Irish National Squads

Badminton Ireland has National Squads which take place three times a season at the National Training Centre in MIE, Dublin. Teams will be selected to represent Ireland from these squads. The first squad will take place on the weekend September 10th and 11th 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 August 31st 2016. The cost of all three squads is €50; €10 euro for the opening squad and an additional €40 if you are selected to return for the two remaining squad sessions.

 

National Senior Squad

Coach - National Coach

Coach - Daniel Magee
Squad Dates: September 10th (Baldoyle) December 11th (National Sports Campus) January 21st (Baldoyle)
Main season's event – European Mixed team qualifiers 11th-13th of November Dublin 

(Finals to be held February 15th-19th 2017 in Poland)

 

National U19 Squad 

Coach – National Coach
Coach – Naomi Darragh

Assistant Coach - Ciaran Chambers 
Squad Dates: September 10th (Baldoyle) December 11th (National Sports Campus) January 21st (Baldoyle)
Main season’s event – European Junior Championships (U19) France 7th-16th of April 2017

 

National U17 Squad 

Coach - National Coach
Coach – Aisling Ryan

Assistant Coach - Mark Phelan
Squad Dates – September 10th (Baldoyle) December 11th (National Sports Campus) January 21st (Baldoyle)
Main season's event – European U17 Championships played in 2017  in August/September (TBC Badminton Europe)

 

National U15 Squad

Coach - Al Bredin

Assistant Coach - Craig McCourtney

Squad Dates – September 10th (Baldoyle) December 11th (National Sports Campus) January 21st (Baldoyle)
Main season's event - 4 Nations Quadrangular Dublin 28th-30th of April 2017

 

National U13 Squad

Coach - Jennie King**
Coach – Michael O'Meara

Assistant Coach - Sudhir Maharaj

Squad Dates – September 10th (Baldoyle) December 11th (National Sports Campus) January 21st (Baldoyle)
Main season’s event – Glasgow Youth Games (Scotland, 19th-21st ofMay 2017)

 

National Para Squad

Coach – TBC

Squad Dates – September 11th (Marino) December 11th (National Sports Campus) January 22nd (Marino)
Main seasons event – European Para- Badminton Championships (25-30 October 2016)

 

National Masters Squad

Coach – Michael Watt

Coach – Mark Topping

Squad Dates –  September 11th (Marino) December 11th (National Sports Campus) January 22nd (Marino)

 

** Coaches names amended 27/07/2016
 

Players who would like to attend the national underage squads may attend multiple age group squads. However, it is a priority for the player to attend the age group they currently fall into during the 2016/2017 season. For example, a player who is eligible for the Irish U13 squad may attend the U15 squad, but this must not be at the expense of any U13 squads. Any player failing to attend their national squad without good reason removes themselves from selection.