National Indoor Arena Academy Cell Launch

Badminton Ireland will be relaunching the Blanchardstown academy cell in its new location in the National Indoor Arena on the National Sports Campus on Tuesday the 7th of February.

The cell will be led by Badminton Ireland Level 2 coach Gerard Loh, BWF Level 1 coach Craig McCourtney, three-time Irish Olympian Chloe Magee and will be overseen by Badminton Ireland Academy manager Daniel Magee.


On Tuesday the 7th of February players from 10-13 years of age are invited to attend a trial day. There will be limited places on offer as there are already spaces allocated to the existing Blanchardstown cell players.


To put your name forward for the trial please contact 

For further information on the Academy system please click on the following link.


Badminton Ireland Events Assistant Job Opportunity

Badminton Ireland Events Assistant Job Opportunity

Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce a vacancy for a full-time Events Assistant to start immediately. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant, sporting organisation with an Olympic focus and an excellent opportunity for graduates to gain experience and pursue a career within the sporting or event management domain. There are excellent opportunities to progress within the Organisation. Badminton Ireland works with its stakeholders across Ireland to increase participation and improve the quality of the sporting experience for participants. The ideal candidate will be able to work as part of a team but also independently, be willing to work some weekends and be proficient in using computers.


Reporting to: Events Manager Job

Based: Irish Sports HQ

Salary: Competitive



  • - Assist in setting up events and activities
  • - Assist in communications/promotion of events
  • - Assist in production of broadcast streaming of events
  • - Assist in day to day operations of event management 
  • - Take photos and videos 
  • - Other duties as assigned


- Proficient in computers (Word, Excel, Website CMS)

- 3rd level education preferable

- Strong Communication Skills

- Knowledge of Sport/ Badminton preferable

- Flexibility of Hours/Working Days

- Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

- Can do attitude


This job description is not exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter by e-mail to David McGill - 

Closing date for application is 4.00pm Monday 30th January 2017.

High Performance

European Mixed Team Championships 2017 Announcement

The 2017 European Mixed Team Championship finals are being held in Lubin, Poland from the 15th to 19th February. The team that played at the Qualifiers in Dublin from the 11th to 13th of November will be travelling to the event. The team travelling is as follows:



Scott Evans, Sam Magee, Joshua Magee, Nhat Nguyen.



Chloe Magee, Rachael Darragh, Sara Boyle, Sinead Chambers.


The team managers travelling to the event are John Quinn and Daniel Magee.


Ireland are in Group 2 alongside Sweden and England. The matches will be as follows:

Wednesday 15th Febraury - 10.00          Ireland v Sweden

Wednesday 15th February - 19.00          Ireland v England


Two teams will qualify through this group to the quarter final stages of the event.






Leinster Open 2017

The Leinster Open 2017 ran over two days in Terenure Badminton Centre on the weekend with some of the countries best players taking part. Players were hoping to secure some ranking points before the Irish Senior National taking place from the 4th-5th of February in Lisburn Rackets Club. 

The doubles and mixed were played out before the finals took place on Saturday evening. There were some exciting matches throughout the day

The results from the finals were as follows:


Nhat Nguyen - Mark Brady  21-17 21-9


Rachael Darragh - Kate Frost  21-9 21-10


Nhat Nguyen & Paul Reynolds - Ciaran Chambers & Stuart Lightbody  21-19 21-18


Jennie King & Sinead Chambers - Kate Frost & Moya Ryan  21-14 21-14


Jennie King & Daniel Magee - Sinead Chambers & Ciaran Chambers  22-20 9-21 21-14


Click on this link for all results from the event.

Click on the link to be directed to the Leinster Badminton facebook page for more photos from this and other events.


January 15th Deadline - Affiliation for All-Ireland Team Events

Dear All,


Firstly, we hope all of you thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas period and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best in 2017.

Please be aware that the January 15th deadline for affiliating members to participate in All-Ireland Team events is almost upon us. This ruling will be strictly adhered to with no exceptions being made to it, so we kindly request that all clubs check over their list of affiliated members to ensure that all players looking to play in these events have been affiliated.

As the deadline falls on a Sunday this year we recommend any outstanding affiliations are sent into us before Friday January 13th in order to be processed. A report will be published on the Badminton Ireland website on January 18th with a list of all those members eligible to compete in All-Ireland Team events.

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Kind Regards,

BI Membership Team


Places still available on Shuttle Time course in Oranmore

There are places still available on the Shuttle Time course in Oranmore Badminton Club this Sunday the 15th of January. The Shuttle Time course is aimed towards teachers and new coaches looking to improve their basic knowledge of the game or be able to teach badminton in their school or club. The course is free for teachers to attend as long as the school is affiliated to Badminton Ireland. Schools can send up to three teacher's free of charge on the course. The course is €55 euro for affiliated Badminton Ireland members and €68 euro for non-affiliated members.

The course is running from 10am-4pm in Oranmore Badminton Club this Sunday. If you are interested in attending please email or phone the office on (01) 839 3028 asap.

For more information on Shuttle Time click on this link.

For other course running this year click on this link to our calendar.

12/21/2016-Connacht*ATTENTION* Connacht U13/U17 Open going ahead on the 30th December
12/16/2016-MembershipNovember Competition Winner and Holiday Wishes
12/14/2016-EventsVery successful FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 held in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena
12/14/2016-High PerformanceFantastic second National Squad Session in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena
12/14/2016-GeneralForza Sports Coming up to Christmas
12/12/2016-UlsterGreat start to the New Year for Rachael Woods
12/12/2016-UlsterHickland Shocks Lightbody
12/09/2016-High PerformanceEvans reaches the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 Final
12/08/2016-High PerformanceEvans and Magee brothers feature in Irish Open quarter finals
12/07/2016-High PerformanceSport Ireland National Indoor Arena hosts the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

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