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  • Teicnic Badminton - 'development for all'

    19/08/2014 DevelopmentTeicnic Badminton - 'development for all'

    Finishing the week on a high with a team tournament, the players on this weeks camp were given a full day of matchplay training to put into practice their new techniques. The under 15 winning team left to right: Orlagh Flynn (Naas BC), Aditya Dravid (Coolmine BC), Mark Kinnerk (Terenure College BC), Daniel O'Meara (Nenagh BC), and Frank Toebes (Carrigaline BC).

  • Youngest member of Transplant Team Ireland wins Silver at European Games

    19/08/2014 EventsYoungest member of Transplant Team Ireland wins Silver at European Games

    Transplant Team Ireland continued their winning streak today at the 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Championships, securing a total of 2 silver medals and 7 bronze medals at Monday's swimming and badminton events.

    Yesterday, on their first day they fared exceptionally well securing 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 6 Bronze in the mini-marathon and petanque events. Spirits are high amongst the team and everyone is thoroughly enjoying their games experience in Krakow. 

     In Badminton today Team Ireland’s youngest member, sixteen year old Andrew Duncan of Tipperary secured a silver medal. Andrew played exceptionally well despite playing in the challenging older age category 18-29 years. Andrew was delighted with the outcome, “I am only sixteen and was competing in the 18-29 year age category. The standard was extremely high so I am ecstatic with my silver medal. I want to thank my family and the Team for all their support and my uncle William in Bagenalstown and John Amond for training me. The training paid off.”

    Andrew had a very successful day as he also secured bronze in the doubles badminton competition with his partner Baldoyle man and Team Captain Harry Ward.

    Transplant Team Ireland is comprised of 34 athletes including 25 men and 9 women ranging in age from 16 to 76 years and includes 29 transplant recipients (5 liver, 22 kidney, 1 combined kidney and pancreas, and 1 bone marrow transplant), as well as five people who are receiving dialysis treatment. The 8th European Transplant & Dialysis Championships will run in Krakow until the 23rd of August.

    At the previous European Championships which were held in Zagreb , Croatia in 2012, with a smaller team of 26, Ireland was placed in third position on the medals table after France and Slovenia out of 28 participating countries after securing an impressive medals haul of 14 Gold, 15 Silver and 21 Bronze.

    The European Championships involve over 500 athletes from 24 European countries. Throughout the Championships, which run from 16th - 23rd August, athletes will compete in badminton, tennis, cycling, darts, golf, petanque, swimming, table tennis, ten pin bowling, tennis, volleyball, mini-marathon, track and field and for the first time this year a biathlon event. 

    For full updates click here 

    Picture: Charge d'Affaire Polish Embassy Mr. Piotr Rakowski (centre) with Andrew Duncan and his kidney donor father Malcolm 

     

     

     

  • Start of a new season

    18/08/2014 GeneralStart of a new season

    Welcome to the new season from everyone at Badminton Ireland.

    First of all, I would like to thank you and your club for the support over the past twelve months and for registering with Badminton Ireland for the 2014/2015 season.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • National squad and Anti-Doping weekend

    17/08/2014 High PerformanceNational squad and Anti-Doping weekend

    Badminton Ireland National squad and Irish Sport Council Anti-Doping weekend read more………

    (Rachel Maguire from the Irish Sport Council Anti-Doping Unit left)

     

     

  • National squads get underway

    16/08/2014 High PerformanceNational squads get underway

    Irish National squads Anti-Doping and trial sessions get underway read more….

    (National squad training at the Irish national centre left)

     

     

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