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  • Connacht U13/U17 *Event Update*

    20/01/2020 EventsConnacht U13/U17 *Event Update*

    Following the conclusion of the National Events Committee meeting on the 19th January 2020. The Badminton Ireland National Events Committee has decided to award ranking points to all the competed matches in the U13/U17 Connacht Open. This means the event has be considered complete and there will be no re-scheduling of matches.  

    The National Events Committee made their decision based off the information given to them from the Referee of the event Aengus Sheerin.

    Ranking points for this event will be allocated before Wednesday 22nd January 2020.

  • Women in Sport - Club Leadership Training & Support Programme

    14/01/2020 DevelopmentWomen in Sport - Club Leadership Training & Support Programme

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce the Women in Sport Club Leadership Training & Support Programme. The aim of this programme is to encourage clubs to identify two future female committee members in their club. The nominated future committee members will then receive some training in various courses, such as, Disability Inclusion Training, First Aid, Safeguarding Training, etc. In addition to the practical training the future committee members will receive, they will also take part in the mentoring programme with their present club committee members.

  • Badminton Ireland announce Tier 3 funding

    13/01/2020 High PerformanceBadminton Ireland announce Tier 3 funding

    Badminton Ireland are delighted to announce that it will be introducing a new high-performance funding to support athletes during the 2020 season.

     

     

     

  • Applications Open for Teicnic Badminton Summer Camps 2020

    10/01/2020 CoachingApplications Open for Teicnic Badminton Summer Camps 2020

    Applications are now open for this year's camps will once again be in the Irish National Training Centre. The week is packed with badminton, outdoor activities, guest coaches and on-site activities. The camp will be coached by some of Ireland's top National Coaches as well as a team of staff coaches that will stay on site. 

    There is a reduced rate for those getting their bookings in by the 3rd of April (See the invitation and application for more information).

    Venue: Badminton Ireland High-Performance Centre, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.

     

    Under 13's Camp

    Monday 10th- Friday 14th of  August 2020

     

    Under 15's Camp

    Monday 17th - Friday 21st of August 2020

     

    Times: Arrive Monday 09:30 Depart Friday 14:00

    For the camp invitation for 2020 please click here.

    You can click here for the application form for the U13 Teicnic Camp.

    You can click here for the application form for the U15 Teicnic Camp.

    Click here to see the photos from the 2019 Teicnic Camps.

     

    Please email coaching@badmintonireland.com or call the office on (01) 839 3028 for further queries. 

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  • ASPIRE Graduate Position at Badminton Ireland

    03/01/2020 GeneralASPIRE Graduate Position at Badminton Ireland

    Badminton Ireland is pleased to announce that we have been successfully selected as a host organisation for the ASPIRE graduate project again in 2020. This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund and is in partnership with Sport Ireland. The project allows Badminton Ireland to hire a recent graduate in the field of sport or physical activity for 11 months (commencing February 24th).

    This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant sporting organisation with an Olympic focus. The successful graduate to work on various development projects and as part of the events team, gaining valuable experience for their future career. Successful applicants will also receive one on one coaching and personal development sessions through Sport Ireland. The successful graduate will start on the 24th of February with an overview session with Sport Ireland. The following day on the 25th of Febuary, graduates will start onsite with Badminton Ireland.

    For further information, please click HERE

    Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter for the position to info@badmintonireland.com.

    Closing date for both applications is the 24th January 2020.

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Women in Sport Fittin' in Lunch

This week marked the end of the 4-week Women in Sport Fittin' in Lunch Progamme. This programme was designed and targeted at females who work on the National Sports Campus and the aim was to get them fit during their lunch breaks. This is the second year this programme has been run in the National Indoor Arena and it has been a great success once again.

The Fittin' in Lunch programme consisted of 10/15 minutes of fitness work where our participants where put through their paces with some cardio, strength and core exercises. The rest of the session was dedicated towards teaching our participants the basics of badminton. During the 4 weeks our participants were taught the grips of forehand and backhand shots, net shots and drop shots, along with many more.

Badminton Ireland were delighted to host such a successful programme on the Sport Ireland Campus for staff who work so hard to grow their respective sports or sport in general. We were also able to provide our participants with Limited Edition T-Shirts specific to our Fittin' in Lunch Prog.

Sarah O'Donoghue

Development Officer

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The 120th Anniversary of Badminton Ireland has been celebrated in success

Badminton Ireland celebrated the 120th Anniversary and Awards Night, which took place on Saturday 7th December at the Hilton Airport Hotel in full success and big celebration. The night was given to all volunteers, players, coaches, parents and everyone involved in the badminton scene. Without any doubt, the night will be remembered.

The Badminton Ireland Awards Evening saw members of the badminton community recognised in 8 categories.

Badminton is blessed with dedicated volunteers and for that reason we have honoured all four nominees for this category.

Sarah Louise Rea and John Doyle are badminton players who received a Special Achievement Awards for their achievements in the Abu Dhabi 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, where Sarah took home Gold Medal in her Women's Singles and came 4th in Women's Doubles. Whereas John brought home Bronze in Men`s Singles and Mixed Doubles.

Another award went to Sofia Noble badminton player who received an award called Young Player of the Year for her impressive performances in U17 English Gold Star Event where she had her victory in girls singles and bronze in mixed doubles with Matthew Cheung.

Sam and Chloe Magee won the Player of the Year Award for their excellent performances across various tournaments. Irish semi-finalists at the Irish Open 2019, last 16 of Korean and Indonesia Open BWF super 500 events, and proudly claimed bronze in the Minsk 2019 European Games. Now their full attention is focused on qualifying and adding another medal to their impressive collection at Tokyo 2020.

A full list of winners is available below:

  • School of the Year

St Mary`s Baldoyle

  • County of the Year

Meath

  • Coach of the Year

John Amond

  • Volunteers of Year

William Martin, Michael O`Morain, Sudhir Maharaj, Joe Byrne

  • Young Player of the Year
  • Sophia Noble
  • New Club of the Year

Limerick BTSC

  • Player of the Year

Sam & Chloe Magee

 

You can find a link to the photos from the event on this link. 

Ranking

Men's singles
1  Nhat Nguyen16,840
2  Jonathan Dolan9,110
3  Adam McAllister7,240
4  Jack O'Brien6,200
5  Joshua Magee6,083
6  Sean Patrick Laureta5,950
7  Sam McKay5,420
8  Azhar Syed5,145
9  Callum Thomas4,705
10  Tony Crowley4,270
Women's singles
1  Orla Flynn9,030
2  Kate Frost8,440
3  Rachael Darragh7,327
4  Sara Boyle6,288
5  Moya Ryan4,150
6  Alexandra Troy3,710
7  Pamela Pontanosa3,290
8  Lucy Fox2,840
9  Xueying Zhao Beattie2,840
10  Rachael Woods1,920
Men's doubles
1  Joshua Magee11,038
2  Paul Reynolds11,038
3  Daniel Magee9,970
4  Callum Thomas8,000
5  Jack O'Brien7,550
6  Azhar Syed7,180
7  John Amond6,250
8  Brian O'Mahony5,740
9  Sam McKay5,700
10  David Walsh5,640
Women's doubles
1  Vicki Pesti9,290
2  Moya Ryan8,490
3  Orla Flynn8,190
4  Kate Frost7,770
5  Pamela Pontanosa6,740
6  Rachael Darragh6,145
7  Sara Boyle5,225
8  Ashleigh Coyne4,745
9  Fiona Farrell4,635
9  Lauren Au4,635
Mixed doubles
1  Chloe Magee24,614
1  Sam Magee24,614
3  Daniel Magee9,190
4  Paul Reynolds7,880
4  Rachael Darragh7,880
6  Vicki Pesti7,230
7  Mark Topping7,230
8  Lauren Au6,350
9  Declan Bennett5,940
10  Orla Flynn5,710

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