Vicky sends Larkin on the way to victory
LARKIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE won the CDVEC SCC Minor Badminton title after beating Coláiste Dhúlaigh, who put in a spirited team performance.
Vicky County set the tone with a winning start in the girls' singles match, beating Dhúlaigh's Courtney Higgins 12-10, 11-3 in their three-set encounter.
The boys' singles clash between Larkin's Dean Kearney and Darryl Maxwell was a cracking contest with Kearney coming from a set down to win 11-8, 12-14, 9-11.
Dhúlaigh boys' doubles team of Cian Birch and Martin McDonagh won against Adam McClean and Dylan Kelly (11-8, 6-11, 12-10), but the Coolock hopes were dashed courtesy of Denise Hopkins and Emma Mullins' victory in the girls' doubles game for Larkin.
U17 Irish National Ch'ships (Lisburn) Finals -- Boys Singles: N Murphy bt J Harron 21-17, 21-17. Doubles: D Keown/C Scanlon bt J Harron/ R Stewart 21-19, 18-21, 23-21. Girls Singles: A Stephenson bt R Getty 21-10, 21-15. Doubles: A Stephenson/K Smith bt F McCourt/K Butler 21-12, 21-10. Mixed: R Stewart/A Stephenson bt J Harron/K Smith 21-13, 21-13.
U13 Irish National Championships (Lisburn) -- Boys Singles: M Lightbody bt P Reynolds 19-21, 21-11, 23-21. Doubles: M Lightbody/N Armstrong bt P Reynolds/N Nguyen 21-15, 13-21, 21-14. Girls Singles: C Dunne bt R Woods 21-13, 21-16. Doubles: R Barnes/B Stephenson bt L Browne/ K Macnamara 21-14, 21-19. Mixed: M Lightbody/ R Woods bt P Reynolds/C Dunne 21-14, 21-7.0