• 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.

    For live streaming for the event click on this link.

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    All photos by Mark Phelan (Badminton Europe).

  • Magees create medal opportunity for Ireland at the European Championships

    27/04/2017 High PerformanceMagees 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 of France 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 expext that to start around 16:30.

    For the live stream to the tournament you can follow this link.

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  • U15 Quadrangular

    27/04/2017 EventsU15 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

















    Individual schedules will be published after the managers meeting.

    Please click here for tournament programme

  • Tough day 2 for Ireland at the European Championships

    26/04/2017 High PerformanceTough 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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    All photos by Mark Phelan for Badminton Europe.

  • 3/3 for Ireland at Day 1 of The European Championships

    25/04/2017 High Performance3/3 for Ireland at Day 1 of The European Championships

    The European Badminton Championships kicked off today in Kolding, Denmark and the Irish players have got off to the best possible start. Ireland came away from day 1 winning three out of three matches that they played. The highlight of the day was Sam and Chloe Magee beating the number 5 seeds and former world number 12 Jacco Piek and Selena Arends from the Netherlands. Sam and Chloe showed great experience and patience against the pair to come out on top winning 21-17 23-21.

    Rachael Darragh won her opening match beating Flore Vadenhoucke of Belgium. She had two very close games but managed to keep her nerve on court and take the match 23-21 22-20.

    Triple Olympian Scott Evans came up against Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia and struggled in the opening game losing 21-13. It looked all but over when Scott was 11-1 down in the second game. He dug deep and managed to completely turn the game around and won 21-17. He had the Croatian under pressure and kept his focus to take the match 21-17 in the third game. That secured three wins for the Irish players at the opening day of the event.

    Many of the players will be in action again on day 2. Joshua and Sam Magee feature in the men’s doubles tomorrow as well as Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle in the women’s doubles. Scott Evans will also come up against a much more difficult opponent and 5th seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark. Rachael will also play the second round of her singles.

    For 4 court streaming of the event you can follow this link.

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    All photos by Mark Phelan for Badminton Europe.

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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)

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


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European Championships 2017

The European Badminton Championships 2017 is taking place from 25th-30th April in Kolding, Denmark. The players travelling to the event include Scott Evans, Chloe Magee, Sam Magee, Joshua Magee, Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle. 

Last year at the European Championships Sam and Chloe Magee had an impressive performance beating former European gold medallists Mateusiak and Zieba of Poland on their way to the quarter-finals. Having been drawn in the same quarter of the draw as the pair this year they may come head to head once again. Scott Evans features in the men's singles where he has been drawn against Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia. A win there will see him come up against rising star Anders Antonsen of Denmark.

Joshua plays with Sam in the men's doubles where they have a first round encounter with Croatians Durkinjak/Hoelbling.

The younger players travelling to the event are Sara Boyle and Rachael Darragh who feature together in the women's doubles. They have drawn the Finnish pair of Nystrom/Pekkola. Rachael also features in the women's singles where she has a good record against her opponent Flore Vadenhoucke of Germany.

For the list of all of the Irish matches and times click on this link.

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Deadline for Teicnic Badminton Camp Applications 30th April

The deadline for applications for the 2017 Teicnic Badminton Camps is the 30th April. This year there will be an U13 and an U15 camp. The camp will be led by some of Ireland's top National Coaches as well as a team of staff coaches that will stay on site. Please note the price change of the camps this year due to the change in accommodation to the Marino apartments. The price for this years camp is €350 which must be paid in full before attending.

Venue:  Badminton Ireland High-Performance Centre, Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9.

Times:  Arrive Monday 09.30 Depart Friday 14.00

Deadline for application: 30th April 2017


Teicnic Badminton Camp Invitation.

U13 Teinic Camp Application form. (14th - 18th August)

U15 Teicnic Camp Application form. (21st - 25th August)

For more information on the Teinic Badminton Camps please follow this link or email

You can also ring the office on (01) 839 3028.

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Junior Quadrangular 2017

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