Wednesday 31 March 2021
Please see the March 2021 Newsletter below, you can click the limage to see the full newsletter.
Friday 19 March 2021
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
Monday 15 March 2021
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 . "