Connacht Grade A Open

Ben Gallagher Lynch takes top seeding in the men's singles at Sligo LTC in the Connacht Grade A Open this Saturday 29th November. Adam McAllister is seeded No 2 so if both players meet in the final it will provide spectators with an exciting match.  In the women's singles Molly Davies takes No 1 seeding with Jennifer Lalor seeded No 2.  The men's doubles sees the more experienced pair of William Gourley/Jonathan Ruddy taking top seeding with the young pairing of Ben Gallagher Lynch/Adam McAllister seeded No 2.   In the women's doubles, singles rivals Molly Davies and Jennifer Lalor team up to take top seeding from Nissa Henderson/Rachael McNulty seeded No 2.  

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Waterford Invitational 2014

Sun Nov 9th, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford was the place to be. Fifty seven players took part in the 7th Waterford Invitational Competition. From the 10am start to the 6pm finish, players played their hearts out. It was one of the most sporting competitions to be part of. The standard of the matches was top class and the players attitude matched that. Players from Wexford, Waterford, Kerry, Limerick, Cork and Tipperary took part. The competition ran like clockwork, thanks to the players all being so co-operative. A massive thanks to the players who support the competition each year and to those who came for the first time, we hope you will all come again.

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Munster Juvenile Inter-County Competition

The Munster Juvenile Inter-County Competition was held on Saturday 15th November in Killarney's Sports & Leisure Centre.  This competition has grown impressively over the past number of years, and Saturday saw 20 teams from Cork, Clare, Tipperary, Waterford, and Kerry battle it out at U11, U13, U15 and U17 to become Munster Champions and go on to represent their county in the All-Ireland Inter-County Competition in Baldoyle next April.  With almost 200 competitors taking to the courts over the course of the day, the excitement and noise level was high as parents and family watched on from the balcony.  With their team-mates cheering from courtside, every player gave their best for their county. 

The U11 final was between Tipperary and Cork, with Cork emerging as winners.  The U13 final saw Cork and Kerry compete for the title with Cork edging it.  Cork were clear favourites to take the U15 title but were pushed all the way by Clare while, at U17, Clare prevented a clean sweep by Cork when they won the U17 competition, narrowly defeating Cork in the Final.

Picture shows the victorious U11 Cork team with Munster Badminton Chairman John Feeney.


Juvenile club launches in Bruree

Bruree badminton club in county Limerick has recently launched a new juvenile section which is a great addition to its existing adult club. They have had a fantastic amount of interest from local families in the first few weeks of running the club. Badminton Ireland went along to help them get started, do some coaching, and offer support. Photo left: Teicnic white - 'backhand keep ups' with club volunteers taking on a coaching role.

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High Performance

Hong Kong Super Series 2014

Magee’s out of Hong Kong Super Series due to injury read more…….


(Irish number one Chloe Mageee pictured left Photo Credit Mark Phelan)


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Community centre redevelopment leads to new club

Ballon Village in County Carlow have a buzzing new juvenile club who have recently established themselves in the local community and sports centre. The centre was completely redeveloped in 2013 and now has a brand new wooden sprung floor with three courts, this has allowed the club to spring up from nowhere in the last year. Badminton Ireland went to visit the newly establish club as part of their club development programme to offer support and guidance to the coaches and organisers.

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14/11/2014-LeinsterGuiness World Record Attempt
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