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*UPDATED* French Open Super Series 2016

Scott Evans lost out in his second round of qualification after coming up against Wei Feng Chong of Malaysia who he lost out to 17-21 16-21. Chloe and Sam Magee put up a great effort in the mixed main draw but lost out to the world number 6 after almost clinching the opening game. They fell short 25-23 21-13 against Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto of Indonesia.

Up today in the men's doubles is Sam and Joshua Magee who come up against the Danish pair and world number 10 Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding. Tha match will take place at about 12:30pm Irish time.


Day 1

Scott Evans gets off to a great start at the French Open Super Series 2016 today, as he won his first round of qualifying against Thomas Rouxel of France 15-21 21-13 22-20. Scott had a long hour battle and saved match point in the third game 20-19 to come back to win the match 22-20. Scott's final round of qualifying will be later today at 3pm Irish time.

Chloe and Sam Magee will feature in the main draw of the mixed doubles at 7pm Irish time against the number 6 Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto of Indonesia. Joshua and Sam Magee feature in the first round of the men's doubles event tomorrow.

Click on this link to get the draws for the event.

Keep up to date on all results and news on our Facebook and Twitter.

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Para European Championships 2016

Team Ireland will travel to Beek in Holland this Tuesday 25th October. The Team is competing in the 2016 Para European Championships along with over 150 competitors from 15 European nations.

All players have put in a good 10-week training block for this tournament.  With this in mind, hopes are high that Ireland’s players will progress to the later stages of the tournament when European Medals are on offer.

We wish all Irish players the very best in their endeavors.

For more information on the tournament follow this link.


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European Mixed Team Championship Qualifiers Approaches

The European Mixed Team Championship group 3 qualifiers are coming to Dublin from the 11th-13th November 2016. The qualifiers will be held in Baldoyle Badminton Centre. Admission to the event will be FREE for spectators, so it's great chance to watch some top European Badminton and support the Irish Team.

Ireland is featured in group 3 alongside Austria, Norway and Hungary. Below is a rough list of the match times for the event.

Friday      Nov 11, 2016 –   1 PM:  AUT vs HUN
Friday      Nov 11, 2016 –   6 PM:  IRL vs NOR
Saturday  Nov 12, 2016 –   1 PM:  AUT vs NOR
Saturday  Nov 12, 2016 –   6 PM:  IRL vs HUN
Sunday    Nov 13, 2016 – 10 AM:  HUN vs NOR
Sunday    Nov 13, 2016 –   3 PM:  IRL vs AUT

Click on this link to our Facebook event.

Keep up to date during the tournament by following our Facebook and Twitter, and using the #EMTC17.





Badminton Ireland Annual Awards Night Tickets 2016 Going Fast

The Badminton Ireland Annual Awards Night and Christmas Party 2016 tickets are now on sale for all clubs and members. The night will be held in the Hilton Hotel Baldoyle on the 17th of December. This is a fantastic night where we get the chance to award players, umpires, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools for the hard work they put in through the course of the year with various awards.


It's a great chance for clubs to have their Christmas party at the halfway point of the season. Tickets are €39 per person and it includes the following:


- A drinks reception upon arrival at the hotel.

- A four-course meal.

- A live band and late DJ until 1:30am.


Tickets for the night are limited so get your's purchased as soon as possible. You can email to book yourself or your party. Feel free to phone the office on (01) 8393028 for any other queries.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page also for all the latest updates.



Badminton Ireland and FZ Forza

Badminton Ireland and FZ Forza are delighted to announce a long-term sponsorship agreement.

FZ Forza produce specialized badminton equipment and are part of Active Sportswear International.  In the coming months, FZ Forza will open up a national distribution of their products to the Irish market.

Michael Watt, CEO of Badminton Ireland, said: “We are proud to be associated with a dynamic company such as FZ Forza.  We value long-term, committed partnerships and they offer huge benefits to our sport as a sponsor, enabling us both to grow together.”

Jacob Brink, FZ Forza Export Manager, said: “We are proud and honored to be associated with Badminton Ireland at this, a very successful period in their long history.  We are delighted to be able to offer our quality products to Badminton Ireland and it’s members for the medium term.”

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