April 16, 2024

Raphoe Royal and Prior has scooped a magical hat-trick on the Colleges Badminton All-Eire Finals.

On Wednesday final twentieth March, three groups from The Royal & Prior took to the courts in Gormanston Co. Meath.

A jubilant parade bearing 42 faculties from Eire’s cordial factors started the morning proceedings.

College students accomplished a circuit of the 16-court badminton corridor in keen anticipation of what today would convey.

Minor Boys Div. 1

Our youngest gamers are not any strangers to the All-Irelands, as they represented Raphoe Central Major Faculty for the previous 3 years. Corey Chambers holds 3 All-Eire Major faculty credit, as do the 4 minor ladies. James Meehan, Callum Laird carry 2 titles.

The boys performed St. Flannan’s Faculty. Corey, Callum & James all gained their matches. Jake McLaughlin debuted for the crew, changing Cameron White who missed this occasion. We want Cameron a full & speedy restoration to badminton.

Corey Chambers No. 1 Eire U-15 captained his crew to success, main by instance as he breezed by his singles 30/6 and doubled with James Meehan clinching a 30/17 win. Jake & Callum misplaced 2nd doubles. Callum Macbeth was down 12/15 at finish change, however approached the second half full-focused- hand to the plow, head down, leaving his opponent with out reply. James Meehan in a detailed match beat Ennis’s No.3 30/26. Jake McLaughlin put up a terrific flight to the tip however St. Flannan’s no 4 gained out 30-29.

The minor boys introduced residence the bacon 4-2.

Group: Corey Chambers, Callum Macbeth, James Meehan & Jake McLaughlin.

Minor Women Div. 1

Our Minor Women had been first out of the blocks with a 4-2 win over Maryfield Faculty. Emily Maxwell & Lucy Moore had been overwhelmed by Maryfield in a hard-hitting sport in opposition to Hannah Shochan & Isabelle Jose 30-19. Alex McAuley & Ella Thompson teamed as much as produce a strong efficiency 30-9. In singles, Emily Maxwell performed Hannah Shochan. Regardless of taking up Leinster, Eire’s No 1 U-15 Emily soldiered and banked a pleasing 16 factors. Lucy Moore closed out the match with a 30/6 level victory. We had been glad to financial institution this win, making the trail clearer for the approaching match in opposition to Presentation Listowel, Co. Kerry. The following hurdle to beat in our pursuit of victory can be testing. With Listowel’s line-up mirroring that of the Royal’s line-up this match would cling on the stability. Willpower and creativity had been employed to bury Listowel’s goals. We gained an early benefit as each ladies’ doubles secured the primary 2 factors of the match, albeit the match was nonetheless anybody’s.. Emily Maxwell performed Nicole Vesko in a nail-biting match, Emily put just a few factors between herself and her opponent and that was all she needed-30/23 win. Alex, Ella & Lucy every contributed a degree of their singles 30/22, 30/18 & 30/25 respectively.

Group: Emily Maxwell, Alex McAuley, Ella Thompson & Lucy Moore

Senior Boys Div 1

The Senior boys on the again of an excellent end in Ulster, the boys continued in an identical vein approaching at present’s play. The boys performed Kilkenny Faculty of their first match. The Royal doubles partnership was unimaginable to interrupt down. Rhys & Zac, Callum & Ben gained respectively 30/16 & 30/16. Rhys was overwhelmed by George Griffith 30/28. Callum, Ben & Rhys gained their singles match 30/15, 30/20, 30/17. Match outcome 5-1.

The afternoon opponents had been Blackwater Group Faculty The sport began sluggish however the Royal lads quickly gained momentum and widened the hole with every sport. The match was past the clutches of the Waterford foursome as Callum Laird beat Brian Bourke 30/13. Additional dominant single performances by Ben Lowry 30/19 & Zach McAuley 30/-28 in opposition to the Muster facet, wrapped up the match 6-0 and, identical to that our Senior Boys had been on the rostrum regaining the Senior Div. 1 title, final gained in 2015!

Group: Rhys McAuley, Callum Laird, Ben Lowry & Zac McAuley

Nicely achieved to all our badminton players- of which there are a lot of. Lengthy could this robust custom of badminton proceed; moreover, it might go from power to power. These successes spotlight the trojan work achieved at a private degree, membership degree, improvement programmes, Donegal Badminton & parental help. A phrase of thanks should go to Mr. Pearson & Mrs. Gibson for his or her continued work with badminton in The Royal & Prior. Particular because of Deele Faculty for the usage of their Sports activities Corridor.


Badminton: Royal and Prior triumph at All-Irelands was final modified: March twenty second, 2024 by Employees Author