11 January 2018
Badminton Ireland Coach Craig McCourtney paid a visit to one of the Academy Cell's in Oranmore, Galway last week and there is some great progress being made in the group. The Academy Cell runs twice a week in Oranmore Community Centre with lead Coaches Shane Wynne and Anthony Conneely putting the players through their paces.
"The players are showing great improvement in our BI Academy Cell set up, with many of them attending the Irish National Squads for the second year running and some making the callbacks" - Shane Wynne.
Craig McCourtney led the session for the Academy Cell players during the visit, which they found challenging and enjoyable. They did a number of footwork exercises and some work on attacking play in a 2 v 1 format.
"I'm really impressed with the work Shane and Anthony are putting in with the players and it shows after seeing them in action during my visit" - Craig McCourtney.
To find out more about the BI Academy Cell programme you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 January 2018
Badminton Ireland is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a host organisation for the ASPIRE graduate project 2018. This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund and is in partnership with Sport Ireland. The project allows Badminton Ireland to hire a recent graduate in the field of sport or physical activity for 11 months (commencing February 26th).
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant sporting organisation with an Olympic focus. The successful graduate to work on various development projects and as part of the events team, gaining valuable experience for their future career. Successful applicants will also receive one on one coaching and personal development sessions through Sport Ireland.
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Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter for the position to email@example.com.
Closing date for both applications is the 25th January 2018
09 January 2018
The 2018 European Men's and Women's event will be played in Kazan, Russia, from 13-18 February, in the Kazan Gymnastics Center.
Ireland will be competing in both the Men's and Women's team championships. The Men's team have been drawn in Group 1 with Denmark Croatia and Israel. The Women's team have been drawn in Group 3 with Germany, Ukraine and Lithuania.
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