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  • European mixed team selected

    11/10/2018 High PerformanceEuropean mixed team selected

    The Irish team for the 2018 European mixed team championship qualifiers has been selected. For full details of the event and selection read more......

     

     

     

  • Club Information Forums

    08/10/2018 DevelopmentClub Information Forums

     Badminton Ireland will be delivering a Club Information Forum in each of the Branch areas over the coming weeks.

    They will cover club specific areas of Safeguarding, GDPR and Affiliation.

    It is important that your Club Secretary and Safeguarding Officer attends the forum that is being delivered in your branch area, as it will offer the opportunity to ask questions on these topics. They will also receive additional resources to help them in their roles. We would ask people in these roles to book their ticket for the relevant branch forum on the links below to assist us in organising the forums.

    The Dates & Venues for the Forums are as follows:

    22nd October @ 7.30pm in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris (Connacht Branch) Book Tickets Here

    1st November @ 7pm in the Fitzgeralds Woodlands Hotel, Adare (Munster Branch) Book Tickets Here

    15th November @ 7pm in Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus (Leinster Branch) Book Tickets Here

    Ulster Branch Club Forum - Date & Venue TBC

    If you have any queries regarding the Club Information Forums, you can contact Conor Fadian, National Governance Officer, on his email below.

    Email: cfadian@badmintonireland.com

     

     

  • Nhat Nguyen is continuing to shine in Buenos Aires with a second singles win in Group C

    08/10/2018 High PerformanceNhat Nguyen is continuing to shine in Buenos Aires with a second singles win in Group C

    Nhat Nguyen has made a great start in the Youth Olympic Games men’s singles event after winning his opening two games read more.......

     

     

     

  • Silver for Frost and Ryan in Bulgaria

    08/10/2018 High PerformanceSilver for Frost and Ryan in Bulgaria

    Kate Frost was the stand out player for Ireland at the 2018 Bulgaria International taking silver in the women’s doubles with Moya Ryan and reaching the last 16 of the women’s singles read more...

     

     

  • New Format for National Graded Events

    03/10/2018 EventsNew Format for National Graded Events

    The 2018/19 season will see a new format for the National Graded Events between Grades B to H.

     

    All finals will be held on the 18th May 2019 at a showcase event at the National Indoor Arena. Players competing across the 7 grades will be playing on a one day Graded event up to and including the Semi-Finals for the chance to compete at the Inaugural FZ Forza Irish Graded Finals Day. All matches on the Finals Day will be played in an arena set-up within the National Indoor Arena on four Irish Open matted courts with every match being streamed on the Badminton Ireland YouTube page. All players who reach the finals will be included in a Finals Programme which will promote the match as well as highlight their journey to the Final, these programmes will be available online and at the hall.  All spectators will receive a programme upon entry. 

     

    After the event there will be a prize giving ceremony at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown where there will be a reception and players will be presented awards from the Badminton Ireland President and any VIP guests that may be attending on the day.    

     

    Badminton Ireland are introducing this event to create a unique experience for club players throughout the country. The concept is for players to experience an international standard of event, which will create a lasting memory with that player. All players will be encouraged to bring as many friends and family to share this experience and create an atmosphere at the arena. All spectators will be able to attend free of charge at the venue and are welcome to attend the prize giving ceremony at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown. The Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown have also provided Badminton Ireland with a discounted hotel rate for anyone wishing to stay at the hotel after the prize giving.

     

    Graded Events are as Follows:

    Grade B - 23rd March 2019 - National Indoor Arena

    Grade C - 15th December 2018 - Baldoyle Badminton Centre

    Grade D - 23rd February 2019 - Baldoyle Badminton Centre

    Grade E - 23rd March 2019 - National Indoor Arena

    Grade F - 15th December 2018 - Baldoyle Badminton Centre

    Grade G - 23rd February 2019 - Marino Institute of Education

    Grade H - 23rd March 2019 - National Indoor Arena

     

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Connacht

Connacht Open Review

Connacht Open Review - by Micheal O'Morain

The Connacht Premier Open took place in the GLTC at the Weekend. Play started at 10am Saturday and by late evening all events were down to the Semi final & final stages.

Play on Sunday started with the Men’s Singles Semi Finals which saw the Connacht pair of David Walsh and Adam McAllister defeating Azhar Syed and Brian O’Mahony respectively to set up an eagerly awaited Final.

Next up was the Mixed Semi Finals both of which went to 3. Declan Bennett & Megan Bredin defeated Azhar Syed & Shauna Kenneally 22/20 in the 3rd. On the other court, it appeared that Adam McAllister & Kate Frost were about to qualify for their 3rd Final of the weekend, when Adam suffered an unfortunate injury which resulted in a concession of the match to the top seeds, Ciaran Chambers & Moya Ryan.

As a result of the injury, Adam had to concede the Men’s Singles Final thus awarding the Connacht Premier Title to David Walsh, who had returned from Denmark to support the Connacht Premier Open. The Men’s Doubles Final was also conceded by Adam & Brian to Ciaran & John Amond.

Despite having lost out in the Mixed, Kate secured the Ladies Doubles title when partnering Moya to defeat Fiona Farrell & Lauran Au and won her second title of the weekend in overcoming Orla Flynn in the Ladies Singles title.

In the last Final of the weekend, Ciaran & Moya combined to take the Connacht Premier Mixed Title against Declan & Megan.

The GLTC Grade E Open also took place on Saturday and the winners were:

 

Mens Doubles: Phillip Britton (Mount Pleasant) & Tayyab Shahzad (Kilmacthonas)

Ladies Doubles: Chloe Koay (GLTC) & Aoife Wall (Oranmore)

Mixed Doubles: Tayyab & Caitlin Gallagher (Waterford)

 

Full Results for all the Events are on the BI website.

High Performance

Gold and Silver for Ireland at the 2018 European Senior Badminton Championships

Ireland secure one gold and three silver European Senior medals after seven days of competition in Guadalajara Spain read more….

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Development

2018 Sports Capital Programme Workshop

The workshops will be given by staff in the Sports Capital section and will cover common pitfalls, a page by page guide to the application form and a questions and answers session.  

The deadline for making an application is 5pm on Friday 19th October. 

Organisation must be registered on 
www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie by 5pm Friday 5th October

To get the maximum benefit from the event please read the guide beforehand


 

Book your place on eventbrite - max 2 seats per organisation


DUBLIN - Cusack Stand, Croke Park, 7-9pm, Monday 1 October 
GALWAY - Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway, 7-9pm, Monday 1 October 
WATERFORD - WIT Arena, 7-9pm, Tuesday 2 October
LONGFORD - Longford Rugby Club, 7-9pm, Tuesday 2 October
DONEGAL - The Abbey Hotel Donegal, 7-9pm, Wednesday 3 October
KERRY - Institute of Technology Tralee, 7-9pm, Friday 5th October 


 

Following a review of the last round of the programme it has been agreed that an even greater emphasis should be placed on applications for facilities in disadvantaged areas. Accordingly, any assistance you can provide in terms of raising awareness of the programme and increasing applications from these areas would be appreciated.

 

Ranking

Men's singles
1  Nhat Nguyen12,854
2  Joshua Magee9,740
3  Jack O'Brien6,430
4  Mark Brady6,370
5  Adam McAllister5,410
6  Sam McKay5,260
7  Azhar Syed4,265
8  Nigel Boyne4,240
9  Callum Thomas3,670
10  Scott Evans3,425
Women's singles
1  Kate Frost8,070
2  Rachael Darragh7,519
3  Moya Ryan6,403
4  Rachael Woods5,870
5  Rebecca Woods5,260
6  Orla Flynn4,910
7  Alexandra Troy3,100
8  Sara Boyle2,540
9  Chloe Magee2,183
10  Keady Smith2,090
Men's doubles
1  Joshua Magee14,240
2  Paul Reynolds12,050
3  Sam Magee10,610
4  Daniel Magee6,960
5  Ciaran Chambers6,900
6  Sam McKay6,300
7  Adam McAllister6,290
8  Mark Brady5,800
9  Brian O'Mahony5,730
10  Nhat Nguyen5,580
Women's doubles
1  Moya Ryan8,780
2  Kate Frost8,470
3  Jennie King7,870
4  Rebecca Woods7,040
5  Rachael Woods5,970
6  Rachael Darragh4,823
7  Sara Boyle4,750
8  Sinead Chambers4,750
9  Chloe Magee4,733
10  Keady Smith4,615
Mixed doubles
1  Chloe Magee20,870
1  Sam Magee20,870
3  Ciaran Chambers8,710
4  Rachael Darragh8,380
5  Paul Reynolds8,380
6  Daniel Magee7,720
7  Sinead Chambers7,010
8  Jennie King6,320
9  Adam McAllister5,800
10  Moya Ryan5,310

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