• Tactical Masterclass

    25/07/2016 CoachingTactical Masterclass

    Day 2 of the 2016 Conference saw tactics at the heart of the day with many activities both on and off court challenging all those in attendance..........

  • New Faces, New Ideas, New Experiences

    23/07/2016 CoachingNew Faces, New Ideas, New Experiences

    The 2016 Badminton Ireland Conference kicked off for the fifth year running with a stellar line up of guest speakers and International Coaches........

  • *UPDATE* 2016/2017 Calendar

    19/07/2016 General*UPDATE* 2016/2017 Calendar

    Attention all Badminton Ireland members, the 2016/2017 events calendar has now been updated on our website.

    You can view the new dates by clicking HERE

  • Irish Presence At Badminton Europe Summer School 2016

    18/07/2016 CoachingIrish Presence At Badminton Europe Summer School 2016

    This years Badminton Europe Summer School took place from the 11-15th of July in Podcetrtek in Slovenia. Coaches and players travelled from across Europe to take part. Craig McCourtney (Coach) along with players Beth Stephenson, Brian O'Mahony, Jack Lawlor and Des Duggan were in attendance.

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

    15/07/2016 High PerformanceNational 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

    The squad locations and times can be seen in below table


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BI Conference 2016 **Sign up now, limited places**

Calling all players and coaches! Registration now available for this year's conference, dont miss out on what's sure to be a fantastic weekend of badminton. Junior, adult and coach rates available.... 




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Whitehall Road Junior Badminton Club Open

Good morning all,

It's back!!!!

The 2nd Whitehall Road Junior Badminton Open tournament is on the weekend of the 27th and 28th of August 2016.

This is a round robin tournament in the initial phases ,so that everyone who enters  gets at least 2 matches, but more likely depending on entry three or four matches. Last year we were able to get a lot of round robin groups of five, so everyone got four matches.

In the knockout latter stages of the tournament the scoring system will revert to the traditional best of three games to 21 points.

The tournament is an under 12, under 14, under 16 and under 18 tournament. We are following the Badminton Ireland rules on under age badminton which is essentially no change from last year.

Due to the round robin format of the tournament, there will be no Mixed doubles played in this tournament.

Please forward this email to your network of any parents of players who you feel would be interested in playing.( remembering to include the attached word document below)

Entries can be made online on Tournament Software or by downloading an entry form Here.

Also we will be up on Facebook again over the coming weeks. Check out Whitehall Road Junior Badminton Club Facebook page.

Many thanks for your support once again.


Job Opportunity at Badminton Ireland

Badminton Ireland

National Coach

Closing date:  Monday, 1st August, 2016


This is an exciting time for Irish badminton with many recent successes and medal winning performances as a result of the structures already in place.  Badminton has a rich heritage within Ireland and participation levels are high.

Badminton Ireland, the National Governing Body for the sport of Badminton in Ireland, is seeking to appoint a National Coach to join the successful High Performance programme.

Based in Dublin, the successful applicant will join a progressive team who are open-minded and forward thinking.  The High Performance centre provides access to a quality playing environment and accommodation, with an office and sports science facility nearby.

The National Coach will report to the HP Director/Chief Executive Officer.  The role will encompass day-to-day running of the high performance programme for the elite players and the various National Squads.  The National Coach will also be responsible for the leadership of other coaches within the HP system.

Candidates should have relevant and proven experience and qualifications in the leadership, management and operations of coaching and developing elite players at national and international levels.  The successful candidate will also have excellent interpersonal skills and be highly motivated.

The salary offered for this post will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Initially the post will be offered on a fixed term, two-year contract with an option for a further two years.

Application should be made in writing, quoting Ref: National Coach, to the Chief Executive Officer, Badminton Ireland, C/O Grant Thornton 24-26 City Quay Dublin 2, Ireland by 1st August, 2016.  Please enclose your CV with a comprehensive covering letter detailing your experience and ability to fulfil the role.  Candidates may be short-listed on the basis of the information supplied in their application. 

Please click here for a full job specification

Badminton Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.



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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