughout the day. Thanks to all the coaches from clubs around the province for promoting the competition and having their players in tip top form for the competition.

Thank you to the many people who helped out on the day, be it with scoring matches, having players ready to go or keeping the kettle boiled.

A very special thank you to Fr. Convey of St. Nathys College for providing this fine venue in order for the competition to be held.


Girls U11 Singles Winner:                              Niamh Jordan              Loughglynn BC

Girls U11 Singles Runner-up:                         Louise Regan              Ballaghaderreen BC

Girls U11 Singles Plate Winner:                     Adrianna Kelly           Loughglynn BC

Girls U11 Singles Plate Runner-up:                Katie Kennedy            Ballaghaderreen BC

Girls U11 Doubles Winners:                           Amy Gannon              Connemara Thiar BC

                                                                        Ceiti Daly                    Connemara Thiar BC

Girls U11 Doubles Runners-up:                      Louise Regan              Ballaghaderreen BC

                                                                        Rachel Regan              Ballaghaderreen BC

Boys U11 Singles Winner:                              Adam McAllister        Ballaghaderreen BC

Boys U11 Singles Runner-up:                        Gerard Forrest             Ballaghaderreen BC

Boys U11 Singles Plate Winner:                     Mairtin Quinn            Ballygar BC

Boys U11 Singles Plate Runner-up:               Darren O’Malley         Newport BC

Boys U11 Doubles Winners:                          Adam McAllister        Ballaghaderreen BC

                                                                        Gerard Forrest             Ballaghaderreen BC

Girls U15 Singles Winner:                              Janie Fahey                 Loughglynn BC

Girls U15 Singles Runner-up:                         Fionnula Scanlon        Sligo BC

Girls U15 Singles Plate Winner:                     Janette O’Malley         Newport BC

Girls U15 Singles Plate Runner-up:                Rebecca O’Malley      Newport BC

Girls U15 Doubles Winners:                           Janie Fahey                 Loughglynn BC

                                                                        Fionnula Scanlon        Sligo BC

Girls U15 Doubles Runners-up:                      Feena McManamon    Newport BC

                                                                        Ellie Dillane                Newport BC

Boys U15 Singles Winner:                              James Poole                 Newport BC

Boys U15 Singles Runner-up:                        John Finnegan             Ballinamore BC


Boys U15 Singles Plate Winner:                     Ben Gallagher-Lynch Ballaghaderreen BC

Boys U15 Singles Plate Runner-up:               Nessen Leyden           Sligo BC

Boys U15 Doubles Winners:                          Alex Gallagher-Lynch Ballaghaderreen BC

                                                                        John Finnegan             Ballinamore BC

U15 Mixed Doubles Winners:                        Janie Fahey                 Loughglynn BC

                                                                        Alex Gallagher-Lynch Ballaghaderreen BC

U15 Mixed Doubles Runners-up:                   Feena McManamon    Newport BC

                                                                        Ben Gallagher-Lynch  Ballaghaderreen BC


U11 Boys Singles (Orange Top) and Doubles Winners

U11 Girls Singles Winner

U11 Girls Doubles Winner

U15 Girls Singles Winner

U15 Girls Doubles Winners

U15 Boys Singles Winner

U15 Boys Doubles Winner

U15 Boys Doubles Winner

U15 Mixed Doubles Winners