• Connacht Open has local star

    05/10/2015 ConnachtConnacht Open has local star

    Local man David Walsh was the star of the 2015 Connacht Open Badminton Championship held in Summerhill College, Sligo on Saturday the 3rd of October 2015 .David, a long standing member of Ballina and also a member of Sligo City Badminton club made a dramatic return from a lengthy injury reaching three finals and winning two of them. He won Mixed with Moya Ryan and Men’s Doubles with another local player, Jonathan Dolan. It’s good to see Dolan back after a break from the game. Rachael Darragh from Raphoe also had a good day winning Ladies Doubles with Sara Boyle and the Ladies singles title.  Entries were down on last year which meant the tournament took place over one day.

  • Fair-play to Fairplay Badminton Club

    05/10/2015 DevelopmentFair-play to Fairplay Badminton Club

    Congratulations to Fairplay Badminton Club who recently became the first badminton club to win the 'Dublin Bus Community Spirit' award.

    The club fought off stiff opposition from other sports and got their name and badminton out there. The committee members said they hope to expand and develop the junior section as well as purchasing equipment for all club members to use.

    Fairplay plays in a 6 court hall that is based in St Vincents Secondary School, in Glasnevin. The club organises social events as well as competing in the Dublin & District Leagues and Cup and local tournaments. Fairplay welcome new members including beginners and advanced players along with junior players.

    Have a look at their Facebook for more information.

  • Knocklyon Junior Badminton Club need your help

    01/10/2015 LeinsterKnocklyon Junior Badminton Club need your help

    Knocklyon Junior Badminton Club are holding a clothing collection next Saturday & Sunday the 10th & 11th October 2015 in order to raise  much needed funds for the club.The club are asking every member to bring at least one 10 kg bag with them to club next weekend.

    So why not get rid of your unwanted clutter and help a badminton club while your at it.? Old laptops (as long as charger is with them) and mobile phones are also acceptable. 


  • Ulster U17

    28/09/2015 UlsterUlster U17

    The Ulster U17 took place over the weekend at Lisburn Racquets Club. The tournament was well attended with players from all over Ireland participating. Clodagh Dunne went home with two titles, taking the girl’s singles and the girl’s doubles with Beth Stephenson. Nhat Nguyen also went home with two titles, winning the boys singles and the mixed doubles with Rebecca Woods.

    Below are the results from the finals:

    Girls Singles – Clodagh Dunne beat Beth Stephenson 19-21, 21-15, 21-19

    Boys Singles – Nhat Nguyen beat Kyle Magee 21-11, 21-8

    Girls Doubles – Clodagh Dunne/Beth Stephenson beat Orla Flynn/Alexander Troy 21-11, 21-7

    Boys Doubles – Adam McAllister/Brian O’Mahoney beat Des Duggan/Kyle Magee 21-1-, 21-19

    Mixed Doubles – Nhat Nguyen/Rebecca Woods beat Kyle Magee/Clodagh Dunne 21-12, 21-14

    All results can be found HERE.

  • Dunderry BC - Small But Mighty

    28/09/2015 DevelopmentDunderry BC - Small But Mighty

    Badminton Ireland recently paid a visit to Dunderry Badminton Club in Co. Meath.

    "The members are very warm and welcoming, they pulled around some chairs and we sat discussing how the club could be taken to the next level. These ladies started the club last year and are really keen to grow and develop the club to make it a feature of the community." Norma McIntyre Club Development Officer.

    Currently there are 13 members in the club, some play for the social aspect of the game, others went on to compete in the league and entered two teams into the Meath league for the first time last season. The players showed they were up for the challenge with one of the teams winning the league and the other team just losing out to their club mates in the final. Of course Dunderry BC was up for the challenge as two of their members are All Ireland GAA Medalists!

    Talking with the members I could see they played badminton for the fun and enjoyment of the game. They are eager to share their passion for the game with beginners, juveniles and anyone who would be interested in joining the club. The members were talking about getting a coach in the club 2 nights a week with one night dedicated to teaching beginners and the other for the development of the current players. They hope to start a junior section in the near future and some of the members are even interested in doing our Shuttle Time Programme.

    "It is exciting and satisfying to see clubs like Dunderry BC being proactive about its development. This creates sustainability for badminton in communities such as Dunderry and creates a community hub for juniors and adults alike to come and play badminton."

    For more information about     -Dunderry BC Click Here     -Shuttle Time Programme Click Here

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Ulster's Andrew Stewart wins Sport Northern Ireland Talent Development Coach 2015

Ulster Badminton’s Andrew Stewart has won the Sport Northern Ireland Talent Development coach of the year 2105.Andrew is the Talent ID & Development Officer for Ulster Badminton and also the Lisburn Emerging Performance Squad coach working with a number of the Top junior players in the province as well as Niall McVeigh the Double World Para Badminton Champion.

The success follows on from Tom Causer winning the High Performance Coach of the year last year and Naomi Darragh winning the North West Talent Coach of the year in March and Andrew was quick to acknowledge the Ulster Badminton Coaching Legacy Programme has had on the development of coaches in Ulster and also as an individual.

‘I am delighted to win the Sport NI Talent Development coach year, it is a great achievement and great to be recognised as a leading Talent Development coach. The Ulster Badminton coaching legacy programme has helped myself and other Ulster Coaches develop over the past 3 years through regular workshops and bring in world leading coaches to deliver these workshops.’


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Ireland Secure Three Bronze

Ireland achieved three Bronze medals at this year’s World Senior Championships in Sweden. Brian Mckee reached the semi-finals in the MD60 and Sian Williams and Pam Peard reached the semi-finals in the WD50.

Brian McKee and Tariq Farooq were up against the number one seeds from England William Hamblett and Graham Holt. In the first game the English raced to a 8-0 lead before the Irish/Austrian combination got a point then the English again increased their lead to 13-1, Brian/Tariq could not recover from this and lost the first game 21-10. Brian and Tariq came back strong in the second game and stayed a point ahead of the English for most of the game, they then took the second game 21-19. The third game was neck and neck up till 13 all, the English then stretched their lead to 17-13 and went on to win the match 21-15.

Next on court for the Irish was Pam Peard and Sian Williams who were number 2 seeds in the WD50, they took on Charlotte Dew-Hattens and Grete Sahlertz Kragekjaer of Denmark. The defending World Champions failed to progress to the final after losing out in two games 21-6, 21-12.

This has been a successful World Senior Championships for the Irish team bringing home 3 Bronze medals.

Badminton Ireland would like to congratulate all of the Irish players that participated in the Championships.

All results can be found HERE.

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Is Your Club Coach Licensed?

With the new season well under way, its time to ensure that your club coach is a fully licensed Badminton Ireland Coach meeting all the legal requirements.Read more to find out if your club coach has a licence.....



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