Carlow man John Amond has won Badminton Ireland coach of the year for 2019.
On Saturday December 7th at the Badminton Ireland 120th Anniversary and Awards Night John Amond won the award of 2019 Badminton Ireland Coach of the Year.
The awards ceremony took place in the Hilton Airport Hotel. John has worked tirelessly throughout the year setting up academy cells and a franchise badminton team ' The Carlow Cavaliers'. This was John's had second nomination as he was named runner up at last years awards in 2018. John currently coaches the Irish U19 team who will travel to Poland in September for the European u19 Championships. During the week John coaches is schools and clubs within a 60 mile radius of Carlow and has won numerous competitions in singles, doubles & mixed doubles. This year he formed the Carlow Cavaliers who compete in the South West Leinster Badminton League.