2015 Irish Masters National Championships

Double gold medals for Michael Watt (O40), Leslie Fuston (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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First ever Shuttle Time in county Monaghan read more…………...

The Peace Link Centre played host to the first Shuttle Time course to be held in the County of Monagahan on Saturday the 17th of January. There was a big interest in the course with 17 candidates taking the course with representation from a number of local schools and Badminton Clubs.







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2015 Irish Masters National Championships

The first of 2015 Nationals kicks off this Saturday 24th January at Baldoyle Badminton Centre with some of the long standing players in Irish badminton taking part.  In total 84 players are involved from age groups 040 to 065.  Michael Watt (Alpha) plays in the O40 mens singles and teams up with Michael Turkington (Ballyclare) in the O40 mens doubles where they will face stong opposition from cousins Shane and Barry Guildea (both Ailesbury BC) and Lincoln Nelson (Mt. Pleasant)/Mark Topping (South Dublin BC)  

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Triple Titles for Dunne & McCollam

This weekend, the 17th & 18th Jan 2015, the top players in Ireland were in Baldoyle to contest the medals for the U11 & U15 Leinster Yonex Opens. With a great entry of 76 players from around the country, the 10 events were highly contested. The U15 boys singles  top seed Kyle Magee lost to an energetic Des Duggan in an epic semi-final while Mark Kinnerk and Adam McAllistair battled out the other semi-final. Adam came out on top in the final to win the gold medal.

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2015 Leinster Open

Ryan takes first senior title.

The 2015 Leinster Open was played this weekend in Terenure Badminton centre and there was some great matches in all of the disciplines.

In the men’s singles Owen Marron beat 14 year old Nhat Nyguen, in a very exciting three game match that saw both players working extremely hard to win any point.

Moya Ryan took her first senior title in the women’s singles defeating Petra Rosolova in two games.

Brother and sister duo Ciaran and Sinead Chambers backed up their seeding by beating number two seeds Tony Murphy and Jennie Magee in a very even match which saw the Chambers taking the big points to take the victory.

Sinead Chambers then went back on court on the same side as Jennie Magee as they partnered up to take on Ciara O’Connor and Gemma Tobin. Chambers and Magee who were seeded one took the match in two games to secure Sinead’s second title of the day.

Number one seeds Ciaran Chambers and Ryan Stewart faced number two seeds Daniel Magee and Niall Tierney in the last match of the day. Magee and Tierney played a very solid match winning two very close games two add another Leinster senior title to their trophy cabinet.

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Swedish Masters 2015

Tough start on day one of Swedish Masters read more.......

Photo Credit Ben Phelan

Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle both lost out in qualification on day one of the Swedish Masters. Darragh lost to Irina Amalie Andersen of Denmark while Boyle lost out to Evgenia Dimova of Russia. Tomorrow the girls will play against Julie Finne-Ipsen and Rikke S. Hansen of Denmark in the main draw of the Women’s Doubles.

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Women’s Singles Qualification

Rd 2

Sara Boyle (IRE) lost to Evgenia Dimova (RUS) 19-21 14-21

Rd 1

Rachael Darragh (IRE) lost to Irina Amalie Andersen (DEN) 17-21 15-21


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