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  • Connacht U11/U15 Opens

    30/10/2014 Connacht U11/U15 Opens

    The 2014 Connacht U11 & U15 Open Championships take place in the Galway Lawn Tennis Club this coming weekend. The U11 event will take place on Saturday November 1st with the Alpha Club providing the top seeds in both the singles events; with Matthew Cheung trying to improve on his runner up spot last year, and Chloe Woods ready to retain her Connacht title. Chloe and her sister Paige will also be out to keep their girls doubles title but the Flynn sisters, Neasa & Siofra will push them all the way. Ballina’s Niall McCabe, partnered by Neasa Flynn will hope to justify the top seeding in the mixed but Carrigaline’s Mattie O’Flynn and Chloe will be sure to challenge strongly.

  • Spanish fiesta for Quiles in Connacht read more…….

    05/10/2014 Spanish fiesta for Quiles in Connacht read more…….

    In the Women Singles Badminton Ireland talent group player Rachael Darragh took the title beating number 2 seed Jennie King. The match was quite even in both games but it was Darragh who was coming out top on the longer rallies as she took the match in two games.

     

     

     

     

  • Connacht Open 2014

    29/09/2014 Connacht Open 2014

    Rachael Darragh takes No 1 seeding in this coming weekend's Connacht Open women's singles to be played at Sligo LTC. Jennie King No 2 will be looking to unseat the young Darragh in the final.The men's singles sees the return of Jonathan Dolan after his retirement from the international circuit in recent months.  Other players to watch out for in the singles are No 2 seed Norman Lau, and seeds 3/4 Eddie Cousins and Jack O'Brien amongst others.

  • Badminton Ireland Coaching Clinics

    02/07/2014 Badminton Ireland Coaching Clinics

    Galway set the way for the Badminton Ireland Coaches Clinics as they head to Clare read more……..

    (Irwansyah and Daniel Magee in Galway lawn tennis club)

     

     

  • Connacht Badminton a day of events

    24/03/2014 Connacht Badminton a day of events

    Smashing day in Galway with a number of Badminton Ireland events read more...

     

    (Chloe Magee pictured left)

     

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Spanish fiesta for Quiles in Connacht read more…….

In the Women Singles Badminton Ireland talent group player Rachael Darragh took the title beating number 2 seed Jennie King. The match was quite even in both games but it was Darragh who was coming out top on the longer rallies as she took the match in two games.

 

 

 

 

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Connacht Open 2014

Rachael Darragh takes No 1 seeding in this coming weekend's Connacht Open women's singles to be played at Sligo LTC. Jennie King No 2 will be looking to unseat the young Darragh in the final.The men's singles sees the return of Jonathan Dolan after his retirement from the international circuit in recent months.  Other players to watch out for in the singles are No 2 seed Norman Lau, and seeds 3/4 Eddie Cousins and Jack O'Brien amongst others.

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Badminton Ireland Coaching Clinics

Galway set the way for the Badminton Ireland Coaches Clinics as they head to Clare read more……..

(Irwansyah and Daniel Magee in Galway lawn tennis club)

 

 

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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/