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  • Very successful FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 held in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena

    14/12/2016 Very successful FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 held in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena

    The FZ Forza Irish Open was held from the 7th-10th December in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. The tournament was a great success with over 250 players taking part from over 29 countries. Scott Evans was the big talking point of the tournament as he made it to the final where he came up against Fabian Roth of Germany.

    After beating Pablo Abian of Spain in the semi-final stages Scott was ready to give it everything against the young German player. Scott fought hard but lost out to Fabian in three sets 20-22 21-9 21-15. RTE were there to video some of the matches and get an interview after the game with Scott.

    The week could not have been possible without some of the dedicated volunteers, umpires, referees and BI staff. The school girls from St Marys Baldoyle were a fantastic help all week long. Also a big thank you to Sport Ireland for allowing us to use the incredible arena for the event. Also a big thank you to all our sponsors for making various aspects of the event run so well: Forza Sports, Sport Ireland, Failte Ireland and Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport. We look forward to seeing the players and supporters come back next year for the Irish Open 2017.

  • National Indoor Arena awaits the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

    30/11/2016 National Indoor Arena awaits the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

    The FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 approaches and the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena awaits the arrival of some of the world's top players for its first ever event. The Open will be taking place from the 7th - 10th of December on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Entry for spectators into the Arena will be free of charge so it's a great chance to see the venue for the first time and experience some of the action.

    Many Irish players will be playing in the event including three-time Olympians Chloe Magee and Scott Evans. There will be over 200 players taking part in the event including last year's men's singles winner Ander Antonsen upcoming Danish badminton star. There will be 6 courts streaming live over the course of the event.

    We are looking for volunteers to assist in the event over any of the days. Don't forget by volunteering you could be in with a chance to win flights and VIP tickets to the All England Badminton Championships 2017. By volunteering, you can also avail of a free coaching session with National Coaches John Quinn and Daniel Magee. You can volunteer by emailing gfarrell@badmintonireland.com or by using our new volunteer's app.

    Check out our Facebook event for more details and to keep up to date.

  • European Mixed Team Championship Qualifiers One Week Away

    04/11/2016 European Mixed Team Championship Qualifiers One Week Away

    The European Mixed Team Championship group 3 qualifiers are coming to Dublin from the 11th-13th November 2016. The qualifiers will be held in Baldoyle Badminton Centre. Admission to the event will be FREE for spectators, so it's great chance to watch some top European Badminton and support the Irish Team.

    Ireland is featured in group 3 alongside Austria, Norway and Hungary. Below is a rough list of the match times for the event.

    Friday      Nov 11, 2016 –   1 PM:  AUT vs HUN
    Friday      Nov 11, 2016 –   6 PM:  IRL vs NOR
    Saturday  Nov 12, 2016 –   1 PM:  AUT vs NOR
    Saturday  Nov 12, 2016 –   6 PM:  IRL vs HUN
    Sunday    Nov 13, 2016 – 10 AM:  HUN vs NOR
    Sunday    Nov 13, 2016 –   3 PM:  IRL vs AUT

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  • *UPDATE* Nguyen and Reynolds take gold medals at U19 Irish Open

    04/09/2016 *UPDATE* Nguyen and Reynolds take gold medals at U19 Irish Open

    Nhat Nguyen beat Leo Rossi of France to take top spot at the U19 Irish Open 2016. Nhat also took gold in the men's doubles with his partner Paul Reynolds, after they beat Gozzi and Harrbacka of Sweden. Nhat Nguyen and Paul Reynolds looked very comfortaable throughout the men's doubles final beating the Swedish pair 21-17 21-10.

    In the men's singles event Nhat Nguyen faced the number one seed Leo Rossi from France. Nhat put in a great performance as he came back after being behind in the second game to win the match 21-15 21-19.

    In the U15 Open Kim Feehily and her partner Kerry Fallon overcame Aimee Hong and Therese Nguyen of Norway to take first place.

    Orla Flynn won the Girls Singles title after Leona Michalski of Germany had to pull out.

    For a full list of results from the U19 Irish Open click on this link.

    For a full list of results fomr the U15 Irish Open click on this link.

    For some of the photos from the weekend click on this link to out Facebook page.

     

    Day 2

    Electric atmosphere and great results continued for the Irish player's at day 2 of the U15 and U19 Irish Open. Nhat Nguyen and paul Reynolds won their semi-final matches to make two finals: Nhat in the singles and then with his partner Paul in the doubles.

    The U19 players put up a great fight throughout the day against some tough foreign opposition. Scotland proving to be producing some very strong opponents as Ireland's Sam Mckay lost out to Alex Dunn of Scotland. Adam McAllister and Brian OMahony lost out in their semi-final clash playing hard against strong Swedish opponents. Nhat Nguyen came through his quarter-final match with ease beating Scotland's Christopher Grimley. Nhat would come up against Christopher Grimley again in the doubles with Paul as this time he joined with his brother Matthew Grimley. Nhat and Paul came through three tight games to take the match and progress to the finals. Nhat continued to perform well in the singles as he beat Alvaro Vasquez of Spain in three games. Nhat looked tired after many singles and doubles matches all day long, but managed to fight through and take the match. Paul Reynolds and Moya Ryan fought hard in their mixed semi-final but ran out of steam and lost out to a resilient Swedish pair.

    In the Under 15 Open Irish player's progressed to 7 semi-finals spots with one Irish v Irish clash in the women's doubles, where number one seeds Kim Feehily and Kerry Fallon would come up against Orla Flynn and Megan Mcloughlin. The atmosphere was great in the hall all day and many Irish supporters came out to cheer on European medallists aswell as other Irish players that were in action.

    For a list of the final in the U19 click this link.

    Remember you can watch our stream in HD on BITV.

    For the U15 semi-finals matches follow this link.

    Day 1

    Players from across Europe competed in the first day of the 2016 Irish U19 Open. Irelands top young players had a successful day all round in their bids to claim their respective titles, However, they faced stiff competition from England, Wales, Scotland, Norway and many more.

    Irelands own European medallist, Nhat Nguyen progressed to the quarter-finals of the men’s singles. Nhat showed his skill by easily beating Adam Gozzi of Sweden. Nhat is joined in the quarter-finals by fellow Irish player Sam McKay. In the Woman’s Singles, Kate Frost also progressed to the quarter-finals by beating Maria Leith (SCO) and Nolia Gestoso (ESP). Kate will be in good company in the quarter-finals with fellow Irish players Beth Stephenson, Moya Ryan and both Rachael and Rebecca Woods saw off stiff competition to book their places in the quarters.

    Nhat Nguyen doubled down on his success by also booking a place in the Men’s Doubles quarter-final with partner Paul Reynolds who beat their German opposition in two games. Irish pairing of Adam McAllister and Brian O’Mahony will also compete in the quarter finals tomorrow after beating players from both Portugal and Hungary.

    Beth Stephenson paired up with German player Paula Kick to progress to the quarters of the Woman’s Doubles. Both Moya Ryan and Kate Frost faced very stiff opposition in the last game of the day against Scottish pairing of Lafferty and Sidebottom, Sadly the Irish players lost in the 3rd game.

    Paul Reynolds paired up with Moya Ryan in the Mixed Doubles to take Harry Mobey and Maria Leith of Scotland and booked their place in the quarters. It will be a busy day for the Irish U19 player’s tomorrow as they will also be joined by the U15 players.

    Catch all of tomorrow's action by following us on our YouTube Channel and Social Media.

  • *Irish U19/U15 Open Draw*

    23/08/2016 *Irish U19/U15 Open Draw*

    The Irish U19 Open is part of the World and European junior circuit where players can earn essential world ranking and European junior circuit ranking points.The event will be taking place in Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Dublin 13 on 2nd-4th September 2016.

     

    The draw has now been done for the U19 Irish Open click here to view 

    The draw and timings have been done for the U15 Irish Open click here to view

    Please click here for the bus schedule for Metro Hotel, Travelodge South and Holiday Inn Express.

Latest News

Very successful FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 held in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena

The FZ Forza Irish Open was held from the 7th-10th December in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. The tournament was a great success with over 250 players taking part from over 29 countries. Scott Evans was the big talking point of the tournament as he made it to the final where he came up against Fabian Roth of Germany.

After beating Pablo Abian of Spain in the semi-final stages Scott was ready to give it everything against the young German player. Scott fought hard but lost out to Fabian in three sets 20-22 21-9 21-15. RTE were there to video some of the matches and get an interview after the game with Scott.

The week could not have been possible without some of the dedicated volunteers, umpires, referees and BI staff. The school girls from St Marys Baldoyle were a fantastic help all week long. Also a big thank you to Sport Ireland for allowing us to use the incredible arena for the event. Also a big thank you to all our sponsors for making various aspects of the event run so well: Forza Sports, Sport Ireland, Failte Ireland and Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport. We look forward to seeing the players and supporters come back next year for the Irish Open 2017.

National Indoor Arena awaits the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016

The FZ Forza Irish Open 2016 approaches and the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena awaits the arrival of some of the world's top players for its first ever event. The Open will be taking place from the 7th - 10th of December on the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Entry for spectators into the Arena will be free of charge so it's a great chance to see the venue for the first time and experience some of the action.

Many Irish players will be playing in the event including three-time Olympians Chloe Magee and Scott Evans. There will be over 200 players taking part in the event including last year's men's singles winner Ander Antonsen upcoming Danish badminton star. There will be 6 courts streaming live over the course of the event.

We are looking for volunteers to assist in the event over any of the days. Don't forget by volunteering you could be in with a chance to win flights and VIP tickets to the All England Badminton Championships 2017. By volunteering, you can also avail of a free coaching session with National Coaches John Quinn and Daniel Magee. You can volunteer by emailing gfarrell@badmintonireland.com or by using our new volunteer's app.

Check out our Facebook event for more details and to keep up to date.

European Mixed Team Championship Qualifiers One Week Away

The European Mixed Team Championship group 3 qualifiers are coming to Dublin from the 11th-13th November 2016. The qualifiers will be held in Baldoyle Badminton Centre. Admission to the event will be FREE for spectators, so it's great chance to watch some top European Badminton and support the Irish Team.

Ireland is featured in group 3 alongside Austria, Norway and Hungary. Below is a rough list of the match times for the event.

Friday      Nov 11, 2016 –   1 PM:  AUT vs HUN
Friday      Nov 11, 2016 –   6 PM:  IRL vs NOR
Saturday  Nov 12, 2016 –   1 PM:  AUT vs NOR
Saturday  Nov 12, 2016 –   6 PM:  IRL vs HUN
Sunday    Nov 13, 2016 – 10 AM:  HUN vs NOR
Sunday    Nov 13, 2016 –   3 PM:  IRL vs AUT

Click on this link to our Facebook event.

Keep up to date during the tournament by following our Facebook and Twitter, and using the #EMTC17.

 

 

 

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Events Overview

Badminton Ireland hosts an array of events from graded opens, national circuit event, junior events and International events with the Irish Open. There are Irish grading and rankings based on these circuit events and players are graded according to level.

The highlight of the year are the All Ireland Inter Provincial, County, League and Club championships played across all Grades. For schools, the Irish Badminton School Championships is the main date in the calendar

Please click here for the 2015/16 Calendar

Please click here to read Sanction Form/Tournament Organisers Notes