Lena Rea

Lena Rea later Lena McAleese (born c. 1940) was an Irish badminton player.

Lena Rea
Personal information
CountryIreland
Bornc. 1940

BiographyEdit

Lena Rea won her first national title in Ireland in 1959, winning the mixed competition with Kenneth Carlisle. In 1960 and 1961 she defended the title. In 1961, Rea won the Irish Open for the first time. Another title followed there in 1973 with Barbara Beckett.[1][2][3]

AchievementsEdit

Year Tournament Event Winner
1959 Irish National Badminton Championships Mixed Kenneth Carlisle / Lena Rea
1960 Irish National Badminton Championships Mixed Kenneth Carlisle / Lena Rea
1961 Irish Open Women's doubles Sue Peard / Lena Rea
1961 Irish National Badminton Championships Mixed Kenneth Carlisle / Lena Rea
1962 Irish National Badminton Championships Women's doubles Lena McAleese / Mary O’Sullivan
1964 Irish National Badminton Championships Women's doubles Lena McAleese / Sue Peard
1968 Irish National Badminton Championships Mixed Kenneth Carlisle / Lena McAleese
1968 Irish National Badminton Championships Women's doubles Lena McAleese / Joan McCloy
1969 Irish National Badminton Championships Women's doubles Lena McAleese / Joan McCloy
1970 Irish National Badminton Championships Women's doubles Lena McAleese / Joan McCloy
1973 Irish National Badminton Championships Women's doubles Lena McAleese / Sue Peard
1973 Irish Open Women's doubles Barbara Beckett / Lena McAleese
1974 Irish National Badminton Championships Women's doubles Barbara Beckett / Lena McAleese

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Irish National Championships". Badminton Ireland. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ "The Badminton Union of Ireland". Badminton People. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ Mulcahy, Enda (24 March 2020). "Badminton Ireland National Champions Ladies Doubles 1923-Present". Eirball. Retrieved 22 July 2020.