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  • *Irish U19/U15 Open Draw*

    23/08/2016 Events*Irish U19/U15 Open Draw*

    The Irish U19 Open is part of the World and European junior circuit where players can earn essential world ranking and European junior circuit ranking points.The event will be taking place in Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Dublin 13 on 2nd-4th September 2016.

     

    The draw has now been done for the U19 Irish Open click here to view 

    The draw and timings have been done for the U15 Irish Open click here to view

    Please click here for the bus schedule for Metro Hotel, Travelodge South and Holiday Inn Express.

  • Welcome to the New Membership Season

    22/08/2016 GeneralWelcome to the New Membership Season

     

    Dear Members,

    A very warm welcome to the new season from everyone at Badminton Ireland.

    First of all I would like to thank you for your clubs continued support over the past twelve months and for being a member of Badminton Ireland for the 2015/2016 season. Your membership is extremely important to us and assists us on all levels of the organisation.

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the recently appointed Membership Officer for Badminton Ireland. It is an exciting time to be part of the organisation and I look forward to working with all provincial branches, county reps, clubs, members, and schools to aid and assist each one of you as best as possible with all membership related tasks and queries. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at the following email address with any questions you may have; fandrews@badmintonireland.com.

    In relation to contact information I would actively encourage all clubs to provide me with details of their club secretaries for the forthcoming season as we are currently preparing our annual club packs to be sent out to you. Please follow the link below to view all relevant forms for the year ahead:

    http://www.badmintonireland.com/page/22135/Membership-Pack

    Moreover Badminton Ireland encourage you to keep an eye out for information regarding an upcoming online affiliation competition for club secretaries, details of which will be released over the next couple of weeks. I have included a link to our online webinar videos for those of you interested in learning how to complete the affiliation of your members online. Additionally feel free to contact me at any time if you require any assistance or training with this process.

    Webinar Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtWe11lJu86U-1usnNmmShdwbyTIokNfm

    We also ask all members to watch out for the upcoming publication of all key membership dates which one should be aware of throughout the season. These will be released in a future news article and will be circulated to all clubs.

    Finally we would like to inform you that the affiliation window for 2016/2017 opens as of the 01st of September and we remind you that Club Fee’s start at €25 before rising in November and again in January.

    I look forward to working with each and every one of you in the season ahead, and wish you and your club the very best of luck for 2016/2017.

    Kind Regards,

     

    Fiach Andrews

    Membership Officer

    fandrews@badmintonireland.com

    +353 839 3028

  • Banteer Developing through Summer Camps

    22/08/2016 MunsterBanteer Developing through Summer Camps

    Banteer badminton club held an intensive summer camp on the 17th/18th/10th August.  The tutor was Jonathan Dolan and he was assisted by national players Adam Mc Allister and Tony Crowley.  With our Olympians recent games in Rio fresh in young minds nearly 40 children took part with great eagerness and awe. 

    Each day the groups worked on various parts of their games including tactical, physical and technical areas.  The coaches witnessed a massive improvement in the skills and footwork.  Our own club member Ciara O Flynn was also on hand to deal with the many questions from the players and again proved to us what an asset she in our club.  We look forward to continuing our games for the season ahead to and another successful year for Banteer Badminton Club.  Many thanks to Johnathan, Adam, and Tony for their patience, advice, and coaching.

  • New Badminton National Coach announcement

    18/08/2016 GeneralNew Badminton National Coach announcement

    Badminton Ireland would like to announce that after the Rio Olympics, Irwansyah is stepping down as HP Coach to pursue  a new opportunity.

    Irwan has reached the end of his contract and BI would like to thank him for his service to High Performance.  A popular Coach, Irwan has overseen the major achievements of recent years such as European Games Medals and Olympic Games successes.  Badminton Ireland wish him well in the future.

    Badminton Ireland are pleased to announce that John Quinn has been appointed into the position of Badminton Ireland National Coach from September 2016. An ex-England International player, John  has been coaching badminton at International senior and junior level since 1999.  He has extensive experience as National coach in France, Scotland and more recently as the Head of Performance for Badminton England. During this time he has coached World Class Players who have achieved medal success at World, Olympic, European and Commonwealth level in all of these 3 countries.

    Michael Watt (CEO) said, “We are delighted to welcome John to Badminton Ireland for this key appointment.  We are confident that he will be able to apply his considerable experience to the role, especially at such an exciting time for badminton, with players producing medal winning results at both Junior and Senior level” 

     

  • Volunteer this season and win a VIP trip to the All Englands

    16/08/2016 GeneralVolunteer this season and win a VIP trip to the All Englands

    If you volunteer this season you could be in with a chance of winning a VIP trip to the semi finals and finals of the All Englands Badminton Championships 2016 with flights included. 

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High Performance

Nguyen and Reynolds take bronze medals at Bulgarian Juniors

Nhat Nguyen and Paul Reynolds win bronze medals at the 2016 Bulgarian Junior as they make it to the semi final stages.

Nhat Nguyen made it to the quarter final stages of the singles beating his French rival and number two seed Toma Junior Popov. Nhat then lost out to Kittipong Imnark of Thailand the number ten seed and eventual winner.

Nhat and Paul progressed through to the semi finals of the doubles with an impressive victory over the number four seeds Sukrit Maunglai and Natchanon Tulamok of Thailand. In the semi final match Nhat faced his old rival once more, this time Popov and his partner Rossi took victory 25-23 21-19.

Nhat and Paul now move their focus to the Bulgaria International along with the other Irish players travelling. Best of luck to the boys along with Rachael Darragh, Sara Boyle, Mark Brady and David Walsh.

For the draw for the Senior event click on this link.

Keep up to date with results from this and other events on our Facebook and Twitter.

High Performance

Evans overcomes Rio cauldron to reach the last 16 of the Olympics

Scott Evans followed up Ireland’s first ever Olympic win in badminton by booking a place in the last-16 after beating Brazilian Ygor Coelho de Oliveira to finish top of group K.

 

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High Performance

National squad player registration now open read more........

We would like to inform you that application for the 2016-17 National squads is now open. After a very successful 2015-16 season that saw Irish players competing in Scotland, Poland, Greece, Russia and Sweden we are now looking forward to another season of squads and competition. There were many fantastic results last season, including the Irish Senior team getting to the last 8 of the European team championships. Pam Peard, Sian Williams and Brian McKee getting bronze in the World Masters Championships. Emma Farnham and Andrew Moorcroft had podium finishes at the BWF Para-Badminton World Championships. Paul Reynolds, Moya Ryan, Kate Frost and Nhat Nguyen medalling at the Greece Junior U19 event. Nhat Nguyen becoming the first Irish player to take a gold medal at the European U17 championships and bronze with his partner Paul Reynolds in the men’s doubles.

For this season's squads players can register by printing the registration form by clicking on this link. The completed registration form should be sent to Badminton Ireland along with the opening squad fee (€10) by Wednesday the 31st of August. This should be sent to Badminton Ireland, Irish Sports HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

If there is any reason why a player may be unavailable to attend the opening squad please contact hp@badmintonireland.com.

The squad locations and times can be seen in below table

 

Ranking

Men's singles
1  Scott Evans15,924
2  Nhat Nguyen8,660
3  Owen Marron7,820
4  Joshua Magee7,093
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 Magee15,885
2  Sara Boyle9,640
3  Rachael Darragh7,850
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 Magee14,487
2  Sam Magee14,487
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 Darragh9,040
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 Magee19,000
1  Sam Magee19,000
3  Ciaran Chambers7,400
3  Sinead Chambers7,400
5  Rachael Darragh7,080
6  Jennie King6,810
7  Daniel Magee6,190
8  Joshua Magee5,910
9  Moya Ryan5,370
10  Fiona Glennon4,770

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