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  • Developing Player training group

    20/07/2018 CoachingDeveloping Player training group

    Badminton Ireland are seeking interest from players to launch a new Developing player training group read more.......

     

     

     

     

     

  • Limited Places Remaining on Teicnic Badminton Summer Camps

    19/07/2018 CoachingLimited Places Remaining on Teicnic Badminton Summer Camps

    There are limited places remaining on the upcoming U13 and U15 Tecinic Badminton Summer Camps. Follow the information below to register and get a place!

    We are still taking applications for Ireland's number one skills-based U13 and U15 Teicnic Badminton Camps being held in the National Training Centre in Marino Institute of Education. These camps offer players the opportunity to increase their technical skills by upgrading their current Teicnic level. The participants will also enjoy many other sporting activities led by fully qualified sports coaches including athletics, volleyball, soccer and Gaelic football to name a few. Register early to avoid disappointment. 'Teicnic now, Teicnic for life'.

                                

    The dates for this year's camps are as follows:

    Under 13's Camp

     Monday 13th- Friday 17th of  August 2018

    Under 15's Camp

     Monday 20th - Friday 24th of August 2018

    Find the camp application form here.

    Find the camp details on the invitation here.

    For photos from last years camps click on this link.

    Applications can be sent to coaching@badmintonireland.com

                                              

  • Final two topics and speakers confirmed for the 2018 Coaches conference read more.....

    13/07/2018 CoachingFinal two topics and speakers confirmed for the 2018 Coaches conference read more.....

    The final two speakers for the 2018 coaches conference are now confirmed. The two speakers join the current lineup of

    Irish National Coach John Quinn

    Three Time Olympian Chloe Magee

    UKCC level 2 coach Andy Stewart

    Badminton Ireland Tutor Tony Robinson

    Badminton Ireland Development officer Fiach Andrews

    Badminton Ireland Education and Training manager Daniel Magee

    Leslie Dewart "The coaching journey"

    Leslie Dewart talks about his pathway from competing internationally as a player and transition from competing into his coaching and Talent Consultant role. This will be a very interesting insight to a coaching pathway that has led Leslie into his new role as the lead Paralympic coach in Ulster Badminton, with a goal of qualifying Niall McVeigh for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

    Paul Reynolds “A home grown Talent”

    Paul will talk about his journey so far growing up training in the Irish system. Paul has moved up through the Badminton Ireland academy into the high-performance system and has trained under many different coaches on his way there. Paul will give an insight into his day to day life as he balances out training and studies while competing on the European circuit. Paul has also had a number of high profile wins including winning a quadrangular gold in men’s doubles, European U17 bronze in men’s doubles and gold in the 2017 Polish open men’s doubles. This will be an interesting talk for both coaches working with Juvenile players and for players to get an insight into both training and the Irish system.

     

  • Magees off to a great start in Malaysia

    27/06/2018 High PerformanceMagees off to a great start in Malaysia

    Sam and Chloe Magee have got their Malaysian Open off to a great start by winning their first-round match and reaching the last 16 of the event. This is one of the biggest events on the circuit and has all of the best players in the world competing for crucial ranking points and a share of the $700,000 prize pool. 

    Sam and Chloe came up against Parinyawat Thonguam and Kittipak Dubthuk of Thailand in their opening match. They looked sharp and determined throughout the game beating the pair 22-20 21-15. They will now come up against the number one seeds in the event and current Olympic gold medalists Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia on Thursday.

    To see the full results and schedule for the event click on this link.

    There is also live streaming for some of the courts at the event on this link.

  • Farnham gets Silver as FZ Forza Irish Para Open comes to a close

    24/06/2018 EventsFarnham gets Silver as FZ Forza Irish Para Open comes to a close

    Emma Farnham won Ireland's highest medal at the 2018 Irish Para Open. Emma won a Silver medal in the Women's Doubles SS6 with her partner from Poland Maria Bartusz. Emma & Maria met the polish pair of Bujnicka/Szmigiel in a silver medal match. The match between the number one and two seeds turned out to be a tightly fought contest. Farnham/Bartusz would win the first game 21-19 before losing the second 20-22 before finishing the game with a 21-11 victory. This is a magnificent achievement for Emma as this was the highest attended Irish Para Open in history with over 160 athletes. Elsewhere Niall McVeigh came away with bronze medal in the Mixed Doubles SS6. Niall and his partner Poveda Flores from Peru lost out to eventual winners Laing/Bedford in the semi-finals. The week has been extremely successful for Irish athletes as Niall & Emma look to prepare themselves for the imminent Olympic year.

    To see a full list of winners please click here

    You can watch all the finals on Badminton Ireland TV (YouTube)

     

    Sunday 24th June saw the Irish Para Open come to a close. Players from all over the world came to the National Indoor Arena in Dublin for the five day tournament. The standard of event was exceptionally high as the event attracted more athletes from Asia and South America than previous years. This allowed players to experience new opponents and prepare themselves appropriately for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. The closing ceremony saw speeches from Badminton Ireland President Betty Thompson and Badminton Ireland Chairman Ronan Rooney. This year the closing ceremony was treated to some very influential people in Para-Badminton in Ireland and worldwide. BWF Deputy Chair for Para-Badminton Wayne Somers delivered presentations to the Wheelchair classes. Paralympic Ireland CEO Miriam Malone delivered presentations to Short Stature classes and Ciara Browne from the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown delivered presentations to the standing classes. 

     

    As the event continues to grow, Badminton Ireland relies heavily on volunteers throughout the week. Without the hard work of all the volunteers this event wouldn't be possible to run to the level that is required. The event saw people helping out in roles from umpiring to line judging to airport meet & greets. Each role plays its part in making this event the spectacle that the players come to expect and deserve. Badminton Ireland would like to thank all the volunteers throughout the week and look forward to working with and welcoming all existing and new volunteers.

     

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Irish Player Update - FZ Forza Irish Para Open

As the second day of the competition comes to a conclusion here are some of the headlines going into the knockout stages.

 

Niall McVeigh

Niall has progressed through to the knockout stages in both the Men's Singles and the Mixed Doubles. Niall has won four out of his five matches losing one match in a close three game match against Andrew Martin. Niall qualified as out of the Mixed Doubles as the higest seed and will recieve a bye to the Semi-Final as a result.

Full Results: https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/player.aspx?id=9163029C-E28E-4F54-ABF5-32C62028E700&player=83 

MS SS6 Draw: https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=9163029C-E28E-4F54-ABF5-32C62028E700&draw=26

XD SS6 Draw: https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=9163029C-E28E-4F54-ABF5-32C62028E700&draw=100

 

Emma Farnham

Emma also qualified to the knockout stages of the Mixed Doubles SS6. Emma and her partner Didn Taresoh will play in the Quarter-Finals against Dalglish/Szmigiel. The winner of this game will avoid Niall McVeigh in the semi-final, Ireland have a strong chance of having two medalists within this category.

Full Results:https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/player.aspx?id=9163029C-E28E-4F54-ABF5-32C62028E700&player=168

XD SS6 Draw : https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=9163029C-E28E-4F54-ABF5-32C62028E700&draw=100

 

Owen Casey

Owen & his partner James Binnie qualified to the Quarter-Finals of the MD SU5. Owen will play against the number one seeded pair from Malaysia Cheah & Saaba. 

Full Results: https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/player.aspx?id=9163029C-E28E-4F54-ABF5-32C62028E700&player=9

MD SU5 Draw:https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=9163029C-E28E-4F54-ABF5-32C62028E700&draw=82 

To see the full scheudle of Irish Players you can click here. All games on court 2,4 & 5 are streamed on the Badminton Ireland Youtube page

Continue to check the Badminton Ireland website for updated results as they continue to come in. Also visit the Badminton Ireland Facebook Page for updated coverage. 

High Performance

Irish Masters Team Finish 7th at Forza Nations Cup

The Irish Master's team finished an impressive 7th at the 2018 Forza Nations Cup held in France. The Forza Nations Cup is a doubles only competition where each team will play one WD, one MD and two XD in each age group: +40, +45, +50, +55, +60.

In the group stages Ireland was in a tough group with France & Denmark but had some great matches and narrowly missed coming 2nd losing out to France by 1 point.

This put them in the playoff positions for 7th, 8th & 9th and after 2 great wins against Austria & Switzerland Ireland finished in 7th position.

A major highlight for the Irish team was the over 60's Women's doubles remaining undefeated throughout the tournament.

For more photos and information on the event follow the link to the event Facebook Page.

The Irish Masters Team:

40's Men- Jonathan Perry & Andrew Fenner

40's Women- Gillian Grimes, Jayne Orr & Georgina Ward

45's Men- Shane Guildea & Willie Stevenson

45's Women- Siobhan Grehan & Sylvia Campion

50's Men- Ian Young & Simon Thompson

50's Women- Brenda Murray Flynn & Julia Dunlop

55's Men- Kieran McMahon & Gerard Kenna

55's Women- Pam Peard & Sian Williams

60's Men- Joe Wright & Joe Abbott

60's Women-  Christine Graham, Mary Bird & Doreen McClements

Coaching

Baldoyle Academy Cell Summer Coaching

The Badminton Ireland Academy Cell in Baldoyle is accepting players for summer coaching from June-September. The Cell currently runs once a week in Baldoyle Badminton Centre on a Wednesday with fully licenced and qualified coaches leading the sessions.

The aim of the cell is to encourage players to improve themselves and take their skills to the next level, feeding into the BI Academy system.

BI Academy Cells extend the quality coaching and training environment and bring it to a wider pool of players. It offers players a high coach-to-player ratio, quality facilities and access to the Badminton Ireland High-Performance Coaching team.

There are limited places available so, please email coaching@badmintonireland.com for enquiries or phone the office on 01 839 3028.

Ranking

Men's singles
1  Nhat Nguyen13,850
2  Joshua Magee10,240
3  Scott Evans7,755
4  Jack O'Brien6,930
5  Jonathan Dolan5,850
6  Mark Brady5,670
7  Adam McAllister4,880
8  Sam McKay4,300
9  Nigel Boyne4,050
10  Callum Thomas4,010
Women's singles
1  Rachael Darragh6,699
2  Moya Ryan6,550
3  Kate Frost6,145
4  Rebecca Woods5,260
5  Rachael Woods4,960
6  Orla Flynn3,040
7  Chloe Magee2,183
8  Keady Smith2,090
9  Niamh Gannon1,620
10  Sara Boyle1,420
Men's doubles
1  Sam Magee11,850
2  Joshua Magee11,830
3  Paul Reynolds10,350
4  Nhat Nguyen9,000
5  Adam McAllister6,580
6  Daniel Magee6,210
7  Mark Brady6,020
8  Ciaran Chambers6,020
9  Sam McKay5,950
10  Brian O'Mahony5,730
Women's doubles
1  Jennie King8,570
2  Moya Ryan7,220
3  Kate Frost6,650
4  Rebecca Woods6,440
5  Sinead Chambers5,800
6  Rachael Darragh5,193
7  Vicki Pesti5,120
8  Sara Boyle5,120
9  Chloe Magee4,733
10  Rachael Woods4,720
Mixed doubles
1  Chloe Magee22,470
1  Sam Magee22,470
3  Ciaran Chambers8,500
3  Sinead Chambers8,500
5  Scott Evans8,370
6  Rachael Darragh7,550
7  Paul Reynolds7,230
8  Jennie King7,020
8  Daniel Magee7,020
10  Adam McAllister4,950

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