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  • Coaches Clinics Cork read more....

    05/07/2015 CoachingCoaches Clinics Cork read more....

    The next instalment of the Badminton Ireland coaching clinics was held today in County Cork in Dunmanway Badminton Club.

    There was a great turn out of both juvenile and coaches to undertake the Teicnic course.

    The first group undertook the white level Teicnic, while the second group undertook a mixture of the Teicnic programme.

    “The Teicnic programme is fantastic, everyone had a fantastic day today and learned a number of new techniques” Wendy O’Mahony (Dunmanway BC)

    Full interview with Wendy check the link below. The Badminton Ireland coaches travel to Waterford tomorrow for the next instalment of the coaches clinics.

    Don't forget to check out the Badminton Ireland Facebook page and follow @bad_min_ton on Twitter for the latest updates

     

  • Badminton Ireland appoint Interim CEO

    04/07/2015 GeneralBadminton Ireland appoint Interim CEO

    Following the departure of Richard Vaughan from Badminton Ireland for pastures new in Australia, Michael Watt will now take over the role on a temporary basis until a permanent CEO position can be filled. Many in the badminton community will be familiar with Michael's past exploits as a player and manager within badminton, but perhaps less so with his business experience.

    Michael commented; "I am delighted to take over on a temporary basis from Richard as CEO of Badminton Ireland until a permanent successor is found. My role will be to progress the structures and programmes already put in place in the areas of development, performance, administration and events. I wish to ensure that BI continues to be in a good place for the new season and beyond."

  • Coaching Clinics Oranmore read more.....

    04/07/2015 CoachingCoaching Clinics Oranmore read more.....

    The next instalment of the Badminton Ireland coaching clinics was held today in County Galway in Oranmore Badminton Club.

    There was a great turn out of both juvenile and coaches to undertake the Teicnic course.

    The first group undertook the white level Teicnic, while the second group took the yellow Teicnic level

    “After becoming a Badminton Ireland academy cell we have improved our facilities and we are encouraging our coaches to update their qualifications. We feel the Teicnic programme is of huge strength for both player and coach and is a programme we use to coach at our academy in Oranmore” Anthony Conneely Badminton ireland academy cell coach (Oranmore BC)

    Full interview with Anthony check the link below. The Badminton Ireland coaches travel to Cork tomorrow for the next instalment of the coaches clinics.

    Don't forget to check out the Badminton Ireland Facebook page and follow @bad_min_ton on Twitter for the latest updates

  • Roscommon Coaches Clinic read more........

    04/07/2015 CoachingRoscommon Coaches Clinic read more........

    The first of the Badminton Ireland coaching clinics was held tonight in County Roscommon in four mile community centre.

    There was a great turn out of both juvenile, adult players and coaches to undertake the Teicnic course.

    The coaching clinics are covering the Teicnic Badminton programme this year. The Teicnic badminton programme runs from white to black levels similar to the Karate belt system.

    The first group undertook the White level Teicnic, while the more advanced group got an introduction to the Red level Teicnic.

    “We are looking to build Badminton back up in Roscommon. We have had a number of new clubs started and we want to promote the sport using the Teicnic programme” Tim Clogher Roscommon Chairperson

    Full interview with Tim below. The Badminton Ireland coaches travel to Galway tomorrow for the next instalment of the coaches clinics. 

    Don't forget to check out the Badminton Ireland Facebook page and follow @bad_min_ton on Twitter for th latest updates

     

     

     

     

     

  • *UPDATED*Magees win in Russia

    03/07/2015 High Performance*UPDATED*Magees win in Russia

    Chloe and Sam Magee won the mixed doubles at the White Nights International Challenge. They beat the ex world number one Robert Matuesiak and his new partner Nadiezda Zieba in 2 tough games 21-18, 21-17. This win will help Chloe and Sam in their quest to qualify for Rio 2016, Chloe said after the match “Very positive week with some hard fought games and some good wins. Delighted to be taking home the title from White Nights and hoping to continue our good form in Lagos in a week's time”. The Magees will be home for a weeks training before they jet off to Lagos, Nigeria to try and win another title and increase their world ranking which is currently at 27.

    All results can be found HERE.

     

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General

Badminton Ireland Rose Rachel Boyle to compete in Dublin heat

Rachel Boyle will represent Badminton Ireland in the Dublin Rose Selection this Friday the 3rd of July at 8PM in the Stillorgan Park Hotel. Rachel says she is delighted to represent Badminton Ireland. " My family and I have always enjoyed Badminton. It has brought great friendships, fun, opportunities and travel. And I am delighted to be given the opportunity to represent Badminton Ireland in the Dublin Rose Selection."

Tickets for the event are €20 and can be purchased at the door Badminton Ireland encourages all members to attend the event to support Rachel in her quest to become Rose of Tralee. There is also a 'best banner' competion at the event so be sure to bring one along!

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High Performance

Team Ireland returns from Baku to hero's welcome

Badminton Ireland would like to congratulate all of the Irish Athletes who took part in the European Games in Baku in particular Chloe Magee, Sam Magee, and Josh Magee who all secured bronze medals.There was a hero’s welcome for all Irish athletes in Dublin airport this morning which was attended by Badminton Ireland President Breda Connolly. 

Events

Ireland secure five medals in final day Carlton Irish Para Open

There were two medals each for Niall McVeigh and Laura Lee Jenkins and one for Owen Casey as Ireland took five medals in the inaugural Carlton Irish Para Open.

In the SS6 singles Niall McVeigh took the gold after a thrilling final with Chun Yim Wong with the two time world champion McVeigh eventually securing a 21-11, 21-11 victory.

McVeigh teamed with his final opponent in the Men’s doubles where the Irish/Chinese team had to settle for silver after losing out to Krysten Coombs and Jack Shepard of England in the final.

En-route to the final the McVeigh/Yim Wong partnership had looked unstoppable topping their group and dispatching of Polish team Maria Barstuz and Grzergorz Jednaki 21-5, 21-11.

Combs and Shepard had paved an impressive path to the final topping their group without dropping a set, while scoring 84 points and conceding just 22, to ease into the semis where they faced fellow Englishmen Isaak Dalglish and Andrew Martin. Combs and Shepard secured their place in the final with a 22-10, 21-7 win over Dalglish and Martin.

The home crowd was optimistic of a second gold for McVeigh in the doubles despite the narrow 21-17 defeat in the opening set it however it wasn’t to be as Coombs and Shepard secured the gold with a 21-10 win in the second set.

In the SU5 class men’s doubles Owen Casey teamed up with Welshman David Jack Wilson where the Irish/Welsh team took bronze medals.

Laura Lee Jenkins also took home two bronze medals in both the singles and doubles of the WH1/WH2 class. 

Emma Farnham and Andrew Moorcroft were amongst the casualties of the McVeigh/Yim Wong juggernaut who beat the Irish pair 21-4, 21-3. Farnham and Moorcroft were also beaten by English pair Isaak Dalglish and Andrew Martin meaning they finished bottom of the three team group.

Representing Ireland in the Ireland in the WH1/WH2 women’s doubles was Laura Lee Jenkins who teamed with fellow Celt Fiona Christie of Scotland. The Celtic pair took a heavy defeat in their first game losing out 21-2 in both sets to Elke Rongen and Emine Seckin of Germany and Turkey respectively. 

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