The purpose of the Badminton Museum of Ireland is to preserve the great heritage of Irish Badminton and to make the general badminton public aware of it.

In this issue we are showing a photograph of a club team. Fisherwick was one of the strongest clubs in Ulster for many years. Lennox Robison went on to play for Ireland and acted as Coach to the Irish Team. Paddy Downing became Paddy Lane and having moved to Dublin played at a high level for many years. She also gave many years of administrative service to Leinster Branch and is a Life Member.

Letters to editors of papers and magazines are always interesting. Also it is always thought provoking to discover that points currently at issue have often been tackled by administrators in the distant past. In the Historical Piece there is correspondence over 100 years old. It can be seen that legitimate serving was a vexed issue much as it is today. Certainly the advice that club players be urged to comply with the rules for the benefit of all. The correspondence on handicapping is interesting and relevant. It is noticed that the suggestion that every rally be a scoring rally was mooted back then. It took a long time coming! I do not understand the correspondence in relation to the Long Service Line and if anybody can give me the background I would be glad to hear from them.

I would like to thank those who have made some interesting donations to the Museum and I would be delighted to hear from many more.


Dick O’Rafferty


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