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History

KADCA Founded

KADCA was founded back in 1976 under the guidance of the 1st Chairperson, Hugh Keogh. Kadca first started playing in Greendale Hall in Kilbarrack.

The Kilbarrack and district community association helped the club pay the deposit to secure the hall and this was how the name was chosen!

1976

International Player

KADCA has had many of the country’s best players in the club and a great number of our players have represented Ireland down through the years. Our very 1st international player was Mary Dinan back in 1978.

1978

A New Home

The club moved to it’s permanent home in Baldoyle in 1987.

1987

Record Breaking

KADCA can also boast the youngest ever Irish International. At the tender age of just 14, Elaine Kiely got her 1st of many Irish Caps in 1992.

1992

Olympic Games

In 2000 Sonia McGinn became the 1st badminton player to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games. Sonia had played for KADCA for many years and Sydney 2000 is undoubtedly the proudest moment in KADCA’s history!

2000

30th Birthday

To celebrate KADCA’s 30th Birthday in 2006, the club (under the direction of the then Chairperson Judith Kinsella) organised a gala dinner reunion night to raise funds for two former members who had become ill. A great night was had with many people who hadn’t seen each other for many years meeting up and raising money for a very worthy cause.

2006

Cup Winners

2008 saw the re-introduction of the Premier men’s league and cup after many years with no League. KADCA missed out on the league title but were successful winners of the cup! To top off a very successful season we also won the premier mixed league and the Senior 1 ladies league, which was the highest section that year!

2008

Charity Tournament

Saw the start of Kadca’s 1st annual Charity tournament in aid of Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital (under the direction of the then Chairperson Clare Maguire) The event continued for the next 5 years and raised over €25,000 for Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital and over €5,000 for Carelocal. This year also saw Kadca win Badminton Irelands Dublin Club of the year.

2008

League & Cup Double

The 2014/2015 season was particularly successful for KADCA. Our Div. 1 Ladies team completed a league and cup double for an impressive third year in a row whilst in Div. 2 our Ladies and Mens teams also completed the double, with Div 2 mixed winning the league and narrowly missed out on the cup making Kadca the most successful club over the top 2 divisions for this year.

2015