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.
Bearing in mind that Dundalk Badminton Club is celebrating its centenary this year I felt it was an appropriate time to display an image of two of its best known members. Mollie Nichol played for the Club for many years in the top division of the Dublin and District leagues. She served as President of the Club for a number of years. In addition she served as President of the Badminton Union of Ireland and of the Leinster Branch. She was very highly respected throughout the Country. Evan Henry also competed at the top level for the club and played Inter-provincial Badminton for Leinster. He served as President of the Club and was very committed to the welfare of Dundalk Badminton Club
The Historical section displays the opening page of a seventeen page report by the Branch Development Committee produced in 1965. This Committee was chaired by J.O.Leet and the other Committee Members were R.S.Bell, J.J.Burke, D.R.Meyer, F.W. Peard and secretarial assistance was provided by Ruth Allison. Anybody currently involved in the administration of Badminton in Leinster would be familiar, to a lesser or greater degree, with the problems facing the Branch nearly 50 years ago as many of them are of a continuous nature.
I would like to thank those who have indicated support for the Museum project and would ask them to spread the word amongst their Badminton friends. It would be a shame to have historical items lost because of lack of awareness of the Museum and the work in collecting items being done by the Trustees.