• Safeguarding Level 1 - Expression of Interest

    16/04/2021 SafeguardingSafeguarding Level 1 - Expression of Interest

    Badminton Ireland are seeking our expressions of interest for anyone needing to complete or update their Safeguarding Level 1 Training.

    Badminton Ireland have delivered a number of these workshops over the pas t few months. They have been well recevived by our membership and now is a great time to ensure all the volunteers who work with children and young people in our sport have this essential training.

    Safeguarding Level 1 is the minimum requirement for our Safeguarding Officers,  and also is an essential training for anyone working with Children and Young People.

    In order to register your interest in completing this course, please fill in your details on the form below.

    This form will be open until 4pm on the 30th April. 

    Badminton Ireland Online Safeguarding Level 1 Training - Expression of Interest Form

    If you have any questions on this, please do not hesitate to contact our National Governance Officer, Conor Fadian, on his email below:

  • 'I AM BADMINTON' Campaign

    16/04/2021 General'I AM BADMINTON' Campaign

    “i am badminton” is BWF’s global integrity campaign which was unveiled at the 2015 BWF World Junior Championships.

    Players are at the centre of this campaign because they have the right to compete in clean and fair sport.

    The “i am badminton” campaign offers a platform for players to express their love and respect for badminton. Players can do this through their commitment to clean and honest play.

    This integrity campaign is about players, coaches, technical officials and administrators working together to protect our sport from threats like doping, match fixing, illegal betting and corruption.

    clean   ·   honest   ·   badminton

    This campaign focuses on the overwhelming majority of players who are proud to compete clean and true. The ” i am badminton” campaign is an opportunity for players to proudly state:

    i am clean

    i am honest

    i am badminton

    The expansion of Badminton World Federation’s ‘i am badminton’ integrity campaign has gone from strength to strength during the COVID-19 pandemic with 31 new regional and national ambassadors onboarded across nine language. Badminton Ireland is also supporting this campaign.

    You can read more about the campaign at the following link

  • High Performance round up quarter one 2021

    08/04/2021 High PerformanceHigh Performance round up quarter one 2021

    Olympic qualification got back underway at the 2021 Yonex Swiss Open. Photo Credit for this article Badminton Photo




  • Irish Para Badminton Open 2021 Cancelled

    02/04/2021 EventsIrish Para Badminton Open 2021 Cancelled

    It is with regret that I have to announce that Badminton Ireland have decided in consultation with BWF to cancel the Irish Para Badminton Open 2021.

    This announcement has come after many months of planning, which dates back to our preparations for the European Para Badminton Championships that were due to be held in October 2020. Unfortunately with the increased risks of COVID-19 and the additional costs associated with creating and operating a competition bubble would have put future editions of the Irish Para Badminton Open at risk. Once it became obvious that we could not gather the additional funds required to run this event with high COVID-19 restrictions in Ireland, the decision was made to cancel. The safety of all of our stakeholders is our main priority when organising these events and we believe that running this event within our budget would not have provided the standard of organisation that we would have deemed acceptable. Para Badminton is central in the long-term plans of Badminton Ireland and we have taken the decision that running this event to the standards that we believe would have been acceptable in 2021 would have risked Ireland’s involvement with the BWF circuit over the coming years.

    The Irish Para Badminton Open will be back in 2022 and we look forward to welcoming the BWF circuit to Dublin.

    Badminton Ireland would like to thank BWF and Sport Ireland in their efforts to support the Irish Para Badminton Open.

    David McGill

    Badminton Ireland CEO

  • Development March Update

    01/04/2021 DevelopmentDevelopment March Update

    March was a busy month for the Badminton Ireland Development Team with lots of events surrounding the topic of Women in Sport. Between International Women’s Day during Women in Sport Week, the launch of a new region for our Women in Sport Fun, Fitness and Footwork and our Women in Sport Webinar entitled ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’.

    Sport Ireland announced that Women in Sport Week would take place from March 8th – 12th which included International Women’s Day. This International Women’s Day the theme was Choose to Challenge so this year Badminton Ireland challenged our clubs to profile influential females within their clubs and our sport. BI also took the time to profile their female staff members to show their appreciation for the work they do for this sport.

    On the Wednesday of Women in Sport Week Badminton Ireland and Galway Sports Partnership hosted the first of four sessions in our Women in Sport – Fun, Fitness & Footwork programme. The aim of this programme is to provide females with the chance to learn the basic movements of our sport and contains elements of strength and conditioning and footwork. The programme concluded last night the 31st of March and the participant feedback has been really positive.

    Last but not least, Badminton Ireland in conjunction with Munster Badminton hosted a Women In Sport Webinar – ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’. Gail Emms is a Silver Medallist Olympian, a European and World Champion and she provided our membership base with some expert knowledge covering some topics such as resilience, dealing with setbacks in sport and tips for success in the sporting industry. In case you missed this webinar please feel free to watch it back on YouTube through the link below.

    ‘A Conversation with Gail Emms’.

    Badminton Ireland would not be able to do the things we do without our partners and we are very grateful for their contribution to our programmes and projects.


    Badminton Ireland Development Team

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Badminton Ireland Newsletter - March 2021

Dear All,  


Please see the March 2021 Newsletter below, you can click the limage to see the full newsletter. 


Condolences to Buckley Family

Badminton Ireland are saddened to hear of the passing of Joe Buckley. We would like to express condolences to all family and friends at this time.

Joe was a lifelong stalwart of Leinster Badminton and a life long supporter of Terenure Badminton Centre.

Joe was a gentleman.  He had a lovely way of dealing with people .He was very popular and everyone knew him or of him .

He played Badminton for Garda/Avondale and Mount Pleasant.

He served on the Leagues and Cups Committee as Chairman for over 25 years.

He served on the Executive Committee and was a Vice President of the branch. Until Recent years he was active member of the Midland Bar Committee.

He was awarded Honorary Life Member membership for his contribution to Leinster Branch.

He always supported Branch  events and regularly attended  Premier League Games, Table Quizzes, and musical evenings.

He was very musical and had a lovely singing voice. He passed away as he reached his 86th birthday .

Leinster Branch extend their sympathies to Joe’s family and his large circle of friends.

May he Rest In Peace

Funeral details can be found here


Badminton Ireland welcomes two new Co-opted members

Badminton Ireland welcomes two new Co-opted members to the boad Pamela Kavanagh and Louise Burke.

Badminton Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Co-opted members to the Board of Directors. This brings the number of board members to 10 and a gender balance of 40% female and 60% male. 

New board members Louise Burke and Pamela Kavanagh have deep experience in Sport. Burke brings management experience from working in Basketball Scotland and Scottish Golf. Speaking on the appointment, Burke said, "I am honoured to be joining the board of Badminton Ireland. I look forward to working with my colleagues to support the CEO and the team in reengaging the current membership and attracting new members to badminton in a time where we need Sport and community more than ever.  It is an exciting time to be able to utilise my sport development experience in various governing bodies to support the return to play for Badminton Ireland as well as the upcoming strategy.

Kavanagh has extensive marketing and communications experience working with Special Olympic Ireland. "I strongly believe that having visible female role models encourages the next generation of businesswoman to perform better. Sport in Ireland has a long history of providing a platform for women to lead from the front, and I am delighted to play my part through this Board position with Badminton Ireland." Said Kavanagh. 

Commentating on the announcement today, Badminton Ireland Chair Michael Watt said, "We are delighted to welcome two new Independent Directors onto the Board of Badminton Ireland. This is part of a planned strategy to broaden and complement the skills and experience present within our existing Board. Both Pamela and Louise come with a wealth of experience, and join us at an exciting time of planning our new Strategy to lead Badminton into the future. We look forward to working with them . "

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