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  • Autumn Open 2014

    15/09/2014 LeinsterAutumn Open 2014

    The Autumn Open takes place this weekend September 20th/21st in Terenure Badminton Centre, Whitehall Road with top seed in the men’s singles Joshua Magee playing his first domestic event of the season.  Likely opposition will come from Prakash Nath (No 2), recent Mount Pleasant winner Mark Brady (No 3) and Stuart Lightbody (No 4). The unseeded Leinster duo of Owen Marron & Nigel Boyne could well cause an upset.

  • European Para Badminton Championships 2014

    15/09/2014 EventsEuropean Para Badminton Championships 2014

    Ireland’s two-times World and European Para Badminton champion Niall McVeigh remained upbeat after his shock defeat at the hands of Andrew Martin the English No1 who for once got the better of the Poyntzpass 24 year old in the final of the European Para Badminton Championships in Spain. Despite being “a little bit disappointed” Niall admitted to having “learned a lot from today’s match and it will make me a better player.”

    Everything had been going to plan as far as his preparations were concerned and in the preliminary round robin matches Niall was his usual no-nonsense self taking only 23 minutes to end the challenges of Grzegorz Jednaki 21/11 21/6 and Isaak Daglish 21/14 21/12 while England’s Jack Shephard fared only a few minutes better on court with McVeigh winning 21/16 21/10 to book his place in the semi-finals.

  • Munster Open 2014

    14/09/2014 MunsterMunster Open 2014

    It was an emotional Nigel Boyne who took the men's singles title at the Munster Open in University of Limerick yesterday after a closely fought three game match with Eddie Cousins. Nigel was impressive throughout the morning with victories against Norman Lau and Mark Brady along the way to reach the final.

    In the women's singles Ruth Kilkenny showed she is still on top on her game after her retirement some years ago from the International circuit.  In the final Ruth played Lucie Corcoran, and took the title 21-16  21-13.

  • 2014 European Senior Championships

    12/09/2014 Events2014 European Senior Championships

    A sunny week awaits Brian McKee (Manager) and the Irish Masters team travelling to Portugal to compete in the 2014 European Senior Championships which take place in the Portuguese city of Caldas da Rainha from 21-27 September 2014 in the High Performance Centre for Badminton;the venue which hosts the Portuguese International each year.

    Women's doubles World Champions Pam Peard/Sian Williams, along with fellow players Pat Marron, Elizabeth Gault, Stephen Waddell, Brian Moore and Robert Evans all form part of the travelling team.

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    12/09/2014 DevelopmentAction Lesotho Needs your Club's Help

    Lesotho needs you and your club's help. Get invovled with Badminton Ireland's Action Lesotho Iniatitive and help bring Badminton to the children of Lesotho.

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Munster Open 2014

The Munster Open will be played on Saturday 13th September in the University of Limerick Sports Arena.  With a big Munster entry, this competition should generate a lot of local interest and showcase the talents of Ireland's rising badminton stars as well as the experience of the more established players.  

If the Mens Singles goes according to the seeding, No. 1 seed Mark Brady should meet No. 2 seed Sam McKay in the final.  However, Nhat Nguyen and Nicholas Murphy will hope to upset the seedings. Munster's Ciara Dwyer is the No. 1 women's singles seed while the No. 2 seeding goes to another Munster player, Gemma Tobin.

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Finals day Carlton U19/U15 Opens

Terrific games on finals day as Austria's Wolfgang Gnedt wins the U19 men's singles at Baldoyle Badminton Centre with Ireland's Paul Reynolds & Rachael Darragh taking the mixed doubles title.

In the men's doubles, the English pairing of George Priestman & Nathan Rossiter took the gold medal with Irish/French pairing of Sam McKay & Louis Ducrot taking silver.  In the women's singles, Swiss player Ronja Stern took the gold medal with Ireland's Rachael Darragh taking the silver.  In the all Swiss  women's doubles final, Ronja Stern & Simone von Rotz were victorious against their fellow compatriots, Celine Dagelet & Chantal von Rotz.

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