03 October 2017
We would like to inform you that application for the 2017-18 National squads has been extended. For this season's squads, players can register by printing the registration form by clicking on this link. The completed registration form should be sent to Badminton Ireland along with the opening squad fee (€15) by September 15th (Extended to Sunday, October 8th). This should be sent to Badminton Ireland, Irish Sports HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
If there is any reason why a player may be unavailable to attend the opening squad please contact email@example.com.
The squad locations and times can be seen in below table
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25 September 2017
Nhat Nguyen and Paul Reynolds have secured their first ever International senior title by winning the 2017 Polish International series event. The Irish pair who are still both in their teens defied all odds on Sunday by beating the number two seeds and much more experienced pairing of Daniel Benz and Andreas Heinz.
On their way to the final the Irish beat pairings from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Ukraine and England before they met the seeded German pairing. The final itself was a tough contest with Nguyen and Reynolds winning the opening game 21-19. The Irish maintained a narrow lead throughout the second game but it took them 5 match points before they finally took the victory. After the win, Paul spoke to Badminton Europe
Towards the end it was very nervy” explained Reynolds “We squandered a few match points but always stayed composed. It was a big relief to finally close out the match in two games. We have put a lot of hard work into this victory and we will now push on and aim for bigger things”.
This result has come on a good run of form from the Irish with Nhat Nguyen reaching the semifinal of Belgium international challenge last week. In the same event, Scott Evans with his Swedish partner Amanda Hogstrom took silver in the mixed.
"It is great to see so many Irish players competing so well on the World stage. We are confident in the system we have in place in Ireland at the moment. The players have a great work ethic and our coaching team led by National coach John Quinn is putting in some great work. I am delighted to see these young players who have grown up training through our pathway breakthrough at Senior level. I am also looking forward to seeing these players and other Irish competitors in the upcoming International events" Performance Pathway coach Daniel Magee
For a full list of the Irish results from the event click here
19 September 2017
Mark Topping and Graham Henderson both had great performances in the recent World Senior Championships to take a silver medal in the 50MD category. Mark Topping also took a silver medal alongside English partner Debbie Miller in the 50XD.
Also playing in this event was Bob Evans who won his opening match in the 70MS but lost out in the round of 16 after coming up England's Ray sharp who put him out winning 21-17 21-9.
In the men's doubles final, Mark and Graham took the match to three games but lost out to the ultimately stronger pair of Ting/Ertanto of Malaysia and Indonesia 21-17 16-21 21-13.
Mark also featured in the mixed doubles final where the match was lost in another long three-game battle against Tandun/Tendean of Indonesia. The final score there was 21-19 21-12 21-14.
For the full list of all of the Irish matches played at the event click on this link.