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  • 2017 Intercounty Finals Preview

    28/03/2017 Events2017 Intercounty Finals Preview

    Saturday the 1st April sees counties from across Ireland compete in the FZ Forza All Ireland Inter County Finals at the National Indoor Arena. This event will see players compete in five different categories (C-G). Counties are being represented throughout the country with Galway and Cork both sending three teams each to Dublin. The competition will be hosted in a round robin format with the winner coming away with the All Ireland championship. 

     

    In 2016 183 players competed in the intercounty finals and this year's event looks to attract similar numbers. This year however Badminton Ireland are attempting to live stream the event for the first time with the hope that this coverage will allow anyone who couldn't be in Dublin to experience the matches. You can watch the live streaming on the Badminton Ireland youtube channel

     

    The opening round of fixtures will see a lot of intriguing fixtures. Galway will see both of their teams competing in the opening fixture at 10am with the Grade C team taking on Kilkenny and the Grade F team facing off against Westmeath. The first final of the day will be the Grade D final which is being played at 13:00 on courts 5-8 between Dublin and Kerry. The day will finish off with the Grade E and Grade G categories in the afternoon. 

     

    You can follow all the match results as they are updated on the events page and you can also keep up to date with the action on facebook and twitter.

     

    Click here to see the full schedule

    Click here to see the event rules

  • Deadline for Teicnic Badminton Camp Applications 30th April

    28/03/2017 CoachingDeadline for Teicnic Badminton Camp Applications 30th April

    The deadline for applications for the 2017 Teicnic Badminton Camps is the 30th April. This year there will be an U13 and an U15 camp. The camp will be led by some of Ireland's top National Coaches as well as a team of staff coaches that will stay on site. Please note the price change of the camps this year due to the change in accommodation to the Marino apartments. The price for this years camp is €350 which must be paid in full before attending.

    Venue:  Badminton Ireland High-Performance Centre, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9.

    Times:  Arrive Monday 09.30 Depart Friday 14.00

    Deadline for application: 30th April 2017

     

    Teicnic Badminton Camp Invitation.

    U13 Teinic Camp Application form. (14th - 18th August)

    U15 Teicnic Camp Application form. (21st - 25th August)

    For more information on the Teinic Badminton Camps please follow this link or email coaching@badmintonireland.com

    You can also ring the office on (01) 839 3028.

  • Umpire Training Courses

    27/03/2017 GeneralUmpire Training Courses

    The court officials group are running two umpire training courses in the upcoming month. The courses being run are free of charge and will be held in Terenure Badminton Centre on Whitehall Road:

    - Monday 10th April, starting at 8pm.

    - Saturday 15th April, starting at 10am. 

    If you or anybody you know is interested in attending the course you can email tom.mcgrath64@gmail.com 

  • Edition 1: New Clubs 2016/2017

    24/03/2017 DevelopmentEdition 1: New Clubs 2016/2017

    There has been an inception of a number of new clubs registered with Badminton Ireland in the 2016/2017 season. The endeavour of the executives, volunteers, coaches, and players of these clubs can often go unnoticed as they seek to overcome the challenges that newly founded clubs face in their inaugural year. Additionally, their hard work in creating and implementing structures that will lead to a sustainable future is another aspect which is often overlooked in setting up a club.

    We aim to acknowledge the efforts of new Badminton Ireland clubs in 2016/2017 by compiling profiles on two clubs per week over the course of the next month. Hopefully these news stories will recognise the contributions of all those involved, raise the profile of their clubs, and also offer thanks to those externally who may have assisted with sponsorship and fundraising initiatives. This weeks edition focuses on two clubs; Titans Badminton Club and Smith Nirvana Badminton Club.

     

                           Club Profile 1: Titans Badminton Club

    Playing Venue:

     1. Terenure Badminton Centre, Dublin 6W

     2. Alexandra College Sports Hall, Dublin 6

    Number of Club Members: 47
    Qualified Coaches: One Level 0 / Shuttletime Coach
    Competitions Entered: 7 Teams in the Dublin & District Leagues & Cups
    Club Honours:

    Men's Division 5 Champions

    Mixed Division 6 Champions

    Ladies Division 6 Champions

    Recruitment Strategies:

     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THETITANSBADMINTONCLUB/?fref=ts

    Summer Club

    Tournaments Organised: Emerald Cup + HaoTong Aviation Cup

    We Chat

    Club Sponsors:  

     1. Asia Market

     2. Emerald News

     3. HaoTong Aviation

    Club Communication Strategies:

    Emerald Media News Paper

     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THETITANSBADMINTONCLUB/?fref=ts

    Website: http://www.thetitansbc.com/

    Challenges facing the Club:

     Available court space for club nights. The Titans are working closely  alongside Terenure Badminton Centre and other local sports halls to  find a solution.

    Future Aspirations for the Club:

    The Titans have four key aspirations for their club as they look towards the future;

     1. Continue to increase the number of people playing in the club

     2. Develop a juvenile section within the club

     3. Participate in the Badminton Ireland Teicnic programme

     4. Strive to have teams promoted through the divisions of the DDLC so  they will have members eventually competing in the top divisions of the  leagues.

    Interesting Club Fact: Xiaolia Chen, the 2009 World Junior Champion, visited the club in January

     

                    Club Profile 2: Smith Nirvana Badminton Club

    Playing Venue:

     1. Baldoyle Badminton Centre

     2. Frank Cooke Park, Ballymun

    Number of Club Members: 18
    Competitions Entered:

    2 Teams in the Dublin & Districts Leagues & Cups

    Bonanza Events

    Recruitment Strategies:

    Intend to create a display board on club nights

    Internal competitions organised in the club

    Word of mouth

    Club Sponsors: Smith Consultants
    Challenges Facing the Club:  Club costings. However, the club hope to raise funds through        sponsorship and fundraising intitiatives to counteract those  costs.
    Future Aspirations for the Club: 

     The club have identified the following components to be their  aspirations moving into the future;

     1. Expand the number of members playing in the club

     2. Raise funds from sponsorship to decrease the overall                membership cost for club members

     3. Targeting to have teams in Div. 3 & 4 of the DDLC in three          years time.

    The next edition of articles on new clubs in 2016/2017 will feature Axis BC and Kilkenny City BC.

    Follow all the latest Badminton Ireland news on our Facebook and Twitter.

    Fiach Andrews

    Development Officer

  • AGM 2017

    23/03/2017 GeneralAGM 2017

    To all Branches, Clubs, Affiliated Bodies, Honorary Life Members and Past President

    Badminton Ireland - Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017

     

    Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the Badminton Union of Ireland Limited will be held at Irish Sport HQ, Dublin on Saturday 20th May 2017 at 11am.

    The positions of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer are up for election at the forthcoming AGM.

    Nominations and Motions are required to be received by the Badminton Ireland office no later than six (6) weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting i.e. by 17:30 on 6th April, 2017.

    Yours faithfully

    For and on behalf of

    Badminton Ireland

     

    Michael Watt

    Chief Executive Officer

    Badminton Ireland

     

Latest News

Coaching

Lyndon Williams joins exciting line up for the Badminton Ireland Member’s Forum organised for July 22nd/23rd

Following on from the successful member’s forum in 2016 the dates for the 2017 conference are now confirmed. The event will run on July 22nd and 23rd and will cater for all our members. The sessions will provide opportunities for both coaches and players to develop new skills and exchange knowledge.The 2017 conference has a number of new ideas included from the feedback given at last year’s conference. These new ideas along with the lead coaches at this year’s conference should lead to a very exciting weekend of badminton.

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Events

Clean sweep for Leinster at the 2017 FZ Forza Inter-provincials

Leinster teams saw off stiff competition on day one of the FZ Forza Irish Inter-Provincials to claim all three titles. Play started at 10 am on Saturday morning in Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Dublin. Under 13, 15 and 17 teams competed throughout the day.

In the Under 13s all four provinces entered teams to compete for the title. Leinster took on Munster in the opening round, beating the opposing province 8-2. Connacht took on Ulster but ultimately lost the tie 3 matches to 7. Leinster continued their run by beating Connacht 3-7 before facing Ulster in a deciding tie, with both provinces having 2 wins a piece. It was a tightly contested match-up but Leinster proved victories over Ulster to claim the U13 Inter-Provincial title 6 matches to 4.

The U15s saw teams from Ulster, Munster and Leinster battle it out on court with Leinster taking on Munster in the opening round. Leinster came out on top before Munster took on Ulster. Ultimately it came down to Ulster versus Leinster for the deciding match up but Leinster proved too much for the U15 Ulster team who lost 0-10 games.

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High Performance

*UPDATED* Swiss Open 2017

Day 3

Sam and Chloe Magee lose out to Olympic Gold medalist Zhang Nan and Li Yunhui 22-20 21-18. The Irish team will now focus their training towards the European Individual championships. Scott Evans, Sam Magee, Joshua Magee, Chloe Magee, Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle will represent Ireland in the event held in Denmark from the 25th to the 30th of April.

Day 2

Sam and Chloe Magee came out victors of their first-round match this morning at the Swiss Open 2017. They beat Lu Ching Yao & Chiang Kai Hsin of Chinese Taipei 22-20 19-21 21-16 with an impressive performance. Sam and Joshua Magee lost out to Olympic Bronze medallists Ellis/Langridge of 21-10 21-14. Scott Evans put up a good fight against All England finalist Shi Yuqi but lost out 21-17 21-13.

 

 

 

Day 1

Great start for Scott Evans at the Swiss Open 2017 as he beat Mikal Rogalski of Poland 21-16 21-19. Joshua Magee lost out to the number 12 seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia. Scott comes up against world number 10 Shi Yuqi of China in his round of 32 match.

For a full list of the Irish matches click on this link.

 

Pre-Event

The Swiss Open 2017 takes place from the 14th-19th of March. Scott Evans along with Sam, Chloe and Joshua Magee are taking part in this Grand Prix Gold event, one of the toughest events on the calendar. This event always attracts big crowds as spectators come to see some of the top players from across the world. Sam and Joshua have been drawn with a tough opening match of the men's doubles against Olympic Bronze medallists Ellis/Langridge of England. 

For a full list of the draws for the event click on this link.

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