Our U14s ‘B’ Badminton Team lost their division 4 league game (2-4) against a strong St. Declan’s team on 6th February.
Our first single player, John Dennison was defeated by a 16 -30 margin. Similarly Ben Ryan was defeated for the first time by a scoring of 23- 30. Nathan Van Steenberg coming in close won a thrilling game over his opponent with 30-29, and Daragh Harrison won well in his singles match with a good 19-30.
In our first doubles, john teamed up with Nathan and sadly lost out by 23-30. In some very interesting rallies, Ben and Daragh teamed up in their double but lost 25-30.
Our ‘A’ team had better luck beating Sandford Park in the Division 3 Quarter-Final.
Darragh Dempsey played up on first singles, as a substitute for Stephen O’Nuallain. Darragh is a well experienced player in this league and has not been beaten to date, winning this round comfortably with 30-5. John Dennison as a substitute for Alex Cronnelly won his singles match also with 30-19. Ben Ryan and Daragh Harrison also acting subs from our second team, played well in their singles with Daragh getting the third win scoring 30-13.
The win was secured with a 30-12 score in the first doubles by Darragh Dempsey and John, before an epic struggle in the last doubles for Ben and Daragh Harrison as they finished 24-30. The final score 4-2 to Blackrock.
I thank Ms McMahon for her organisation of The Badminton Team.