Leinster Dominate Interprovincials
The 2019 Interprovincials were held over the weekend of the 6th & 7th April in Baldoyle Badminton Centre. Saturday saw teams from all four provinces compete across the U13, U15 & U17 categories, whilst Sunday hosted the Grade A event.
Amond Coaching Academy was well represented over the course of the weekend with players competing for Leinster teams at u13, u15, u17 and also with Academy coach John Amond captaining the Grade A team.
In the u13 event Ciara O'Shea helped Leinster to an 8-1 win over Ulster and a 9-0 win over Munster winning both her games in the ties. Leinster's u15 team beat Munster 8-1 and had a hard fought 6-3 win over Ulster to secure the crown. James Fleming was on form in his mixed doubles boasting a 100% success rate while he won 1 of his 2 boys doubles games.
AC Academy's David and Kevin Downey were in emphatic form helping the Leinster U17 team to cruise to victory. The twins didn't drop a single set between them with David winning his mixed game in style and Kevin won both his mixed doubles games at a canter. The twins then teamed up in the boys doubles and were even more convincing winners in both their ties against Munster and Connacht trouncing the opposition as Leinster romped hom for an 8-1 win v Munster and a 9-0 win over Connacht.