Friday 20 December 2019
This week marked the end of the 4-week Women in Sport Fittin' in Lunch Progamme. This programme was designed and targeted at females who work on the National Sports Campus and the aim was to get them fit during their lunch breaks. This is the second year this programme has been run in the National Indoor Arena and it has been a great success once again.
The Fittin' in Lunch programme consisted of 10/15 minutes of fitness work where our participants where put through their paces with some cardio, strength and core exercises. The rest of the session was dedicated towards teaching our participants the basics of badminton. During the 4 weeks our participants were taught the grips of forehand and backhand shots, net shots and drop shots, along with many more.
Badminton Ireland were delighted to host such a successful programme on the Sport Ireland Campus for staff who work so hard to grow their respective sports or sport in general. We were also able to provide our participants with Limited Edition T-Shirts specific to our Fittin' in Lunch Prog.
Wednesday 18 December 2019
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Monday 16 December 2019
Badminton Ireland celebrated the 120th Anniversary and Awards Night, which took place on Saturday 7th December at the Hilton Airport Hotel in full success and big celebration. The night was given to all volunteers, players, coaches, parents and everyone involved in the badminton scene. Without any doubt, the night will be remembered.
The Badminton Ireland Awards Evening saw members of the badminton community recognised in 8 categories.
Badminton is blessed with dedicated volunteers and for that reason we have honoured all four nominees for this category.
Sarah Louise Rea and John Doyle are badminton players who received a Special Achievement Awards for their achievements in the Abu Dhabi 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, where Sarah took home Gold Medal in her Women's Singles and came 4th in Women's Doubles. Whereas John brought home Bronze in Men`s Singles and Mixed Doubles.
Another award went to Sofia Noble badminton player who received an award called Young Player of the Year for her impressive performances in U17 English Gold Star Event where she had her victory in girls singles and bronze in mixed doubles with Matthew Cheung.
Sam and Chloe Magee won the Player of the Year Award for their excellent performances across various tournaments. Irish semi-finalists at the Irish Open 2019, last 16 of Korean and Indonesia Open BWF super 500 events, and proudly claimed bronze in the Minsk 2019 European Games. Now their full attention is focused on qualifying and adding another medal to their impressive collection at Tokyo 2020.
A full list of winners is available below:
St Mary`s Baldoyle
William Martin, Michael O`Morain, Sudhir Maharaj, Joe Byrne
- Young Player of the Year
- Sophia Noble
- New Club of the Year
Sam & Chloe Magee
You can find a link to the photos from the event on this link.