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  • Congratulations to Sam and Chloe from the BI Board

    30/04/2017 GeneralCongratulations to Sam and Chloe from the BI Board

    "On behalf of the Board, I want to congratulate Chloe and Sam on a historic result in Kolding in Denmark - taking the first ever European Senior medal for Ireland. A wonderful achievement for Sam and Chloe, their family and for Irish Badminton. Well done!"

     

    Ronan Rooney

    Chairperson

    Badminton Ireland

    Photo Credit: Mark Phelan (Badminton Europe)

  • AGM 2017 *UPDATE*

    29/04/2017 GeneralAGM 2017 *UPDATE*

    To all Branches, Clubs, Affiliated Bodies, Honorary Life Members and Past President

    Badminton Ireland - Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017

    (To be held at Irish Sport HQ, Dublin on Saturday 20th May 2017 at 11am)

    The following AGM papers are now available via the Badminton Ireland website:
    Agenda for AGM
    Form of Proxy
    Minutes of 2016 AGM
    Minutes of 2016 EGM
    2016 AGM Annual Report
    Draft Financial Statements for 31 December 2016


    If you require a printed copy of the AGM papers, please contact the Badminton Ireland office on +353
    (0)1 8393028.


    Please note that only fully registered clubs with Badminton Ireland are eligible to vote - details, as per
    the M&A’s, are required to be up to date on the membership system by 21st May, 2016.
    For clubs and others entitled to vote, I also enclose a form of proxy for use if the
    Chairman/President/Treasurer or Secretary from your club is unable to attend the meeting and they
    wish to have their vote recorded by another member in the club or another individual attending the
    meeting. If you wish to exercise the proxy, it must be returned to this office by 13th May 2017.
    Please ensure that any proxy bearer is advised on the manner in which you wish your vote to be cast for
    all elections/motions.


    Yours faithfully
    Badminton Ireland

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Notice is hereby given that the following Nominations and Motions have been put forward for the 2017 AGM.

     

    Yours faithfully

    For and on behalf of

    Badminton Ireland

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    (01/04/2017)Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the Badminton Union of Ireland Limited will be held at Irish Sport HQ, Dublin on Saturday 20th May 2017 at 11am.

    The positions of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer are up for election at the forthcoming AGM.

    Nominations and Motions are required to be received by the Badminton Ireland office no later than six (6) weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting i.e. by 17:30 on 6th April, 2017.

    Yours faithfully

    For and on behalf of

    Badminton Ireland

     

    Michael Watt

    Chief Executive Officer

    Badminton Ireland

     

  • Magees settle for bronze at the European Championships

    29/04/2017 High PerformanceMagees settle for bronze at the European Championships

    Sam and Chloe Magee must settle for bronze medals at the European Championships as they lose out to the very strong pair of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark in two games 21-14 21-10. Sam and Chloe played world class badminton all weeek long and had some close games. They managed to knock out the number 4 and 5 seeds of the tournament on the way to their medal. Chloe and Sam have been very gratefull for all the Irish support over the week:

    "We really have to thank everyone for the support, Ireland is definitely a country that gets behind their players, it feels like i'm back at home." - Chloe Magee.

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  • Junior Quadrangular *Update*

    29/04/2017 EventsJunior Quadrangular *Update*

    Day One – Friday 28/04/2017

     

    England came away with the team victory at the 2017 Junior Quadrangular on Friday evening. The English team made a strong start to the tournament with a 7-2 victory over hosts Ireland. England made quick work of Wales with a 9-0 win before playing the deciding match against Scotland. Scotland started strongly taking a 2-0 lead after the teams of Kenneth Cheung/Callum Smith & Jamie Gunn/Michael McGuire claimed victories in the boys' doubles. England responded however, winning both the girls' doubles and the mixed doubles to take a 3-2 lead. With the tie lying in the balance, the spectators were treated to a magnificent match between Michael McGuire and Neil Bhabuta. Michael was able to take the first game 23-21. With not much between the players, every point was going to be crucial. Neil was able to take control of the second game as Michael seemed to fatigue, with a 21-18 win. This set up an enthralling final game. Michael and Neil traded points with some brilliant rallies. Neil was able to get a lead close to the end and hold off Michael to take the game 22-20. Using this momentum, England were able to win another two 3 set games to close off victory and win the fixture 7-2.

     

    Final standings

    1. England

    2. Scotland

    3. Ireland

    4. Wales

     

    Day Two - Saturday 29/04/2017

     

    Saturday’s action saw players compete in the singles and mixed doubles categories. At the end of play the singles category would see only four players remain in the boys' and girls' categories. In the boys' division Alex Green, Michael McGuire, Callum Smith and Neil Bhabuta all made it through to Sunday’s semi-finals. Michael, Callum and Neil all qualified for the semi-finals with straight set wins, whilst Alex Green beat Ireland’s Peter McDonald in an extremely exciting encounter. Alex managed to beat Peter in three sets winning the final set 26-24. Sunday will also see Eleanor Butler take on Lisa Curtin in the girls' singles semi-final, whilst Gauri Shidhaye will play Alice Campbell in the second semi-final. The girls' singles division was very competitive and this has set up two exciting semi-finals.

     

    After lunch, players competed in the mixed doubles. Callum Stewart and Alice Campbell made the final after winning two three set matches in the competition. In their semi-final, Callum and Alice managed to overcome an excellent team in Alex Green and Estelle Van Leeuwen. The English pair of Alex and Estelle won the first set 21-17. This first set loss kick started Callum and Alice who won some compelling rallies and gained valuable momentum in the game, winning the second set 21-18. The final set could not be tighter with both teams exchanging leads throughout the set. The Scots managed to hold their nerve however and come away with 22-18 victory. The Scottish pair will play in the final against Joseph Ball and Lisa Curtin who themselves came through a very tight encounter. Joseph and Lisa won their game 22-20 and 23-21 over fellow English competitors Cholan Kayan and Holly Williams.

     

     

    On Saturday evening Badminton Ireland hosted the competition dinner at the Clayton Hotel. This gave the teams a chance to socialise with the other teams and relax before the final day of competition. After the meal, England were awarded their team competition Gold medals from Badminton Ireland President, Betty Thompson.

     

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    More to follow……..

  • Magee's secure historic medal at the European Championships

    28/04/2017 High PerformanceMagee's secure historic medal at the European Championships

    Sam and Chloe Magee make Irish badminton history and secure Ireland's first ever medal at the European Badminton Championships. They have bagged at least a bronze medal by beating the number four seeds and former European gold medallists Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezba Zieba of Poland.

    It was a game that either side could have won and it proved to be very close throughout. The first game came down to the wire after some long rallies, but Sam and Chloe kept their composure and won 22-20. In the second game the Polish fought back and managed to steal it 21-17, after Sam and Chloe had a chance to clinch the match. Sam and Chloe went out and gave it everything in the final game and dominated, winning 21-12.

    Tomorrow evening Sam and Chloe will play Danish super stars and number one seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen. After Sam and Chloe have already knocked two seeded pairs out of the tournament who knows what could happen.

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Magees create medal opportunity for Ireland at the European Championships

After winning their match this evening Chloe and Sam Magee have secure their place in the quarter finals of the European Championships and now have a chance to clinch Ireland’s first ever medal in this event. They beat the French pair of Bastian Kersaudy and Lea Palermo in three nervy games 19-21 21-16 21-15. Sam stuggled to settle in the first game but found his form in the next two and managed to control the midcourt well with Chloe working hard alongside.

They will be coming up against former European gold medallists Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezda Zieba from Poland. The quarter finals start at 16:00 Irish time. Sam and Chloe are the second match on court so we can expect that to start around 16:30.

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Events

U15 Quadrangular

The 2017 U15 Quadrangular will be hosted in Dublin. This event is held annually between Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Event Details:

  • Baldoyle Badminton Centre
  • 28th-30th April 2017
  • Friday team event
  • Saturday/Sunday individual event

 

This year's teams:

 

Friday proposed match schedule:

 

Courts 1-4

Courts 5-8

10.00

Ireland

England

Scotland

Wales

14.00

Scotland

Ireland

England

Wales

17.00

Scotland

England

Ireland

Wales

 

Individual schedules will be published after the managers meeting.

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Tough day 2 for Ireland at the European Championships

Day 2 of the European Championships got off to a difficult start for the Irish players as they suffered two losses in the morning matches. Rachael Darragh came up against the tough opponent of Luise Heim from Germany. Rachael played well but Heim proved too tricky an opponent as the match finished up 21-12 21-11.

Sam and Joshua Magee came up against the Croatian pair of Zvonimir Durkinjak and Hoelbling in the men's doubles. They couldn't settle in the opening game and let the aggressive style of the Croatians get the better of them. They lost the first game 21-14. The second game was close all the way but Sam and Joshua lost out narrowly 21-19. 

Both of the late matches kicked off at the same time with Scott Evans coming up against young Danish star Anders Antonsen and Rachael Darragh & Sara Boyle facing the Finnish pair of Jenny Nystrom & Sonja Pekkola. 

Scott fought well against Anders throughout the course of the match but the Dane proved a very tricky opponent and lost the match in two games 21-11 21-13. In the women's doubles, Rachael and Sara started well against the Finnish pair in the first game. The experience of their opposition shone through however as the match finished up 21-15 21-13.

Sam and Chloe Magee are the last of the Irish players left in the tournament. After a great opening win they now take on the French pair of Bastian Kersaudy & Lea Palermo to possibly get a medal match opportunity. The match is scheduled for 17:50 Irish time and you can find the live streaming below.

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