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  • Sam and Chloe Magee Win Spanish International 2017

    19/06/2017 Sam and Chloe Magee Win Spanish International 2017

    Sam and Chloe Magee have won the Spanish International 2017 after overcoming a tough draw with some tricky foreign opposition. In their quarterfinal match, they beat the strong Japanese pair of Matsuyama/Matsui 21-15 21-19 under the tough heat conditions that the Spanish tournament is known for. 

    They beat the number 3 seeds in the semi-final who they have had many difficult matches with in the past. The score against Labar Fontaine of France was 21-17 23-21. Sam and Chloe held their form well to stop the match going to three games at the end of the second.

    In the final, they came up against Tabeling/Seinen of the Netherlands who beat some strong pairs and had some close matches to reach the finals. The Irish duo was on fire and came through the final winning 21-11 21-18. This is a really important win for the Magee's to top up on their huge success at the European Championships, "Seven years ago we won our first ever international title here, so it always brings great memories playing in Madrid." - Sam Magee.

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    Header Photo Credit: Mark Phelan (Badminton Europe).

  • Spanish International 2017

    14/06/2017 Spanish International 2017

    Irish players travel to the Spanish International this week to compete under the tough heat conditions that the tournament is notorious for. With temperatures hitting 40 degrees in the area this week it will be difficult playing conditions for the competitors. 

    The players travelling to the event include Sam, Chloe, Joshua Magee, Rachael Darragh, Sara Boyle and Nhat Nguyen. The tournament is running from the 15th-18th June with the qualifications rounds taking place on the opening day of the event. Sam and Chloe Magee are the number two seeds in the mixed draw and after their recent bronze medals at the European Championships, they will be looking for more silverware at this tournament. 

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  • Chambers Win Lithuania International

    12/06/2017 Chambers Win Lithuania International

    It was a great last few days for Ciaran and Sinead Chambers as they took the Lithuania International title. After a solid win in their first round match, they followed it up by knocking out the number three seeds Christensen/Syvertsen from Norway. After comfortably winning their quarter final match they then had two close three-game matches in the semi-final and final stages of the tournament. The final against the Czech Republic pair of Budzel/Švábíková went down to the wire with Ciaran and Sinead winning the match in three games 17-21 21-18 21-18.

    There was also good results in the women's doubles where Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle made it to the semi-final stages of the competition.

    For a full list of the results from this event, you can click on this link.

     

  • From Latvia to Lithuania

    07/06/2017 From Latvia to Lithuania

    After good results for some of the players at the Latvia International, they now travel to the Lithuania International where they hope to push into the further stages of the competition. There was back to back quarter-final finishes in both the Romanian International and Latvian International for Sara Boyle. She was playing alongside Rachael Darragh in her quarter final finish at Latvia. Mark Brady also had a good run over the past week, after he won four matches to make it out of a huge 128 player qualification draw at the Latvia International.

    The players travelling to Lithuania include Rachael Darragh, Sara Boyle, Ciaran Chambers, Sinead Chambers, Mark Brady and Nhat Nguyen. Play starts tomorrow with the qualification rounds of the women's singles, men's singles and men's doubles. 

    Follow this link for all of the Irish matches on the opening two days of the event.

  • Brady wins four rounds of qualifying to reach Latvia International main draw

    02/06/2017 Brady wins four rounds of qualifying to reach Latvia International main draw

    Mark Brady has won four rounds in qualifiying at the Latvia International 2017 to progress into the main draw of the event. Yesterday in the morning sessions he overcame Slusnys of Lithuania and Kelpe of Latvia in two good performances. Later in the day he came up against the tougher opponent of Zach Russ (England). This was a close match which went right to the wire, Brady winning in the end 21-13 13-21 21-15.

    This morning Mark secured his first round place in the main draw by beating Nicolas A. Muller of Switzerland 21-13 20-22 21-15. Brady put in a another good performance here to come through in three games. Brady now takes on Joel König of Switzerland in his first round tie at 12:50 Irish time. 

    Other players featuring in the main draw today include: Sinead and Ciaran Chambers in the mixed doubles, Mark Brady and Ciaran Chambers in the men's doubles. Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle also feature in the women's singles.

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Chambers Win Lithuania International

It was a great last few days for Ciaran and Sinead Chambers as they took the Lithuania International title. After a solid win in their first round match, they followed it up by knocking out the number three seeds Christensen/Syvertsen from Norway. After comfortably winning their quarter final match they then had two close three-game matches in the semi-final and final stages of the tournament. The final against the Czech Republic pair of Budzel/Švábíková went down to the wire with Ciaran and Sinead winning the match in three games 17-21 21-18 21-18.

There was also good results in the women's doubles where Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle made it to the semi-final stages of the competition.

For a full list of the results from this event, you can click on this link.

 

From Latvia to Lithuania

After good results for some of the players at the Latvia International, they now travel to the Lithuania International where they hope to push into the further stages of the competition. There was back to back quarter-final finishes in both the Romanian International and Latvian International for Sara Boyle. She was playing alongside Rachael Darragh in her quarter final finish at Latvia. Mark Brady also had a good run over the past week, after he won four matches to make it out of a huge 128 player qualification draw at the Latvia International.

The players travelling to Lithuania include Rachael Darragh, Sara Boyle, Ciaran Chambers, Sinead Chambers, Mark Brady and Nhat Nguyen. Play starts tomorrow with the qualification rounds of the women's singles, men's singles and men's doubles. 

Follow this link for all of the Irish matches on the opening two days of the event.

Brady wins four rounds of qualifying to reach Latvia International main draw

Mark Brady has won four rounds in qualifiying at the Latvia International 2017 to progress into the main draw of the event. Yesterday in the morning sessions he overcame Slusnys of Lithuania and Kelpe of Latvia in two good performances. Later in the day he came up against the tougher opponent of Zach Russ (England). This was a close match which went right to the wire, Brady winning in the end 21-13 13-21 21-15.

This morning Mark secured his first round place in the main draw by beating Nicolas A. Muller of Switzerland 21-13 20-22 21-15. Brady put in a another good performance here to come through in three games. Brady now takes on Joel König of Switzerland in his first round tie at 12:50 Irish time. 

Other players featuring in the main draw today include: Sinead and Ciaran Chambers in the mixed doubles, Mark Brady and Ciaran Chambers in the men's doubles. Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle also feature in the women's singles.

For all of today's match click on the link.

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HP Overview

The Badminton Ireland High Performance structure is designed to deliver talented and committed individuals the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We aim to achieve this by providing them with support both on court and off court in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Sport.
The Athlete Talent Pathway comprises of entry level ‘talent identification tools’ and ‘talent identification camps’ under the Teicnic programme (www.Teicnic.com).
This feeds in to the Irish National Squads and the High Performance athlete talent pathway which is comprised of those players who are focused on the Olympics (Talend funded).

The High Performance programme is led by the Performance Director who oversees the performance coaching team. The Badminton Ireland High Performance Management Group takes a collective decision around selections and high performance structure.
 

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