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  • European Mixed Team Championships 2017 Announcement

    17/01/2017 European Mixed Team Championships 2017 Announcement

    The 2017 European Mixed Team Championship finals are being held in Lubin, Poland from the 15th to 19th February. The team that played at the Qualifiers in Dublin from the 11th to 13th of November will be travelling to the event. The team travelling is as follows:

     

    Men:

    Scott Evans, Sam Magee, Joshua Magee, Nhat Nguyen.

     

    Women:

    Chloe Magee, Rachael Darragh, Sara Boyle, Sinead Chambers.

     

    The team managers travelling to the event are John Quinn and Daniel Magee.

     

    Ireland are in Group 2 alongside Sweden and England. The matches will be as follows:

    Wednesday 15th Febraury - 10.00          Ireland v Sweden

    Wednesday 15th February - 19.00          Ireland v England

     

    Two teams will qualify through this group to the quarter final stages of the event.

     

     

     

     

  • Fantastic second National Squad Session in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena

    14/12/2016 Fantastic second National Squad Session in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena

    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.

    For more details on National Squads and dates click on this link.

  • Evans reaches the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 Final

    09/12/2016 Evans reaches the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 Final

    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.

    For a list of tomorrow's schedule click on this link.

    For some of the photos from the quarter-final action click on this link.

    For some of the photos from the semi-final action click on this link.

  • Evans and Magee brothers feature in Irish Open quarter finals

    08/12/2016 Evans and Magee brothers feature in Irish Open quarter finals

    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.

    For the Badminton Europe Youtube Channel click on this link.

    Click on this link for all of today's matches and the courts they are featuring on. 

    You can also follow our Facebook and Twitter for updates.

  • Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena hosts the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

    07/12/2016 Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena hosts the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

    The FZ Forza Irish Open got underway today in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. Many Irish players were attempting to qualify for the the main event which kicks off tomorrow at 10am. The Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena is on the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown and can house over 20 different sports. badminton is the first of these sports to host an event in the Arena. Over 250 players from 29 countries will feature in the event this week.

    Jonathan Dolan and David Walsh qualified into the main draw of the men's doubles from today's qualifying rounds. Many Irish players will feature in the first round tomorrow including three-time Olympians Scott Evans and Chloe Magee. Badminton Europe is streaming all 6 courts tomorrow so if you can't make it down to the action you will be able to catch the matches live on their Youtube channel. Keep in mind entry to the venue for the week is free of charge for spectators. 

    Make sure to come down and support the Irish players and see the new Arena .

    For photos from today's round click on this link.

    Click on this link for all of the day's results.

     

     

     

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Fantastic second National Squad Session in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena

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.

For more details on National Squads and dates click on this link.

Evans reaches the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 Final

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.

For a list of tomorrow's schedule click on this link.

For some of the photos from the quarter-final action click on this link.

For some of the photos from the semi-final action click on this link.

Evans and Magee brothers feature in Irish Open quarter finals

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.

For the Badminton Europe Youtube Channel click on this link.

Click on this link for all of today's matches and the courts they are featuring on. 

You can also follow our Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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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.
 

  • Please click here to see the Badminton Ireland structure.