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  • Irish cast their eyes to Indonesia after disappointment in Australia read more......

    27/05/2015 High PerformanceIrish cast their eyes to Indonesia after disappointment in Australia read more......

    Ireland has had a tough start to their Olympic qualification campaign with both the men’s singles and mixed doubles, losing out in the opening round on the Australian open.

    Irish number one Scott Evans lost out to Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Honk Kong. Evans competed well in the opening game losing out 23-21. In the second game Wong took control to take the match after 45 minutes of play.

    In the mixed doubles Chloe and Sam Magee faced Nipitphon Puangpuapech and Puttita Supajirakul of Thailand. The first game in this match was also competitive, with the Thailand pairing control at the big points to win 21-17. In the second game the Irish struggled as Puangpuapech and Supajirakul piled on the pressure. The Thailand pair took the second game to progress to the last 16.

    The Irish now have to get back to training before they head directly to Indonesia open premier super series event.

    Men’s Singles Rd 32

    Scott Evans (IRE) lost to Wong Wing Ki Vincent (HKG) 23-21 21-15

    Mixed Doubles Rd 32

    Sam Magee/Chloe Magee lost to Nipitphon Puangpuapech/Puttita Supajirakul (THA) 21-17 21-9

  • Irish get Olympic qualification underway in Australia read more….

    26/05/2015 High PerformanceIrish get Olympic qualification underway in Australia read more….

    Chloe Magee was the first of the Irish in action today at the 2015 Australian Open super series event.  Magee faced Evgeniya Kosetskaya in her opening round of qualification. The Irish number one took this match in two games to progress to face Tee Jing Yi of Malaysia. Jing Yi won this match in three games to progress to the main draw.

    Tomorrow Magee will be back in action in the main draw of the mixed. Chloe and her partner Sam Magee will face Nipitphon Puangpuapech and Puttita Supajiraku of Thailand.

    Irish number one men’s singles player Scott Evans will face Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong in the main draw.

    This will be the first event on the Olympic qualification list for the Irish players. You can follow all the latest results on the Badminton Ireland Facebook page, and by following @bad_min_ton on Twitter.

     

    Qualification final

    Chloe Mage (IRE) (3) lost to Tee Jing Yi (MAS) 21-17 21-23 21-12

    Qualification Rd 1

    Chloe Mage (IRE) (3) bt Evgeniya Kosetskaya (RUS) 21-16 21-15

  • Day two of the C/E/G Graded Championships

    24/05/2015 EventsDay two of the C/E/G Graded Championships

    Day two of the 2015 All Ireland Graded C/E/G Championships started out in two venues, Marino institute of education hosted the grade E Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles while Baldoyle was host to the remainder of grade E and all of grade C. With such a large entry in both grades, players faced a long day of play however this did little to dampen spirits as spectators cheers could be heard throughout the day's play.

    In the grade C Men’s Single number 1 seed Jack O’Brien took the trophy, beating Azher Syed 21-15, 21-19, while there was an upset in the Woman’s Singles as Jennifer Lalor beat the number 1 seed Molly Davies providing one of the most exciting and closest matches of the entire weekend. Davies took the first game 21-15 but Lalor kicked back in the second to win the game 21-15. With one game a peace both girls had everything to lose as they battled it out in court in the final game. Lalor managed to edge ahead a win the final game 25-23

  • Troy and Feehily take gold at the Glasgow youth international read more……….

    24/05/2015 High PerformanceTroy and Feehily take gold at the Glasgow youth international read more……….

    Alex Troy and Kim Feehily were the only Irish players to progress to the finals day of the Glasgow youth international. Despite being the only Irish left in the event the girls were on high spirits going into the last day of the event.

     

     

    The semifinals moved to the national badminton academy at Scotstoun infront of a full stadium of badminton fans. In the semifinals Troy and Feehily caused a big upset beating the number one seeds Kiara Henry of England and Jeel Patel of India 21-19 21-18.

    In the finals the Irish then faced the number two seeded pairing of Fiona Hallberg of Sweden and Alexandra Oprisan of England. The Irish were game point down in the first and came back to win the opening game 22-20. In the second game the match was evenly balanced all the way to the end. At 20 all the Irish took command of the match with some good serving from Feehily at the front and Troy dominating the backcourt with her power.

    After securing a crucial lead at 21-20 Feehily turned to Troy and said one more point. Feehily got it right as the Irish closed out the match.

    “This was a difficult match for the girls after a long weekend of play. I was delighted with the player’s attitude in the final especially in the deciding points when the pressure was high. We have had a good team spirit all week and it is great to be coming home with a Gold medal”  Daniel Magee team coach

    Both Sonya and I would like to thank the players for their effort during the weekend. You can find a full list of results from the finals on the following link  

    Final 

    Alexandra Troy/Kim Feehily (IRE) bt Fiona Hallberg (SWE) /Alexandra Oprisan (ENG) 22-20 22-20

  • The season ends on a high for these grade G players

    23/05/2015 EventsThe season ends on a high for these grade G players

    The season ends on a high for these grade G players. Baldoyle badminton centre hosted the 3rd and final graded tournament of the season with grade G being played today. Badminton Irelands Graded tournaments are relatively new but have quickly become one of the most popular events for the players of Ireland and today Grade G players were given the chance to compete for the title of best in Ireland.

    In the Men’s Singles event Simon Beale of Ballina took on Tiarnan Lawlor of Waterford in the final. Beale had beaten Claregalways Trevor Jennings in two sets to secure a final while also competing in the Mens Doubles would enter the final with some fatigue. However, his opponent Lawlor was in a similar position, beaten Vidhu Balakrishnan of Castlebar in the semi-final and also reach the final of the Mixed Doubles. Both players started off well, but it was Lawlor, who won the game and ultimately the match with a 21-11, 21-15 victory over Beale.

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Troy and Feehily face top seeds for a medal position in the Glasgow youth international read more….

Alexandra Troy and Kim Feehily were the only Irish pair to progress to the semi-finals today at the Glasgow youth international. The pair had a number of exciting wins on their way to the final beating opposition from Wales, Scotland and France. In their final match of the day the girls beat Aurélie Bauchet and Nadège Duron of France 21-19 21-13.

This win set up a final against the number one seeded pair Kiera Hendry of England and Jeel Patel of India tomorrow. The match will take place at around 10:30 in the National Badminton Academy in Glasgow.

“I am absolutely delighted to be playing in the semifinals tomorrow. It has been a tough two days so far after playing in both the team and individual event. We hope to go one step further tomorrow as we aim for Gold” Alex Troy after winning her doubles quarterfinal with Kim Feehily.

Ireland had a number of notable results with all of the team winning matches in the individual event. Peter McDonald and Kerry Fallon also made it to the quarterfinal stage before losing out to number 5/8 seeds Grégoire Deschamp and Gwenhael Dolou of France.

You can find all the results from today’s matches on the following link. 

Don’t forget to check out the Badminton Ireland facebook page and follow @bad_min_ton on Twitter for the latest updates from tomorrow’s semifinal match.

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Badminton to beat at the heart of inaugural games

IRELAND'S Scott Evans will be among the hot favourites for the badminton title at the first-ever European Games, to be held in Azerbaijan next month.Badminton Europe released the list of players that will make history in Baku in June - and Dubliner Evans, the World No. 25, has qualified in pole position.

This follows a qualification period that saw Ireland's double Olympian win on two separate continents, and take his place as one of Europe's very best players.Denmark's Emil Holst is the No. 2 qualifier, with other contenders including Israel's Misha Zilberman, Russia's Vladimir Malkov and local player Kanan Rzayev (WR 701), who will be sure to have a huge support behind him in Baku. 

A total of 160 players from 33 countries will compete across the five different disciplines - men’s & women’s singles, mixed, men’s & women’s doubles.The world ranking list of 25th March 2015 was the cut off point for eligibility after a yearlong race that started in March 2014.

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Ireland edged out of medal positions at Glasgow youth international team event read more……….

Team Ireland narrowly missed out on being in the final of the Glasgow youth international under 13 team event today.

The Irish under 13 team were placed in a group of four with France, Forza Lightning and Glasgow.

In the opening match Ireland lost out to France 3-2. The match went to the deciding game where Peter McDonald lost out in the third game 21-19 to Sacha Leveque.

Ireland had little time to be disappointed as they were straight back on court to play Forza Lightning. Like the opening match Ireland again had to fight hard for every game. The match went to 2-2 with Alexandra Troy taking to the court to face Kiera Hendry. Troy had lost to Hendry twice before this year at Cheltenham and Milton Keynes. This time the Irish player took control to win the match in three games to give Ireland a 3-2 victory.

Last up for Ireland in the group was Glasgow. The Irish team looked comfortable in this match winning 4-1.

Team Forza went on to beat France, leaving all three teams tied at the top of the group. After a count up Team Forza were placed first and went on to secure a silver medal.

Ireland meanwhile, progressed for their play-off match with the second French team. Ireland were again made to fight hard with the match once more going 2-2 with just the mixed to go. In the mixed doubles Jack Armstrong partnering Alex Troy beat Nadège Duron and Simon Baron Vezilier to win the match. Ireland finished fifth overall and will go away very disappointed to miss out on the medals after beating Team Forza.

For a full list of results click here. Tomorrow the individual event will start and you can get all the results by following this link

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