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 October 29th 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 15th September 2017 (Extended deadline Sunday the 8th of October). The cost of all three squads is €45; €15 euro for the opening squad and an additional €30 if you are selected to return for the two remaining squad sessions.

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 - John Quinn

Coach - Daniel Magee


Squad Dates: October 29th, December 17th and March 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event – European Men's and Women's team championships February 13th- 18th Kazan Russia 

 

National U19 Squad 

Coach – Daniel Magee
Coach – Aisling Ryan
Squad Dates: October 29th, December 17th and March 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season’s event – European Junior Championships (U19) TBC

National U17 Squad 

Lead Coach - Ciaran Chambers
Manager – Patricia Gallagher

Assistant Coach - Craig McCourtney


Squad Dates – October 29th, December 17th and March 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event – European U17 Victor Jot open and team match Belgium March 29th - April 1st

 

National U15 Squad

Coach - Al Bredin

Coach - Naomi Darragh

Assistant Coach - John Amond

Squad Dates – October 29th, December 17th and March 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event - Under 15 Quadrangular Event - Wales May 4th- 6th 2018

National U13 Squad

Coach - Jennie King
Coach – Michael O'Meara

Assistant Coach - TBC

Squad Dates – October 29th, December 17th and March 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season’s event – Under 13 Glasgow Youth International May 18th- 20th

 

National Para Squad

Squad Dates – October 29th, December 17th and March 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main seasons event – Para World Championships 21st -26th November 2017

 

National Masters Squad

Squad Dates –  October 29th, December 17th and March 18th at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15

Main season event - 8 Nations 1st -3rd June 2018 France


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.