2011-2012 Match Reports


2012 Juvenile end of Season Photo.


End of Season Parent and Child Competitors


The 2011-2012 juvenile season has come to a close with the new season beginning in September 2012. New members always welcome!



Carrigaline Juvenile badminton competitions 2012

Carrigaline Juvenile Badminton Club end of season competitions took place at the end of April. Great competitions took place, with parents joining the juveniles for the Parent and Child Competition and juveniles battling it out for end of season trophies.  When the dust settled the following results were determined.

Parent/Child Tournament

1st           Daniel and Maurice OHalloran

2nd          Luke and Alan Fehilly

3rd           Arjan and Frank Toebes

4th           Donal and Ronan Quirke

U11s Tournament

Boys Singles:      Rory Donnelly 1st                                              Kyle Meiklejohn 2nd

Girls Singles:       Zoe O’Herlihy 1st                                               Misaki Parbrook 2nd

Boys Doubles:   Rory Donnelly and Mark Hogan 1st            Kyle Meiklejohn and Aidan Murray 2nd

Girls Doubles:    Zoe O’Herlihy and Rachel Walsh 1st          Eva O’Herlihy and Misaki Parbrook 2nd

U13s Tournament

Girls Singles:       Eadaoin Coghlan 1st                                         Liadh Whelan 2nd

Boys Singles:      Ronan Quirke 1st                                               Adam Barry 2nd

Girls Doubles:    Liadh Whelan and Eadaoin Coghlan 1st    Enrica Farmer and Danu Ni Thuama 2nd

Boys Doubles:   Adam Barry and Ronan Quirke 1st             Frank Toebes and Craig O’Byrne 2nd

Mixed Doubles:                Frank Toebes and Eadaoin Coghlan 1st    Craig O’Byrne and Liadh Whelan 2nd

U15/U17 Tournament

Boys Singles:      Andrew Dunlea 1st                                         Daniel Barry 2nd

Boys Doubles     Rory O’Herlihy and Steven Parbrook 1st Daniel Barry and Andrew Dunlea 2nd


Well done to all who took part. For more information about juvenile badminton in Carrigaline see www.carrigalinebadminton.ie


U11 Munster Open

The U11 Munster championships were held in the University of Limerick Arena on Saturday March 23rd.  In this tournament the best individual players from Cork, Kerry and Clare competed.  Adam Barry and Frank Toebes represented the Carrigaline club.  Adam and Frank both played singles, Adam played the doubles with Peter Hassett (Ladysbridge) and the mixed doubles with Mairead OSullivan (Kilshannig).   Frank played the doubles with Ethan OConnor (Dunmanway) and the mixed doubles with Jenny OSullivan (Ladysbridge).  Between them they played a total of 15 full matches, it was a great testament to their fitness to survive the day!  Adam and Frank fared well with prizes, Adam winning the singles plate and Frank runner-up in the singles and winning the doubles with Ethan.  One long day of badminton, leaving Carrigaline at 10 in the morning, returning just after midnight.

Photo from left:  Frank Toebes, Ethan OConnor, Adam Barry.

Cork County Juvenile Awards Night

The annual Cork Juvenile Badminton social was held on Sunday March 18th in the Oriel House Hotel in Ballincollig. The Carrigaline club did well in the prizes stakes with 17 members of the club collecting awards. Betty Thompson, a member of Carrigaline Badminton Club, currently the President of the Cork County Badminton Association, was there to present the prizes. A very lively disco followed and great fun was had by all.

The following are details of the league prizes won by the club:
U17 boys div 2 winners: Sean Whelan, Andrew Dunlea, Rory OHerlihy, Stephen Holden, Donal ORegan, Liam Toebes, Stephen Parbrook and Daniel Barry
U13 girls div 1 runners up: Eadaoin Coghlan, Enrica Farmer, Danu Ní Thuama and Liadh Whelan
U11 boys runners up: Adam Barry, Rory Donnelly, Kyle Meiklejohn, Frank Toebes and Sean White
The Cork Championship prizes were also presented on the night with the Carrigaline club recipients as follows:
U17 div 1 boys doubles plate winners: Sean Whelan and Stephen Parbrook
U15 div 1 boys singles plate winner: Andrew Dunlea
U13 div 1, girls doubles winners: Eadaoin Coghlan, Liadh Whelan
U13 div 1, girls singles runner up: Eadaoin Coghlan
U11 boys singles winner: Frank Toebes
U11 boys doubles winners: Frank Toebes, Adam Barry
U11 mixed runners up: Frank Toebes, Jenny OSullivan (Ladysbridge)
Well done to all who took part in the competitions.




Cork County Finals

Three players from Carrigaline Badminton Club took part in the Cork County finals on February the 26th.


First up were Liadh Whelan and Eadaoin Coghlan in the U13 Girls doubles against Ladysbridge.  The Carrigaline girls lost the first set but made a great come back to take the second set. The third and final set then went to the wire with the Carrigaline girls winning the decider 21-19.

Then Eadaoin contested the singles final against Hannah Belton of Ladysbridge. Again Carrigaline lost the first set but fought back to win the second. This time however Ladysbridge proved victorious – winning the third set 21-14


First up was the girl’s singles final with Caoimhe Coghlan competing strongly for Carrigaline but losing to Mary Buckley of Banteer in 2 sets.

Then Caoimhe teamed up with Aishling Bernhard of Ladysbridge to play in the doubles finals against a Banteer pairing. It looked very promising when Caoimhe and Aishling took a 15-8 point lead in the first game but eventually lost 21-17. Banteer then went on to take the second and final set.

All in all this was a very good performance by the Carrigaline players.

Munster Open Report Feb 19th at UL Limerick

6 juvenile players from Carrigaline Badminton club took part in the Munster Open in the University of Limerick on the 19th February.

Division 1 – U13

Ronan Quirke put in a great performance to reach the semi-finals of boy’s singles – losing out to Thomas Howard of Drumtarriff.

Liadh Whelan and Eadaoin Coghlan had a difficult draw and were each beaten by the same girl from Clare in the preliminary round and quarter final of the girls singles.

In the doubles Liadh and Eadaoin teamed up to reach the semi-finals, and in the mixed-doubles Eadaoin and Ronan teamed up to reach the quarter finals.

A great performance by all who showed they can compete strongly at the highest levels in Munster.

Division 2 – U13 / U17

Danu O’Tuama teamed up with a wild-card partner in the division 2 doubles and the pairing played extremely well to win the overall competition!

Danu also took part in the singles but was beaten in the quarter finals by her doubles partner who then went on to win the singles competition outright also.

Craig O’Byrne was knocked out in the first round of the singles but then went on to compete strongly in the Plate where he came runner-up.

Sean Whelan took part in the U17 singles and doubles competitions. He was narrowly defeated in the qualifying stages of the doubles competition but played very well to reach the finals of the singles where he was narrowly beaten.

All in all this was a very successful outing for all Carrigaline participants.

Registration for Munster Open Feb 19th at UL Limerick

The Munster championship is an open competition. There are 2 divisions in this competition, where div 1 is reserved for the top players, but everyone can enter div 2.   The criteria for deciding whether you play in div 1 or div 2 is as follows:

1.  Players who are on Cork county team must enter the div 1 competition.

2.  All players who got to the semi-finals of the div 1 Cork championships must enter the div 1 competition.

3.  All other players who would like to enter should enter the div 2 competition.

The priority is the U13 and U17 competitions because entries are to be in for this Friday 10th Feb.

Competition date: 19th Feb

Venue:  University of Limerick arena

Start time: 10 am

The other competitions, U11 and U15, entries to be submitted by Friday 2nd March.

Competition date: 11th March

Venue: University of Limerick arena

Start time: 10am

A sheet is hung up in the hall for entries.

Latest juvenile News

U15 Juvenile Badminton Carrigaline

Four juvenile players from Carrigaline took part in the U15 Division 1 Cork County Badminton Championships on February 5th. Liam Toebes and Andrew Dunlea took part in the boys singles and doubles competition while Caoimhe Coghlan and Eadaoin Coghlan took part in the girls singles and doubles competition.

Andrew lost his first singles game but went on to win the plate final 30-29 in a very exciting final contest that went down to the wire at 29 all. Liam won his first game but was knocked out in the quarter finals.

Caoimhe won through to the singles finals which take place on Feb 26th by winning a very exciting singles semi-final 21-19, 22-20.  Eadaoin lost her first game and was just pipped in the semi-final of the plate by the narrowest of margins 29-30 to the eventual plate winner, Aishling Bernhard of Ladysbridge.

Carrigaline players were unsuccessful in the boy’s doubles and in the mixed doubles but Caoimhe managed to secure a place in the girls doubles final on the 26th with Aishling Bernhard from Ladysbridge.

Cork Championships 21-22 Jan 2012

U11 Div 2

Many of our newest members took part in their first competitive matches at the weekend taking part in the div 2 competitions. Our U11 boy’s were represented by Sean White and Kyle Meiklejohn and our U11 girls were represented by Zoe O’Herlihy, Rachel Walsh and Misaki Parbrook. All did very well winning multiple games. Sean reached the quarter final while Sean and Kyle combined to reach the semi-final. Rachel did very well to reach the girls doubles final with a girl from Kilshannig, while Zoe and Misaki were beaten in the quarter final by the overall winners. Well done everyone!

U13 Div 2

At U13 we were represented by Craig O’Byrne, Naoise O’Tuama , Danu O’Tuama and Enrica Farmer. Again all played very well and won many matches. Danu reached the semi final of the girls singles and Craig went all the way and won the final of the boys singles. Enrica and Danu combined and reached a closely fought semi-final but lost 19-21.  Again well done to everyone!

U11 Div 1

Our more experienced U11 boys took part in the Division 1 championships – namely Frank Toebes and Adam Barry.  Both played exceptionally well with Adam reaching the semi finals and Frank going all the way to win the final! The two then paired up to win the doubles final as well. A fantastic result.

U13 Div 1

Ronan Quirke played in the division 1 boys singles, winning 2 matches before being beaten by the Cork number one player in the quarter final. Eadaoin Coghlan and Liadh Whelan played in the girls singles. Liadh reached the quarter finals and Eadaoin reached the final coming back from being 1 set down and 15-20 behind to win 22-20 and moving on to take the third set. Liadh and Eadaoin then teamed up to reach the doubles final also. Ronan and Eadaoin entered the mixed competition but were narrowly beaten by a pairing from Banteer. The U13 finals will take place on Feb 12th

At U15 Carrigaline was represented by Rebecca Cantwell. Rebecca did very well to reach the semi-finals in the singles and in the doubles, losing the latter in a closely fought contest 18-21.

At U17 Carrigaline were represented by Daniel Barry, Sean Whelan, Stephen Parbrook and Andrew Dunlea in division 1. This was a tough competition for the Carrigaline players who fought hard against strong opposition. Sean and Stephen lost their first doubles game which qualified them for the plate competition which they then went on to win! In division 2 Carrigaline was represented by Rory O’Herlihy who reached the doubles semi-final with a partner from Ladysbridge.  Well done to all.

Cork Trials

Five  juveniles from Carrigaline took part in the Cork team trials that took place in Mahon on October the 9th. They were Frank Toebes and Adam Barry at U11, Liadh Whelan and Eadaoin Coghlan at U13 and Caoimhe Coghlan at U15.  Congratulations to Frank, Liadh, Eadaoin and Caoimhe who were all successful and will play for Cork in the coming year!  Well done also to Adam who  put in a fine performance despite carrying an injury that he picked up on Friday, and was unlucky not to make the squad.

The juvenile fixture list for the 2011/2012 season will be available Oct/Nov time-frame.

To monitor your progress on the Cork County website click here.

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