• BWF Level 2 Course Dates Announced

    25/11/2015 CoachingBWF Level 2 Course Dates Announced

    Dublin will play host to a BWF Level 2 coach education course. This course is the highest level of coaching qualification currently available that is recognised by the Badminton World Federation. Read more to find out what is involved in becoming a BWF Level 2 coach.....




  • SLIGO CITY badminton club Open Night

    25/11/2015 ConnachtSLIGO CITY badminton club Open Night

    Saturday Night the 28th of November is a key night in the development of the newly reformed Sligo City badminton club. After lying dormant for the past twenty years the only current badminton club in Sligo City is alive and well with more than fifty members playing in Summerhill College.

    This is our launch of the reformed Sligo City club with an Open night. The President of Badminton Ireland, Breda Connolly and Connacht Badminton’s chairperson, Anthony Walsh will join us on the night as well as local dignitaries. ‘Sligo City’ wants to invite anyone who ever played badminton- even if it was twenty or thirty years ago- or anyone who ever wanted to play, to come along to Summerhill from 6pm on the night to take part in our open night. Rackets and shuttles will be supplied so it’s just a matter of bringing the body. Everyone is welcome to come along and play for a couple of week’s trial period before becoming members. Come and try the game for a while and if it’s not to your liking all you’ve lost is a few episodes of Coronation Street. We play from 8pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s in Summerhill College’s fabulous four court hall. If you can’t make the open night, and are interested in playing, contact Paul on 0876100108.

  • Portuguese Junior 2015

    25/11/2015 High PerformancePortuguese Junior 2015

    This week Ireland’s up and coming stars, Jon McCreedy, Sam McKay, Nhat Nguyen, Moya Ryan and Paul Reynolds will be heading off to play in the VII Portuguese Junior 2015.

    First up on Friday morning will be Jon McCreedy who will play Miguel Rocha seeded (9) of Portugal. Sam McKay (15) plays Joao Chang of Portugal. Nhat Nguyen (14) will play Daniel Mendes of Portugal. Moya Ryan plays Catarina C. Silva of Portugal.

    After the singles, the mixed partnership of Paul Reynolds and Moya Ryan (6) will take on the Spanish pair Alex Alcala Dominguez/Cristina Poy Granados.

    Next up is MD, where Sam McKay will partner Mark Leith (7) of Scotland against Marco Jorge/Daniel Mendes of Portugal and Nhat Nguyen/Paul Reynolds will play Joao Chang/Rui Tremoceire of Portugal.

    Please click here for draws

  • *UPDATED* Welsh International Challenge

    25/11/2015 High Performance*UPDATED* Welsh International Challenge

    DAY 2 - The Irish players progressed past the first rounds of the Welsh International Challenge in women’s singles, mixed doubles, women’s doubles and men’s doubles.

    First on court was Joshua Magee who beat Adam Dolman of England in 2 straight games 22-20, 21-16. This win got Joshua into the main draw against Swierczynki Mateusz of Poland, Josh narrowly lost the first game 24-22. Josh could not keep up with the Pole in the second and lost the game 21-16.

    Joshua joined Rachael Darragh in the mixed doubles against Joshua Young and Grace Taylor of England. The young Irish combination performed well and came out on top 21-18, 21-14. They will now play number 6 seeds Gregory Mairs and Jenny Moore from England.

    Chloe Magee won her opening match against Martina Rapiska of Slovakia 21-17, 21-16. Chloe who is number 6 seed now plays Natalia Perminova of Russia in her second round match on Friday.

    Chloe teamed up with Sam Magee and won their opening round match against Chia Hao Lee and Chia Hsin Lee of Chinese Taipei. The experience of the Irish players saw them win the match fairly comfortably 21-15, 21-15.

    Sam and Joshua Magee were pushed to three games by Robert Golding and Victor Liew of England. The Magees lost the first game 22-20 but they pulled themselves together and took the second game fairly easily 21-15. The third game was tied at 22 all, the Irish pair then took the next 2 points and the match 24-22. Sam and Joshua will now play the number 5 seeds from Australia Matthew Chau and Sawan Serasinghe.

    Sara Boyle and Rachael Darragh also won their first round of the women’s doubles by beating Fee Teng Liew and Lizzie Tolman of England 22-20, 21-15. The Irish girls now have a walkover in their second round as the number 3 seeds from Russia have pulled out. They will now probably meet Lefel and Batomine from France in their quarter-final clash.

    All draws and results can be found HERE.

  • Kilkenny to host International Badminton Match

    24/11/2015 LeinsterKilkenny to host International Badminton Match

    Leinster Badminton in conjunction with Badminton Ireland bring you an International Match between Ireland and European Selection. Team Ireland has announced a strong lineup for the match which takes place in The Watershed Killkenny on Sunday 29th of November at 3:00pm.

    Team Ireland includes two time Olympian Chloe Magee, 2015 European Game Bronze medallists Sam and Joshua Magee, 2015 U19 Irish Open Singles and Doubles Gold medallist Rachael Darragh and  U19 Irish Open Girls Doubles champion Sara Boyle.

    So why not come along and see some great badminton matches and support Team Ireland?

    The European Team will be announced shortly so  keep an eye on Leinster Badminton’s Facebook page or the International Badminton Match event page for updates. 

    Tickets available from The Terenure Office or contact your County Rep whom you can find on the image below. 


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Want to Increase your Club's Membership?

Here are a couple of tips that could potentially help increase your club membership, whether it is an adult or a juvenile club or both. Get in touch with Badminton Ireland if you plan on running an open night, we can help with promoting the open night/club as well as offering advice.


Contact your local schools

Due to our Shuttle Time programme more schools are playing badminton making them a good source of players for clubs. Hold an open night, inviting any children who would like to try badminton to attend with the aim of getting them to return and become members. Contact the schools to find the best way to promote the club to both the school children and parents.

If your local school hasn't heard about our Shuttle Time programme but would be interested you can direct them to our website  or for more information.

Advertise Advertise Advertise!

Make up flyers and posters with the club's details, ask local shops, community halls, the local parish, corporate/business parks etc. if they would advertise or give out the flyers. If there is a local newspaper/newsletter, contact them and ask if they would include your poster in one of their editions. Social media is a great and free way to advertise, set up a Facebook page, Twitter account, connect with the county badminton association, the branch and Badminton Ireland. Drum up interest for your page by also connecting with local residence pages, Local Sports Partnership and ask them to help promote your club/open nights/recruitment drive. 

Member's Development

New players/beginners generally are interested in learning how to play badminton so why not organise a coach to coach the club as a whole or to coach groups who are interested. When new people are looking for clubs to join they generally look to see if there is active coaching. For a list of BI licensed coaches click HERE.The Teicnic resources are also available online for clubs/individuals to download, a qualified coach can assess players should they wish to progress through the levels.

Have a look at the Starting A Club page, it will give you guidelines on the different aspects of a club.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the Club Development Officer at


Applications Now Open for Teicnic Camps 2016

Discounted rates available  for early registration for Teicnic 2016 Summer Camps.Read more to see how you can avail of this offer.....




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Carlton Irish Open 2015

We are getting close to the 102nd Carlton Irish Open! Over 30 countries will be taking part in this prestigious event. Tickets will be available on the door so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to see some top class badminton. We have supporter’s package deals available thanks to our sponsor Hilton Hotels. Every pack purchased contains a free treat from The Broderick Brothers.

If you want to get the best seats in the house at the Carlton Irish Open well here is your opportunity. Badminton Ireland is looking for volunteers for line judging from 2nd-5th December. On the Saturday after the finals, Badminton Ireland’s High Performance Director Tom Reidy and team will be giving a coaching session for all the volunteers.

If you can help out at the event (even if it’s only for a few hours) please contact Greg –

The draws have now been published for everyone to see, you can find it here.


Upcoming events


Connacht Junior Open...

Connacht Branch, Sligo28/11/2015 to 29/11/2015MS, WS, MD, WD, XD

Munster Closed U19...

Munster Branch, Nenagh28/11/2015 to 29/11/2015BS, GS, BD, GD, XD



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