• Irish progress to the last 16 of the 2016 European Championships read more....(Photo Credit Mark Phelan)

    28/04/2016 High PerformanceIrish progress to the last 16 of the 2016 European Championships read more....(Photo Credit Mark Phelan)

    Chloe Magee has progressed to the last 16 of the women's singles after beating Telma Santos of Portugal in two games. Magee booked her second last 16 match up as she progressed to the mixed doubles with her brother Sam the day earlier. In the last 16 she will now face number 3 seed Line Kjaersfeldt of Denmark.

    In the men's singles, Scott Evans lost out earlier in the morning against Nick Fransman of Netherlands in two games 21-16 21-13.

    In the men's doubles, Sam and Josh lost the first game 21-9 to the Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen who are the fourth seeds in the tournament. They had game points in the second before losing out 30-28.

    Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle also performed well at their first ever European Championships. The girls lost out to Marie Batomene and Emilie Lefel of France in three games.

    The last 16 matches will commence at 14:00 in France and you will be able to watch the matches by clicking here

    For a full list of the Irish results from the tournament and livescore click here

  • U15 Quadrangular 2016

    28/04/2016 High PerformanceU15 Quadrangular 2016

    Best of luck to the Irish Under 15 Team who travel to the National Badminton Academy in Scotstoun, Glasgow this weekend for the Under 15 Quadrangular Event. Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland are all taking part in the matches over the weekend.

  • Boyle BC Smash White Teicnic

    25/04/2016 DevelopmentBoyle BC Smash White Teicnic

    Boyle Badminton Club recently organised the White Teicnic assessment and tied it in with a club visit from Badminton Ireland.

    A bit about the club...

    Boyle is situated in north Roscommon at the foot of the Curlew mountains near Lough Key Forest Park. Our club has 27 members affiliated to Badminton Ireland. We have a four-court badminton hall and we meet twice weekly on Mondays & Thursday nights 9-1130pm. 

    'It was the first time the club had done Teicnic, there was a mixture of beginners and players who had played for years. The club saw the value in the programme as a lot of the experienced players said they didn't realise the grip change and other aspects. We had some fun with the programme and in the short time that I was there I could see the difference in shots as players kept practising them." Norma McIntyre Club Development Officer

    "At the moment we have a H team who lost the county final very narrowly this year and we have a G team who won their county final and lost out in the Connacht final by 1 point. We also have members joining up with another local club to make teams to play in Grades E & C. Members of our club have won 2 All-Irelands in the last 3 years.Our C players will be playing in the All-Irelands in Dublin in May. Good luck to all!" Bernie Lavin the Secretary of Boyle Badminton Club

    Boyle members did have one complaint and that was the tired and sore bodies after the footwork relay race at the end! It wasn't enough to put them off the programme and they are keen to progress through the next level, the Yellow Teicnic.

    Photos courtesy of Bernie Lavin Boyle BC. Have a look at Boyle Badminton Club's Facebook

  • Silver and bronze for Ireland in Greece

    25/04/2016 High PerformanceSilver and bronze for Ireland in Greece

    The Irish under 19 team travelled to Greece for the 2016 Hellas junior event. The team that included European U17 European medallists Nhat Nguyen and Paul Reynolds performed well by medalling in 4 out of the 5 events.

    In the men’s singles Nhat Nguyen made it to the final where he lost out to number one seed Toma Junior Popov of France. Nguyen lost the first game and then fought back to win the second before Popov came through to win the third. It was a similar fate for Nhat in the doubles where he and his partner Paul Reynolds once more having to settle for bronze as they lost out in three games to Popov and his partner Thomas Baures.

  • All Ireland Juvenile Inter County Finals

    23/04/2016 EventsAll Ireland Juvenile Inter County Finals


    The atmosphere was electric at the All Ireland Juvenile Inter County Finals today in Baldoyle Badminton Centre.

    There were 15 teams from 6 different counties competing for titles across four age groups: U11, U13, U15 and U17. There was a total of 152 players taking part. The counties that made the finals stages included Dublin, Kildare, Cork, Donegal, Galway and Mayo.

    Here is the list of results from each of the events:

    Winners - Dublin
    Runners Up - Galway

    Winners - Dublin
    Runner Up - Cork

    Winners - Cork
    Runners Up - Kildare

    Winners - Dublin
    Runners Up - Cork

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Irish Juvenile Inter-County Finals

This Saturday April 23rd we will see 15 teams - 150 young players from around the country battle it out to become the All Ireland Juvenile Inter-County Champions.

We have teams from Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kildare and Mayo in four age category’s U11, U13, U15 and U17 all travelling to Leinsters Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Dublin.

Check in at 9.15am

Managers Meeting at 9.30am SHARP

Play starts at 10am SHARP

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European U17 Champion Nhat Nguyen, bronze medalist Paul Reynolds along with Ireland's Moya Ryan and Kate Frost travel to the Hellas Junior International 2016 in Sidirokastro, Greece this weekend.

After Nhat Nguyen's gold medal at the recent U17 European Championships he will be looking to put in a good performance in the Mens singles event, where he is the number two seed behind number one seed Toma Junior Popov of France. Nhat will also be playing alongside his partner Paul Reyolds in the Mens doubles.

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Men's singles
1  Scott Evans15,920
2  Nhat Nguyen8,660
3  Owen Marron7,820
4  Joshua Magee7,090
5  Mark Brady6,650
6  Nigel Boyne5,410
7  Jack O'Brien4,250
8  David Walsh3,780
9  Jon McCreedy3,550
10  Kevin Donnelly3,545
Women's singles
1  Chloe Magee16,050
2  Sara Boyle9,640
3  Rachael Darragh6,470
4  Moya Ryan6,410
5  Lucie Corcoran5,730
6  Clodagh Dunne4,305
7  Sinead Chambers3,640
8  Kate Frost3,510
9  Norma McIntyre2,470
10  Gemma Tobin2,255
Men's doubles
1  Joshua Magee13,410
2  Sam Magee13,410
3  Nhat Nguyen8,190
4  Paul Reynolds7,660
5  David Walsh5,690
6  Mark Brady4,790
6  Ciaran Chambers4,790
8  Daniel Magee4,750
9  Jack O'Brien4,735
10  John Finnegan4,418
Women's doubles
1  Sara Boyle9,860
2  Rachael Darragh9,360
3  Jennie King8,940
4  Sinead Chambers8,940
5  Moya Ryan6,400
6  Kate Frost6,300
7  Fiona Glennon6,150
7  Pauline Glennon6,150
9  Lucie Corcoran4,890
10  Vicki Pesti4,410
Mixed doubles
1  Chloe Magee19,090
1  Sam Magee19,090
3  Ciaran Chambers7,400
3  Sinead Chambers7,400
5  Jennie King6,810
6  Daniel Magee6,190
7  Moya Ryan5,370
8  Rachael Darragh5,210
9  Fiona Glennon4,770
10  John Amond4,745

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