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  • *UPDATED* Munster U13/17 Open 2016

    16/11/2016 *UPDATED* Munster U13/17 Open 2016

    Some very exciting semi-final and final matches were a fitting conclusion to the Munster U13/17 Open which was held last weekend at the Sports Arena of Waterford Institute of Technology.

    Both of the U17 singles titles stayed in Munster, with Cork's Adam Barry beating the No. 1 and 3/4 seeds on his way to victory in a very entertaining three-set final against Peter McDonald.  Clare's Alexandra Troy overcame strong Leinster opposition in her semi-final and final matches, with a strong finish against Niamh Gannon.

    In the U13 competition it was a clean sweep for Ulster's Matthew Cheung when he came away with all three titles, while Sophia Noble was victorious in the U13 Girls Singles and Mixed Doubles.

    Full results are here:

    http://www.badmintonireland.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=FA20EAC5-65D7-40DE-9701-5473157ACAE7

    Many thanks to the staff at the Sports Arena at WIT for their help in the preparation and running of the tournament.

     

     

    Pre-Event

    The Munster U13/U17 Open takes place this weekend at a new venue in the recently opened Sports Hall which is part of the sports campus at Waterford Institute of Technology.

    The entry for both age groups is large and should provide a variety of interesting matches throughout the two days of the tournament. 

    The top U13 Boys seeds are Alpha clubmates Stuart McCollam and Matthew Cheung while the top U13 Girls seeds are both Leinster girls, Sophia Noble and Siofra Flynn.  Stuart and Matthew team up in the U13 Boys Doubles and are seeded No. 1, with Dylan Noble and Jason Ferguson seeded No. 2. The Girls Doubles, meanwhile, sees Terenure College Junior clubmates and sisters Siofra and Neasa Flynn claim the No. 1 seeding, with Lucy Xu and Laura Comer of Alpha seeded No. 2.  The Mixed Doubles pairing of Sophia Noble and Matthew Cheung are seeded No. 1 in that event, with clubmates Neasa Flynn and Ben Lawlor at No. 2.

    In the U17 competition all Singles seeds are from Leinster: Des Duggan and David Barton are seeded No. 1 and 2 respectively in the Boys Singles, while the top Girls seeds are Clodagh Dunne and Niamh Gannon.

    The top Boys Doubles seeds are Des Duggan and Mark Kinnerk, with the U15 pairing of Jack Livingstone and Michael Staunton at No. 2.  Kim Feehily and Niamh Gannon take the top seeding in the Girls Doubles, with Munster girls Niamh Flaherty and Sarah Pingree at No. 2.  In the Mixed Doubles event, Des Duggan again features at No. 1, partnering Clodagh Dunne, while Niamh Gannon and Mark Kinnerk are at No. 2.

    Article by Munster Badminton.

  • Butterfield Cup 2016

    15/11/2016 Butterfield Cup 2016

    The Butterfield Cup is a Team event and it was the 70th anniversary of the competition. Cork were winners in the event over the Kerry team with Cork needing to win the 3rd mixed to win or lose the title. President of Badminton Ireland Betty Thompson was there to present the trophy to the players.

  • Munster Open Round Up

    18/10/2016 Munster Open Round Up

    There was spectacular badminton on all courts throughout the day in the Open. Fantastic rallies and wonderful sportsmanship shown by all. All the players were a pleasure to have in the competition and we thank them for their co operation all day and we hope to see them all again next year. All results are available on Tournament Software. We hope you all have a successful season ahead and we hope you enjoyed your trip to Munster.

    Thanks Mrs Betty Thompson, BI President for presenting the prizes.  

    Follows this link for photos of winner/runners up.

     

    Piece by Munster Badminton

  • *UPDATE* Munster U11/U15 Open

    10/10/2016 *UPDATE* Munster U11/U15 Open

     

    The Munster U11/15 Open 2016 was concluded when the semi-finals and finals of the U15 event were played out at the UL Sports arena.

    In the Under 11's competition Dylan Noble, Eoghan Cooney, Paige Woods and Siofra Flynn starred in all three finals. The results were:

     

    Boys Singles: Runner up Eoghan Cooney, Winner Dylan Noble.

    Boys Singles Plate: Runner-up Cillian Foley, Winner Pablo Alonso Martirena Girls Singles: Runner up Paige Woods, Winner Siofra Flynn.

    Girls Singles Plate: Runner-up Rebecca Moran, Winner Nicole Fahy.

    Boys Doubles: Runners-up Ayrton Burke & Pablo Alonso Martirena, Winners:

    Dylan Noble & Eoghan Cooney.

    Girls Doubles: Runners-up Nicole Fahy & Rachel O'Flynn, Winners: Paige Woods & Siofra Flynn.

    Mixed Doubles: Runners-up Siofra Flynn & Eoghan Cooney, Winners: Paige Woods & Dylan Noble

     

    The competition ran off very smoothly and the players were presented with their medals by Badminton Ireland President Betty Thompson.

    The U15 competition had a large entry and there were some very competitive matches throughout the day on Saturday.  On Sunday, the Boys Singles Final saw Michael Staunton battle bravely but in-form Peter McDonald was not to be denied and claimed the title in two sets.

    In the Girls Singles Orla Flynn did well in bringing the match to three sets but Alexandra Troy prevailed to take the title in the third set.

    The Boys Doubles saw the in-form pair of Daniel O'Meara and Sean-Patrick Laureta take the title from Michael Staunton and Jack Armstrong.

    The Girls Doubles Final was very enjoyable to watch with Orla Flynn and Megan McLoughlin battling bravely but ultimately coming up just short against Kerry Fallon and Kim Feehily in three competitive sets.

    The Mixed Doubles Final concluded the day's events and it saw Kim Feehily and Sean Patrick Laureta claim the title from Kerry Fallon and Peter McDonald.

    The Boys Singles Plate was won by Enda Clogher, beating Christopher O'Donoghue.  The Girls Singles Plate was won by Megan McLoughlin, beating Caoimhe McKeown.

    A very big thank you to all the players who supported our tournament, and thanks to the parents who were there to support them.

     

     

     

    Pre-Event

    The Munster U11/U15 Open 2016 takes place this coming weekend in the Sports Arena, University of Limerick.

    A large entry will see players from all four provinces travelling to UL to compete.

    The U11 competition has some familiar names, with Dylan Noble being the top boys seed and Siofra Flynn and Paige Woods being the no. 1 and no.

    2 seeds respectively in the girls competition.  With a good entry in both the girls' and boys' events there is sure to be some exciting matches throughout the day.  The U11 competition will be run to its conclusion on Saturday October 8th.

    The U15 competition will be an interesting one, with some of last year's prize-winners taking the step up to U17, and making way for a new crop of U15 players.  Top seed and Munster player Daniel O'Meara is seeded to play Leinster's Evan Byrne in the Boys Singles Final but each must first overcome strong opposition with players like Michael Staunton and Peter McDonald in the mix.  Top seed in the girls competition is Orla Flynn who has had a great start to the new season.  She is seeded to play Munster's Alexandra Troy in the final, with Kerry Fallon and Kim Feehily heavily favoured to make at least the semi-final stages.

    All in all, it looks like those that make their way to UL on Saturday and Sunday will see some great badminton.

    While the semi-finals and finals of the U15 competition are taking place on Sunday October 9th, the senior players will be taking to the boards to compete in the Munster Senior Open, also being held in the UL Sports Arena.  No doubt some fine badminton will be played in that competition also throughout the day and, hopefully, the juvenile players will get to watch some of the country's best senior players in action.

     

    Article by Munster Badminton

  • Passing of former Badminton Ireland president

    05/10/2016 Passing of former Badminton Ireland president

    Sad news as we mourn the passing of Kathleen Marks of Roscrea Co Tipperary. Kathleen gave her life to playing & developing badminton in Tipperary & not only served as President of Munster Branch but also Badminton Ireland in 1994.  

    Kathleen's late husband Paddy Marks also served as President of Badminton Ireland. Condolences to her Sons James & Patrick & their families. RIP from everyone at Badminton Ireland.

    Follow this link to see where Kathleen has been awarded by BWF for her service to badminton http://badmintoneurope.com/cms/?&pageid=21249

     

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*UPDATED* Munster U13/17 Open 2016

Some very exciting semi-final and final matches were a fitting conclusion to the Munster U13/17 Open which was held last weekend at the Sports Arena of Waterford Institute of Technology.

Both of the U17 singles titles stayed in Munster, with Cork's Adam Barry beating the No. 1 and 3/4 seeds on his way to victory in a very entertaining three-set final against Peter McDonald.  Clare's Alexandra Troy overcame strong Leinster opposition in her semi-final and final matches, with a strong finish against Niamh Gannon.

In the U13 competition it was a clean sweep for Ulster's Matthew Cheung when he came away with all three titles, while Sophia Noble was victorious in the U13 Girls Singles and Mixed Doubles.

Full results are here:

http://www.badmintonireland.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=FA20EAC5-65D7-40DE-9701-5473157ACAE7

Many thanks to the staff at the Sports Arena at WIT for their help in the preparation and running of the tournament.

 

 

Pre-Event

The Munster U13/U17 Open takes place this weekend at a new venue in the recently opened Sports Hall which is part of the sports campus at Waterford Institute of Technology.

The entry for both age groups is large and should provide a variety of interesting matches throughout the two days of the tournament. 

The top U13 Boys seeds are Alpha clubmates Stuart McCollam and Matthew Cheung while the top U13 Girls seeds are both Leinster girls, Sophia Noble and Siofra Flynn.  Stuart and Matthew team up in the U13 Boys Doubles and are seeded No. 1, with Dylan Noble and Jason Ferguson seeded No. 2. The Girls Doubles, meanwhile, sees Terenure College Junior clubmates and sisters Siofra and Neasa Flynn claim the No. 1 seeding, with Lucy Xu and Laura Comer of Alpha seeded No. 2.  The Mixed Doubles pairing of Sophia Noble and Matthew Cheung are seeded No. 1 in that event, with clubmates Neasa Flynn and Ben Lawlor at No. 2.

In the U17 competition all Singles seeds are from Leinster: Des Duggan and David Barton are seeded No. 1 and 2 respectively in the Boys Singles, while the top Girls seeds are Clodagh Dunne and Niamh Gannon.

The top Boys Doubles seeds are Des Duggan and Mark Kinnerk, with the U15 pairing of Jack Livingstone and Michael Staunton at No. 2.  Kim Feehily and Niamh Gannon take the top seeding in the Girls Doubles, with Munster girls Niamh Flaherty and Sarah Pingree at No. 2.  In the Mixed Doubles event, Des Duggan again features at No. 1, partnering Clodagh Dunne, while Niamh Gannon and Mark Kinnerk are at No. 2.

Article by Munster Badminton.

Butterfield Cup 2016

The Butterfield Cup is a Team event and it was the 70th anniversary of the competition. Cork were winners in the event over the Kerry team with Cork needing to win the 3rd mixed to win or lose the title. President of Badminton Ireland Betty Thompson was there to present the trophy to the players.

Munster Open Round Up

There was spectacular badminton on all courts throughout the day in the Open. Fantastic rallies and wonderful sportsmanship shown by all. All the players were a pleasure to have in the competition and we thank them for their co operation all day and we hope to see them all again next year. All results are available on Tournament Software. We hope you all have a successful season ahead and we hope you enjoyed your trip to Munster.

Thanks Mrs Betty Thompson, BI President for presenting the prizes.  

Follows this link for photos of winner/runners up.

 

Piece by Munster Badminton

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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/