• Technical official referee training day

    04/05/2015 EventsTechnical official referee training day

    If you enjoy badminton and you have an interest in getting involved with events, then come along to the technical official training day.

    The referee training is ideal for candidates who have a good knowledge of the rules of badminton. The course will be led by Dave Mullan and Aengus Sheerin. Both Dave and Aengus have a wealth of knowledge from their work in Irish domestic and International circuit events.

    The course details are as followed

    Date: Sunday 14th June

    Cost €5

    Location: Woodlands House Hotel, Adare , Co Limerick


    0930hrs:                Start of the morning session

    1100hrs:               15 minute Break

    1245hrs:               Lunch

    1345hrs:               Start of the afternoon session

    1515hrs:               15 minute break

    1700hrs:               Finish


  • The Best Club Night of the Year

    03/05/2015 GeneralThe Best Club Night of the Year

    Every club deserves a great night out and what better setting then at the 2015 Badminton Ireland Awards. Get ahead of the crowds and plan your club's Christmas party early with this great offer exclusive to Badminton Ireland affiliated clubs. For a limited time only clubs can book a table for 10 at the 2015 awards ceremony for the all time low price of €200. That's just €20 euro per head and includes a 3 course meal at the Airport Hilton function room on the 5th of December.

    This is a limited time offer and is only available until the 1st of June 2015. Tables are being booked fast so to avoid disappointment email to book your table today.

    It was another fantastic night at the 2014 Badminton Ireland Awards Ceremony which celebrates the best in Irish Badminton. It was a full hour at the event held this year at the Hilton Hotel in Dublin City. Badminton Ireland Chairman Ronan Rooney opened the night with a few words before handing the mic to RTEs Con Murphy who presented the evening. Guests were treated to a drinks reception before being seated for a 3 course meal with awards being presented to Ireland best. Secretary General Tom O Mahoney was in attendance to present awards to Ireland’s top volunteers, Players, Counties, Leagues and Schools





  • Carlton Irish Masters – Women’s Doubles takes centre stage on Day 3.

    03/05/2015 EventsCarlton Irish Masters – Women’s Doubles takes centre stage on Day 3.

    The final day of the 2015 Carlton Irish Masters saw the women’s doubles take centre stage with titles up from grabs in three categories. With plenty of high quality English and Danish opposition in the field Imelda Breen and Heather Harron (pictured) emerged as the sole Irish winners on day 3 in the round robin formatted over 50 category.

    Breen and Harron were comfortable winners in their opening match against Christine Graham and Doreen McClemments before winning the group decider against Cherry Stanbridge and Fran Walsh in two close games.

    Breen and Harron looked in control taking the first game 21-17 but Graham & McClements pushed the champions elect all the way in a close second game eventually just losing out 27-25 to the relief or Breen & Harron.

    In the over 35 category English duo Rebecca Pantaney and Lynne Swan (pictured) walked away with more silverware claiming the title without dropping a set. Swan was adding the women’s doubles35 title to the mixed title she won alongside Nick Ponting on Saturday while Pantaney was doubling up the women’s doubles title alongside her singles title from Saturday.

    In the over 45 women’s doubles category England’s Betty Blair teamed up with Denmark’s Kirsten Drachmann to claim the title with victories over Brenda Murray Flynn/Ellen O Neill & Lindsay Keddie/Evelyn Low. 

    To re visit all the action from court 5 today subscribe to Badminton Irelands YouTube channel by clicking HERE

    For all results from the three days of the Carlton Irish Master click HERE

    For a full photo gallery from all three days play from Baldoyle follow Badminton Ireland on Facebook by clicking HERE


  • Dunne takes Gold at the 2015 Quadrangular read more……………..

    03/05/2015 High PerformanceDunne takes Gold at the 2015 Quadrangular read more……………..

    Clodagh Dunne took the 2015 Quadrangular singles title today, beating Hope Warner of England in a hard fought final.

    Dunne has been the stand out player for Ireland in both the team and individual event held this week in Milton Keynes. Clodagh, who lives in Wexford is a member of the Badminton Ireland academy and has shown huge commitment to travelling to Dublin over the past number of seasons. Clodagh has always had a goal of taking Gold in the Quadrangular event and today her hard work and commitment has paid off.In the final Clodagh had to work extremely hard to earn her gold medal as Warner took the opening game and had match points in the second.

    Before the match team coach Naomi Darragh had made a quote on twitter “Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them

    Dunne certainly took this advice on board as she held her nerve to fight back from match point down to take the match into a deciding game. In the final game Dunne was full of confidence after her huge fight back and the momentum was now very much in her favour. The final game was over in a blink of an eye as Dunne went on to take victory. Clodagh now joins the elite few Irish names to have won a Quadrangular Gold medal in singles.

    Dunne also performed well in both the doubles and mixed doubles events where she made the semi-finals with her partners Beth Stephenson and Kyle Magee.

    The team performed well over the weekend, taking bronze in the team event. Another notable result came from Brian O’Mahony and Adam McAllister, who made it to the semi-finals of the men’s doubles event.

    Womens Singles Final

    Clodagh Dunne (IRE) Bt Hope Warner (ENG) 17-21 25-23 21-8

    Well done to all the team members and to the team manager and coaches Al Bredin and Naomi Darragh

  • Carlton Irish Masters – Turkington & Watt claim Over 40 crown.

    03/05/2015 EventsCarlton Irish Masters – Turkington & Watt claim Over 40 crown.

    The 2015 Carlton Irish Masters continued today with doubles and mixed categories and in the final match of a gruelling days schedule Michael Watt & Michael Turkington (pictured) came through in a titanic battle to claim the over 40’s men’s doubles title against English pair Gilhooly & Hawksworth.

    Both Turkington and Watt had decided to concentrate on the men’s doubles this year in their efforts to claim the over 40’s title after success across the categories in 2014.

    we decided that to play singles and mixed also was probably just to many games for us this year as we knew this over 40 category was going to be mighty tough to win which was proven here today against quality opposition” said Watt

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