Badminton

Badminton takes place on Tuesdays

Second – Sixth Years

In the Gymnasium

1530 – 1700

2018/19 Season Report

Well done to our U19A Badminton team who reached the Division 3 quarter-finals of the Dublin & Region Schools Badminton League:

Hugo Kehely (S4B), Matthew O’Neill (S5D), Daire McNulty (S4C) & Bill Doolin (S4A).  Having played three and won two of their group games, the team were unfortunately beaten 5-1 by a strong St. Fintan’s team, in the quarter finals. The team acquitted themselves superbly during all their matches, and they represented the College admirably over the season.

 

Well done also to our U19B team:

Karl Johnston (S6B), Darragh Moran (S5D), Javier Salto Galdon (S4B) and Jeff McGovern (S4C), plus subs Daniel Collins (S6A), Freddie Fitzpatrick (S4A), JP O’Riordan (S4C), Paddy Breslin (S4A), Cian Crowe (S4A), Cian Morgan (S4D), Morgan Carthy (S4A), Patrick Ó Súilleabháin (S4D) and Robbie O’Grady (S4C).  Having played five, winning two, drawing two and losing one of their group games, they narrowly missed out on the quarter finals.

 

Our three U16 teams also competed in Divisions 3 and 4 at their respective age group. Our A team won three, drew one and lost one of their group games; Our B team, all new players this season, won three and were beaten 4-2 in a close quarter final match; Our C team struggled a little winning just the one match:

U16 A – Liam Ó Laoide (S3D), Rohan Devereux (S3C), Michael Foley (S2B) and Ben Delaney (S2A).

U16 B – Oisín Murray (S2B), Lorcan Deely (S2B), Gavin O’Donnell (S2B), Theo Linehan (S2D).

U16 C - Tom Molloy (S2A), Eoin McCormick (S2C), Paolo Motta (S2D)

plus subs Henry Li (S3D), Hugh Burke (S3C), Jonathan Kelly (S4A), Hugh O’Kennedy (S4C) and Jamie Kennedy (S2D).

 

We entered two U14 teams, in Division 3, and both acquitted themselves very well against some strong opposition. I look forward to the boys continuing to play over the next few years:

U14 A – Richie Coman (S2D), Benjamin Hurley (S2D), Conor Dixon (S2C) and Sonny Lalor (S2B).

U14 B –Alex Madden (S2C), Jack Thornton (S2D), Owen Taylor (S1C) and Cormac Hannon (S1D), plus sub Robert Palmer (S1B).

 

Mr Kieran

2017/18 Season Report

See fixtures and results here.

 

Well done to our U19A Badminton team who reached the Division 3 quarter-finals of the Dublin & Region Schools Badminton League:

Callan Egan (6B), Sean McGrath (6C), Louis Stewart (6D) & Jack Conneely (6A).

 

Having played four and won three of their group games, the team were unfortunately beaten 4-2 by a strong St. Benildus team, in the ¼ finals. The team acquitted themselves superbly during all their matches, and they have represented the College admirably over the past few years.

 

Congratulations to our U19B team who reached the Division 4 semi-final:

Patrick Murphy (6C), Karl Johnston (5B), Joost Peeters (6D) & Hugh Keane (6B), plus subs Colum O’Brien (6D) & Conor Fitzgerald (6B).

 

Having played four, winning two and drawing two of their group games, the team were unfortunately beaten, 4-2 by a strong St. Tiernan’s team, in the semi-finals. The team acquitted themselves superbly during all their matches, and they have represented the College admirably over the past few years.

 

Our two U16 teams also competed in Division 3 at their respective age group. Our A team won two, drew one and lost one of their group games. They qualified for the ¼ finals where they were beaten by Blackrock College. Our B team, all new players this season, were unfortunate to be playing teams of a higher standard throughout their league campaign. I look forward to seeing them continue to play and compete over the coming years:

U16 A – Daire McNulty (3A), Hugo Kehely (3C), Bill Doolin (3B) & Darragh Moran (4C).

U16 B – Henry Li (3D), Kealan Stewart (3A), Patrick O’Suilleabhain (3A) & Henry Li (2D), plus subs Jonathan Kelly (3A) & Leo Phelan (3C).

 

For the first time this year, we entered two U14 teams, in Division 3, with players all new to the sport. The U14A team finished third in their section with three wins and two defeats; The U14B team, playing in the same Division, won three and lost four of their matches. These were particularly encouraging performances by both squads, and I look forward to the boys continuing to play over the next few years:

U14 A – Finn Fogarty (1A), Richie Coman (1D), Liam O Laoide (2D) & Michael Foley (1B).

U14 B – Jamie Kennedy (1D), Ben Delaney (1A), Rohan Devereux (2C) & Benjamin Hurley (1D), plus subs Tom Molloy (1C), Alex Madden (1C), Conor Whitaker (1A) & Daniel Buggy (1D).

 

Mr Kieran

2016/17 Season Report

See fixtures and results here.

Congratulations to our U19A Badminton team who reached the Division 3 semi-final of the Dublin & Region Schools Badminton League:

Callan Egan (5B), Sean McGrath (5C), Jack Conneely (5A) & Patrick Murphy (5C).

 

Having played and won all seven of their group games, the team beat Holy Child, Sallynoggin in the ¼ finals. Unfortunately they were narrowly beaten, 4-2 by a strong Blackrock College team, in the semi-finals. The team acquitted themselves superbly during all their matches, and we look forward to maybe going a step further next season.

 

Our U19B team were unfortunate not to qualify from their group, having won four of their six matches, also in Division 3:

Karl Johnston (4B), Louis Stewart (5D), Hugh Keane (5B) & Joost Peeters (5D), plus subs Colum O’Brien (5D) & Conor Fitzgerald (5B).

 

Our two U16 teams also competed in Division 3 at their respective age group. The boys in these teams are all new to the sport this season, and I look forward to seeing them continue to play and compete over the coming years:

U16 A – Matthew O’Neill (3D), Daire McNulty (2A), Hugo Kehely (2C) & Darragh Moran (3D).

U16 B – Joe McInerney (3D), Bill Doolin (2B), Robert O’Grady (2C) & Canice McCarthy (3D), plus sub Jonathan Kelly (2A).

 

Mr Kieran

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