Welcome to Rathfarnham Parish Badminton Club.
The 2016/17 season has just finished in the most wonderful way, to celebrate Rathfarnham Parish Badminton Club been 75 years old, a open tournament followed by a evening celebration was held in May, to which many past members returned to celebrate the clubs history. For full information please go onto our page on 75th Anniversary.
The 2017/18 season starts back on 23rd August 2017, we are nearly full already but if interested in applying for a position in the club, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form or log your details under our "contact us" section.
We shall have the continued use of two 4 court halls - Ballinteer Community School on Mondays and De La Salle College, Churchtown on Wednesday nights, both 8.00 - 10.00.
Matches will be played in De La Salle, Churchtown on a Wednesday night and the Memorial Hall, Terenure and Crannagh Road, Rathfarnham on a Thursday.
Last season (our biggest yet) we had the following teams entered in the Dublin and District League and Cups competition - 4 mixed, 5 Ladies and 4 mens - divisions 4 to 9.
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Unfortunately we do not have the facilities to train beginners and suggest you contact Leinster Branch of Badminton for beginners lessons. To Apply for Membership you must have previous playing experience and knowledge of the rules of badminton.
A BIT OF HISTORY - we're 75 years old
Rathfarnham Parish Badminton Club was inaugurated in 1942, a meeting was held in the Bird room, Rathfarnham War Memorial Hall on Wednesday 30th September at 8pm. (although badminton had been played in the hall for many years before this). The subscription was set at Twenty Shillings per session. Rev. G.S.Nowlon, Rector of Rathfarnham was in the chair and Messrs. W.V.Ford was Hon.Secretary. Club night where set as Thursdays and Saturdays.
1944 End of season tournaments where nearly cancelled due to Lighting restrictions. Mr Ford secretary of the Memorial Hall stated that owing to the lighting restrictions, the supply of electricity for the hall, would not be sufficient to provide two nights lighting for the club, owing to the reduced ration of electric current for the next two months. It was decided to hold the tournament on a Saturday at 4.30, and that tea would be served at 6.30 as the gas supply would be on from 6-7pm.