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  • The West Is Best

    15/12/2014 The West Is Best

    Galway Win Big at Badminton Ireland Annual Awards Night

    Saturday the 6th December was a big night for Galway Badminton as three awards went west from the Badminton Ireland Annual Awards. Congratulations to Micheal O Morain who won Connacht's Volunteer of the Year, Galway Lawn Tennis Club who won Badminton Club of the year, and everyone involved in Galway Badminton for making Galway the County of The Year. Galway was also shortlisted in the League of the Year category and Tommy Hehir was nominated once again as Coach of the year. Congratulations once again to all involved.

  • Connacht Grade A Open

    29/11/2014 Connacht Grade A Open

    Spectacular men's doubles match takes 70 minutes at the Connacht Grade A Open today Saturday 29th November at Sligo LTC leaving the organisers with a challenge to keep matches on track for the completion of the day, but a challenge they succeeded in overcoming.  There was a great turnout for the day and a terrific atmosphere among the competitors. The day kicked off with mixed doubles, followed by the mens and womens doubles and then the mens and womens singles. From the start the games were very competitive with semi-finals and finals entertaining those watching on.

  • Connacht Grade A Open

    26/11/2014 Connacht Grade A Open

    Ben Gallagher Lynch takes top seeding in the men's singles at Sligo LTC in the Connacht Grade A Open this Saturday 29th November. Adam McAllister is seeded No 2 so if both players meet in the final it will provide spectators with an exciting match.  In the women's singles Molly Davies takes No 1 seeding with Jennifer Lalor seeded No 2.  The men's doubles sees the more experienced pair of William Gourley/Jonathan Ruddy taking top seeding with the young pairing of Ben Gallagher Lynch/Adam McAllister seeded No 2.   In the women's doubles, singles rivals Molly Davies and Jennifer Lalor team up to take top seeding from Nissa Henderson/Rachael McNulty seeded No 2.  

  • Shuttletime 2014

    15/11/2014 Shuttletime 2014

    Oranmore Badminton Club play’s host to recent Shuttletime course read more……..

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Connacht U11/U15 Opens

    04/11/2014 Connacht U11/U15 Opens

    Clodagh Dunne repeats last year's efforts by taking all 3 titles at the Connacht U15 Open in Galway Lawn Tennis Club. In the girls singles she defeated Rachael Woods and partnered Beth Stephenson to get the better of Rachael Woods/Rebecca Woods in the girls doubles final. In the boys doubles, Brian O Mahony/Adam McAllister justified their top seeding by defeating Kyle Magee/Mark Kinnerk in the final. Kyle made up for that defeat by winning the boys singles title against Brian O'Mahony. The last match of the weekend’s playwas the mixed doubles final and after 3 long entertaining games Clodagh Dunne/Kyle Magee took the title with Adam McAllister/Beth Stephenson in the runners up position.

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The West Is Best

Galway Win Big at Badminton Ireland Annual Awards Night

Saturday the 6th December was a big night for Galway Badminton as three awards went west from the Badminton Ireland Annual Awards. Congratulations to Micheal O Morain who won Connacht's Volunteer of the Year, Galway Lawn Tennis Club who won Badminton Club of the year, and everyone involved in Galway Badminton for making Galway the County of The Year. Galway was also shortlisted in the League of the Year category and Tommy Hehir was nominated once again as Coach of the year. Congratulations once again to all involved.

Connacht Grade A Open

Spectacular men's doubles match takes 70 minutes at the Connacht Grade A Open today Saturday 29th November at Sligo LTC leaving the organisers with a challenge to keep matches on track for the completion of the day, but a challenge they succeeded in overcoming.  There was a great turnout for the day and a terrific atmosphere among the competitors. The day kicked off with mixed doubles, followed by the mens and womens doubles and then the mens and womens singles. From the start the games were very competitive with semi-finals and finals entertaining those watching on.

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Connacht Grade A Open

Ben Gallagher Lynch takes top seeding in the men's singles at Sligo LTC in the Connacht Grade A Open this Saturday 29th November. Adam McAllister is seeded No 2 so if both players meet in the final it will provide spectators with an exciting match.  In the women's singles Molly Davies takes No 1 seeding with Jennifer Lalor seeded No 2.  The men's doubles sees the more experienced pair of William Gourley/Jonathan Ruddy taking top seeding with the young pairing of Ben Gallagher Lynch/Adam McAllister seeded No 2.   In the women's doubles, singles rivals Molly Davies and Jennifer Lalor team up to take top seeding from Nissa Henderson/Rachael McNulty seeded No 2.  

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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/