Irish National Squads

Badminton Ireland has National Squads which take place three times a season at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15. Teams will be selected to represent Ireland from these squads. The first squad will take place on November 17th and is open to all players that would like to try out.

For consideration into the various National Squads please register by completing the following Player Registration Form by the 8th September 2019. The cost of all three squads is €45; €15 euro for the opening squad and an additional €15 per each squad players are invited to attend.

Players who have reached Irish sports council carding level and are currently competing on the International circuit can attend the national squads but it is not compulsory. 

 

National Senior Squad

Coach - Daniel Magee


Squad Dates: November 17th, March 22nd and April 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event – European Men’s and Women’s Team Championships 11th-16th Of February 2020 Liévin, France

 

National U19 Squad 

Coach – John Amond
Coach – Aisling Ryan 
Squad Dates: November 17th, March 22nd and April 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season event - European Junior Championships 2020 Date TBC

 

National U17 Squad 

Coach - Craig McCourtney
Coach - Georgina Ward


Squad Dates – November 17th, March 22nd and April 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event – Czech U17 International 2nd to the 4th of April (Event to be confirmed) 

 

National U15 Squad

Coach - Naomi Darragh

Coach - Azhar Syed

Squad Dates – November 17th, March 22nd and April 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event - U15 Quadrangular 2020 from the 24th to the 26th of April 2020 at the National Badminton Academy in Scotstoun

 

National U13 Squad

Coach - Jennie King
Coach - Mike O'Meara


Squad Dates – November 17th, March 22nd and April 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season’s event – Glasgow Youth Games, Scotland 15th -17th May 2020

 

National Para Squad

Squad Dates – November 17th, March 22nd and April 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main seasons event – Para World Championships Basel Switzerland 2019

Coach - Patricia Gallagher and BI coaching staff

 

National Masters Squad

Squad Dates –  October 28th, December 16th and March 16th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15

Main season event - TBC

Coach - Michael Watt


Players can be selected for multiple national teams but they must attend the national squad for the age group they currently fall into. Any player failing to attend their national squad without good reason will remove themselves from a selection.