Schools Badminton

Badminton Ireland is committed to providing all young people with the opportunity to take part in badminton and to helping schools provide their students with the opportunity to participate.

Click here for more information on the Badminton Schools Link.

Did you know that badminton is one of the most popular sports in Ireland? It's a sport that you can play throughout your life, both socially and competitively, and it's also one of the few sports with equal participation of both sexes.  Schools leagues and competitions start early in September each year with a National Schools Final in March each year so make sure your entries are in to the local organisers on time!

The All-Ireland Secondary Schools Badminton Finals Day is held every year in March and has more than 180 children taking part. It has become one of the most exciting junior sporting events on the calender. This is the culmination of a full season of competitions, blitzes and leagues throughout the country with all winners (and some runners-up) qualifying for the Finals Day. For contact details for provincial and local organisers, please see Schools Flyer below or e-mail

For the 2015 All Ireland School rules click here

Primary & Secondary Schools Programmes

Badminton Ireland is currently piloting a new programme called Shuttle Time in schools. Any school that affiliates to Badminton Ireland in the 2012 / 2013 season will be eligible to send up to 3 teachers from that school on a Shuttle Time course free of charge. Schools that affiliate to Badminton Ireland and have at least one certified Shuttle Time teacher will recieve a free kit bag valued at €450 for their school. 

Click here for more information about the Shuttle Time for Schools Initiative