Edition 1: New Clubs 2016/2017

There has been an inception of a number of new clubs registered with Badminton Ireland in the 2016/2017 season. The endeavour of the executives, volunteers, coaches, and players of these clubs can often go unnoticed as they seek to overcome the challenges that newly founded clubs face in their inaugural year. Additionally, their hard work in creating and implementing structures that will lead to a sustainable future is another aspect which is often overlooked in setting up a club.

We aim to acknowledge the efforts of new Badminton Ireland clubs in 2016/2017 by compiling profiles on two clubs per week over the course of the next month. Hopefully these news stories will recognise the contributions of all those involved, raise the profile of their clubs, and also offer thanks to those externally who may have assisted with sponsorship and fundraising initiatives. This weeks edition focuses on two clubs; Titans Badminton Club and Smith Nirvana Badminton Club.


                       Club Profile 1: Titans Badminton Club

Playing Venue:

 1. Terenure Badminton Centre, Dublin 6W

 2. Alexandra College Sports Hall, Dublin 6

Number of Club Members: 47
Qualified Coaches: One Level 0 / Shuttletime Coach
Competitions Entered: 7 Teams in the Dublin & District Leagues & Cups
Club Honours:

Men's Division 5 Champions

Mixed Division 6 Champions

Ladies Division 6 Champions

Recruitment Strategies:


Summer Club

Tournaments Organised: Emerald Cup + HaoTong Aviation Cup

We Chat

Club Sponsors:  

 1. Asia Market

 2. Emerald News

 3. HaoTong Aviation

Club Communication Strategies:

Emerald Media News Paper



Challenges facing the Club:

 Covering the cost of purchasing club equipment. The club is currently in  the process of hosting fundraiser events to assist with all costings they  will face when buying equipment.

 They have also contacted the local Tesco store to see if they could be  involved in the Tesco Community Fund initiative.
Future Aspirations for the Club:

The Titans have four key aspirations for their club as they look towards the future;

 1. Continue to increase the number of people playing in the club

 2. Develop a juvenile section within the club

 3. Participate in the Badminton Ireland Teicnic programme

 4. Strive to have teams promoted through the divisions of the DDLC so  they will have members eventually competing in the top divisions of the  leagues.

Interesting Club Fact: Xiaolia Chen, the 2009 World Junior Champion, visited the club in January


                Club Profile 2: Smith Nirvana Badminton Club

Playing Venue:

 1. Baldoyle Badminton Centre

 2. Frank Cooke Park, Ballymun

Number of Club Members: 18
Competitions Entered:

2 Teams in the Dublin & Districts Leagues & Cups

Bonanza Events

Recruitment Strategies:

Intend to create a display board on club nights

Internal competitions organised in the club

Word of mouth

Club Sponsors: Smith Consultants
Challenges Facing the Club:  Club costings. However, the club hope to raise funds through        sponsorship and fundraising intitiatives to counteract those  costs.
Future Aspirations for the Club: 

 The club have identified the following components to be their  aspirations moving into the future;

 1. Expand the number of members playing in the club

 2. Raise funds from sponsorship to decrease the overall                membership cost for club members

 3. Targeting to have teams in Div. 3 & 4 of the DDLC in three          years time.

The next edition of articles on new clubs in 2016/2017 will feature Axis BC and Kilkenny City BC.

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Fiach Andrews

Development Officer


AGM 2017

To all Branches, Clubs, Affiliated Bodies, Honorary Life Members and Past President

Badminton Ireland - Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017


Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the Badminton Union of Ireland Limited will be held at Irish Sport HQ, Dublin on Saturday 20th May 2017 at 11am.

The positions of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer are up for election at the forthcoming AGM.

Nominations and Motions are required to be received by the Badminton Ireland office no later than six (6) weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting i.e. by 17:30 on 6th April, 2017.

Yours faithfully

For and on behalf of

Badminton Ireland


Michael Watt

Chief Executive Officer

Badminton Ireland



Lyndon Williams joins exciting line up for the Badminton Ireland Member’s Forum organised for July 22nd/23rd

Following on from the successful member’s forum in 2016 the dates for the 2017 conference are now confirmed. The event will run on July 22nd and 23rd and will cater for all our members. The sessions will provide opportunities for both coaches and players to develop new skills and exchange knowledge.The 2017 conference has a number of new ideas included from the feedback given at last year’s conference. These new ideas along with the lead coaches at this year’s conference should lead to a very exciting weekend of badminton.

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Umpire Training Courses

The court officials group are running two umpire training courses in the upcoming month. The courses being run are free of charge and will be held in Terenure Badminton Centre on Whitehall Road:

- Monday 10th April, starting at 8pm.

- Saturday 15th April, starting at 10am. 

If you or anybody you know is interested in attending the course you can email 


Clean sweep for Leinster at the 2017 FZ Forza Inter-provincials

Leinster teams saw off stiff competition on day one of the FZ Forza Irish Inter-Provincials to claim all three titles. Play started at 10 am on Saturday morning in Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Dublin. Under 13, 15 and 17 teams competed throughout the day.

In the Under 13s all four provinces entered teams to compete for the title. Leinster took on Munster in the opening round, beating the opposing province 8-2. Connacht took on Ulster but ultimately lost the tie 3 matches to 7. Leinster continued their run by beating Connacht 3-7 before facing Ulster in a deciding tie, with both provinces having 2 wins a piece. It was a tightly contested match-up but Leinster proved victories over Ulster to claim the U13 Inter-Provincial title 6 matches to 4.

The U15s saw teams from Ulster, Munster and Leinster battle it out on court with Leinster taking on Munster in the opening round. Leinster came out on top before Munster took on Ulster. Ultimately it came down to Ulster versus Leinster for the deciding match up but Leinster proved too much for the U15 Ulster team who lost 0-10 games.

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High Performance

*UPDATED* Swiss Open 2017

Day 3

Sam and Chloe Magee lose out to Olympic Gold medalist Zhang Nan and Li Yunhui 22-20 21-18. The Irish team will now focus their training towards the European Individual championships. Scott Evans, Sam Magee, Joshua Magee, Chloe Magee, Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle will represent Ireland in the event held in Denmark from the 25th to the 30th of April.

Day 2

Sam and Chloe Magee came out victors of their first-round match this morning at the Swiss Open 2017. They beat Lu Ching Yao & Chiang Kai Hsin of Chinese Taipei 22-20 19-21 21-16 with an impressive performance. Sam and Joshua Magee lost out to Olympic Bronze medallists Ellis/Langridge of 21-10 21-14. Scott Evans put up a good fight against All England finalist Shi Yuqi but lost out 21-17 21-13.




Day 1

Great start for Scott Evans at the Swiss Open 2017 as he beat Mikal Rogalski of Poland 21-16 21-19. Joshua Magee lost out to the number 12 seed Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia. Scott comes up against world number 10 Shi Yuqi of China in his round of 32 match.

For a full list of the Irish matches click on this link.



The Swiss Open 2017 takes place from the 14th-19th of March. Scott Evans along with Sam, Chloe and Joshua Magee are taking part in this Grand Prix Gold event, one of the toughest events on the calendar. This event always attracts big crowds as spectators come to see some of the top players from across the world. Sam and Joshua have been drawn with a tough opening match of the men's doubles against Olympic Bronze medallists Ellis/Langridge of England. 

For a full list of the draws for the event click on this link.

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