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  • 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

  • Munster U13 Open

    21/12/2015 Munster U13 Open

    The Munster U13 Open concluded today in Nenagh College with all of the semi-finals and finals matches being played.  Today was the culmination of a huge weekend of badminton for this age group and, with 43 players entered in the Boys Singles and 32 players entered in the Girls Singles, it was a late finish on Saturday but the day provided many fine games for those present.

    In the Boys Singles Final David Downey justified his No. 1 seeding by winning a very tight match against second seeded Matthew Chung on a scoreline of 21-19, 21-18. Matthew gave this match everything he had and both players contributed to a very entertaining final.

    In the Girls Singles Final 3/4 seed Leonie Ward took on No. 1 seed Sophia Noble and, again, the spectators were treated to an excellent final, with Leonie digging deep to win on a scoreline of 21-19, 21-18.

    The Boys Doubles final promised to be one of the most exciting matches of the tournament, between Benjamin Darragh and Vincent Pontanosa and Paddy Nolan and Munster's Christopher O'Donoghue.  Benjamin and Vincent had taken out the No. 1 seeds, Kevin and David Downey, in one semi-final, while Paddy and Christopher took out the No. 2 seeds, Stuart McCollam and Matthew Cheung, in the other semi-final.  All four boys gave this match everything but Paddy and Christopher were victorious in the end on a scoreline of 21-13, 15-21, 21-15.

    In the Girls Doubles Final, No. 1 seeds Sophia Noble and Fiona McAdams pushed the No. 2 seeds Leonie Ward and Aine Crowe all the way in the first set, but Leonie and Aine took it on a scoreline of 22-20.  In the second set, Leonie and Aine were the stronger pairing, taking the second set, and the match, 21-13.

    In the Mixed Doubles Final, No. 1 seeds Leonie Ward and David Downey faced 3/4 seeds Aine Crowe and Vincent Pontanosa.  Aine and Vincent had beaten No. 2 seeds Sophia Noble and Matthew Cheung in yet another exciting semi-final, on a scoreline of 16-21, 23-21, 21-19.  In the final, however, Leonie and David proved to be the stronger pairing, taking the match 21-9, 21-14.

    Many thanks to the players and parents for their patience and good humour on a long and tiring day on Saturday.  Thanks to the semi-finalists and finalists today for providing such excellent matches, and thanks to our volunteer scorekeepers today who counted matches throughout the day.  Many thanks also to Nenagh Badminton Club for providing excellent catering facilities throughout both days. For more pictures from the event click here

  • U11 and U15 Munster Closed

    14/12/2015 U11 and U15 Munster Closed

    138 players, 260 entries, 278 matches, 2 age groups, 2 divisions per age group, 8 plate competitions, 10 non-stop hours of badminton: the Munster Closed U11/U15 was played to a conclusion today in a boisterous and busy UL Sports Arena.
    Alexandra Troy and Adam Barry went home with three gold medals in U15 while Neil O'Sullivan had a similar medal haul at U11.
    Many thanks to all the competitors for their co-operation in getting through so many matches, and for counting matches throughout the day.Well done to all the winners and runners-up. 

    Many thanks also to the volunteers who helped to run the event and keep everyone on schedule throughout the day. 

    All results from the event can be found here

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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

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

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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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/