• Connacht Open 2014

    29/09/2014 ConnachtConnacht Open 2014

    Rachael Darragh takes No 1 seeding in this coming weekend's Connacht Open women's singles to be played at Sligo LTC. Jennie King No 2 will be looking to unseat the young Darragh in the final.The men's singles sees the return of Jonathan Dolan after his retirement from the international circuit in recent months.  Other players to watch out for in the singles are No 2 seed Norman Lau, and seeds 3/4 John Amond and Jack O'Brien amongst others.

  • Ulster U11 & U17 Opens

    29/09/2014 UlsterUlster U11 & U17 Opens

    Jon McCreedy & Clodagh Dunne take two golds in the Ulster U17 Open with Sophia Noble and Stuart McCollam also taking two golds in the Ulster U11 Open. Both age groups saw some great talents for the future on show in these one day events at Lisburn Rackets Club last Saturday 27th. September. In the U17 boy's singles Jon McCreedy took the honours winning 21-19  21-18 against Mark Gannon. In the girl's singles Clodagh Dunne added yet another gold to her tally beating Rachael Woods 21-14  21-13.  In the boy's doubles Jon McCreedy/Matthew Smyth won 21-16  21-17 against Ben Gallagher-Lynch/Adam McAllister.  

  • Shuttletime tutor course

    28/09/2014 CoachingShuttletime tutor course

    Shuttletime tutor course “Badminton in Education”


    "Ben Caldwell pictured left leading an activity during the Shuttletime tutor course"


  • European bronze medal for Sian Williams

    27/09/2014 EventsEuropean bronze medal for Sian Williams

    It was the final day for the Irish at the 2014 European Senior Championship with Sian Williams securing a bronze medal.

    Starting off with the over 50’s mixed Pam Peard and Nils Carlson took on the seeded Danish pair of Morten Christiansen & Anette Vollertzen sadly loosing 21-14, 21-17

    In the quarterfinals of the O50’s women’s doubles, Pam Peard and Sian Williams played against Helle Sjoering and Annette Vollertzen of Denmark. After a hard fought match the Irish lost 21-14, 21-17

    In the O60’s men’s doubles Brain McKee and Aavo Raig put on a impressive display against Sweden’s Bengt Randsrom and Lars Wiinberg and led the first game. They were overtaken 24-22 and lost the second game 21-13

    Sian Williams was up last against current world champion Lone Knudsen from Denmark. Knudsen’s play was exemplary winning the match 21-18, 21-17

    Well done to the whole team on there performance and to Sain for securing a 2014 European Senior Championship medal

  • 2014 European Senior Championships - Day 3

    24/09/2014 Events2014 European Senior Championships - Day 3

    In Tuesday's matches in the European Seniors it was the turn of the over 55 Irish to keep the flag flying. First on court was Stephen Waddell who played Sweden's Bjorn Wigardt. The first game was surely some of Stephen's best badminton, with some marvellously accurate high serving and wonderful deep clears. The game was nip and tuck all the way but Stephen stuck to the game plan and came out ahead in the first game, 24-22. In the second game an error by the umpire meant that no interval was called at 11. The players appeared to be so deep in concentration that they did not notice either. At 15-13 down Stephen was the right side of a line judge error to bring him to 15-14 down. In the next rally another line judge error brought him to 15 all. At that stage the Swede called the referee and while waiting for the referee the coaches came onto the court and the players took their break. When play resumed the game continued with equal scoring and the Swede took it 21-19. The third game was always going to be survival of the fittest and whereas Stephen was unable to maintain the excellent length, Wigardt was also tiring and made a number of unforced errors. With both players out on their feet, Wigardt took the final game 21-17.

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2014 European Senior Championships -Day 2

The European Seniors at Caldas da Rainha had a slow start on Monday as massive thunderstorms caused a power outage that caused the day's play to be delayed by over an hour. An already full schedule found that the final matches didn't complete until approximately 11:00 pm. Irish interest commenced early in the morning with scratch pair of Brian McKee (Irish Manager pictured) and Estonian Aavo Raig in the over 60 mens doubles.

In a match that was never in doubt they beat the French pair of Mouchebouef and Tiliacos 21-7, 21-15 without much difficulty.

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Ulster U17 Open 2014

Lisburn Rackets Club hosts the Ulster U17 Open on Saturday 27th September where Moya Ryan and Ben Gallagher Lynch are top seeds in their respective singles and doubles events. In the boys singles Ben Gallagher Lynch takes No 1 seeding with James Flaherty No 2.  Hoping to cause an upset are 3/4 seeds Kyle Magee and Adam McAllister.  In the girls singles Moya Ryan takes top seeding with Clodagh Dunne No 2.  Rachael Woods and Karen MacNamara will be hoping to improve on their 3/4 seedings.

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Autumn Open 2014

Magee and Chambers make it a double at the 2014 Autumn Open read more……


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