BI Annual Awards
Badminton Ireland 2013 Awards
Following on from the success of last year's event, the 7th of December is already confirmed for the 2013 Badminton Ireland Awards at the Dublin Airport Hilton Hotel. Scheduled to coincide with the Carlton Irish Open, the night will again be a great opportunity to recognise the contributions made by clubs and individuals throught the country.
2013 Nominations Forms are Downloadable now:
Badminton Ireland 2012 Awards
Chloe Magee and Scott Evans, who are both set for their second Olympic Games later this summer, were deserved winners of the Aer Lingus Player of the Year awards at the annual Badminton Ireland Awards in Dublin last Saturday.
Magee, who made the second round at the Beijing Olympics four years ago, looks certain of her place at London 2012, while Evans as first reserve is very likely to join her.
Special presentations were made to two other Irish participants-to-be at the London Olympics: clay target shooter Derek Burnett, who represents Ireland for a fourth time, and umpire Carol Ui Fhearghail.
Taking the coveted Yonex Club of the Year award was Ennis Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club - a club that not only provides top quality facilities but is committed to promoting and coaching badminton at all levels. Club An Caisleann Nua taking best website of the year.
Thomas Bohan was named Volunteer of the Year for his hard work in establishing the Beag's Beo club as one of the most active in the country and the Badminton Ireland streaming portal. Young players and volunteers from all four provinces were also honoured.
Male Player of the Year
Scott Evans (Prize - Two 'Anywhere in Europe' return flights from Aer Lingus!)
Female Player of the Year
Chloe Magee (Prize - Two 'Anywhere in Europe' return flights from Aer Lingus!)
Young Player of the Year (Connacht)
Jonathan Dolan (Prize - Yonex Badminton Gear)
Young Player of the Year (Leinster)
Sara Boyle (Prize - Yonex Badminton Gear)
Young Player of the Year (Munster)
Moya Ryan (Prize - Yonex Badminton Gear)
Young Player of the Year (Ulster)
Alannah Stephenson (Prize - Yonex Badminton Gear)
National Adult Volunteer of the Year
Thomas Bohan (Prize - Weekend for two in Dublin Hilton Hotel)
Adult Volunteer of the Year (Connacht)
Paul Lynch (Prize - MMI Trophy)
Adult Volunteer of the Year (Leinster)
Dave Murphy (Prize - MMI Trophy)
Adult Volunteer of the Year (Munster)
Kevin Fahy (Prize - MMI Trophy)
Adult Volunteer of the Year (Ulster)
John Hunter (Prize - MMI Trophy)
Junior Volunteer of the Year
Eoghan Phelan - Killoughey Badminton Club (Prize - Yonex Arcsaber Racket)
Student Volunteer of the Year
Gemma Tobin (Prize - Yonex Arcsaber Racket)
Official of the Year
Cormac Breslin (Prize - Weekend for two in Dublin Hilton Hotel)
Club Website of the Year
www.ancaisleannua.com (An Caislean Nua) (Prize - Coaching Session with renowned international Coach, Lee Jae Bok)
Club of the Year
Ennis Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club (Prize - Coaching Weekend with Irish National Coach, Daniel Magee and Accomodation in the Dublin Airport Hilton Hotel)