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  • Badminton Ireland CEO vacancy

    01/09/2015 GeneralBadminton Ireland CEO vacancy

     

    Badminton Ireland is seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer. Badminton Ireland is the National Governing Body for the sport of Badminton in Ireland.The Chief Executive Officer will report to the Chairman of Badminton Ireland. The role will encompass day-to-day running of the company, overall management of other staff, effective and efficient delivery of a range of services and programmes for the benefit of

    our members and the sport overall. The CEO will also be responsible for working with the board in formulating, implementing, and reviewing the organisation’s strategy.

    Closing date for Applications is the 25th of September, 2015.

    To view full job advert click here 
    To view the full job profile click here 

    If you wish to apply please send applications to Badminton Ireland Chairman rrooney@badmintonireland.com or Interim CEO mwatt@badmintonireland.com

  • Baldoyle Academy Cell Limited Places Available

    26/08/2015 LeinsterBaldoyle Academy Cell Limited Places Available

    New times available for the Baldoyle Academy Cell. Contine to read to find out more information....

  • Affiliate to Badminton Ireland

    25/08/2015 MembershipAffiliate to Badminton Ireland

    With the 2015/16 badminton season just around the corner there is no better time to affiliate to Badminton Ireland. Clubs who affiliate before November 1st can avail of a special club affiliation price of just €25. Clubs who affiliate before the 20th of October can avail of our free shuttles offer which means clubs with 10 to 20 members get 2 free tubes of Carlton GT1 shuttles, clubs with 21 to 50 members get 3 Free Carlton GT1 Tubes, and clubs with 51+ members get four free tubes of Carlton GT1 Tubes.  

    To download a club affiliation form click the appropriate link below 

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    If you are a club secretary  want to recieve, a Membership Pack, which contains all the information you need please email our Membership Officer Rachel Mulligan. 

  • Teicnic U15 Tournament Heats Up

    21/08/2015 CoachingTeicnic U15 Tournament Heats Up

    Temperatures soared inside and out as the Teicnic tournament hit boiling point......

     

     

     

     

  • The Twentieth Kent Masters Gold

    21/08/2015 EventsThe Twentieth Kent Masters Gold

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday the  23rd, 24th and 25th of October will the Twentieth Kent Masters Gold, Sponsored by Woodgate and Clark, Chartered Loss Adjusters Claim Mnagers and Surveyors, West Malling take place in Kent, England. The event is open to over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70's. Entry to the event closes on Sunday the 27th of September 2015.If you wish to enter you can download the entry form here

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Serious Fun at Ennis Junior Summer Camp

Ennis Junior BC held their annual camp on the 10th-14th August 2015 at Ennis Tennis & Badminton Club.

Aisling Ryan an Ennis native and former member of the juvenile club was the camp coach. Aisling, who is living and training in Dublin and also an assistant coach for the U17 Irish Squad split the players into groups and devised a plan to suit and challenge each group of players.

Continue reading below to see the full report...

The first group worked on developing their shots and footwork skills through lots of games and multi-feed activities. Aisling commended the players in this group for their attitude in training and improvement in their skills. 

The second group worked on developing new strokes and fine-tuning aspects of their technique. The players then incorporated their new shots into routines and match-play. This group was commended by Aisling on their efforts in the physical training routines.

Finally, the third and most experienced of the groups worked incredibly hard in all aspects of their training in what were tough sessions. Aisling commented:

“The players made very good progress in terms of tactical thinking in matches and in their technique.  All players rose to the challenge of higher intensity training and each player's self-drive and determination increased day by day”. 

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U13's Finish with A Flourish

With the U13 Camp drawing to an exciting close last Friday, It's now time for U15 players to hit the courts at Marino Insitute of Education......

 

 

 

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National Squads

The 2015/16 National Squads got underway on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August at Baldoyle Badminton Centre.  Saturday saw U13, U15, U17 and U19 while Sunday included the National Senior Squad and for the first time; a National Masters Squad and Para Squad.

All of the squads had two of 2 hour sessions which started off with a fitness test and then match play. Each group will be trimmed down to 16 players which will be tough to do as the competition was fierce in all of the age groups.

There was tough competition in the U13 group which was led by Dan Magee and Karen Brady.

Al Bredin, Naomi Darragh and Greg Farrell were in charge of the U15 squad which comprised of 14 girls and 15 boys. Competition was strong and many matches were played.  The squad will be cut to include the very best, after which the next two National Squad weekends will take place in December and January.  Naomi Darragh had this to say: “We had a great turn out from the U15 players, they were put through the bleep test and after lunch, singles match play. Some great matches were played with lots of very close games, it was super work by all and we are looking forward to the start of the season with the Irish Carlton U15 Open in September”.

U17 was run by Irwansyah, Aisling Ryan and assisted by Michael O’Meara.  Irwansyah put the 17 players through their paces on court and was impressed with the standard and commitment of the players.

Stewart Carson and Michelle Hayes ran the U19 squad. These players also ran the beep test and had some tough match play in the afternoon session.

On Sunday the Senior Squad was first on court led by Irwansyah and Dan Magee, alongside them was the Masters squad which was led by Michael Watt and assisted by Stewart Carson.  Irwansyah pushed the Senior Squad with some on court training in their first court session and some match play in their second.

Another first for the National Squads was to include the Para athletes which were led by Andy Stewart. There were 8 Para athletes at the squad including World Champion Niall Mcveigh.

All of these National Squad players and some of their parents attended an anti-doping talk given by Irish Sports Council representative Rachel Maguire.

 

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