Rachael Darragh bows out of European Badminton Championships


Rachael Darragh bowed out of the 2018 European Badminton Championships in Spain today.

The Raphoe woman, who competed in the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier this month, was in action in the women’s singles and the women’s doubles.

Darragh teamed up with Sara Boyle and the Irish duo pushed Finland’s Jenny Nystrom and Sonja Pekkola all the way to a third game.

However, Nystrom and Pekkola took the win 21-15 15-21 21-16.

In the women’s singles, Darragh lost out 21-9 21-10 to Germany’s Luise Heim.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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