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  • Irish Masters Team Finish 7th at Forza Nations Cup

    13/06/2018 Irish Masters Team Finish 7th at Forza Nations Cup

    The Irish Master's team finished an impressive 7th at the 2018 Forza Nations Cup held in France. The Forza Nations Cup is a doubles only competition where each team will play one WD, one MD and two XD in each age group: +40, +45, +50, +55, +60.

    In the group stages Ireland was in a tough group with France & Denmark but had some great matches and narrowly missed coming 2nd losing out to France by 1 point.

    This put them in the playoff positions for 7th, 8th & 9th and after 2 great wins against Austria & Switzerland Ireland finished in 7th position.

    A major highlight for the Irish team was the over 60's Women's doubles remaining undefeated throughout the tournament.

    For more photos and information on the event follow the link to the event Facebook Page.

    The Irish Masters Team:

    40's Men- Jonathan Perry & Andrew Fenner

    40's Women- Gillian Grimes, Jayne Orr & Georgina Ward

    45's Men- Shane Guildea & Willie Stevenson

    45's Women- Siobhan Grehan & Sylvia Campion

    50's Men- Ian Young & Simon Thompson

    50's Women- Brenda Murray Flynn & Julia Dunlop

    55's Men- Kieran McMahon & Gerard Kenna

    55's Women- Pam Peard & Sian Williams

    60's Men- Joe Wright & Joe Abbott

    60's Women-  Christine Graham, Mary Bird & Doreen McClements

  • Three Bronze Medals for Ireland in Lithuania

    11/06/2018 Three Bronze Medals for Ireland in Lithuania

    There were some impressive results form Irish players at the 2018 Lithuanian International. Joshua Magee won a bronze medal in the men's singles and won a bronze medal along with  Paul Reynolds in the men's doubles.

    Reynolds and Magee beat Poland’s Konrad Ploch and Dominik Zietek 21-11 17-21 21-10, then they were also victorious against Denmark’s Rasmus Esperson and Sebastian Gronbjerg 21-18 21-15 to book a place in the semi-final of the event. They were beaten in the semi-final by Russian pair Egor Kurdyukov and Egor Okolov 18-21 21-13 21-15.

    In the singles, Joshua Magee defeated England’s David Jones 21-14 21-23 21-18 before overcoming Belgian Julien Carraggi 24-22 22-20 and another Belgian Elias Bracke 23-21 21-13. This set up Joshua a place in the semi-final. Joshua pressed the number one seed Felix Burestedt from Sweden all the way but lost out 22-20 13-21 15-21.

    In the mixed doubles, Rachael Darragh and Paul Reynolds overcame Americans Pedro Arturo Garcia-Flores and Jacqueline Wendy Myers 21-6 21-13, but Ukraine’s Artem Tkachuk and Anna Mikhalkova knocked them out with a scoreline of 23-21 20-22 21-19.

    In the women’s singles, Rachael Darragh lost out to Alesia Zaitsava of Belarus 21-9 21-11. Jonathan Dolan lost out in the singles qualification to Henri Hurskainen 21-17 21-19.

    For full results from this event click on this link. 

     

  • Application now open for Irish underage National Coaching team read more........

    07/06/2018 Application now open for Irish underage National Coaching team read more........

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  • Bronze for Flynn at the Glasgow Youth International

    21/05/2018 Bronze for Flynn at the Glasgow Youth International

    Bronze medal for Siofra Flynn at the Glasgow Youth International read more.......

     

     

     

     

     

  • Great start for the Irish under 13 team read more.....

    18/05/2018 Great start for the Irish under 13 team read more.....

    The Irish under 13 team has arrived at the 2018 Glasgow Youth International and will compete from 18th to the 20th of May.

     

     

     

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Three Bronze Medals for Ireland in Lithuania

There were some impressive results form Irish players at the 2018 Lithuanian International. Joshua Magee won a bronze medal in the men's singles and won a bronze medal along with  Paul Reynolds in the men's doubles.

Reynolds and Magee beat Poland’s Konrad Ploch and Dominik Zietek 21-11 17-21 21-10, then they were also victorious against Denmark’s Rasmus Esperson and Sebastian Gronbjerg 21-18 21-15 to book a place in the semi-final of the event. They were beaten in the semi-final by Russian pair Egor Kurdyukov and Egor Okolov 18-21 21-13 21-15.

In the singles, Joshua Magee defeated England’s David Jones 21-14 21-23 21-18 before overcoming Belgian Julien Carraggi 24-22 22-20 and another Belgian Elias Bracke 23-21 21-13. This set up Joshua a place in the semi-final. Joshua pressed the number one seed Felix Burestedt from Sweden all the way but lost out 22-20 13-21 15-21.

In the mixed doubles, Rachael Darragh and Paul Reynolds overcame Americans Pedro Arturo Garcia-Flores and Jacqueline Wendy Myers 21-6 21-13, but Ukraine’s Artem Tkachuk and Anna Mikhalkova knocked them out with a scoreline of 23-21 20-22 21-19.

In the women’s singles, Rachael Darragh lost out to Alesia Zaitsava of Belarus 21-9 21-11. Jonathan Dolan lost out in the singles qualification to Henri Hurskainen 21-17 21-19.

For full results from this event click on this link. 

 

Application now open for Irish underage National Coaching team read more........

National underage coaching application read more.....

 

 

 

 

 

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Bronze for Flynn at the Glasgow Youth International

Bronze medal for Siofra Flynn at the Glasgow Youth International read more.......

 

 

 

 

 

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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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