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  • Leinster Badminton Job opportunity

    28/01/2016 Leinster Badminton Job opportunity

    Leinster Badminton is the provincial body responsible for the administration and management of the sport of badminton throughout the province of Leinster.An experienced administrator is required for Leinster Badminton, based in its busy headquarters in Dublin 12. This role is to cover maternity leave commencing in April 2016 for a minimum six month period, with the possibility of extension.

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  • Watershed Club Visit

    28/01/2016 Watershed Club Visit

    Badminton Ireland was recently invited by Leinster Branch to a new club in Kilkenny. Top coach Dan Magee payed the Watershed Badminton club a visit on the 26th February. Read on to see what Leinster's Chairman Roy Cobbe and Badminton Ireland's Dan Magee had to say about the night...

     

     

    “Kilkenny badminton club started before Christmas with the intention of getting a new adult club going in the city for beginners and people that played before and wanted to get back playing .This brought together a really friendly group who are enjoying their Tuesday night sessions. They have access to 6 courts so if anyone is in the Kilkenny area and would like to come along and play they would be most welcome. Practise is from 8 to 10 pm.  As part of a new club, Badminton Ireland organised a club visit with one of Irelands top coaches Daniel Magee. This was a very enjoyable and helpful session and our thanks to Badminton Ireland and especially Daniel for a great night “ Roy Cobbe Leinster Chairman

    "It was great to visit Kilkenny badminton club in the Watershed in county Kilkenny. The facilities are fantastic with 6 courts in full flow and the club has over 20 members already. It always is good to see new clubs appearing across the country and this club has a lot to offer for anyone who is keen in starting badminton in the Kilkenny area. The club visit itself was a fantastic experience as all the members are keen to try new things and everyone enjoys the social aspect. I would highly recommend anyone interested in playing to call down to the Watershed and give it a try." Daniel Magee Education and Training Manager

  • Kilkenny to host International Badminton Match

    24/11/2015 Kilkenny to host International Badminton Match

    Leinster Badminton in conjunction with Badminton Ireland bring you an International Match between Ireland and European Selection. Team Ireland has announced a strong lineup for the match which takes place in The Watershed Killkenny on Sunday 29th of November at 3:00pm.

    Team Ireland includes two time Olympian Chloe Magee, 2015 European Game Bronze medallists Sam and Joshua Magee, 2015 U19 Irish Open Singles and Doubles Gold medallist Rachael Darragh and  U19 Irish Open Girls Doubles champion Sara Boyle.

    So why not come along and see some great badminton matches and support Team Ireland?

    The European Team will be announced shortly so  keep an eye on Leinster Badminton’s Facebook page or the International Badminton Match event page for updates. 

    Tickets available from The Terenure Office or contact your County Rep whom you can find on the image below. 

     

  • Green Hills School Badminton Marathon

    02/11/2015 Green Hills School Badminton Marathon

    BADMINTON MARATHON 2015

    Approximately 27 years ago Mrs Anne Nolan decided to host her first 24hr badminton marathon. At the time Anne ran a junior badminton club in Bray. She did this voluntarily and without any help for many years. She was also a very active member of her parish which at that particular time was struggling to raise funds for a new parish centre. And so she decided to get the Junior Club and the Adult club to join together to fundraise by playing badminton for 24hrs. 17yrs ago while she was coaching in St Joseph of Cluny School and Miss Nolan (Jn) was starting out in Our Lady’s College Greenhills Drogheda they decided to come together to re-light the marathon torch with a 12hr marathon through the night. For the first few years our girls travelled to the Dublin school where the event took place. It was then relocated to Our gym in Drogheda and extended to 24hrs.

    Every year our students fundraise by getting sponsorship and over the past 17yrs have raised over €84,000. This money has helped many different groups over the years including Greenhills Sports development , Jamie’s Journey Fund, The Abaile group, the Boomerang Café , A woman’s development centre in Malawi and Nagle house school in Zimbabwe. Over the next few years the aim is to hit the €100,000 total and then it may be time to retire!!

     

    This years Marathon will take place on Friday 13th of November.

    SUMMARY of the 24hrs :

    7am :               Play begins.

    9am – 4pm :    Play continues on any available space in the hall!

    4pm – 7pm :    Students and teachers keep the shuttle flying and the dancing begins .

    7pm :               The nightshift arrives in style! (approx. 150 students from 1st – 6th yr.)

    Midnight:        The first round of feeding begins.

    5am :   It’s like the middle of the day. The shuttles are flying on court, the dancing continues, the DVDs are on and the teachers are starting to clean up!!!

    6.30am :          The cleaning is almost done and it’s time for the raffle. 50+ prizes given out.

    7am :               Tired and cranky it’s finally time to pack away the nets.

    8.00am:           lock  the doors and head to bed.

    TOTAL ATTENDANCE :  approx.  600 students  + teachers 

    Sent in by Anne Marie Nolan

  • Louth Open

    19/10/2015 Louth Open

    The Louth Open was held in Dundalk Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club last weekend. With over 70 entries from some of Ireland's top players it was bound to be a thrilling weekend of badminton. 

    Daniel Magee and Fiona Glennon both won two titles. Dan/Mark Topping in the men’s doubles while Fiona also took the women’s doubles with her sister Pauline to add to their Munster Open and Yonex Autumn Open titles. Then Dan and Fiona joined forces to take the mixed together.

    In men's singles the number one seed Nigel Boyne had a bye in the first round then took on Azhar Syed in the quarter finals and won 21-13, 21-8. Nigel then played Mark Brady3/4 and lost 21-16, 21-15. In the other half of the draw the number two seed Nhat Nguyen beat John Finnegan 21-8, 21-6. Brian Dignam 21-4 21-9. In the semi-finals Nhat played Owen Marron3/4 the Munster Open winner and won comfortably 21-13, 21-11. In the final Nhat proved too strong for Mark and won 21-13, 21-11.

    In the women’s singles, the number one seed Moya Ryan played Karen Nelson. Karen fought hard in the first game but Moya was just too tough and won 21-14, 21-5. Next up for Moya was Rachael Darragh the Connacht Open winner. In the first game Moya didn’t seem to be in the game and lost 21-5. The second game was much tougher for Rachael in a highly fought game where Rachael narrowly took it 21-19. In the other half of the draw Lucie Corcoran the number two seed was just too strong for her opponents beating Rachel Boyle 21-13, 21-19 and Norma McIntyre 21-18, 21-15 in the semi-finals. In the final Rachael dominated the game taking it with ease to claim her second title of the season 21-7, 21-10.

    In the men’s doubles, the number one seeds Paul Reynolds/Nhat Nguyan and the number two seeds Dan Magee/Mark Topping didn’t seem to have too much trouble on their way to the final. This was the match of the tournament. The young guns Paul and Nhat fought hard in both games and put on a fine display of badminton for the spectators in Dundalk but alas they were no match for the veteran pair Dan and Mark who took the final in straight games 21-14, 21-18.

    The first game in the women’s doubles was very exciting where Brenda Murray Flynn/Sarah Russell took on Laura Hennessy/Ciara McCooey. It was with sheer grit and determination the girls from Boyne BC Brenda and Sarah won the game in three games, 18-21, 21-13, 21-18. The two girls then met the number one seeds Jennie King/Norma McIntyre where the seeds won 21-8, 21-10. In the semi-final Jennie/Norma played the current Munster and Autumn open winners Fiona and Pauline Glennon in a very close match. Jennie/Norma were 20-18 up in the first game but lost 22-20. In the second game it was point for point all the way but the Glennon sisters narrowly took the game 22-20. In the other half of the draw the number two seeds Rachael Darragh/Moya Ryan met local girls Deirdre Duffy/Noemie Michalik in the semi-finals. Moya and Rachael won comfortably 21-8, 21-15. The final was a closely fought match between the four ladies. Every single point won was a battle. In the end the experience of Fiona and Pauline Glennon had the edge on their younger opponents and won 22-20, 21-19.

    One of the best games of the tournament was in the second round of the mixed where John Finnegan and his sister Clare took on the number one seeds John Amond/Laura Hennessy. It was one each going into the third game where the combination of John and Clare won 21-19, 12-21, 25-23. They then met Neil O’Flaherty/Fionnuala McCourt for another battle and lost 20-22, 21-15, 21-18. Neil and Fionnuala got a walkover to the final. In the other half of the draw Enda Daly/Fiona Farrell played Jonathan Curry/Kenda Ho, Enda and Fiona won 19-21, 21-14, 21-14. Next up for Enda and Fiona (Kadca)was the number two seeds Dan Magee/Fiona Glennon. The number two seeds were too strong and outwitted the Kadca pair. Dan and Fiona won with ease 21-11, 21-10.

    Congratulations to The Louth Badminton Association for putting on a fantastic event and the hospitality was so welcoming. The players and spectators were very thankful  for the fine sandwiches, cakes, soup etc you prepared for them.

    All results from the Louth Open can be found here

     

     

Latest News

Leinster Badminton Job opportunity

Leinster Badminton is the provincial body responsible for the administration and management of the sport of badminton throughout the province of Leinster.An experienced administrator is required for Leinster Badminton, based in its busy headquarters in Dublin 12. This role is to cover maternity leave commencing in April 2016 for a minimum six month period, with the possibility of extension.

Click here for more information 

Watershed Club Visit

Badminton Ireland was recently invited by Leinster Branch to a new club in Kilkenny. Top coach Dan Magee payed the Watershed Badminton club a visit on the 26th February. Read on to see what Leinster's Chairman Roy Cobbe and Badminton Ireland's Dan Magee had to say about the night...

 

 

“Kilkenny badminton club started before Christmas with the intention of getting a new adult club going in the city for beginners and people that played before and wanted to get back playing .This brought together a really friendly group who are enjoying their Tuesday night sessions. They have access to 6 courts so if anyone is in the Kilkenny area and would like to come along and play they would be most welcome. Practise is from 8 to 10 pm.  As part of a new club, Badminton Ireland organised a club visit with one of Irelands top coaches Daniel Magee. This was a very enjoyable and helpful session and our thanks to Badminton Ireland and especially Daniel for a great night “ Roy Cobbe Leinster Chairman

"It was great to visit Kilkenny badminton club in the Watershed in county Kilkenny. The facilities are fantastic with 6 courts in full flow and the club has over 20 members already. It always is good to see new clubs appearing across the country and this club has a lot to offer for anyone who is keen in starting badminton in the Kilkenny area. The club visit itself was a fantastic experience as all the members are keen to try new things and everyone enjoys the social aspect. I would highly recommend anyone interested in playing to call down to the Watershed and give it a try." Daniel Magee Education and Training Manager

Leinster Open

LEINSTER YONEX OPEN 2016

The Leinster Yonex Open took place on Friday and all day Saturday in the Terenure Badminton Centre with the Finals held on Saturday night.
This was a new try for these Leinster Open to have to continue the play on the Saturday and have the finals that evening rather than bring the players back for the Sunday. Many a great game took place over the two days of play, unfortunately Rachael Darragh had to retire late in all 3 disciplines due to illness which resulted in a walkover in two finals - we would like to wish Racheal a speedy recovery

Overview of results - see TS Link for more details

http://www.badmintonireland.com/sport/events.aspx…

In the Mens singles, Nhat Nguyen won out in two games over Owen Marron.

In the Ladies singles with Rachael Darragh withdrawal , Sara Boyle won via a walkover

In the Mens doubles Nhat Nguyen & Davie Walsh beat Mark Brady & Ciaran Chambers

In the Ladies Doubles, with Rachael Darragh's withdrawal , Jenny King & Sinead Chambers won via a walkover over Rachael and Sara Boyle

In the Mixed Finals David Walsh and Moya Ryan won in 3 games over Ciaran & Sinead Chambers

Thanks to the organiser's, our Tournament Committee for their work on this event, thanks also to the Official Group for their ever presence and to Terenure for hosting the event.

Next up for a lot of these players is the Badminton Premier League Mixed Night on Friday 22nd January
Checkout the BPL Event Page

Piece written by Leinster Badminton

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Leinster Badminton

The Leinster Branch of Badminton Ireland exists to promote and develop badminton throughout the province.

In addition to liaising with the county associations (Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow) to assist in the development of the game, the branch schedules many events in the sporting calendar throughout the year, including graded opens, the Dublin and District league as well as the Leinster Mens Singles, Ladies Doubles & Mixed Doubles Ladders.

Leinster Branch operate and manage two Badminton facilities in Dublin, in essence the hubs for Badminton activity in the Province; Terenure Badminton Centre in Whitehall Road (Dublin 12) & Baldoyle Badminton Centre on the Grange Road in Baldoyle (Dublin 13). Many clubs are based out of the Whitehall Road and Baldoyle badminton centres, with a vast array of juvenile clubs contributing to a strong juvenile section in the province. 

Leinster branch, in conjunction with Badminton Ireland aims to further develop the sport in the region, with the last couple of years seeing the development of the Hi Performance Centre in the Marino Institute of Education, the hosting of the Annual Coaching Conference in Dublin and the development of the Badminton Ireland Academy. 

Leinster Branch contacts can be found below:

 
Position Name Position Name
Chairman Joe Byrne Masters Dave Murphy
President Tommy McGrath Grading Seamus Halpin
Secretary Siobhán Dollard Events PJ Cooney
Treasurer Fearghal Kearney Schools Muriel Hughes
Coaching Joe Byrne Child Protection Elisabeth Mangan
Juvenile David Hogan PRO  
BI Director John Kelly    

 

Contact

Address:Terenure Badminton Centre
Whitehall Road
12 Dublin
Contact:Siobhán Dollard
Phone:01 4505966
Website:http://www.leinsterbadminton.com/