• Magee and Dolan on track to maintain national titles.

    31/01/2015 EventsMagee and Dolan on track to maintain national titles.

    Ireland’s top badminton players gathered at the National Badminton Centre in Lisburn today to battle it out for the national titles.

    In the men’s singles last year’s winner Jonathon Dolan (2) beat Paul Reynolds 21-12 ,21-16.  Joshua Magee took a convincing victory over Curtis Presho 21 -8, 21-9 and Tony Stephenson beat Mark Brady 21 -11, 21 -12. Badminton Ireland Academy player Nhat Nguyen fought valiantly for his place in the semi-finals in a tough match against Owen Marron .  Nguyen lost the first game 15-21 but took the second and third 21-18, 21-17.

  • Matthew and Stuart Win in England

    29/01/2015 UlsterMatthew and Stuart Win in England

    Irish national Under 13 squad player Matthew Cheung and Stuart McCollam have been enjoying their most successful season at Under 11 and Under 13 levels this season and returned from a sojourn to Northumberland laden with medals, having initially only expected to be playing in the Northumberland Under 11 event.

  • Ireland’s top badminton players hit the courts in Lisburn this weekend for the Irish Senior Nationals and U15 Nationals.

    28/01/2015 EventsIreland’s top badminton players hit the courts in Lisburn this weekend for the Irish Senior Nationals and U15 Nationals.

    Ireland’s top players will be competing at the Irish Nationals in Lisburn this weekend in what is promised to be a weekend of top class badminton.  Among them will be double Olympian Chloe Magee.

    In the men’s singles event Jonathan Dolan (2) will look to defend his national title, Scott Evans had been seeded 1st in the draw however he has had to pull out due to injury. Joshua Magee, seeded 1 in the mens doubles with brother Sam and a member of the team that secured Ireland’s place at the European Mixed Team Championships, will also compete in the men’s singles event ensuring that Dolan is set for a tough outing.


    27/01/2015 High Performance2015 EUROPEAN MIXED TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

    Double Olympians Scott Evans and Chloe Magee will lead the first national team to take Ireland out of the qualification stage when they compete at the 2015 European Mixed Team Championships in Leuven, Belgium between the 11th – 15th February 2015.

    The European Mixed Team Championships pits the top 12 teams against each other for the title of best in Europe. Ireland face host nation Belgium in their opening game of the tournament on the 11th February and England on the 12th February 2015.

    The team secured their place after beating Norway, Slovakia and Bulgaria in the qualification stages of group 6 held in Baldoyle, Dublin last November.

    Evans comes off a fantastic year which saw him achieve the best results of his career to date. He secured his highest ever world ranking after reaching the finals of the $120,000 Bitburger Open and winning the Brazil Grand Prix.  Magee also had a very successful year and reached the quarter finals of the French Super Series and the last 16 of the All England Premier Super Series. 

    Evans and Magee will be joined by brothers Sam and Joshua Magee, Chloe’s niece Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle.


  • 2015 Irish Masters National Championships

    25/01/2015 Events2015 Irish Masters National Championships

    Double gold medals for Michael Watt (O40), Leslie Funston (O55) and Tommy & Barbara McGrath (O65) at the 2015 Carlton Irish Masters National Championships in Baldoyle Badminton Centre yesterday.  With 107 matches played throughout the event, players were kept busy from early in the day with an extremely high standard of play throughout.  Michael Watt won his first gold medal in the (O40) mens singles with Kevin Donnelly taking silver, Micheal then teamed up with Michael Turkington to win gold in the (O40) mens doubles, beating Shane Guildea/Barry Guildea in the final

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