Senior and U15 FZ Forza Irish Nationals 2017
06 February 2017
It was a great weekend of badminton in Lisburn Racquets Club for the 2017 Irish Senior and U15 National Championships, with many top players battling it out to become National title holders. A big congratulation to all the winners. Three-time Olympian Chloe Magee won both the ladies doubles and mixed doubles in the event, bringing her total of National titles to 23, which is the highest number of titles held by any Irish player across all disciplines. The weekend also saw U17 European Champion Nhat Nguyen win his second men's singles National title at the age of 16.
Sam Magee added two further National titles to his name with brother Joshua Magee in the men's doubles and Chloe Magee in the mixed doubles. Rachael Darragh also won her first ever National titles by winning the women's singles and women's doubles with Chloe Magee.
In the U15's Nationals, there were some close and excellent matches throughout the day. Sean Laureta and Kim Feehily both picked up two National titles on the weekend. Kim won the girl's doubles with her partner Kerry Fallon and Sean won the boy's doubles with his partner Daniel O'Meara. Kim and Sean also took the mixed title. Alexandra Troy took gold in the girl's singles, while in the boy's singles Peter Mcdonald came out on top.
See below for all of the winners and runners-up.
Senior Irish National Championships 2017 - Winners and Runners Up
MS (21-19 21-19)
Winner - Nhat Nguyen (see left)
Runner Up - Joshua Magee
WS (22-20 21-15)
Winner - Rachael Darragh
Runner Up - Sara Boyle
MD (21-16 21-13)
Winners - Joshua Magee & Sam Magee
Runners Up - Nhat Nguyen & Paul Reynolds
WD (19-21 21-7 21-11)
Winners - Rachael Darragh & Chloe Magee (see right)
Runners Up - Sinead Chambers & Jennie King
XD (21-14 21-7)
Winners - Sam Magee & Chloe Magee
Runners Up - Ciaran Chambers & Sinead Chambers
U15 National Championships 2017 Winners and Runners Up
BS U15 (15- 21 21-11 21-15)
Winner - Peter Mcdonald (see left)
Runner Up - Evan Byrne
GS U15 (19-21 21-13 21-12)
Winner - Alexandra Troy
Runner Up - Kerry Fallon
BD U15 (21-12 21-16)
Winners - Sean Patrick Laureta & Daniel O’Meara
Runners Up - Matthew Cheung & Vincent Pontanosa
GD U15 (16-21 21-13 21-14)
Winners - Kerry Fallon & Kim Feehily (see right)
Runners Up - Orla Flynn & Megan Mcloughlin
XD U15 (29-30 21-9 21-15)
Winners - Sean Patrick Laureta & Kim Feehily
Runners Up - Peter Mcdonald & Kerry Fallon
A big thank you to all our umpires, referees, volunteers and Lisburn Racquets Club for hosting the event. Also, thank you to Badminton Ireland President Betty Thompson for presenting the prizes.
Please follow this link to the full results from Irish National Senior Championships.
Please follow this link to the full results from Irish National U15 Championships.
For more photos from the 2017 Irish Senior and U15 Nationals please click on this link.