November Branch Events

Upcoming November Events!

A list of events throughout November, hosted by each Branch.

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Welcome to the new Season

Dear Members,

On behalf of everyone in Badminton Ireland, I want to welcome you to the new season. I am writing this letter to update you on some vital information for members in the 2019/2020 season.

We just have concluded our Club and League forums which offered critical insight for all affiliated bodies on matters relating to GDPR, Safeguarding and Development. Now in its second year, the attendance for the Club Forum has increased from 2018 and those attending represented over 4000 of our members. If you missed the forums, this year, please visit our Governance section on the Badminton Ireland website. We have put up many resources for our affiliated members and our National Governance Officer, Conor Fadian, is available to answer any questions you might have.

Registration is now open for the new season, and you can view our updated registration documents under the Membership section of our website. Clubs must affiliate all their members promptly. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding membership, please contact our Membership Officer, Lauren Au.

We are delighted to once again partner with AIG insurance to broadcast the Irish Open finals on TG4. The Irish Open takes place from the 13th to the 16th of November in the National Indoor Arena, Dublin. With Olympic qualification underway, we expect to see a large entry with some of the worlds best Badminton Players attending the event. I would encourage the entire Badminton community to participate in the event and show your support for the Irish Players representing us on the world stage. If you are interested in attending the event, please visit our events page on or contact our Events Manager, Conor Doherty.

We will be launching soon Smash Cancer Campaign, and we would like you to be involved and help to promote it further in your badminton clubs.  We will be sending out emails shortly regarding this campaign. More information can be found at Smash Cancer -Badminton Ireland.

Finally, I want to wish the very best of luck to Nhat Nguyen, Sam and Chloe Magee in their efforts to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games, and Niall McVeigh in qualifying for the 2020 Paralympic games. These are an exciting time for Irish Badminton, and I want to thank everyone who helps make that happen. I hope you have a successful and enjoyable season.


Yours Faithfully,

David McGill

Chief Executive Officer








Patricia Gallagher Accredited on Badminton Europe Para-Badminton Coaching Course

The Badminton Europe Para Badminton Coaching Course took place in Kiev Ukraine from the 4th-6th October with coaches in attendance from 9 National Federations. Patricia Gallagher, national Para squad coach alongside Leslie Dewart for 2019/2020 was the Irish representative in attendance, and she became the seventh Irish person to complete the course after Mark Phelan & Laura-Lee Jenkins (2015), Regina Scally & Eugene McVeigh (2016), and Craig McCourtney & Leslie Dewart (2017).

Tutors delivering at the event included the experienced Anton Ivanov and Kaity Hall, who were both extremely knowledgeable with the course material. There was an array of theoretical and practical components covered over the four days of the event with the course topics being;

  • A Review of Level 1 Competencies/Coach Education Pathway
  • Coaching Para-Badminton
  • Coaching Badminton for those with an Intellectual Disability
  • Badminton Coaching for the Deaf 
  • On-Court Activities
  • Developing Progressive Practices
  • Final Assessment

"The content covered was detailed, engaging, and informative, with attendees learning in great detail about coaching athletes across the various Para-Badminton Classifications (WH1, WH2, SL3, SL4, SU5, SS6). Practically engaging with on-court activities was a real means of enhancing the learning experience and of developing a greater understanding for the coaching needs of Para-Badminton players. I really look forward to applying the knowledge and qualifications I have gained back in IrelandMoreoverI would like to give a special thank you to all that made this course so memorable. Badminton Ireland for their continued on-going support, Badminton Europe for organising such a detailed programme, Para Badminton Ukraine for providing talented players, and the Ukraine Badminton Federation for facilitating and hosting such a successful event".  Patricia Gallagher

Photo credit; Badminton Europe.


Spring and Summer In Coach Education

Interested in what happened in Coach Education this Spring and Summer? Take a look at the Courses, conference and camps that have been taking place.

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Joe Tuohy - An Appreciation

Badminton Ireland are sad to report that Joe Tuohy, passed away yesterday at the Limerick Regional Hospital surrounded by his family. Joe was involved in all aspects of Tipperary  & Roscrea Badminton for the past 40 years. He will be sadly missed by all his many friends all over the Country. We would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Joe.

On Saturday 12th October, Funeral mass at 12:00 in the St. Cronan`s Church, Roscrea.

High Performance

Hp Round up September

September was another busy month for Irish players competing on the World stage. The main highlights from the month are listed in this article read more......



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10/10/2019-GovernanceGeneral Manager - Leinster Badminton
09/10/2019-SafeguardingAppreciating the role of Parents in Sport - Sports Parents Promise
07/10/2019-Events4 Nations come together to celebrate Badminton Ireland's 120th Anniversary
07/10/2019-GovernanceParents in Sport Week
04/10/2019-EventsDublin hosts the Inaugural Graded International Invitational
03/10/2019-GovernanceClub Forums 2019
26/09/2019-CoachingCoaches Licence Applications Now Open for 2019/2020 Season
26/09/2019-High Performance2019-20 National Squad registration deadline extended to October 4th
26/09/2019-GeneralGabriel (Gay) Sullivan - An Appreciation
23/09/2019-GeneralFrank Peard – An Appreciation

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