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27/09/2021

Dundalk IT pair reach Plate final at National Badminton competition

Badminton

Dundalk IT pair reach Plate final at National Badminton competition

Ben Wang and Shiw Wei.

On Thursday last, Student Sports Ireland - in conjunction with Badminton Ireland - held a very successful mixed doubles tournament with all the IT colleges in Ireland represented. It was run on a round robin basis where all the mixed pairs in their groups got at least four to five games.

In the afternoon, the semi-finals and finals were contested in both the plate and main competitions. DkIT were represented by two mixed doubles pairs; Nelson Hu and Emma Hu & Ben Wang and Shiw Wei.

The latter made the final of the plate and after a three set match in which they were beaten with the final set finishing 22-20 in favour of the opposition. However, both pairs acquitted themselves extremely well.

In what was a first for Badminton Ireland, it is hoped that they will organise a singles tournament in March and DkIT will hope to be represented in this venture.

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