28 September 2015
The Ulster U17 took place over the weekend at Lisburn Racquets Club. The tournament was well attended with players from all over Ireland participating. Clodagh Dunne went home with two titles, taking the girl’s singles and the girl’s doubles with Beth Stephenson. Nhat Nguyen also went home with two titles, winning the boys singles and the mixed doubles with Rebecca Woods.
Below are the results from the finals:
Girls Singles – Clodagh Dunne beat Beth Stephenson 19-21, 21-15, 21-19
Boys Singles – Nhat Nguyen beat Kyle Magee 21-11, 21-8
Girls Doubles – Clodagh Dunne/Beth Stephenson beat Orla Flynn/Alexander Troy 21-11, 21-7
Boys Doubles – Adam McAllister/Brian O’Mahoney beat Des Duggan/Kyle Magee 21-1-, 21-19
Mixed Doubles – Nhat Nguyen/Rebecca Woods beat Kyle Magee/Clodagh Dunne 21-12, 21-14
All results can be found HERE.
25 September 2015
Ulster Badminton’s Andrew Stewart has won the Sport Northern Ireland Talent Development coach of the year 2105.Andrew is the Talent ID & Development Officer for Ulster Badminton and also the Lisburn Emerging Performance Squad coach working with a number of the Top junior players in the province as well as Niall McVeigh the Double World Para Badminton Champion.
The success follows on from Tom Causer winning the High Performance Coach of the year last year and Naomi Darragh winning the North West Talent Coach of the year in March and Andrew was quick to acknowledge the Ulster Badminton Coaching Legacy Programme has had on the development of coaches in Ulster and also as an individual.
‘I am delighted to win the Sport NI Talent Development coach year, it is a great achievement and great to be recognised as a leading Talent Development coach. The Ulster Badminton coaching legacy programme has helped myself and other Ulster Coaches develop over the past 3 years through regular workshops and bring in world leading coaches to deliver these workshops.’
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15 September 2015
Rachael Woods takes silver at under 15 Gold Star singles in Nottingham.the Irish U15 champion had paved an impressive route to the final coming through a tough group which included, Scotland’s number one singles player, Rachel Sugden. Despite the quality of opposition Rachael managed to finish top of her group winning all three games.Rachael’s Semi Final opponent, Abbygail Harris, was playing in front of her home crowd, and pushed Rachael all the way not losing either game by more than 3 points. However the Ulster girl held firm winning out 21-18, 21-19 to claim her place in the final.
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