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  • Masters Tournament in Kerry

    29/03/2016 Masters Tournament in Kerry

    Kerry Masters Tournament was played on Friday 25th of March 2016 in the presentation hall in Killarney, the competition was organised by the Kerry Badminton association and was run by Mike Reardon,Tom Clear and Marion O'Neill.

    A total of 34 players entered from all parts of the county, representing all clubs in Kerry. Four teams consisting of six players and two teams consisting of five players took part in the event. Each team played each other in a round robin system.There was old friendships reunited and new ones just beginning as players all mixed and socialised together over the course of the tournament. Play started at 8pm with a total of 4 courts running until 11.15 p.m

     

  • Munster U17 Open

    16/02/2016 Munster U17 Open

    A great weekend of badminton concluded today in UL with the finals of the Munster U17 Open. Congratulations to all the finalists and well done on a super display of badminton skills. Kyle Magee & Rachel Woods are our singles champions, beating Brian O'Mahony and Rebecca Woods respectively. Brian O'Mahony went on to win the boys doubles gold medal with partner Adam McAllister, beating Kyle Magee and Des Duggan in the final.  The Woods dominance continued in the girls doubles final when they beat Sarah Pingree and Sorcha Flynn in the final, and Rachel Woods went on to complete her triple by winning the mixed doubles with Adam McAllister in the match of the tournament against Kyle Magee and Clodagh Dunne. The mixed final was watched by a large audience who had gathered to take part in the Munster D, F and G Inter-County Competition also taking place in UL today, and many commented on the quality and competitiveness of the match. 

     

    Special mention has to go to Rachel Woods, Rebecca Woods, and Kyle Magee who are still U15.

     

    Special thanks to all involved in any way in the running of this event.

    Article by Munster Badminton

  • U17 Munster Juvenile Open

    25/01/2016 U17 Munster Juvenile Open

    Entry to the U17 Munster Open closes this Saturday the 30th of January at 23:59 if you still wish to enter please do now via the link below. 

    The U17 Munster Juvenile Open will be run on Sat 13th Feb 2016 as a ONE-DAY event, and the venue is the Sports Arena, University of Limerick. We will start at 10am on the Saturday with the singles, followed by doubles, followed by mixed. Players are asked to check in 30 minutes before their singles match. The entry fee is €10 (£8) per event or €25 (£20) for three events. 

    For further information and to enter online please click here

  • Kiersey Cup Mixed Doubles Competition

    21/01/2016 Kiersey Cup Mixed Doubles Competition

    The Kiersey Cup mixed Doubles Competion takes place in the Kilmacthomas Badminton Club Co Waterford on Saturday 23rd and Sunday the 24th of January. To enter contct Rachel on 086 398 00 67. For further details on the times and price of entry please see poster below. The competition is open to all grades and players. 

  • Badminton Ireland academy cell launch Nenagh Co Tipperary

    15/01/2016 Badminton Ireland academy cell launch Nenagh Co Tipperary

    Nenagh is the latest academy to seek Badminton Ireland accreditation. It is being run by Michael O'Meara & Sudhir Maharaj both from Nenagh badminton club. "We wanted to run it separately from our club & make academy style coaching available to all who meet the standards, irrespective of location" said Michael O'Meara. Michael is a former senior international of 102 caps & hopes to pass on some of his experience to the players. He is a BWF level 2 coach. Sudhir is a BWF level 1 coach who has experience coaching in the Marino academy under the High Performance Coaching team."I hope to put my experience into practice in our academy as it will benefit the players greatly, especially on the strength & conditioning side" said Sudhir. "Badminton Ireland have been really great in helping us meet the requirements for an academy". Sudhir Maharaj academy cell coach

    Nenagh is the fourth academy cell to open outside of Dublin. Badminton Ireland have active cells running in Clare, Galway, Kildare and now Co Tipperary. "This is an exciting time for young players to get involved with Badminton. The academy cell training is there to support players who would like to do additional training alongside what their club offers. We have a number of great coaches and volunteers leading these cells and with quality training being spread around the country the talent pool of players coming through is set to rise. We had a good example of this last season when Alex Troy who trains under Al Bredin in the Ennis academy cell teaming up with Kim Feehily from the Marino academy to win the U13 Glasgow youth international" Daniel Magee head of the academy system.

    Badminton Ireland will continue to support counties who wish to establish an academy cell and for more information on the requirements please click here

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Masters Tournament in Kerry

Kerry Masters Tournament was played on Friday 25th of March 2016 in the presentation hall in Killarney, the competition was organised by the Kerry Badminton association and was run by Mike Reardon,Tom Clear and Marion O'Neill.

A total of 34 players entered from all parts of the county, representing all clubs in Kerry. Four teams consisting of six players and two teams consisting of five players took part in the event. Each team played each other in a round robin system.There was old friendships reunited and new ones just beginning as players all mixed and socialised together over the course of the tournament. Play started at 8pm with a total of 4 courts running until 11.15 p.m

 

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Munster U17 Open

A great weekend of badminton concluded today in UL with the finals of the Munster U17 Open. Congratulations to all the finalists and well done on a super display of badminton skills. Kyle Magee & Rachel Woods are our singles champions, beating Brian O'Mahony and Rebecca Woods respectively. Brian O'Mahony went on to win the boys doubles gold medal with partner Adam McAllister, beating Kyle Magee and Des Duggan in the final.  The Woods dominance continued in the girls doubles final when they beat Sarah Pingree and Sorcha Flynn in the final, and Rachel Woods went on to complete her triple by winning the mixed doubles with Adam McAllister in the match of the tournament against Kyle Magee and Clodagh Dunne. The mixed final was watched by a large audience who had gathered to take part in the Munster D, F and G Inter-County Competition also taking place in UL today, and many commented on the quality and competitiveness of the match. 

 

Special mention has to go to Rachel Woods, Rebecca Woods, and Kyle Magee who are still U15.

 

Special thanks to all involved in any way in the running of this event.

Article by Munster Badminton

U17 Munster Juvenile Open

Entry to the U17 Munster Open closes this Saturday the 30th of January at 23:59 if you still wish to enter please do now via the link below. 

The U17 Munster Juvenile Open will be run on Sat 13th Feb 2016 as a ONE-DAY event, and the venue is the Sports Arena, University of Limerick. We will start at 10am on the Saturday with the singles, followed by doubles, followed by mixed. Players are asked to check in 30 minutes before their singles match. The entry fee is €10 (£8) per event or €25 (£20) for three events. 

For further information and to enter online please click here

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Munster Badminton

The Munster Branch of Badminton Ireland exists to promote and develop badminton throughout the province and represents the six counties of Munster (Cork, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford). Munster Badminton are a competitive but friendly organisation that welcomes players both young and old of all skill levels.

Munster branch actively promote and encourage badminton development in Munster from schools grass roots to the highest playing level and host provincial level events including the Munster Club Championships which are held in the UL Arena in Limerick each May.

Looking to the future, and emphasising the importance of Badminton in Schools, Shuttle Time will be launched in Munster in the second quarter of 2013. The programme will see a number of Shuttle Time courses for School Teachers scheduled in order to equip them with the necessary information and resources to deliver fun badminton lessons in a structured manner. Longer term the goal of the Shuttle Time programme is to increase both the proliferation of schools in the province incorporating Badminton into their PE classes and the number of Badminton players in the province. 

Munster Branch contacts can be found below:

 
Position Name Position Name
President Betty Thompson Masters Trudy Kennedy
Chairman Liam Chadwick Grading Peggy Horan
Secretary Trudy Kennedy Events Trudy Kennedy
Treasurer Betty Thompson Schools Natalie Brown
Coaching Oliver Deady Child Protection Caroline Browne
Juvenile Oliver Deady PRO  
BI Director Liam Chadwick    

 

Contact

Address:Waterford
Contact:Trudy Kennedy
Phone:+353879615217
Website:http://www.munsterbadminton.org/