Badminton

Badminton Premier League 2015-2020

Badminton Premier League Logo [Reference: 1]

BPL 2015-16

Ladies League

 PWLDPts
Pembroke Panthers42115
Ailesbury Falcons42204
KADCA Killers41213
[Reference: 1]

Men’s League

 PWLDPts
Ailesbury Falcons64209
KADCA Killers63217
Mt Pleasant Mavericks62226
Pembroke Panthers61413
[Reference: 1]

Mixed League

 PWLDPts
Ailesbury Falcons651027
Pembroke Panthers633021
KADCA Killers633018
Mt Pleasant Mavericks624018
[Reference: 1]

BPL 2016-17

 PMFMAGFGAPts
South Dublin Spartans42610654126
KADCA Killers42313745623
Pembroke Panthers41719626617
Ailesbury Falcons41422607214
Mount Pleasant Mavericks41026306710
Badminton Premier League 2016-17 [Reference: 2]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final   
05.05.2017South Dublin Spartans3KADCA Killers6
Badminton Premier League Final 2016-17 [Reference: 3]

BPL 2017-18

 PMFMAGFGAPts
South Dublin Spartans633211158633
Pembroke Panthers6292511010429
KADCA Killers625299311225
Mount Pleasant Mavericks620349311820
Badminton Premier League 2017-18 [Reference: 4]
DateHome Team Away Team 
 Final   
11.05.18Pembroke Panthers5South Dublin Spartans4
Badminton Premier League Final 2017-18 [Reference: 5]

BPL 2018-19

PMFMAGFGAPts
*Mount Pleasant Mavericks531141076031
*Ailesbury Falcons528171016828
South Dublin Spartans52421847924
Racket Raptors52322858523
Pembroke Panthers52223868422
Dynamite 215738371217
Badminton Ireland Badminton Premier League Final Table 2018-19 [Reference: 7]
DateTeam 1Team 2
Final
10.05.2019Ailesbury Falcons5Mount Pleasant Mavericks4
Badminton Ireland Badminton Premier League Finals Night 2018-19 [Reference: 8]

BPL 2019-20

PMFMAGFGAPts
Ailesbury Falcons42016697020
South Dublin Spartans31512574415
Mount Pleasant Mavericks31413524714
Pembroke Panthers31413505114
Racket Raptors391845619
Badminton Ireland Badminton Premier League 2019-20 [Reference: 9]

Note: *Qualify for Final.

Report

The first Badminton Premier League season in Ireland was in 2015-16, with separate Ladies, Men’s and Mixed Leagues. It was the first League of its kind in Ireland that aimed to be greater than a Local, County or District League, and soon attracted the best players from all over Ireland. For the second season in 2016-17 the League featured just the one section, with each fixture having Ladies, Men’s and Mixed Singles and Doubles Matches.

The League was won in 2016-17 by KADCA Killers, based in the Baldoyle Badminton Centre, who defeated South Dublin Spartans from the Terenure Badminton Centre, in Whitehall Road, 6-3 in the Final.

South Dublin Spartans again lost out in the 2017-18 Final, 5-4 to the Pembroke Panthers, also based in Terenure Badminton Centre.

Ailesbury Falcons won the BPL title for first time in the 2018-19 season, which featured two new teams: The Racket Raptors, representing the Munster/Connacht Region and Dynamite 21, a Leinster Region Under 21 team [Reference: 10-11]. These two teams replaced KADCA Killers.

Dynamite 21 did not return for season 5 in 2019-20, and the season was cut short by the COVID-19 virus Pandemic, and any of the four established teams (Ailesbury, Pembroke, Mount Pleasant and South Dublin) could have reached the Final on the Final days play.

Badminton has been played in Ireland for over a hundred years with the Irish Open the second oldest tournament in the World.

Badminton Leagues are played on a county or regional basis throughout the island, and in 2015 the Badminton Premier League was set up in attempt to create an Elite League featuring the top club players from all over Ireland.

All of the teams are based in Dublin, with the exception of Racket Raptors, representing the Munster/Connacht region, and Dynamite 21, representing a Leinster Under 21 selecton, with each fixture featuring Ladies, Men’s and Mixed Matches.

Ailesbury Falcons – Badminton Premier League Champions 2018-19 [Reference: 12]

References

Websites

[1] Badminton Premier League (2016) Finals Weekend – Premier Doubles and Mixed [Internet] Available from: http://bpl.ie/ [Accessed 21 July 2016]

[2] Badminton Premier League (2017) BPL League Table after 5 Rounds of Fixtures [Internet] Available from: http://bpl.ie/ [Accessed 3 May 2017]

Social Media

[3] Badminton Premier League Facebook (2017) Facebook Post 7 May 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/posts/2361993280691967 [Accessed 9 May 2017]

[4] Badminton Premier League Facebook (2018) Facebook Photo 16 April 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/photos/pcb.2607589226132370/2607588462799113/?type=3&theater [Accessed 16 June 2017]

[5] Badminton Premier League Facebook (2018) Facebook Post 13 May 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/posts/2627404040817555 [Accessed 16 June 2017]

Images

[6] Badminton Premier League (2015) Badminton Premier League Logo [Internet] Available from: http://bpl.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/bpl-logo-1.png [Accessed 9 May 2017]

[7] Badminton Premier League Facebook Page (2020) Post April 7, 2019: “Badminton Premier League 2018/19” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/photos/pcb.2935191630038793/2935191440038812/ [Accessed 2 August 2020]

[8] Badminton Premier League Facebook Page (2020) Post April 7, 2019: “THE BPL 2019 FINALS NIGHT REPORT” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/posts/2964366713787951  [Accessed 2 August 2020]

[9] Badminton Premier League Facebook Page (2020) Post February 25 2020: “BPL 2019/2020 – League Table – After 4 Rounds” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/posts/3264853457072607 [Accessed 2 August 2020]

[10] Badminton Premier League Facebook Page (2019) Post October 24, 2018: “Team #6 (of 6) …. at last.Dynamite 21” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/posts/2800695713488386 [Accessed 2 August 2020]

[11] Badminton Premier League Facebook Page (2020) Post October 24, 2018: “Team #5 (of 6)The Racket Raptors” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/posts/2800087156882575 [Accessed 2 August 2020]

Images

[12] Badminton Premier League Facebook Page (2020) Post May 12, 2019: “BPL Final 2019 BPL Team Photo – Ailesbury Falcons” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/badmintonpremierleague/photos/pcb.2964366713787951/2964363900454899 [Accessed 2 August 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Nora Mulcahy, Declan Mulcahy, Joan Collins, Dave Raitt, Paul Hui, Sean Fagan and Steven Fitzgerald.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 August 2020.

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2018-2020

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