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  • Membership Update

    17/11/2017 MembershipMembership Update

    Dear Members

    Update 17 November 2017

    Please find attached the link to the list of Members for the 2017/18 season.  https://badmintonireland.visualclubweb.nl/admin/page.aspx?id=33247

    ** Reminder to all Clubs that have yet to affiliate their club or members, the 2016/17 season ends on the 30/11/17 and therefore if you are not registered in advance of that date you are not insured  to play.

    Following on from my initial Membership Update at the start of the season, I would like to update you all with some key points to note as we progress through the 2017/18 season:

    1 - To date, 272 amount of clubs have re-affiliated with a further 143 left to do so, Clubs not already affiliated will have to pay €50 in club fees compared with €25 paid by clubs that affiliated in October. Further to this, I am pleased to report that 56% of the membership has affiliated online, so far affiliation online is the fastest and most secure option for clubs, resulting in immediate affiliation and insurance cover without any waiting time. The average wait time of clubs submitting their affiliation via post is five working days.

     

  • Events 2017/18 Season

    16/11/2017 EventsEvents 2017/18 Season

    The 2017/18 Badminton Ireland Events season is up and running. This off-season the Badminton Ireland staff and committee members have worked hard towards making the upcoming season more efficient and a better experience for all those involved in the events process.

     

    This season sees some new rules & regulations come into place as well as some minor changes to the events procedures. Please see below for a summary of these new changes.

    1. New Age Rules for Juniors - Click here for the full article on these changes
    2. New Events Rules - Click here to view the Events Overview page where all updated tournament rules can be found
    3. Change to Entry Fee Payments - All Badminton Ireland Events will have a handling fee for any payments made on the day of an event. Pre-payment via Paypal, Bank Transfer or Cheque will be available before 4.30pm on the Friday before the event.  

     

    New Areas on Website

    Events Overview

    In this section of the website, you will find an overall summary of the 2017/18 events calendar. These sections will include:

    • Event Page
    • Online Entry
    • Tournament Rules 

    You will also be able to see the entry deadline and the date/venue of the event. 

     

    If you are looking to enter a Badminton Ireland event this season. This section will have all the information that you will need!

     

    To find the events overview just follow these simple steps below:

    1)    Either click on Events or hover over events and click Events Overview

     

    2) Scroll through the events to find the one for you

     

    One Irish International completed and one just around the corner

    Badminton Ireland has been privileged to host two international events within a few months. In September 2017 Badminton Ireland hosted the FZ U19 Irish Open. This event was held in Lisburn Racquets Club and saw 112 athletes from across Europe compete for vital Badminton Europe ranking points. The crowd were treated to some sublime badminton and witnessed local up and coming players such as Nhat Nyguen and Paul Reynolds enjoy success. Nhat and Paul were able to come away Gold in the Men's Doubles before Nhat finished off the tournament with a three-game victory over Belgium's Julien Carraggi to win his second Gold of the competition in the Men's Singles. Outside of the Badminton Europe event, the U15 Irish Open was also hosted at the same time. This saw many young promising Irish talent compete in an international competition. With the finals being held at the same time beside the U19 Irish Open, this gives a unique experience to these players who can hopefully replicate the success of Nhat and Paul in the future. 

     

    To see the full review please click here.

     

    Coming up in a matter of weeks is the 104th Irish Open. For the second year in a row, this prestigious event will be hosted at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown. Athletes will be coming from around the world to compete in what should be an exciting week. The Qualification matches will commence on the 5th December with the finals being played on Friday the 8th December. Tickets are free, so come along and be a part of what should be an entertaining event.

     

    For all the information on the FZ Irish Open please click here to see the event page.

     

    Badminton Europe host Para-Badminton Event in Lisburn

    Badminton Ireland had the privileged to host both a BWF event and a Badminton Europe event over the same weekend in Lisburn Racquets Club between 8th-12th November. BWF ran a Para-Badminton tutor course which saw 10 participants from around the world looking to progress as coaches and lead tutor courses of their own. After this two day course, Badminton Europe would host their 3rd Annual BEC Para-Badminton Event. The event was split between a coaching conference and a high-performance training camp. This was a great opportunity for coaches to practice their skills on the elite para-athletes before they went to South Korea for the World Championships. The course consisted of 48 people including 27 athletes and 21 coaches. The event was a great success, as Badminton Ireland look to continue to build relationships with the Para-Badminton players in the run-up to the 2018 FZ Forza Para-Badminton Open. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Conor Doherty

    Events Assistant

     

  • Munster Open 2017

    07/11/2017 MunsterMunster Open 2017

    A wonderful weekend of Badminton in UL as players from all over the Country took part in the Munster Premier Open. There was fantastic badminton on display all weekend. Play started on Saturday with the Men’s and Ladies singles. In the Men’s singles, Jonathan Dolan took the title beating Nigel Boyne in the final. In the Ladies event, Moya Ryan beat Rachael Woods.

    On Sunday the Doubles and Mixed were played. In the Men’s Doubles, Jonathan Dolan & Ryan Stewart beat Daniel Magee and Eddie Cousins. In the Ladies Doubles, Jennie King & Keady Smith beat Rachael Woods and Rebecca Woods. In the last final of the day saw Daniel Magee and Jennie King beat Jonathan Dolan and Beth Stephenson in a thrilling 3 set match.

    On behalf of Munster Badminton I would like to thank all the players who supported the event, showed great sportsmanship and cooperation all weekend. Good luck to all players for the rest of the season and we hope to see you all again next year.

    Winner/Runners-Up:

    Men's Singles Winner - Jonathan Dolan 

    Men's Singles Runner-Up - Nigel Boyne

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Women's Singles Winner - Moya Ryan

    Women's Singles Runners Up  - Rachael Woods   

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Men's Doubles Winners - Jonathan Dolan & Ryan Stewart

    Men's Doubles Runners-Up - Daniel Magee & Eddie Cousins

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ladies Doubles Winners - Jennie King & Keady Smith

    Ladies Doubles Runners Up - Rachael & Rebecca Woods

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mixed Doubles Winners - Daniel Magee & Jennie King

    Mixed Doubles Runners-Up - Jonathan Dolan & Beth Stephenson

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Trudy Kennedy

    Munster Secretary.

     

  • Expression of Interest for 2018 European U15 Championships

    03/11/2017 High PerformanceExpression of Interest for 2018 European U15 Championships

    In the under 15 age group this season Badminton Ireland will be sending a team to Wales to compete in the 2018 U15 quadrangular in both the team and individual event between May 4th and 6th.

    The quadrangular event will be the feature event for the U15 players for the 2017/18 season.

    Badminton Europe will also be hosting the 2018 European U15 Championships in Kazan Russia from February 16th-18th.The European U15 championships event is an individual event only and while it is not the target event for the U15 age group, Badminton Ireland is looking for an expression of interest from any elite players who would like to compete at this event.

    Any player who would like to be considered for entry into this event should confirm by e-mail to coaching@badmintonireland.com no later than Thursday the 30th of November.

    Players selected to travel will need to pay the full cost of the event. This will include flights, transport, Visa cost, hotel and entry fees.

    The top two ranked boys and girls who express an interest in competing at this event will be considered for selection. Badminton Ireland will provide a coach at the event, however, players travelling will also need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

  • In Memory Of

    30/10/2017 GeneralIn Memory Of

    We are saddened to hear of the death of Mary Bryan, one of Ireland’s greatest ever players. She played for Ireland on more than 40 occasions and was a multiple winner of Irish titles: 10 Singles, 11 Women’s Doubles and 3 Mixed Doubles. She twice reached the semi-final of the All-England Women’s Singles Championships, losing to the ultimate winner on both occasions. In partnership with Yvonne Kelly she also reached the semi-final of the All-England Women’s Doubles Championships. Together with Yvonne Kelly she was at the forefront of the women’s game in Europe and led Ireland to many successes in International competition.

    Mary was an outstanding member of Pembroke Badminton Club (helping them to a number of Irish Senior Cup successes) and an Honorary Life Member of Badminton Ireland, Leinster Branch and Pembroke Badminton Club. On retiring from play she developed a strong interest in Coaching and was coach to the Irish team for a period. Mary was very considerably involved with National Coach Training - developing the syllabuses for the various coaching qualifications in Ireland and director of Coaching in Leinster Branch for a number of years where she initiated a number of valuable coaching programmes.

    Whilst being very professional in her approach as a player and a coach she always gave the impression that her enjoyment of sport was an important matter for her; in fact, many will have fond memories of occasions at the conclusion of tournaments and matches at her ability, often in conjunction with Jane Leslie, to write comic verses gently making fun of players and officials.

    She will be very sadly missed by all who were lucky to have known her but particularly by her husband Eddie and daughters Eleanor, Grainne and Emma.

    Dick O'Rafferty

     

Latest News

High Performance

Record numbers made for a brilliant National Squads

With over 175 people registering for the National Squads it was set to be a busy day in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. There was U13, U15, U17 U19/Senior, Masters and Para Squads in attendance. People travelling from all across all four provinces to participate.

At the start of each of the squad session, the underage players had to do their fitness test. Everyone recorded their beep test score on a sheet and handed it into the coaches who were overseeing the line that had to be hit each time. After the beep test had finished the players went into matches which the coaches were coordinating.

Coaches will have to cut their number to 16 for the next National Squads session taking place in December.

A huge thank you to all of the coaches who volunteer for each of thier squads and well done to all of the players who travelled from across the country and made the day such a great success. We look forward to welcoming everyone back next year.

Check out the video below to see what was going on over the course of the day...

 

 

General

Former Over 50 World Champions Continued Success At Over 55

Pam Peard and Sian Williams took part in this weekend's Kent Masters Gold tournament and took first place in the Over 55 Women's Doubles. 

The former world champions where the number one seeds for the event and came up against the second-seeded pairing of Sue Coulson and Pauline Williams.

Williams and Peard easily took the match in two games (21-15, 21-11).

Peard also took part in Women's Singles event and the Mixed Doubles where she partnered with Mark Summers as the second-seeded pairing, narrowly losing out in the final to the number one seeded pair of John Bowker and Chris Summers.

Munster

Waterford Invitational

Waterford Badminton Association

Waterford Invitational

Doubles and Mixed Competition

It's the10th Anniversary 

Date: November 12th

Venue: Cappoquin Sports Complex

Badminton Ireland registered players

There will be two sections

Division 1  (C & above) and Division 2 (D & E or below)

Entry Fee €10 or €25 for 3 Events

Time 10am

All entries by November 6th by text or email to:

Trudy Kennedy by text 087 961 5217 or email trudykenneddy@hotmail.com

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