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  • Blitz event concludes a fantastic 2019 Cork Schools Programme

    21/05/2019 Blitz event concludes a fantastic 2019 Cork Schools Programme

    The 2019 Cork Schools Programme came to a finale last Thursday when 150 primary school children from seven different schools participated in a blitz event. This programme, which is run in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership and is supported through Sport Irelands Dormant Accounts Fund, has grown from strength to strength in its second year.

     

    As part of this initiative participating schools engage in a number of steps, and avail of various support, to eliminate any possible barriers that they may be facing in terms of having badminton as a regular activity in their school. These steps and support consist of;

     

    • Upskilling teachers in the BWF Shuttle Time Coaching Award
    • Providing kitbags (rackets/shuttles/nets), lesson plans, and resources to the schools
    • Visits from a Badminton Ireland Licenced Coach to deliver a session to school pupils, and provide informal coach development opportunities through observation/shadowing
    • Access to participate in a blitz day were the emphasis is on the personal and social development of the participating school pupils by creating a fun, non-competitive, and social environment
    • Develop a link between schools and local juvenile clubs to create a pathway for all involved in the programme to the sport

     

    A significant addition to this years programme were the coach visits to the schools delivered by Badminton Ireland Licenced Coach Tania O'Flynn. All the schools thoroughly enjoyed the coaching sessions, and the expertise, energy and enthusiasm from Tania greatly assisted the teachers and pupils in preparing for the blitz event.

     

    Moreover, Banteer Juvenile BC and Coláiste Treasa Kanturk played a pivotal role in supporting the blitz event with coaches and volunteers who led the skills stations on the day. The blitz day was a success as a result of the efforts of; Patricia Buckley, Hannah Buckley, Holly O'Sullivan, Megan O'Connor, Rory O'Connell, Saoirse Foley, and Sofija Obrezane. They coached pupils from the seven schools in attendance at the event; Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh, Charleville CBS, Glantane NS, North Presentation Primary School , St. Killians, St. Mark's BNS, St. Mary's NS Carrigaline.

     

    Finally, it must be said that we place the highest of values on our collaboration with Cork Sports Partnership for this programme. The team in Cork Sports Partnership, most notably staff members James Kirby and Maurice O'Sullivan, invest huge time in assisting us to deliver the programme at local level and as a result this project continues to grow and develop in Cork.

     

    Fiach Andrews

    Development & Membership Manager

     

     

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  • TU Dublin City Campus take SSI/BI League Champions

    29/03/2019 TU Dublin City Campus take SSI/BI League Champions

    The Technological University of Dublin City Campus were recently crowned the Student Sport Ireland / Badminton Ireland League Champions after a powerful display all day saw them take glory in Baldoyle Badminton Centre.

    In a change to the final’s day format from previous years six teams took part in the cup finals on the day with the teams being split into two groups of three teams and they played off in a round robin style event.

     

    Group A Group B
    TU Dublin City Campus Dublin City University
    TU Dublin Tallaght Campus IT Carlow
    Dundalk IT Cork IT


    In Group A TU Dublin City won both of their group games against TU Dublin Tallaght and Dundalk IT with scorelines of 4-1 to progress to the finals of the Student Sport Ireland / Badminton Ireland League Finals. The TU Dublin City team consisted of Ray Ma, Ellie Power, Rachael Darragh, David Barton, Oisin Dwyer, Laura Kinnerk and Mark Gannon. Meanwhile TU Dublin Tallaght secured second place in the group by defeating Dundalk IT 3-2, which took them through to the 3rd-4th place play-off. Dundalk qualified or the 5th-6th place play-off.

    In Group B Cork IT progressed to the league finals after defeating DCU and IT Carlow. The Cork IT team included Andrew Dunlea, Aisling McAllister, James Lester, Claire Cahill and Cathal O’Donoghue. DCU finished second in the group and made it into the 3rd-4th place play off while IT Carlow moved to the 5th- 6th place play off.

    Final – TU Dublin City Campus put in a dominant display in the cup final as they defeat Cork IT on a 3-0 score line. Ray Ma was a 22-20, 16-21, 21-17 winner over Andrew Dunlea in the Men’s Singles. The Women’s Singles saw Rachael Darragh defeat Aisling McAllister 21-7, 21-6, and the result was put to rest in the Mixed Doubles game as Laura Kinnerk and Mark Gannon powered to a 21-14, 21-11 win over Cathal O’Donoghue and Claire Cahill.

    3rd-4th Place Play Off – TU Dublin Tallaght were the winners of the 3rd-4th place match over DCU as Paddy Martin was a 21-5, 21-12 winner over Melvin Cotoner in the Men’s Singles, Kate Frost blitzed Aine Madden 21-5, 21-4, while Jack Lawlor and Meloise Therrat were 21-15, 21-19 winners over Melvin Cotoner and Sebastian Delgado to seal a 3-0 win for TU Dublin Tallaght.

    5th- 6th Play Off – Dundalk IT were 4-0 winners over IT Carlow in the 5th-6th place play off in the men’s singles Terence Ka defeated Gregory Chin 21-2, 21-11, Emma Thon defeated Ciara Worrell 21-8, 21-7 in the women’s singles. Terence Ka and Ben Tina were victorious in the men’s doubles defeated Gregory Chin and Nihal Shariff 21-18, 21-18. Emma Thon and Sikw Wri wrapped up a 4-0 victory with a 21-11, 21-14 win over Nihal Sahrriff and Marine Frebault.

    Letterkenny IT were winners of the Tier 2 competition which effectively saw them finish 7th over all as they defeated IT Tralee in the final 3-2.

  • Ulster Sports Funding Masterclass

    26/03/2019 Ulster Sports Funding Masterclass

    The Ulster Sports Funding Masterclass is takingThursday March 28th in Lisburn Racquets Club.

    This Masterclass is available to all clubs, county and provincial representatives!! It is a great place to find out how you can successfully apply for a funding. This Masterclass will be run by Otium Leisure Consultancy.

    There are limited places available so make sure you get your registration in quick. If your club wants to register please email sodonoghue@badmintonireland.com by TOMORROW AT 5PM!!

  • Gold & Bronze for Ireland in Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

    21/03/2019 Gold & Bronze for Ireland in Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

     

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce that the three Irish badminton athletes that competed at the Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi have won a total of 5 Medals (One Gold & Four Bronze). The athletes are pictured above with their coaches as they collected their medals for their outstanding performances in Abu Dhabi. Coaches Kim McCrave and Claire Heffernan accompanied the athletes in Abu Dhabi.

    Please see below for their achievements:

     

     

        Sarah Louise Rea won Gold in Women's Singles and came 4th in Women's Doubles.

     

     

     

     

     

         John Doyle won Bronze in Men's Singles and Mixed Doubles.

     

     

     

     

       

        Mary Daly won Bronze in Women's Singles and Mixed Doubles and 4th in Women's Doubles.

     

     

     

    Please see below for games played by the 3 athletes:

    Sarah Louise Rea

    Group of 5

    Match 1 v Nigeria won 2/0

    Match 2 v Singapore won 2/0

    Match 3 v Latvia won 2/0

    Match 4 v Thailand won 2/1

    Finished top of her group. Took home Gold

     

    Mary Daly

    Group of 5

    Match 1 v Spain won 2/0

    Match 2 v Algeria won 2/0

    Match 3 v Bahrain lost 2/0 

    Match 4 v Nigeria lost 2/0 

    Qualified her in 3rd Place bronze

     

    John Doyle

    Group of 3

    Match 1 v Bulgaria lost 2/0 

    Match 2 v UAE lost 2/0 

     

    Women's Doubles (Sarah & Mary)

    Division 1 - top group in the World!!

    Match 1 v Korea 2 lost

    Match 2 v Hong Kong lost 2/0

    Match 3 v Korea 1 lost 2/0

    Finished 4th place in the group

     

    Mixed Doubles (John and Mary)

    Group of 3

    Match 1 v Greece lost 2/0

    Match 2 v Kuwait lost 2/1 lost 

    Finished in bronze position

     

    "I'm overwhelmed with pride for these amazing achievements on court and the attitudes they presented"

    (Kim McCrave, Head Coach)

     

    Congratulations from all at Badminton Ireland.

  • Sports Capital Masterclass Venues & Dates Confirmed

    25/02/2019 Sports Capital Masterclass Venues & Dates Confirmed

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the dates and venues for our Sports Capital Masterclasses that will run in March, in Leinster, Munster and Connacht with Ulster being announced in the next week.

    The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will soon announce the allocations for the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme. The government has allocated €40million for the 2019 round of the Sports Capital Programme, with a call for submissions expected during the summer.

    In preparation of this announcement, Badminton Ireland has sought to retain the services of 2into3 to assist in the application process. 2into3 are a Management Consulting Company with expertise in applying for Sports Capital Grants. Clubs will be provided with knowledge on how best to apply for Sports Capital Grants in the future.

    The closing date for applications is the Tuesday 5th March so register now to avoid disappointment. If your club would like to attend please register by emailing Sarah O'Donoghue at sodonoghue@badmintonireland.com.

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Blitz event concludes a fantastic 2019 Cork Schools Programme

The 2019 Cork Schools Programme came to a finale last Thursday when 150 primary school children from seven different schools participated in a blitz event. This programme, which is run in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership and is supported through Sport Irelands Dormant Accounts Fund, has grown from strength to strength in its second year.

 

As part of this initiative participating schools engage in a number of steps, and avail of various support, to eliminate any possible barriers that they may be facing in terms of having badminton as a regular activity in their school. These steps and support consist of;

 

  • Upskilling teachers in the BWF Shuttle Time Coaching Award
  • Providing kitbags (rackets/shuttles/nets), lesson plans, and resources to the schools
  • Visits from a Badminton Ireland Licenced Coach to deliver a session to school pupils, and provide informal coach development opportunities through observation/shadowing
  • Access to participate in a blitz day were the emphasis is on the personal and social development of the participating school pupils by creating a fun, non-competitive, and social environment
  • Develop a link between schools and local juvenile clubs to create a pathway for all involved in the programme to the sport

 

A significant addition to this years programme were the coach visits to the schools delivered by Badminton Ireland Licenced Coach Tania O'Flynn. All the schools thoroughly enjoyed the coaching sessions, and the expertise, energy and enthusiasm from Tania greatly assisted the teachers and pupils in preparing for the blitz event.

 

Moreover, Banteer Juvenile BC and Coláiste Treasa Kanturk played a pivotal role in supporting the blitz event with coaches and volunteers who led the skills stations on the day. The blitz day was a success as a result of the efforts of; Patricia Buckley, Hannah Buckley, Holly O'Sullivan, Megan O'Connor, Rory O'Connell, Saoirse Foley, and Sofija Obrezane. They coached pupils from the seven schools in attendance at the event; Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh, Charleville CBS, Glantane NS, North Presentation Primary School , St. Killians, St. Mark's BNS, St. Mary's NS Carrigaline.

 

Finally, it must be said that we place the highest of values on our collaboration with Cork Sports Partnership for this programme. The team in Cork Sports Partnership, most notably staff members James Kirby and Maurice O'Sullivan, invest huge time in assisting us to deliver the programme at local level and as a result this project continues to grow and develop in Cork.

 

Fiach Andrews

Development & Membership Manager

 

 

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TU Dublin City Campus take SSI/BI League Champions

The Technological University of Dublin City Campus were recently crowned the Student Sport Ireland / Badminton Ireland League Champions after a powerful display all day saw them take glory in Baldoyle Badminton Centre.

In a change to the final’s day format from previous years six teams took part in the cup finals on the day with the teams being split into two groups of three teams and they played off in a round robin style event.

 

Group A Group B
TU Dublin City Campus Dublin City University
TU Dublin Tallaght Campus IT Carlow
Dundalk IT Cork IT


In Group A TU Dublin City won both of their group games against TU Dublin Tallaght and Dundalk IT with scorelines of 4-1 to progress to the finals of the Student Sport Ireland / Badminton Ireland League Finals. The TU Dublin City team consisted of Ray Ma, Ellie Power, Rachael Darragh, David Barton, Oisin Dwyer, Laura Kinnerk and Mark Gannon. Meanwhile TU Dublin Tallaght secured second place in the group by defeating Dundalk IT 3-2, which took them through to the 3rd-4th place play-off. Dundalk qualified or the 5th-6th place play-off.

In Group B Cork IT progressed to the league finals after defeating DCU and IT Carlow. The Cork IT team included Andrew Dunlea, Aisling McAllister, James Lester, Claire Cahill and Cathal O’Donoghue. DCU finished second in the group and made it into the 3rd-4th place play off while IT Carlow moved to the 5th- 6th place play off.

Final – TU Dublin City Campus put in a dominant display in the cup final as they defeat Cork IT on a 3-0 score line. Ray Ma was a 22-20, 16-21, 21-17 winner over Andrew Dunlea in the Men’s Singles. The Women’s Singles saw Rachael Darragh defeat Aisling McAllister 21-7, 21-6, and the result was put to rest in the Mixed Doubles game as Laura Kinnerk and Mark Gannon powered to a 21-14, 21-11 win over Cathal O’Donoghue and Claire Cahill.

3rd-4th Place Play Off – TU Dublin Tallaght were the winners of the 3rd-4th place match over DCU as Paddy Martin was a 21-5, 21-12 winner over Melvin Cotoner in the Men’s Singles, Kate Frost blitzed Aine Madden 21-5, 21-4, while Jack Lawlor and Meloise Therrat were 21-15, 21-19 winners over Melvin Cotoner and Sebastian Delgado to seal a 3-0 win for TU Dublin Tallaght.

5th- 6th Play Off – Dundalk IT were 4-0 winners over IT Carlow in the 5th-6th place play off in the men’s singles Terence Ka defeated Gregory Chin 21-2, 21-11, Emma Thon defeated Ciara Worrell 21-8, 21-7 in the women’s singles. Terence Ka and Ben Tina were victorious in the men’s doubles defeated Gregory Chin and Nihal Shariff 21-18, 21-18. Emma Thon and Sikw Wri wrapped up a 4-0 victory with a 21-11, 21-14 win over Nihal Sahrriff and Marine Frebault.

Letterkenny IT were winners of the Tier 2 competition which effectively saw them finish 7th over all as they defeated IT Tralee in the final 3-2.

Ulster Sports Funding Masterclass

The Ulster Sports Funding Masterclass is takingThursday March 28th in Lisburn Racquets Club.

This Masterclass is available to all clubs, county and provincial representatives!! It is a great place to find out how you can successfully apply for a funding. This Masterclass will be run by Otium Leisure Consultancy.

There are limited places available so make sure you get your registration in quick. If your club wants to register please email sodonoghue@badmintonireland.com by TOMORROW AT 5PM!!

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Development overview

Badminton Ireland is committed to facilitating participation in the sport across the 32 counties of Ireland. This is achieved by focusing on the development of all facets of badminton, with a special focus on the growth of existing clubs, the creation of new clubs, and facilitating opportunities to play in all levels of educational facilities across the country.

For further information on development please contact Badminton Ireland Development Officer, Fiach Andrews, via email (development@badmintonireland.com), or by phone +353 1 839 3028.