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  • Return to Play 7th June

    10/05/2021 GeneralReturn to Play 7th June

    Badminton Ireland welcome the recent announcement on easing lockdown restrictions in the Republic of Ireland. The pathway outlined states that gyms & leisure centres can reopen for individual training only from June 7th.

     

    Sport Ireland has clarified that this concept can be defined as 'Individual, physically distanced, non-contact activity, completed in a pre-defined area, within a controlled environment and without the sharing of equipment.

     

    This definition will allow for the return of Singles Badminton under certain conditions. Our staff have worked hard to update our Return to Badminton protocols in line with this guidance.  These protocols are also available on the Badminton Ireland Website under ‘Covid-19 Update’  https://www.badmintonireland.com/page/37766/Return-to-Badminton

      Guidance for Clubs in ROI         Guidance for Coaches in ROI             Guidance for Players in ROI   

          

    We are also preparing an induction webinar to explain the protocols in further detail. Further information on this webinar will be released shortly.

    We are still awaiting an update on any further easing of restrictions in Northern Ireland. Once these are available, we will be issuing protocols accordingly for our affiliated clubs in Northern Ireland.

    While this is not a total return for our Sport, it is a significant step in the right direction. Badminton Ireland will continue to work with Sport Ireland and the Sports Export Group to encourage a full return to Badminton later in the summer.

  • Development April Update

    04/05/2021 DevelopmentDevelopment April Update

    In April, our Development Team were busy planning and hosting a virtual workshop for our 'Leaders of the Future' Schools + Inclusion Programme. Also, in April, Active Schools Week took place with Badminton Ireland creating some of their own material for students to try. Please see below for more details on both programmes.

    This month, BI linked up with Carlow Sports Partnership on a virtual programme as part of our Leaders of the Future Schools + Inclusion Programme. The virtual programme consisted of rules of the game, the history of badminton, session plans and how to adapt sessions to include those with physical or intellectual disabilities. Seven schools and 23 teachers took part in this programme from Carlow. On the night of the session, Carlow Coach Willie Stevensen presented a introduction to coaching and basics of badminton and BI Membership Officer Lauren Au presented Adapted Badminton. Also in attendance was Carlow County Representative Martin O'Hanlon. All teachers who took part in this virtual session received kit bags, resources and an invitation to attend a Shuttle Time course in September, if possible.

     

    Active Schools Week is run by Active School Flag and it's aim is to encourage students to gain more active minutes than the recommended daily goals. Badminton Ireland wanted to get involved in Active Schools Week in any way we could have. During this week, the BI Development Team were able to post two skills videos for students, a quiz and information on our schools programme. Our skills videos were posted on our social media pages and feature High Performance Athletes Moya Ryan and Kate Frost. Our badminton quizzed focused on the basics of the game, you can access the quiz here. Our Leaders of the Future Schools + Inclusion Programme was also promoted during this week, for more information on this programme please click here.

  • Family tribute to Jack Davies

    02/05/2021 GeneralFamily tribute to Jack Davies

    Family tribute to Jack Davies

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Magee's lose out in quarterfinal

    30/04/2021 High PerformanceMagee's lose out in quarterfinal

    Photo Credit Badminton Europe Yevhen Lieskov and Badminton Photo

     

     

     

  • Badminton Ireland Newsletter - April 2021

    30/04/2021 GeneralBadminton Ireland Newsletter - April 2021

    Dear All,  

     

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

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Governance

Phishing Email Alert

There is a phishing email currently circulating which appears to be with regard to a false Employee Benefits Eligibility Policy.

It does state in the headline that it is an update from Badminton Ireland.

This is a Phishing Email, and has not been sent by Badminton Ireland.

If you have received this e-mail I would advise you to take the following steps:

  • Do not click the link.
  • Delete the Email from your Inbox and Deleted Items.
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  • Do not reply to the Sender of the Email.
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If you have any further issues or concerns relating to this issue, please contact Conor Fadian, National Governance Officer, as soon as possible on his details provided below.

Email: cfadian@badmintonireland.com

Phone: 086 028 8555

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