14 December 2016
The second National Squad Session was held in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena on the day after the Irish Open finals. There were over 100 players attending the squads through the course of the day. We had all of the squads training together which was fantastic to see. The squads taking part on the day included: Under 13, Under 15, Under 17, Senior, Masters and Para. There was a great diversity of players and talent over the sessions in the arena. A big thank you to all the coaches that put in so much hard work over the course of this and other squad sessions.
The final National Squad sessions are taking place in Baldoyle Badminton Centre on the 21st/22nd January 2017.
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09 December 2016
Scott Evans has reached the men’s singles final of the 2016 FZ Forza Irish Open after beating Pablo Abian of Spain the semi-final stages 21-10 21-17.
Scott has performed fantastically all week knocking out some tough competition along the way. Scott will be taking on Fabian Roth of Germany in the final tomorrow. Scott will be looking for his second Irish Open title after winning back in 2012 against Lucas Corvee of France. He will be the last game in action between 1pm and 3pm tomorrow. Play of the finals in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena starts at 10am.
Sam and Joshua Magee lost out in the quarter final stages to the Russia pair of Abramov/Zinchenko earlier in the day.
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08 December 2016
There was mixed results for the Irish players at day 2 of the Irish Open. Scott Evans had some impressive results in the men's singles to reach the last 8 of the tournament. He beat Subhankar Dey 21-7 21-15. In the last 16, he put in another great performance to beat Anton Kaisti of Finland 21-7 21-16 to progress to the quarter-finals. Josh and Sam Magee also feature in the quarter-finals after an impressive win over Frederik Aalestrup and Mathias Moldt Baskjaer of Denmark. Chloe Magee and Sam Magee lost out in the round of 16 narrowly to the string pair of Mikkel Mikkelson and Mai Surrow of Denmark.
Play starts in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena at 10am with the Irish players being third on each of the courts. Make sure to come down and support the players. Badminton Europe is also streaming the quarter-finals live on their Youtube channel.
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