• Blitz event concludes a fantastic 2019 Cork Schools Programme

    21/05/2019 DevelopmentBlitz 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



  • FZ Forza Irish Graded Finals Report

    20/05/2019 EventsFZ Forza Irish Graded Finals Report

    The first ever FZ Forza Irish Graded Finals event took place this weekend on the 18th May 2019 at the National Indoor Arena. The finals were contested from Grades B-H, these players qualified for the finals earlier in the season during their respective National Event. Each match was streamed live and can be rewatched on the Badminton Ireland YouTube page.

  • Gold and Two Bronze for Irish U13 Players in Glasgow

    20/05/2019 High PerformanceGold and Two Bronze for Irish U13 Players in Glasgow

    Siofra Flynn wins gold at the 2019 Glasgow Youth International in the girls singles. She also won bronze along with her partner Michelle Shochan in the girl's doubles in what was a fantastic weekend for the U13 Irish Team.



  • High performance round up April

    14/05/2019 High PerformanceHigh performance round up April

    Ireland’s veterans bring home gold as the youngsters secure silver in April read more…





  • FZ Forza Irish Inter League Finals Results

    13/05/2019 EventsFZ Forza Irish Inter League Finals Results

    Below is a breakdow of the final results from the Inter League Finals held on the 12th May at the National Indoor Arena.

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FZ Forza Irish Masters Open 2019 Results

The FZ Forza Irish Masters Open 2019 got underway last night (Friday 3rd May) at the National Indoor Arena with the singles competition taking centre stage. 7 different age groups were being competed for, ranging from O35 to O70.

Saturday will host the Men’s and Women’s doubles competitions whilst the Mixed Doubles will close play on Sunday 5th May.

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UPDATED NOTICE: Badminton Ireland Annual General Meeting

To all Branches, Clubs, Affiliated Bodies, Honorary Life Members and Past Presidents

Badminton Ireland - Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019

(To be held at Irish Sport HQ, Dublin on Saturday 25th May 2019)

(03/05/2019) The following AGM papers are now available via the Badminton Ireland website:
Agenda for AGM
Form of Proxy
Minutes of 2018 AGM
2019 AGM Annual Report
Draft Financial Statements for 31 December 2018

If you require a printed copy of the AGM papers, please contact the Badminton Ireland office on +353
(0)1 8393028.

Please note that only fully registered clubs with Badminton Ireland are eligible to vote - details, as per
the M&A’s, are required to be up to date on the membership system by 18th May 2019.
For clubs and others entitled to vote, I also enclose a form of proxy for use if the
Chairman/President/Treasurer or Secretary from your club is unable to attend the meeting and they
wish to have their vote recorded by another member in the club or another individual attending the
meeting. If you wish to exercise the proxy, it must be returned to this office by 18th May 2019.
Please ensure that any proxy bearer is advised on the manner in which you wish your vote to be cast for
all elections/motions.

Yours faithfully

For and on behalf of

Badminton Ireland


David McGill
Chief Executive
Badminton Ireland


Motions/Nominations for Badminton Ireland 2019 AGM

The following motions have been submitted by the Board of Badminton Ireland:

Motion 1 – Submitted by the Board of Badminton Ireland

That Article 31 be amended as follows:

84. A Club may become a Member only if it comprises of four (4) or more members with at least three (3) elected club officers (Club president or Club chairperson, and Club secretary and Club treasurer) together with a Club Safeguarding officer if the Club has a member or members below the age of eighteen (18) years


The original article called for clubs to have at least eight (8) members, however, in order to support start-up/smaller clubs the board of Badminton Ireland felt the number should be reduced to accommodate said clubs. The original article also called for clubs that contained juveniles to appoint a Children’s officer. To ensure consistent language is used across the organisation, the Board have proposed changing this to Safeguarding officer.

Nominations – Badminton Ireland President

Betty Thompson has been nominated for the position of President by Munster Branch. The nomination for President being presented to the AGM is Betty Thompson.

No other nominations have been received.


(09/03/2019) Notice is hereby given that the AGM of the Badminton Union of Ireland Limited will be held at Irish Sport HQ, Dublin on Saturday 25th May 2019 at 11 am.

The position of President is up for election at the forthcoming AGM.


Nominations and proposed Motions are required to be received by the Badminton Ireland office no later than nine (9) weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting – by 5:30 pm on the 23rd March.


Yours faithfully

For and on behalf of

Badminton Ireland



David McGill
Chief Executive
Badminton Ireland







Men's singles
1  Nhat Nguyen12,664
2  Joshua Magee9,873
3  David Walsh6,870
4  Jonathan Dolan6,160
5  Adam McAllister5,000
6  Jack O'Brien4,830
7  Callum Thomas4,790
8  Azhar Syed4,565
9  Brian O'Mahony4,380
10  Mark Brady4,210
Women's singles
1  Kate Frost7,900
2  Orla Flynn6,650
3  Rachael Darragh6,617
4  Sara Boyle5,788
5  Rachael Woods5,180
6  Alexandra Troy4,160
7  Moya Ryan2,690
8  Sophia Noble2,590
9  Jessica Leung2,340
10  Pamela Pontanosa2,320
Men's doubles
1  Joshua Magee13,368
2  Paul Reynolds13,368
3  Ciaran Chambers8,650
4  Daniel Magee6,640
5  Callum Thomas6,100
6  Adam McAllister5,640
7  David Walsh5,170
8  Brian O'Mahony5,070
9  Sam McKay4,890
10  John Amond4,800
Women's doubles
1  Kate Frost8,730
2  Moya Ryan8,730
3  Rachael Darragh8,625
4  Sara Boyle8,255
5  Vicki Pesti6,420
6  Orla Flynn6,220
7  Fiona Farrell5,060
7  Lauren Au5,060
9  Rachael Woods4,590
9  Rebecca Woods4,590
Mixed doubles
1  Chloe Magee21,494
1  Sam Magee21,494
3  Paul Reynolds8,880
3  Rachael Darragh8,880
5  Kate Frost8,440
6  Daniel Magee7,270
7  Ciaran Chambers6,570
8  Moya Ryan5,920
9  Alexandra Troy5,530
10  David Walsh4,960

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