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  • Chloe Magee visits Badminton Ireland academy cell in Kildare KCELL

    31/05/2016 CoachingChloe Magee visits Badminton Ireland academy cell in Kildare KCELL

    With a hectic qualification period behind and her Olympic qualification secured for Rio in August, Irish number 1 and now three time Olympian Chloe Magee took some time out to visit KCELL Badminton Academy on Sunday last to talk to the kids which proved to be not only a big occasion for the students but also highly motivational.

    Chloe spent about 40 minutes with both KCELL groups taking some interesting questions as well as explaining to the attentive students all about her career to date, her training methods, her family and their support and her feelings about going to her third Olympic games this summer.

    The kids were particularly interested to hear about Chloe’s early career and her struggles to deal with a move to Sweden after her leaving certificate and how lucky they now are to have all the facilities in place where they, if they work hard enough, could also emulate Chloe’s achievements without ever having to leave their families or home.

    Chloe spoke in depth about the opportunities now available to Irelands young players and pointed to the recent European success of Nhat Nguyen and Paul Reynolds as testament to the transformation of opportunities available to our young players since the days when she and Scott Evans had to leave Ireland to develop their badminton careers.

    Of course autographs, photos and selfies were the order of the day after the informal question and answer sessions and all 40 students left with a renewed sense of motivation, after two hard training sessions that is. No rest at KCELL even when a three time Olympian is in the house.

    To watch Chloe Magee’s interview after her visit to KCELL click here

    KCELL continues with twice weekly session up to mid-June and after a very short summer break will be back with pay as you go session for July and August where new players wishing to try out the academy can come and see if KCELL is for them. For more information, go to www.kcellbadminton.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kcellbadmintonacademy and why not follow KCELL on twitter @kcellba 

    Article by KCELL head coach Mark Phelan

  • Topaz Cash for Clubs is Back!

    24/05/2016 DevelopmentTopaz Cash for Clubs is Back!

    The Topaz 'Cash for Clubs' initiative is back.The promotion runs from Monday16th May and ends on 7th August 2016.

    Here's how to get involved..

     

     

     

     

  • Banteer Badminton Club

    24/05/2016 MunsterBanteer Badminton Club

    On May 11th 2016, Banteer badminton club ended their season with a medal presentation. The gathering was well attended by it's members. The following are some of the highlight’s the club has had for 2016. For a small club they have gone from strength to strength with their members ageing in range from U 11 to U 17. They took part in leagues, championships, fun days and tournaments all over the country at county, provincial and all Ireland level.

     

  • BI AGM Documents

    23/05/2016 GeneralBI AGM Documents

                     

     

    All documents on this page relate to the 2016 Badminton Ireland Annual General Meeting:

    If you require a hard copy of these documents please contact our offices. 

     

  • Successful Exhibition in Nenagh Badminton Club

    23/05/2016 MunsterSuccessful Exhibition in Nenagh Badminton Club

    Nenagh Badminton Club were the hosts for a Badminton Ireland exhibition last Saturday night. The location was the fabulous 4 court hall in Nenagh College where the Nenagh Badminton Acdemy led by Michael O'Meara holds it's sessions.

     

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High Performance

Chloe Magee and Scott Evans secure places in Rio

We're delighted to announce that Chloe Magee and Scott Evans have officially qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After a few nail biting weeks the Badminton World Federation and the Olympic Sports Council of Ireland have confirmed that both athletes secured their Olympic Qualification place.

Scott Evans Qualified for the men's singles in the 29th spot out of 36 places available. Chloe had a tighter qualification, getting through in the 34th spot of an available 37. 

Chloe had a good result at the recent European Championships, where she made it to the last 16, which helped her secure the points necessary to qualify. She overcame some tricky opponents, including Telma Santos of Portugal who qualified in the spot behind Chloe.

The Rio Olympics will run from the 5th - 21st of August 2016 and the two Irish badminton stars will be part of 10,500 athletes that will be taking part across 42 different sports.

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High Performance

*Individual event update* Ireland finish day one of the Glasgow Youth International on a high beating Scotland and Wales read more......

Ireland finished the team event in good spirits after some tough matches. In Irelands opening group they faced Val de Loire (France) and Team Skyfall. Ireland finished third in the group losing out to Val de Loire 3-2 and then to the eventual winners Team Skyfall from England 5-0. Ireland then moved into a section with all the other teams who finished third in their respective groups. 
This matched Ireland up with Wales and Scotland in the battle of the home nations. The team once more fought hard, beating Wales 3-0, and then went on to beat Scotland in a thrilling match that went all the way to the final game with Ireland winning 3-2. 

"There were some great individual performances during the team event but the teams we lost to were better than we were today. It was fantastic to end on such a high beating the other home nations Scotland and Wales. We have learned a lot from the matches and hope that this experience will help the players as they compete in the individual event tomorrow." Irish team coach Daniel Magee

For a full list of the team matches you can click here 

*Individual event update*

Irish players make knock out stages of the individual event.

Ireland had a number of players progressing through to the knockout stages of the Glasgow youth international individual event. In the men's singles Kevin Downey, Matthew Cheung and Chris Donoghue made it through their group of three to make it to the last 22 of the competition. The boys lost out in the knockout stage with Kevin Downey's match being the highlight of these games. Kevin had chances to win but eventually lost out in a hard-fought three game match with Scotland's Ian Campbell. 

In the men's doubles, both Irish pairings made it through the group stages. Cheung and Donoghue and the Downey brothers once more lost out in the knock out phase, both partnerships showed great determination but could not match their opposition on this occasion.

The girls failed to progress from their groups in both the singles and doubles despite having some good individual wins. In the mixed doubles, the girls were keen to get through their opening rounds after their earlier disappointment. Kevin Downey and Fiona McAdams, David Downey and Leoine Ward and Matthew Cheung and Sophia Noble all won their opening games. In their second round matches, the Irish again failed to make an impression. Cheung and Noble came closest to winning but were out played in the final stage of the second game against number 5/8 seeds Cholan Kayan and Megan Diggle of England

For a full list of all Irish players results from both the group and knockout stages click here

 

 

General

Summer Clubs 2016

Summer club season has arrived and there are many running across the country. Summer clubs are a great way for players to keep active during the off season period and keep up their level of play. Many clubs have a pay and play system, whereby you pay a fee to come and play in their summer club for the night. There are summer clubs for all levels of play. Find below a list of the current summer clubs we have details for.

Updated List of Summer Clubs can be found under the Events Tab.

 

 

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Ranking

Men's singles
1  Scott Evans15,920
2  Nhat Nguyen8,660
3  Owen Marron7,820
4  Joshua Magee7,090
5  Mark Brady6,650
6  Nigel Boyne5,410
7  Jack O'Brien4,250
8  David Walsh3,780
9  Jon McCreedy3,550
10  Kevin Donnelly3,545
Women's singles
1  Chloe Magee16,050
2  Sara Boyle9,640
3  Rachael Darragh6,470
4  Moya Ryan6,410
5  Lucie Corcoran5,730
6  Clodagh Dunne4,305
7  Sinead Chambers3,640
8  Kate Frost3,510
9  Norma McIntyre2,470
10  Gemma Tobin2,255
Men's doubles
1  Joshua Magee13,410
2  Sam Magee13,410
3  Nhat Nguyen8,190
4  Paul Reynolds7,660
5  David Walsh5,690
6  Mark Brady4,790
6  Ciaran Chambers4,790
8  Daniel Magee4,750
9  Jack O'Brien4,735
10  John Finnegan4,418
Women's doubles
1  Sara Boyle9,860
2  Rachael Darragh9,360
3  Jennie King8,940
4  Sinead Chambers8,940
5  Moya Ryan6,400
6  Kate Frost6,300
7  Fiona Glennon6,150
7  Pauline Glennon6,150
9  Lucie Corcoran4,890
10  Vicki Pesti4,410
Mixed doubles
1  Chloe Magee19,090
1  Sam Magee19,090
3  Ciaran Chambers7,400
3  Sinead Chambers7,400
5  Jennie King6,810
6  Daniel Magee6,190
7  Moya Ryan5,370
8  Rachael Darragh5,210
9  Fiona Glennon4,770
10  John Amond4,745

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