28 September 2015
The Ulster U17 took place over the weekend at Lisburn Racquets Club. The tournament was well attended with players from all over Ireland participating. Clodagh Dunne went home with two titles, taking the girl’s singles and the girl’s doubles with Beth Stephenson. Nhat Nguyen also went home with two titles, winning the boys singles and the mixed doubles with Rebecca Woods.
Below are the results from the finals:
Girls Singles – Clodagh Dunne beat Beth Stephenson 19-21, 21-15, 21-19
Boys Singles – Nhat Nguyen beat Kyle Magee 21-11, 21-8
Girls Doubles – Clodagh Dunne/Beth Stephenson beat Orla Flynn/Alexander Troy 21-11, 21-7
Boys Doubles – Adam McAllister/Brian O’Mahoney beat Des Duggan/Kyle Magee 21-1-, 21-19
Mixed Doubles – Nhat Nguyen/Rebecca Woods beat Kyle Magee/Clodagh Dunne 21-12, 21-14
All results can be found HERE.
28 September 2015
Badminton Ireland recently paid a visit to Dunderry Badminton Club in Co. Meath.
"The members are very warm and welcoming, they pulled around some chairs and we sat discussing how the club could be taken to the next level. These ladies started the club last year and are really keen to grow and develop the club to make it a feature of the community." Norma McIntyre Club Development Officer.
Currently there are 13 members in the club, some play for the social aspect of the game, others went on to compete in the league and entered two teams into the Meath league for the first time last season. The players showed they were up for the challenge with one of the teams winning the league and the other team just losing out to their club mates in the final. Of course Dunderry BC was up for the challenge as two of their members are All Ireland GAA Medalists!
Talking with the members I could see they played badminton for the fun and enjoyment of the game. They are eager to share their passion for the game with beginners, juveniles and anyone who would be interested in joining the club. The members were talking about getting a coach in the club 2 nights a week with one night dedicated to teaching beginners and the other for the development of the current players. They hope to start a junior section in the near future and some of the members are even interested in doing our Shuttle Time Programme.
"It is exciting and satisfying to see clubs like Dunderry BC being proactive about its development. This creates sustainability for badminton in communities such as Dunderry and creates a community hub for juniors and adults alike to come and play badminton."
For more information about -Dunderry BC Click Here -Shuttle Time Programme Click Here
25 September 2015
Ulster Badminton’s Andrew Stewart has won the Sport Northern Ireland Talent Development coach of the year 2105.Andrew is the Talent ID & Development Officer for Ulster Badminton and also the Lisburn Emerging Performance Squad coach working with a number of the Top junior players in the province as well as Niall McVeigh the Double World Para Badminton Champion.
The success follows on from Tom Causer winning the High Performance Coach of the year last year and Naomi Darragh winning the North West Talent Coach of the year in March and Andrew was quick to acknowledge the Ulster Badminton Coaching Legacy Programme has had on the development of coaches in Ulster and also as an individual.
‘I am delighted to win the Sport NI Talent Development coach year, it is a great achievement and great to be recognised as a leading Talent Development coach. The Ulster Badminton coaching legacy programme has helped myself and other Ulster Coaches develop over the past 3 years through regular workshops and bring in world leading coaches to deliver these workshops.’
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