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 Gallery section of this issue is displayed a photograph of the Elgin Badminton Team that won the Irish Junior Cup in 1923. This was the only tome that the club won this particular competition. We are grateful to Jane Leslie for permission to display this image. Her father, J.F.Kempster, played on the team and Jane is still in possession of the racquet that he used. Also of interest is that Miss Hollwey was the aunt of Don Hollwey who was a prominent player and official in Leinster Badminton for many years.
The Historical Item displays a very good report on the occasion when Jack Morton brought his Circus to Whitehall Road for the first time. The displays of how to play and how not to play were fascinating and many a club player learned much from these exhibitions. It may have been that Jack Morton appeared in the shadow of the International players who took part but as can be seen from this article he was an accomplished player in his own right. He was a consummate entertainer and got the best out of his team.
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