• Evans wins midnight marathon at the 2015 All England Championships

    05/03/2015 High PerformanceEvans wins midnight marathon at the 2015 All England Championships

    In the Women's Singles Chloe Magee faced the current World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain. Marin started the match with her usual fiery determination and raced through the opening game, showing why she is seeded six for this prestigious event. In the second game Magee changed her tactics and was able to counter attack Marin's attacking play. This change of tactics helped Magee take the second game, much to the delight of the Irish fans in the crowd. In the third game Magee started with a number of easy unforced errors. Marin took full advantage of her 4 point lead and controlled the game all the way to the end.



  • Young Guns steal the show at the U17's and U13's National Finals

    01/03/2015 EventsYoung Guns steal the show at the U17's and U13's National Finals

    There were some fantastic matches at the Carlton U17's and U13's National Championships at Baldoyle Badminton Centre today when the young guns on the circuit stole the show and quite a few titles to boot.

    In the U17's tournament 13 year old Kyle Magee faced Paul Reynolds (3/4) in the first game of the boy's singles semi-finals. Magee was true to his famous family reputation and made a valiant effort but it was the experience of the older Reynolds that secured his place in the final 21/19, 21/15.

  • Semi Final for Magees at German GP

    28/02/2015 High PerformanceSemi Final for Magees at German GP

    Sam and Chloe Magee took to the court to face world number 10 and hometown favourites Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michel. From the outset the Magees struggled to find their feet and the German pair ran away with a comfortable 21-15 first set victory. The Magees stayed in contention at the start of the second set and forced a small lead at the interval. After the interval the Magees fought their way to victory as they rolled off a quick run of points to win the second set 21-14. The Germans regrouped and got encouraged by the strong support, despite this it was the Magees who found themselves with a three point lead at the change of ends in the third set. The Magees kept the pressure on and with momentum going their way they finished off the Germans 15-21, 21-14, 21-16. Chloe Magee remarked after the match that was the biggest victoy of her mixed pairs career. Tomorrow Sam and Chloe will face Mads Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark who have a world ranking of 12.

  • Quarter Final at German GP Gold

    26/02/2015 High PerformanceQuarter Final at German GP Gold

    Ireland’s Sam and Chloe Magee secured their place in tomorrow’s quarter final in Mulhein an der Ruhr. The Magees faced the much fancied Malaysian combination of Aik Quan Tan/Pei Jing Lai. Chloe and Sam kept a slender lead throughout the first set and with a good run of serves from Chloe, the Irish saw out the first set 21-14. The second set continued in the same fashion, good set-ups from Chloe at the net allowed Sam to find winners from the rear of the court. This great combination play allowed the Magees to run away with the second set and match 21-13.

    On Thursday the Magees will be up against the German No. 1’s and crowd favourites Birgit Michel and Michael Fuchs.

    The schedule of the matches has not been posted yet,

  • German Grand Prix Gold

    25/02/2015 High PerformanceGerman Grand Prix Gold

    Ireland was on court in the Men’s Singles and Men’s doubles on day one of the German Grand Prix Gold in Mulheim an der Ruhr. In the Men’s Singles, Joshua Magee put up a great performance by progressing to main draw by beating Tobias Wadenka of Germany before narrowly losing to Lucas Corvee from France in the first round.

    Scott Evans had a tough first round match against number 8 seed Sho Sasaki of Japan and lost in three tough fought games. The Magee brothers Sam and Joshua narrowly lost in the men’s doubles qualifying round to the Indonesian pair of Arya Maulana Adiartam and Fran Kurniawan.

    First on court was the men’s doubles combination of Sam/Joshua Magee who took on the Indonesian pair of Fran Kurniawan/Arya Maulana Adiartama. The Irish men started off well and took the opening game 21-19 but the Indonesians fought back and took the second game 21-15. The Irish men who have a world ranking of 95 gave everything they had but were just beaten 26-24 in a match that lasted 48 minute.

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Irish Badminton Club Break World Record

To all those who partook in this record breaking attempt, we have just received confirmation this morning that this attempt was successful.
The original Record was 120 participants in a consecutive rally and it's now held by Meath Badminton Association with an extra 3 participants bring it to 123.

Well done to Skryne Badminton Club who ran this event in conjunction with Meath County Badminton under the guidance of Mr. Gavin Lynch.
Details of how each individual who took part can recieve their cert. from the Guiness Book of Records will follow soon. 
Congratulations to all involved, another first for Leinster badminton .



A great day's badminton at the All Ireland Club Championships

It's been a great day's badminton here at Galway Lawn Tennis Club as the teams battle it out in the All Ireland Club Championships.

The C Grade cup was played out over one day and in round 1, Sligo TC narrowly beat Kadca 4 matches to 3. Galway LTC faced DCU and took a comfortable win with 6 matches to 1.

In round 2, Sligo TC met DCU and took a very comfortable win of 7 matches to 0.  Kadca met Galway LT and after a very close tie Kadca took the victory 4 matches to 3.

In round 3 Kadca met DCU and took a convincing victory 6 matches to 1.

Sligo LT played Galway LTC, took the victory and the C Grade Club Championshps 5 matches to 2. 

The Runners Up title went to Kadca.

Galway took third place and DCU fourth.

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Watt Defends Masters Title This Weekend

Having totally dominated the badminton scene both North and South of the border for over a decade in his youth, it is no surprise whatsoever that he should now be having the same success as he enters the veteran stages of the sport and this weekend he will be defending his Over 40 Mens Singles title at the Roadside Motors Lisburn Ulster Masters Badminton Championships at Lisburn Racquets Club.

Michael, a member of Banbridge and District club and Alpha, is unbeaten in any of the singles masters competitions whether at national or provincial level here in Ireland or at any other major events including the European Championships at 45 plus or the All England Championships at 40 plus level.

Already this year he has lifted the Irish Masters title beating Kevin Donnelly in the final but in the doubles, partnering Michael Turkington, they didn’t have things all their own way despite eventually coming through 21-19 21-18 against Alan Colgan and Seamus Halpin but in last season’s Ulster Masters Turkington and Watt had to be content with being runners-up to Eugene McKenna and Graham Henderson, two former international colleagues of Watt.

Tournament organizer, William Martin, who is also President of the Ulster Branch, is delighted to report a further increase in the numbers entering the eight age groups and the continued financial support of local company Roadside Motors Lisburn.

“We have for the first time in Masters events introduced a new 35 plus section and  are  continuing  the 70 plus section where I see Jack Earls from St Johns Dromara will be defending his mens singles   title.At  65 plus Bob Evans is coming from Cork to resume his battles with Ballinderry's Tony Clarke   and   David Kenny from Clogher Valley.

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