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  • *UPDATED* Connacht Open

    05/10/2016 *UPDATED* Connacht Open

    Jonathan Dolan Blasts to Victory at the Connacht Open held in Summerhill College by the Sligo City Badminton Club. Beating Stuart Lightbody in the singles and Stuart Lightbody and Crona Rooney in the mixed doubles. It's a great win for the local man and a real boost for his confidence. 

    Commenting after the games "Feeling great to be back and competing and of course winning is the icing on the cake but most importantly I'm just back enjoying playing again after missing so much badminton when I was injured. The singles I found it tough physically by the time I had got to the final so I don't feel like I performed to my best in that match but other than that I think I played well. I'd like to thank anyone that made the effort to either play or come down and watch the day's play and I hope Ye enjoyed it. A very well run competition so hopefully more players will come next year." Jonathan Dolan

    Under 17 star Adam McAllister and partner Brian O’Mahony loose out in the men’s Doubles Final. They came up against stiff opposition in the form of Daniel Magee, brother of Rio 2016 Olympian Chloe Magee, and partner Eddie Cousins. Unseeded Adam and Brian did well to beat the number one seeded pairing of John Finnegan and Jack O’Brian.

     

    Sinead Chambers and Jennie King had a titanic battle in the first set against Kate Frost and Moya Ryan. In a set that is supposed to finish at 21 unless it is all square at 20 – 20 it is then required to win by 2 or get to 30 first. This set reached 27-25 in favour of Sinead and Jennie. Unfortunately for Kate Frost and Moya Ryan the pairing of Sinead and Jennie proved too strong in the second set and lost 21 – 12.

    In the Ladies Singles Beth Stephenson commanded the game and won very convincingly over Lucie Corcoran winning 21-5, 21,14

     

    Pre-Event Article

    Sligo City Badminton is hosting the Connacht Open in Summerhill College this weekend. Although many of the big names in Badminton have entered, the Sligo City player, Jonathan Dolan, is hoping he can pull some big results out of the bag. He’s playing Singles and Mixed Doubles with his fellow international, Lisburn’s Sinead Chambers. This is only his second competition in two years following a lengthy injury so it will not be easy for him. Jonathan has been coaching a lot of the up and coming talent in Sligo and beyond and will now be facing some of his protégés.

    One such player is Sligo City player, Adam McAlister, who last weekend took the Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles titles in the Ulster under 17 Open in Lisburn. He just missed out on getting the treble because fatigue sets in and he lost the Singles in a very tight three-setter against Kyle Magee. 
    Former international, Daniel Magee, brother of Olympian Chloe Magee is also entered in the Mixed Doubles with Jennie King another Irish International as his partner. 

    Sligo City Badminton Club has many members playing in the competition. In Men’s Double's we have Brian Caliendo, of Liber bookshop, partnered with John Kiernan, Ian Frizzell with Michael Healey and Adam McAlister playing with his fellow International,Brian O’Mahony from Cork. Playing men’s Singles are Tony Crowley, Jonathan Dolan, Ian Frizzell and Adam McAlister. In the Mixed Double's Jonathan Dolan plays with Sinead Chambers and John Kiernan with Ruth O’Hart.

    Spectators are welcome to come along and see some top class badminton being played free of charge.  Food will be served all day in Summerhill. Details of the event can be found on badmintonireland.com with times and live updates of matches.

    Thanks to James Connolly for photos and Aengus Sheerin and Paul Lynch for officiating. 

     

    Article submitted by Connacht Branch.

     

  • Sligo City Badminton Club Open Night

    01/08/2016 Sligo City Badminton Club Open Night

    Great turn out for the Sligo City opening night with over 50 people attending!

    Photos below;

     

  • Applications now being accepted for a head coach position for Sligo Tennis club read more.....

    22/03/2016 Applications now being accepted for a head coach position for Sligo Tennis club read more.....

    Sligo Tennis Club, sport’s venue for Tennis, Badminton and Squash in Sligo is currently seeking a self-employed Head

    Coach.

     

     

     

    The Head Coach will:

     

    • Endeavour to develop, innovate and grow the coaching

    programme within the club.

    • Liaise with the Club Administrator and captains of tennis,

    badminton and squash to further develop coaching of all sports within the

    club.

    • Be responsible for junior and senior programmes, to include

    beginners, club players and junior performance players.

    • Be willing to expand their knowledge and support

    for all racket sports within the club.

    • Be incentivised to increase club membership and activity through

    coaching programmes across all sports.

     

    Applicants who are called to interview are asked to submit a cover

    letter with details of how to develop and grow coaching

    programmes in the club.

     

    Candidates should apply to the following email address:

    sligotennisclub@eircom.net no later than April 4th 2016.

    A full job speciation will be developed with the successful

    applicant and the Management Committee.

    Full details of the club facilities at www.sligotennisclub.ie

     

  • Mc Allister and Stephenson star in Connacht open

    05/01/2016 Mc Allister and Stephenson star in Connacht open

    Despite the deluge of water flooding the country, players from all over the country travelled to Summerhill College in Sligo in their droves to play in the Connacht U17 and U13 Opens last weekend. There were great results for many players in the U13 event but the standout performances came in the U17 section.

    Sligo City player Adam Mc Allister and Alpha’s Beth Stephenson were in three U17 finals and each won two titles. Mc Allister won the Boys Doubles playing with Brian O’ Mahony( St Marys Dunmanway)  and he won the Mixed Doubles playing with Rachel Woods(Alpha). Stephenson won the Girls Singles and the Girls Doubles playing with Clodagh Dunne(Taghmon ).

    There were great performances from the Wood sisters with Rachel reaching three finals. Kyle Magee from Raphoe won the boys singles.

    Results in the the U13 events were spread out with no double winners. Christopher O’Donoghue from Moyvane Junior was unseeded but came through tight three setters in the semi and final to take the Boys Singles title. Leonie Ward from Gorey who was the top seed won the girls singles playing great badminton. Lucy Fox (Waterford) and Jean Daly (Nenagh) won the Girls Doubles. The Alpha pair of Matthew Cheung and Stuart Mc Collum took the Boys U13 Doubles title in two sets in a great final. Kevin Downey(Kilcullen Juvenile) playing with Fiona Mc Adams from th BI Academy won the Mixed Doubles.

    Thanks to Aengus Sheerin (Referee) for his tireless work over the weekend and especially on the long day we spent from nine to nine on Saturday. 

  • SLIGO CITY badminton club Open Night

    25/11/2015 SLIGO CITY badminton club Open Night

    Saturday Night the 28th of November is a key night in the development of the newly reformed Sligo City badminton club. After lying dormant for the past twenty years the only current badminton club in Sligo City is alive and well with more than fifty members playing in Summerhill College.

    This is our launch of the reformed Sligo City club with an Open night. The President of Badminton Ireland, Breda Connolly and Connacht Badminton’s chairperson, Anthony Walsh will join us on the night as well as local dignitaries. ‘Sligo City’ wants to invite anyone who ever played badminton- even if it was twenty or thirty years ago- or anyone who ever wanted to play, to come along to Summerhill from 6pm on the night to take part in our open night. Rackets and shuttles will be supplied so it’s just a matter of bringing the body. Everyone is welcome to come along and play for a couple of week’s trial period before becoming members. Come and try the game for a while and if it’s not to your liking all you’ve lost is a few episodes of Coronation Street. We play from 8pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s in Summerhill College’s fabulous four court hall. If you can’t make the open night, and are interested in playing, contact Paul on 0876100108.

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*UPDATED* Connacht Open

Jonathan Dolan Blasts to Victory at the Connacht Open held in Summerhill College by the Sligo City Badminton Club. Beating Stuart Lightbody in the singles and Stuart Lightbody and Crona Rooney in the mixed doubles. It's a great win for the local man and a real boost for his confidence. 

Commenting after the games "Feeling great to be back and competing and of course winning is the icing on the cake but most importantly I'm just back enjoying playing again after missing so much badminton when I was injured. The singles I found it tough physically by the time I had got to the final so I don't feel like I performed to my best in that match but other than that I think I played well. I'd like to thank anyone that made the effort to either play or come down and watch the day's play and I hope Ye enjoyed it. A very well run competition so hopefully more players will come next year." Jonathan Dolan

Under 17 star Adam McAllister and partner Brian O’Mahony loose out in the men’s Doubles Final. They came up against stiff opposition in the form of Daniel Magee, brother of Rio 2016 Olympian Chloe Magee, and partner Eddie Cousins. Unseeded Adam and Brian did well to beat the number one seeded pairing of John Finnegan and Jack O’Brian.

 

Sinead Chambers and Jennie King had a titanic battle in the first set against Kate Frost and Moya Ryan. In a set that is supposed to finish at 21 unless it is all square at 20 – 20 it is then required to win by 2 or get to 30 first. This set reached 27-25 in favour of Sinead and Jennie. Unfortunately for Kate Frost and Moya Ryan the pairing of Sinead and Jennie proved too strong in the second set and lost 21 – 12.

In the Ladies Singles Beth Stephenson commanded the game and won very convincingly over Lucie Corcoran winning 21-5, 21,14

 

Pre-Event Article

Sligo City Badminton is hosting the Connacht Open in Summerhill College this weekend. Although many of the big names in Badminton have entered, the Sligo City player, Jonathan Dolan, is hoping he can pull some big results out of the bag. He’s playing Singles and Mixed Doubles with his fellow international, Lisburn’s Sinead Chambers. This is only his second competition in two years following a lengthy injury so it will not be easy for him. Jonathan has been coaching a lot of the up and coming talent in Sligo and beyond and will now be facing some of his protégés.

One such player is Sligo City player, Adam McAlister, who last weekend took the Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles titles in the Ulster under 17 Open in Lisburn. He just missed out on getting the treble because fatigue sets in and he lost the Singles in a very tight three-setter against Kyle Magee. 
Former international, Daniel Magee, brother of Olympian Chloe Magee is also entered in the Mixed Doubles with Jennie King another Irish International as his partner. 

Sligo City Badminton Club has many members playing in the competition. In Men’s Double's we have Brian Caliendo, of Liber bookshop, partnered with John Kiernan, Ian Frizzell with Michael Healey and Adam McAlister playing with his fellow International,Brian O’Mahony from Cork. Playing men’s Singles are Tony Crowley, Jonathan Dolan, Ian Frizzell and Adam McAlister. In the Mixed Double's Jonathan Dolan plays with Sinead Chambers and John Kiernan with Ruth O’Hart.

Spectators are welcome to come along and see some top class badminton being played free of charge.  Food will be served all day in Summerhill. Details of the event can be found on badmintonireland.com with times and live updates of matches.

Thanks to James Connolly for photos and Aengus Sheerin and Paul Lynch for officiating. 

 

Article submitted by Connacht Branch.

 

Sligo City Badminton Club Open Night

Great turn out for the Sligo City opening night with over 50 people attending!

Photos below;

 

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Applications now being accepted for a head coach position for Sligo Tennis club read more.....

Sligo Tennis Club, sport’s venue for Tennis, Badminton and Squash in Sligo is currently seeking a self-employed Head

Coach.

 

 

 

The Head Coach will:

 

• Endeavour to develop, innovate and grow the coaching

programme within the club.

• Liaise with the Club Administrator and captains of tennis,

badminton and squash to further develop coaching of all sports within the

club.

• Be responsible for junior and senior programmes, to include

beginners, club players and junior performance players.

• Be willing to expand their knowledge and support

for all racket sports within the club.

• Be incentivised to increase club membership and activity through

coaching programmes across all sports.

 

Applicants who are called to interview are asked to submit a cover

letter with details of how to develop and grow coaching

programmes in the club.

 

Candidates should apply to the following email address:

sligotennisclub@eircom.net no later than April 4th 2016.

A full job speciation will be developed with the successful

applicant and the Management Committee.

Full details of the club facilities at www.sligotennisclub.ie

 

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Connacht Badminton

The Connacht Branch of Badminton Ireland exists to promote and develop badminton throughout the province.

In addition to liaising with the county associations (Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Galway and Roscommon) to assist in the development of the game, the branch schedules the Connacht Closed tournaments and organises league finals at the end of each season, in which the winners of each county association’s leagues take part.

There is also an emerging re-focus on the development of juvenile badminton which has seen numbers of under-age players wane in recent years. The branch, in conjunction with Badminton Ireland, is attempting to transform badminton in the West to regain the strength and popularity that the sport had in the past. With a focus on badminton at grassroots level, In the coming months Shuttletime Teachers Training Courses will be scheduled in the province to equip teachers with the necessary information and resources to deliver fun badminton lessons in a structured manner. Once students have become familiarised with Badminton, their development will be facilitated by a link up strategy invoving local Badminton Ireland cells, Teicnic & Summer Camps. One facet of this development in particular, the Teicnic skills development programme, has seen immense traction with players in Connacht and over the past year Connacht has been host to numerous White & Yellow level Teicnic courses.

Connacht Branch contacts canbe found below:

 
Position Name  Position Name
President Adrian Furey Masters John Dolan
Vice President Joey Bird Grading Sean Staunton
Secretary Micheal O Morain Events Paul Lynch
Treasurer Anthony Walsh Schools Therese O Brien
Coaching Tommy Hehir Child Protection Liz Hughes
Juvenile Paul Gannon PRO Derrick May
BI Director Paul Dolan  

 

 

 

Contact

Address:Boleybeg East
Barna
Galway
Contact:Micheal O Morain
Phone:087 2518851
Website:http://www.connachtbadminton.com/