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  • Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena hosts the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

    07/12/2016 High PerformanceSport Ireland National Indoor Arena hosts the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

    The FZ Forza Irish Open got underway today in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. Many Irish players were attempting to qualify for the the main event which kicks off tomorrow at 10am. The Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena is on the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown and can house over 20 different sports. badminton is the first of these sports to host an event in the Arena. Over 250 players from 29 countries will feature in the event this week.

    Jonathan Dolan and David Walsh qualified into the main draw of the men's doubles from today's qualifying rounds. Many Irish players will feature in the first round tomorrow including three-time Olympians Scott Evans and Chloe Magee. Badminton Europe is streaming all 6 courts tomorrow so if you can't make it down to the action you will be able to catch the matches live on their Youtube channel. Keep in mind entry to the venue for the week is free of charge for spectators. 

    Make sure to come down and support the Irish players and see the new Arena .

    For photos from today's round click on this link.

     

     

     

  • Link for 6 court streaming at the Irish Open 2016

    07/12/2016 High PerformanceLink for 6 court streaming at the Irish Open 2016

    Click on this link for 6 court streaming from Badminton Europe at the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016.

  • *IMPORTANT* - Volunteers urgently needed for the Irish Open 2016

    30/11/2016 General*IMPORTANT* - Volunteers urgently needed for the Irish Open 2016

    The new volunteer portal on our website will allow you to register yourself to help out at events during the season. It includes the various jobs available at each event and you can select times and days that you are available to assist. We require volunteers urgently at the upcoming FZ Forza Irish Open being held in the National Indoor Arena from the 7th-10th of December. See some images below of where to find the link to our volunteer's application.

    On the website, click on the link marked in red to be redirected to the Volunteers portal.

    Then click on the Log In/Register button to proceed.

    You will need to create an account before being able to select which event you would like to volunteer at.

     

    Don't forget for each day you volunteer at an event you get entered into our draw for All England Badminton Championship 2017, flights and VIP tickets. If you are struggling using the new app or have any queries you can email gfarrell@badmintonireland.com or call the office on 01 839 3028.

     

  • National Indoor Arena awaits the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

    30/11/2016 EventsNational Indoor Arena awaits the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

    The FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 approaches and the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena awaits the arrival of some of the world's top players for its first ever event. The Open will be taking place from the 7th - 10th of December on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Entry for spectators into the Arena will be free of charge so it's a great chance to see the venue for the first time and experience some of the action.

    Many Irish players will be playing in the event including three-time Olympians Chloe Magee and Scott Evans. There will be over 200 players taking part in the event including last year's men's singles winner Ander Antonsen upcoming Danish badminton star. There will be 6 courts streaming live over the course of the event.

    We are looking for volunteers to assist in the event over any of the days. Don't forget by volunteering you could be in with a chance to win flights and VIP tickets to the All England Badminton Championships 2017. By volunteering, you can also avail of a free coaching session with National Coaches John Quinn and Daniel Magee. You can volunteer by emailing gfarrell@badmintonireland.com or by using our new volunteer's app.

    Check out our Facebook event for more details and to keep up to date.

  • Multiple players featuring in the Welsh International

    29/11/2016 High PerformanceMultiple players featuring in the Welsh International

    This week the Welsh International takes place at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff where 10 Irish players are travelling to compete in the competition. This will be the last event before some of these players take to the stage in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena for the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016.

    The players travelling this week are as follows: Nhat Nguyen, Paul Reynolds, Jennie King, Sinead Chambers, Ciaran Chambers, Mark Brady, Sara Boyle, Rachael Darragh, Jonathan Dolan and David Walsh. Some of these players have had impressive results in the past winning National and European titles, so there will be an expectation resting on their shoulders.

    The tournament is running from the 30th November to the 3rd December with many of the players featuring in the qualification stages of the competition which takes place tomorrow. For a full list of the matches for the tournament click on this link.

    Keep up to date with all of the latest in badminton from around the country by following our Facebook and Twitter.

     

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Shuttle Time Courses in Ulster (2017)

Badminton Ireland will be hosting a number of Shuttle Time courses in Ulster in 2017. Below are the first courses that are scheduled and the dates, times and places they are taking place.

Saturday 28/01/17 - Avoniel Leisure Centre, Belfast. 10am-4pm

Sunday 26/02/17 - Omagh Leisure Centre. 10am-4pm

Saturday 11/03/17 - Peace Link Centre, Monaghan. 11am - 5pm

Saturday 18/03/17 - Foyle Arena, Londonderry. 10am-4pm

If you are interesting in taking one of these courses or any of our other Shuttle Time course email coaching@badmintonireland.com

The prices for the Shuttle Time course are as follows (Payment must be made before attending:

Teachers: Free of charge (Up to three per affiliated school).

Affiliated members: €55/£47

Non-Affiliated members: €68/£58

Click here for a link to our coaching calendar.

High Performance

*UPDATED* Scottish Open Grand Prix 2016

Day 3

After beating the Swiss pair Bonny/Schaller in the round of 16 Sam and Joshua Magee came up against Maas/Tabeling of the Netherlands in the quarter-finals who they lost out to 21-9 22-20. The next tournament for these guys will be the FZ Forza Irish Open from the 7th-10th December in the National Indoor Arena.

 

Day 2

Sam and Chloe Magee got a walkover into the second round at the Scottish Grand Prix and they are first up on court today at 11am against the English pair of Nottingham/Smith. 

Sam and Joshua Magee had a solid performance to beat the English pair of Stallwood/Russ last night 21-21 21-10. They come up against Bonny/Schaller of Switzerland today at 3pm in their second round match. Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to streaming and draws.

Day 1

The Scottish Grand Prix 2016 is underway from the 23rd - 27th of November in Glasgow. Joshua, Chloe and Sam Magee are the Irish players featuring in the tournament. Josh lost out in the opening round of his men's singles yesterday against Teck Zhi Soo of Malaysia 21-14 21-17. 

Sam and Chloe Magee are first on court today at 2:40pm in the mixed doubles. They are the number three seeds in the mixed and come up against Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia and Isabel Herttrich of Germany. Later in the day, Sam and Joshua Magee are in action in the men's doubles. That's on court at 7:40pm and they are the number 6 seeds. They come up against the young English pair of Zach Russ and Steven Stallwood. 

Badminton Europe is streaming the matches live so click on this link to see what games are being streamed. For the full list of today's matches click here.

Also keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for updates on how the players are progressing.

Munster

*UPDATED* Munster U13/17 Open 2016

Some very exciting semi-final and final matches were a fitting conclusion to the Munster U13/17 Open which was held last weekend at the Sports Arena of Waterford Institute of Technology.

Both of the U17 singles titles stayed in Munster, with Cork's Adam Barry beating the No. 1 and 3/4 seeds on his way to victory in a very entertaining three-set final against Peter McDonald.  Clare's Alexandra Troy overcame strong Leinster opposition in her semi-final and final matches, with a strong finish against Niamh Gannon.

In the U13 competition it was a clean sweep for Ulster's Matthew Cheung when he came away with all three titles, while Sophia Noble was victorious in the U13 Girls Singles and Mixed Doubles.

Full results are here:

http://www.badmintonireland.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=FA20EAC5-65D7-40DE-9701-5473157ACAE7

Many thanks to the staff at the Sports Arena at WIT for their help in the preparation and running of the tournament.

 

 

Pre-Event

The Munster U13/U17 Open takes place this weekend at a new venue in the recently opened Sports Hall which is part of the sports campus at Waterford Institute of Technology.

The entry for both age groups is large and should provide a variety of interesting matches throughout the two days of the tournament. 

The top U13 Boys seeds are Alpha clubmates Stuart McCollam and Matthew Cheung while the top U13 Girls seeds are both Leinster girls, Sophia Noble and Siofra Flynn.  Stuart and Matthew team up in the U13 Boys Doubles and are seeded No. 1, with Dylan Noble and Jason Ferguson seeded No. 2. The Girls Doubles, meanwhile, sees Terenure College Junior clubmates and sisters Siofra and Neasa Flynn claim the No. 1 seeding, with Lucy Xu and Laura Comer of Alpha seeded No. 2.  The Mixed Doubles pairing of Sophia Noble and Matthew Cheung are seeded No. 1 in that event, with clubmates Neasa Flynn and Ben Lawlor at No. 2.

In the U17 competition all Singles seeds are from Leinster: Des Duggan and David Barton are seeded No. 1 and 2 respectively in the Boys Singles, while the top Girls seeds are Clodagh Dunne and Niamh Gannon.

The top Boys Doubles seeds are Des Duggan and Mark Kinnerk, with the U15 pairing of Jack Livingstone and Michael Staunton at No. 2.  Kim Feehily and Niamh Gannon take the top seeding in the Girls Doubles, with Munster girls Niamh Flaherty and Sarah Pingree at No. 2.  In the Mixed Doubles event, Des Duggan again features at No. 1, partnering Clodagh Dunne, while Niamh Gannon and Mark Kinnerk are at No. 2.

Article by Munster Badminton.

Ranking

Men's singles
1  Scott Evans14,173
2  Joshua Magee10,160
3  Nhat Nguyen6,630
4  Nigel Boyne5,870
5  Mark Brady4,820
6  Owen Marron4,770
7  Jack O'Brien4,690
8  Stuart Lightbody3,675
9  Jonathan Dolan3,290
10  David Walsh3,020
Women's singles
1  Chloe Magee16,283
2  Sara Boyle9,170
3  Rachael Darragh7,220
4  Moya Ryan7,000
5  Lucie Corcoran4,210
6  Beth Stephenson3,770
7  Kate Frost3,660
8  Clodagh Dunne2,670
9  Gemma Tobin2,495
10  Rachael Woods1,170
Men's doubles
1  Joshua Magee16,115
2  Sam Magee16,115
3  Ciaran Chambers6,890
4  Nhat Nguyen6,820
5  Daniel Magee6,810
6  Paul Reynolds6,740
7  David Walsh6,680
8  Stuart Lightbody6,160
9  Mark Brady5,610
10  Tony Murphy5,160
Women's doubles
1  Sinead Chambers10,220
2  Jennie King10,220
3  Rachael Darragh7,864
3  Sara Boyle7,864
5  Moya Ryan7,720
6  Kate Frost6,900
7  Vicki Pesti4,860
8  Fiona Farrell4,815
9  Pauline Glennon3,970
10  Crona Rooney3,910
Mixed doubles
1  Chloe Magee19,953
1  Sam Magee19,953
3  Sinead Chambers9,350
4  Ciaran Chambers8,250
5  Jennie King7,530
6  Daniel Magee6,680
7  Rachael Darragh6,460
8  Moya Ryan6,010
9  Joshua Magee5,090
10  Eddie Cousins4,450

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