National Squads

Badminton Ireland has Junior National squads which hold regular squad sessions at the National Centre in MIE, Dublin. From these squads, teams will be selected to represent Ireland at international level.The first squad at the start of each year is open to all eligible players that would like to try out for the National Junior squad. This first squad session will include multiple tests on and off court along with matchplay.The National Squad coaches will select a group of players after the first squad session based on performance in this first session, previous season results, future potential as deemed by the National Coaching Team and talent identification tools like ‘Teicnic Badminton’ to judge ability.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 2014/2015 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 under-age squad without good reason removes themselves from selection.

If you require any further information please contact the National Coach consideration for the various National Squads please register by completing the following player code registraion form by the 1st of August to be considered for the squads.

National Senior/Development Squad Events 

  • Director – Tom Reidy
  • Coaches - Daniel Magee and Irwansyah
  • Main season's event – European Men's and Women's team Championships (7th-9th November)
  • Main season's event – Pre Irish Open team match (December 2014)
  • U19 Main Season event- European u19 Team and Individual Event 26th March-April 4th (Poland - April)
  • Squad Dates: Sunday 17th August Marino Institute, Sunday November 9th Baldoyle BC, Sunday December 7th Baldoyle BC

National u17 Squad

  • Coach - Irwansyah
  • Coach - Cheryl Evans
  • Event Calendar - Click here
  • Squad Dates - August 16th Marino institue, Saturday November 8th baldoyle BC, Sunday December 7th Baldoyle BC
  • Main season's event – Barcelona Open February 15th and 16th and Team Match February 14th

National u15 Squad

  • Coach - Ben Caldwell
  • Coach - Naomi Darragh
  • Event Calendar - Click here
  • Squad Dates - August 16th Marino Institue, Sunday November 9th Baldoyle BC, Sunday December 7 th Baldoyle BC
  • Main season's event - 4 Nations Quadrangular (England, May, 2014) 

National u13 Squad

  • Coach - Daniel Magee
  • Coach - Sonya Dunne
  • Event CalendarClick here
  • Squad Dates - Sunday 17th August Marino Institue , Saturday November 8th Baldoyle BC, Sunday December 7th Baldoyle BC
  • Main season's event - Glasgow Youth International Friday 22nd May (Team) and Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th May 2015 (Individual).

    Want to be part of the Badminton Ireland National Coaching Team for the 2014/2015 season? Please contact the National Coach before the 1st February 2014.For more information please contact the office or call +353 1 839 3028