• Carlton Xelerate X900 Special Offer

    31/03/2015 EventsCarlton Xelerate X900 Special Offer


    One lucky winner will take home the Carlton Kinesis X900 Badminton Racket RRP €191.99. The racket has been designed specifically for advanced players who want maximum speed and power as it has been aerodynamically engineered to work with your swing to reduce drag for improved head speed and manoeuvrability. It features an Optimetric head construction that combines a larger sweet spot size along with increasing power and control, read more...


    Offer valid from 1st April -31st May, 2015

  • 2015 Malaysia Open

    30/03/2015 High Performance2015 Malaysia Open

    This Wednesday Irish number one Scott Evans will start another Premier Super Series campaign at the 2015 Malaysia Open. The Malaysian Open has many of the World’s top players competing at the event and thanks to Scott’s good run of form of late he has booked himself a place in the main draw. Scott who is ranked 25 in the world will face tough opposition in his opening round against H.S. Prannoy of India who is ranked at number 17.

    Follow the latest updates from the event on Facebook and by following @bad_min_ton on twitter

    (Photo Credit Mark Phelan)

  • 2015 European Junior Championships

    29/03/2015 High Performance2015 European Junior Championships

    The individuals of the 2015 European Junior Championships in Poland starts today and Ireland is represented in all 5 disciplines. The team of Sara Boyle, Rachael Darragh, Moya Ryan, Sam McKay, Paul Reynolds and Norman Lau just finished participating in the team event where they came second in their group behind Spain who have made the finals of this year’s championship by beating both Germany and Denmark.

    First on court on Monday at 3pm is the mixed doubles of Norman Lau/Moya Ryan who will take on Dzmitry Kuzmitski/Maryana Viarbitskaya of Balarus. Paul Reynolds/Rachael Darragh will also be on court at 3pm and they will be playing the Belgian combination of Rowan Scheurkogel/Ann Knaepen. Norman Lau will also be on court against Vladimir Shishkov of Bulgaria at 16:40 and Sara Boyle will be taking on Elizaveta Tarasova of Russia at 17:30.

    The schedule and all results can be found HERE

  • Disappointment in Spain for McVeigh

    29/03/2015 EventsDisappointment in Spain for McVeigh

    Ireland’s double World and European para badminton champion Niall McVeigh reached the semi-final of the Spanish International in Alcudia today after knocking out Isaak Dalglish (Wigan) 21-14 21-19 in his first group match and the Netherland’s Joey Lie 21-3 21-1 in a match which lasted less than 10 minutes.

    McVeigh faced his old rival England’s Krysten Coombs in the semi-final and the Alpha player got off to a good start taking the opening set 21-13 in a high tempo game.    McVeigh and his coach Andrew Stewart have put a lot of work into sustaining a level of consistency throughout his game in recent weeks and it seemed that the effort was paying dividend.

    However, the second game started well for 24 year old McVeigh who took an early lead but Coombs upped the pressure and snatched the win from McVeigh’s grasp 21-18.

    Coombs looked controlled from the offset in the third game and took the win 21-13 to secure his place in the final.

    This competition was the first stage of McVeigh’s build-up to the world championships in England later this year. 


  • Ireland finish second in group

    28/03/2015 High PerformanceIreland finish second in group

    Ireland was on court twice on Friday in Poland against Romania and Norway at the European Junior Championships and managed to win both ties 3-2.

    Ireland faced Romania early in the afternoon, first on court for the Irish was the mixed doubles combination of Paul Reynolds/Sara Boyle and they took on Filimon Collins-Velentine/Catalina Simionescu in a tough three setter. Paul/Rachael won the first 21-19 before narrowly losing the second 22-24, this set up a final set but it did not go the Irish way and they went down 16-21. Rachael Darragh was on court next and disposed of her opponent 21-14, 21-17 to put the tie level at one all. Sam Mckay took to the court but was beaten 11-21, 10-21 so it was up to Sara Boyle/Rachael Darragh to save the day for the Irish and keep them in the competition and they did just that in a tough three setter. Sara/Rachael beat the Romanians 21-14, 20-22 and 21-15. Sam and Paul took to the court for the second time against Panfil Eugeniu-Cosmin/David Nitu and had the final say and outclassed the Romanians 21-14, 21-10.



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McVeigh off to good start in Spain

Ireland’s World and European Para Badminton champion got his quest to lift the Spanish International title off to a good start today by beating Wigan youngster Isaak Dalglish 21-14 21-19 and Joey Lie from the Netherlands 21-3 21-1.

With England’s top two players Andrew Martin and Krysten Coombs both booking their semi-final places with consummate ease – though Coombs was taken to three set by Hong Kong’s Chun Yim Wong – McVeigh will face his great adversary Krysten Coombs for a place in the final.

In the other half of the draw Scotland’s Robert Laing faces Chun Yim Wong for a semi-final clash against Andrew Martin.


Umpire Course - Monday, 30th March - 8pm.

To all budding umpires - an Umpire Course will take place on Monday, 30th March at 8pm. It will be held at Whitehall Road Badminton Centre. Anybody who is interested in attending should contact Tom McGrath.

Mobile - 0868459710 or email at -


2015 All-Ireland Secondary Schools Final

Teams from all over Ireland gathered at Gormanston College in Co Meath yesterday for the annual Shuttle Time All Ireland Schools Championships, held over three groups and in two divisions for both boys and girls.

Among them were Terenure College, looking to add another All Ireland title to the seventeen they have won in the past fourteen years, and Our Lady's Templeogue with an U19 team that included Irish junior international Kate Frost. From Ulster came Royal and Prior with three teams and Hunterhouse with two, from Munster four teams from Colaiste Treasa Kanturk and four more from St Anne's Community College Killaloe, while from Connacht, Sacred Heart Westport had two teams qualifying and St Gerard's Castlebar two. There were also single teams from schools including Scoil Aireagai from Ballyhare in Co Kilkenny, Colaiste Naomh Cormac from Kilcormac in Co Offlay, St Brendan's Birr, and Sullivan Upper from Holywood, Co Down and St Kieran's Kilkenny. All had booked their places at Gormanston by winning provincial titles.

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