Young Guns steal the show at the U17's and U13's National Finals

There were some fantastic matches at the Carlton U17's and U13's National Championships at Baldoyle Badminton Centre today when the young guns on the circuit stole the show and quite a few titles to boot.

In the U17's tournament 13 year old Kyle Magee faced Paul Reynolds (3/4) in the first game of the boy's singles semi-finals. Magee was true to his famous family reputation and made a valiant effort but it was the experience of the older Reynolds that secured his place in the final 21/19, 21/15.

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Semi Final for Magees at German GP

Sam and Chloe Magee took to the court to face world number 10 and hometown favourites Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michel. From the outset the Magees struggled to find their feet and the German pair ran away with a comfortable 21-15 first set victory. The Magees stayed in contention at the start of the second set and forced a small lead at the interval. After the interval the Magees fought their way to victory as they rolled off a quick run of points to win the second set 21-14. The Germans regrouped and got encouraged by the strong support, despite this it was the Magees who found themselves with a three point lead at the change of ends in the third set. The Magees kept the pressure on and with momentum going their way they finished off the Germans 15-21, 21-14, 21-16. Chloe Magee remarked after the match that was the biggest victoy of her mixed pairs career. Tomorrow Sam and Chloe will face Mads Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl of Denmark who have a world ranking of 12.

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Quarter Final at German GP Gold

Ireland’s Sam and Chloe Magee secured their place in tomorrow’s quarter final in Mulhein an der Ruhr. The Magees faced the much fancied Malaysian combination of Aik Quan Tan/Pei Jing Lai. Chloe and Sam kept a slender lead throughout the first set and with a good run of serves from Chloe, the Irish saw out the first set 21-14. The second set continued in the same fashion, good set-ups from Chloe at the net allowed Sam to find winners from the rear of the court. This great combination play allowed the Magees to run away with the second set and match 21-13.

On Thursday the Magees will be up against the German No. 1’s and crowd favourites Birgit Michel and Michael Fuchs.

The schedule of the matches has not been posted yet,

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German Grand Prix Gold

Ireland was on court in the Men’s Singles and Men’s doubles on day one of the German Grand Prix Gold in Mulheim an der Ruhr. In the Men’s Singles, Joshua Magee put up a great performance by progressing to main draw by beating Tobias Wadenka of Germany before narrowly losing to Lucas Corvee from France in the first round.

Scott Evans had a tough first round match against number 8 seed Sho Sasaki of Japan and lost in three tough fought games. The Magee brothers Sam and Joshua narrowly lost in the men’s doubles qualifying round to the Indonesian pair of Arya Maulana Adiartam and Fran Kurniawan.

First on court was the men’s doubles combination of Sam/Joshua Magee who took on the Indonesian pair of Fran Kurniawan/Arya Maulana Adiartama. The Irish men started off well and took the opening game 21-19 but the Indonesians fought back and took the second game 21-15. The Irish men who have a world ranking of 95 gave everything they had but were just beaten 26-24 in a match that lasted 48 minute.

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Irish Badminton Club Break World Record

To all those who partook in this record breaking attempt, we have just received confirmation this morning that this attempt was successful.
The original Record was 120 participants in a consecutive rally and it's now held by Meath Badminton Association with an extra 3 participants bring it to 123.

Well done to Skryne Badminton Club who ran this event in conjunction with Meath County Badminton under the guidance of Mr. Gavin Lynch.
Details of how each individual who took part can recieve their cert. from the Guiness Book of Records will follow soon. 
Congratulations to all involved, another first for Leinster badminton .



A great day's badminton at the All Ireland Club Championships

It's been a great day's badminton here at Galway Lawn Tennis Club as the teams battle it out in the All Ireland Club Championships.

The C Grade cup was played out over one day and in round 1, Sligo TC narrowly beat Kadca 4 matches to 3. Galway LTC faced DCU and took a comfortable win with 6 matches to 1.

In round 2, Sligo TC met DCU and took a very comfortable win of 7 matches to 0.  Kadca met Galway LT and after a very close tie Kadca took the victory 4 matches to 3.

In round 3 Kadca met DCU and took a convincing victory 6 matches to 1.

Sligo LT played Galway LTC, took the victory and the C Grade Club Championshps 5 matches to 2. 

The Runners Up title went to Kadca.

Galway took third place and DCU fourth.

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