The U13 & U17 Leinster Open took place on 7th & 8th October at Baldoyle Badminton centre with Dylan Noble & Paige Woods dominating the U13 event and Daniel O’Meara & Orla Flynn taking 2 titles each in the U17 event.
Dylan Noble took all 3 titles in the U13 event beating his doubles partner Eoghan Cooney in the final of the boys singles. They took on the Ulster pairing of Rory Comer & Christopher Chee in the boys doubles final after the Alpha players came through a marathon Semi final in 3 sets 22-22, 21-18, 21-18, but Dylan and Eoghan prove too strong in the final.
Paige Woods had a great tournament partnering Dylan Noble in the Mixed Doubles to win the final 21-19, 21-9 against Eoghan Cooney & Soifra Flynn. Paige then teamed up with Soifra in the girls doubles to win a comfortable final 21-14, 21-9 against Holly Guildea & Chloe McGrane.
In the girls singles Soifra got the better on Paige in a good final taking the title 21-12, 16-21, 21-9.
Other notable performances include Joshua Tang & Daniel Orr and Zoe Kearon & Roisin McKenna who reached the semi finals of the boys & girls doubles respectfully.
Daniel O’Meara won the U17 boys singles in a 3 set final against Sean Patrick Laureta, beating U13 player Matthew Cheung in the semi finals. He then teamed up with U17 Girls Singles winner Orla Flynn to progress to the final of the Mixed doubles but lost out to Michael Staunton & Alexandra Troy.
The boys doubles final again feature Daniel O’Meara & partner Sean Patrick Laureta playing against Ulster’s Jack Livingstone & Connachts Michael Staunton with Daniel & Sean taking it in a tight 2 sets 21-15, 24-22-