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 the Historic Section I am showing a listing of the Executive Committee of South West Leinster League for 1976-77 season. I am indebted to Roy Cobbe who provided the Museum with much interesting information. The League was formed in 1947 and the Clubs that that were initially responsible for setting up the League were Edenderry Parish, Maryboro, Mountmellick YM, Carlow YMCA, Portarlington Parochial, Edenderry Commercial and Mountmellick St.Josephs. In the Fixtures List Handbook for 1997-98 there is an interesting history of the first 50 years of the League and I will display further information in some future issue. It is great to report that South West Leinster League continues to thrive, which is no doubt due to the commitment of the current Committee Members.

The Galley Item is a photograph of the Irish Team that played England in 1923 and the information with the photograph brings out a lot of interesting information about the team members. From another source I can report that England won the match by seven games to two. The Irish winners were G.S.B.Mack playing first singles and J.F.Devlin and Mrs. Head playing first mixed doubles.

I am grateful to ex-International player, Maurice Adamson, for suggestions regarding the "unknown" player in the Gallery item in the last issue. I am seeking verification. I was also delighted to be contacted by Brian Morrison of Ulster Sports Museum seeking an exchange of views. It is good to note this interest in sporting heritage.

I am always pleased to get suggestions in relation to the website and these can be conveyed through the site.

Dick O’Rafferty


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