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  • Graded International Invitational

    18/09/2019 EventsGraded International Invitational

    Badminton Ireland welcomes players from England, Scotland and Wales for a Graded International event in honour of our 120th Anniversary.

     

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce our Graded International which takes place on the 5th of October in the National Indoor Arena, Dublin. Players from Scotland, England, and Wales will compete against Ireland’s Grade E, F, G and H finalists from the FZ Forza Irish National Graded Final, which took place earlier this year.

    With a 10:00am start on the Saturday, the Graded International is the first of its kind and the culmination of Badminton Irelands continued investment in grassroots badminton. Commenting on the event Badminton Ireland CEO David McGill said “Over the past 3 years the Graded Nationals has grown steadily with increasing participation. This event creates a unique experience for club players, as they compete in a round robin in an international standard event and I want to thank Badminton England, Scotland and Wales for their support in putting this event together”.

    The event will start at 10am on Saturday October 5th and Badminton Ireland encourage all its members to attend the event, celebrate 120 years of Irish Badminton and promote grassroots badminton.

     

          

  • Club Forums 2019

    10/09/2019 GovernanceClub Forums 2019

    1 DAY LEFT!

    Have you already registered for our Club Forums 2019?!

    We only have 1 day left to our second forum in ULSTER.

    Topics covered on the evening will include Safeguarding, Data Protection and Club Development.

    We will also have Breakout Sessions on how to conduct a Child Risk Assessment and also how to develop a Club Development Plan.

    You can register for our Forums on the link below:

    Ulster – 19th September @ 7.30pm in the Holiday Inn Express, Antrim - Register Here

    Munster – 24th September @ 7.30pm in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown - Register Here

    Leinster – 26th September @ 7pm in Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus - Register Here

    Leinster – 1st October @ 8pm in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise - Register Here

    If you have any questions on these events, please do not hesitate to contact Conor Fadian, National Governance Officer on cfadian@badmintonireland.com or at +353 (86) 028 8555

  • Coaches Licence Applications Now Open for 2019/2020 Season

    04/09/2019 CoachingCoaches Licence Applications Now Open for 2019/2020 Season

    With the new season underway, it's time to ensure that coaches working in clubs and around the country are fully licenced qualified and meeting all the necessary legal requirements. Read more to find out details for the coming season...

     

     

     

     

  • Rachael & Rebecca Woods win Silver as Dylan Noble sweeps the U15 Irish Open

    01/09/2019 EventsRachael & Rebecca Woods win Silver as Dylan Noble sweeps the U15 Irish Open

    Full breakdown of the U15 & U19 Irish Open Finals Days

  • Woods Sisters reach Final of U19 Irish Open

    31/08/2019 EventsWoods Sisters reach Final of U19 Irish Open

    U19 Irish Open

    Women’s Singles

    Unsurprisingly, first seed, Vivien Sandorhazi, from Hungary, had been effortlessly moving through the tournament, two games per match. But the quarter final proved a little challenging, taking three games to win against Dounia Pelupessy (6 Seed), from Switzerland. She past the semi-finals with ease and will be going up against Pamela Reyes (England) in the final.

     

    Men’s Singles

    First Seed, Axel Henrik Parkhoi, from Denmark, progressed swiftly through the tournament, beating Gabriel Rodrigues (6) (France) in the quarterfinals. In the semi-finals he faced off against Ivan Kovacevic from France, winning two consecutive games. 3rd Seed, Yanis Gaudin (France), is another player to look out for. In the semi-finals, he beat English player and 7th Seed, Sid Palakaal after three games. Tomorrow, Parkhoi and Palakaal will face each other in the finals.

     

    Mixed Doubles

    Rachael Woods & her partner Yann Orteu from Sweden (4th Seeds), made it to the semi-finals against 1st Seeds Zhi Hao YAP & Abbygael Harris (England).

    The semi-finals also included another English pair, William Jones & Asmita Chaudhari (2 Seed), who came up against the Netherlands, Wessel Van Der Aar & Kelly Van Buiten (3 Seed).

     

    Women’s Doubles

    In the semi-finals for the WD, we saw three pairs of Irish players trying to make it to the final. Irish sisters Rachael &Rebecca Woods have progressed through without hesitation and won against Kim Feehily & Alexandra Troy after a tough three games.

    Pamela Pontanosa & Orla Flynn came up against 1st Seed Switzerland players, Dounia Pelupessy & Milena Schnider.

     

    Men’s Doubles

    The MD Semi-finals saw great games with fantastic play. Brandon Adams & Matthew Bickerton (England) lost against 4 Seeds, Finn Achthoven, & Wessel Van Der Aar (Netherlands). Swedish players and 3rd Seeds, Yann Orteu & Minh Quang Pham lost to 2nd Seed English players, William Jones & Brandon Zhi Hao Yap.

     

    U15 Irish Open

    Dylan Noble, first seed in both BS and BD has thrived in the competition so far, starting his day off by winning mixed doubles with his partner Paige Woods against Viktor Platteet & Tammi Van Wonterghem (Belgium). The Boy’s Singles did not prove a challenge for Noble as he progressed swiftly through his matches. In the quarter finals he beat Thomas Mabbe from Belgium, and will go to the semi final against another Irish player, 3/4 seed Senan O’Rourke.

    Both O’Rourke and Noble have played exceptionally well throughout the U15 Irish Open, making it to the BD semi-finals. Noble plays alongside Eoghan Cooney as 1st seeds, while O’Rourke plays with Fionn Downey, 2nd seeds.

    Siofra Flynn, first seed in three events, XD, GS & GD, did extremely well with her mixed doubles partner Eoghan Cooney, winning their match in the first round. Siofra had an unfortunate loss in her GS game against Amber Boonen from Belgium, who’s had a great run, progressing to the semi-finals, against Ishbel McCallister (Sweden). Irish player and 2nd Seed, Michelle Schochan has also advanced to the semis after beating Tammi Van Wonterghem (Belgium) and will be playing another Swedish player and 3/4 Seed, Katrina Chan.

    For the GD, Siofra Flynn & Paige Woods will be up against Nicole Joy & Rachel O’Flynn, while Laura Heery & Zarah Pender will play Swedish players, Katrina Chan & Ishbel McCallister.

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Ranking

Men's singles
1  Nhat Nguyen16,610
2  Joshua Magee8,673
3  David Walsh7,370
4  Jack O'Brien5,950
5  Jonathan Dolan5,590
6  Azhar Syed5,395
7  Callum Thomas5,080
8  Adam McAllister5,000
9  Sam McKay4,860
10  Mark Brady4,680
Women's singles
1  Orla Flynn8,250
2  Kate Frost7,800
3  Rachael Darragh5,537
4  Sara Boyle5,468
5  Rachael Woods4,970
6  Alexandra Troy3,560
7  Pamela Pontanosa3,290
8  Sophia Noble2,590
9  Jessica Leung2,340
10  Moya Ryan2,090
Men's doubles
1  Joshua Magee12,268
2  Paul Reynolds12,268
3  Ciaran Chambers8,650
4  Daniel Magee7,740
5  Callum Thomas6,720
6  Sam McKay6,590
7  Brian O'Mahony6,490
8  Adam McAllister5,990
9  John Amond5,900
10  Azhar Syed5,560
Women's doubles
1  Kate Frost8,730
2  Moya Ryan8,730
3  Rachael Darragh8,625
4  Sara Boyle8,255
5  Vicki Pesti6,990
6  Orla Flynn6,370
7  Pamela Pontanosa5,960
8  Fiona Farrell5,180
8  Lauren Au5,180
10  Rachael Woods4,490
Mixed doubles
1  Chloe Magee24,044
1  Sam Magee24,044
3  Kate Frost8,440
4  Daniel Magee8,270
5  Paul Reynolds8,080
5  Rachael Darragh8,080
7  Ciaran Chambers6,570
8  Moya Ryan5,920
9  David Walsh5,380
10  Alexandra Troy5,380

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