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Report – CDETB SCC Badminton Finals – Wednesday 6th December 2017

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CDETB SCC Badminton Finals 2017

by Louise Browne

Larkin Community College hosted the SCC Badminton finals this week at the champion’s avenue school in the heart of Dublin. Students representing Larkin Community College, Marino College, Coláiste Dhuláigh and Presentation College, Terenure competed for silverware at the north inner city school.

Coláiste Dhuláigh’s pairing of Darren Neville and Ryan O’Neill overcame their school colleagues Sean Nolan and Darren Byrne to win the intermediate boys doubles title in the opening contest of the day.

Tied at 7-7 Neville and O’Neill scored four unanswered points to win the first set 11-7. In the following set, and level again at 7-7, it was Nolan and Byrne who took the initiative to win 11-8.

In the third and deciding set the sixth year students engaged in some excellent rallies in another closely fought set prior to Neville and O’Neill making the break through to lead 8-5.

Nolan and Byrne’s response was swift to level the game at 9-9. However Neville and O’Neill remained calm winning back to back points, the first off their opponents serve, to win the Perpetual Shield.

The junior girls’ doubles decider pitched Amber O’Byrne and Malak Abdelmoely of Presentation College, Terenure against fellow Pres’ students Eve Masterson and Eimear Hannon.

O’Byrne and Abdelmoely successfully turned the match around, after losing the opening set, winning the second and deciding set to lift the Perpetual Shield.

Masterson and Hannon had built up a healthy 6-3 lead in the opening set. O’Byrne and Abdelmoely pulled it back to 5-7 before Masterson and Hannon regained control to win 11-8.

 Masterson and Hannon continued to dominate racing into a 4-0 lead in the second set. However O’Byrne and Abdelmoely fought their way back to 8-8 and 10-10 in advance of winning the set 12-10.

In the third set Masterson and Hannon led again (3-0) from the outset before their opponents clawed it back to 4-4; the double pairings were tied again at 5-5 and 6-6.

O’Byrne and Abdelmoely scored the next two points; Masterson and Hannon bounced back to trail by a single point (7-8). However it was O’Byrne and Abdelmoely who held their nerve at the net to win the title.

Larkin, another school with doubles pairings competing against each other saw Calvin McAuley and Kyle Hayden get the better of Kurt Ivan and Mafuj Hossain in the junior boys doubles final.

McAuley and Hayden impressed in their 11-9 win in the first set; however Ivan and Hossain bounced back to take the second set 11-7.

The ultimate set was a competitive affair with some excellent offensive play. With the set in the melting pot McAuley and Hayden got the all-important scores to win 11-9.

Pres’ Zara O’Byrne and Sohyla Argiag and Coláiste Dhuláigh’s Chelsea Adamson and Katie Bannon clashed in the intermediate girls’ doubles decider. Pres’ took the title on the back of an exciting deciding set that went down to the wire.

Pres’ O’Byrne and Argiag excelled in the opening set winning 11-6. Adamson and Bannon responded well levelling up the match after taking the second 11-8.

Dhuláigh’s Adamson and Bannon held a 7-5 advantage midway through the final set. Pres’ fought back to level the score seven times.

Both teams had a couple of good opportunities to win, after breaking serve; Pres’ made the all-important break through to win 15-13.

Marino College celebrated a flawless double winning performance in the intermediate and junior mixed doubles finals.

Ice Dumar and Sumana Begum won the intermediate title with an impressive showing in their straight sets victory (11-6, 11-6) over their school colleagues Dikhasha Ramsurn and Catalin Danca.

While Marino’s Paula Posiewka and John Liu proved too strong for Larkin’s Calvin McAuley and Gizelle Roldan in their two set win (12-10, 11-3) in the junior encounter.

Marino’s Ice Dumar and John Liu also collected individual gold medals for winning the boys singles intermediate and junior titles respectively.

Dumar fought back from a set down to get the better of Larkin’s Asif Oqbal (18-20, 11-7, 11-6) in the most offensively entertaining games of the day.

In the junior final Liu lost the first set 10-12 to Larkin’s Mafuj Hossain before bouncing back with 11-9, 10-5 set wins.

In the girls singles competition Pres’ Eimear Hannon (junior) and Flossie Sazon (intermediate) bagged the double for the Southside School.

At the culmination of the competition Marino College were awarded with the top overall boys school Perpetual Shield and Presentation College, Terenure were presented with the top overall girls school Perpetual Shield.

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