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.

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The gallery item displays an Irish Junior (Under 21) team from 1956. All the players with the exception of Leslie Gorman went on to win full International Honours. Tom Boyle, non-playing captain, was one of Ireland’s best players and won the Mens Doubles at the All-England Championships in 1939 partnered by Jim Rankin.

The Historical Item displays a press report from 1932 and gives a good indication of the strength of the Hamilton family with three of them representing Ireland against Scotland and then winning four titles in the Scottish Open Championships.

Progress towards a Museum opening is gathering pace. Cabinets have now been installed in the space in Baldoyle Centre and the completion of the framing of memorabilia should be completed very shortly.

The Irish Society for Archives is holding a seminar in Croke Park on February 7th. under the title “Hidden Pages of Irish Sports History”. I have been asked to speak and hope to give a report on the Museum project. This should be an interesting evening and will help to give Badminton Museum of Ireland a better profile. Further information can be obtained from Ellen Murphy at cityarchives@dublincity.ie .

Dick O’Rafferty


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