International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day 2021 takes place on Monday the 8th of March. Badminton Ireland would like all our clubs to get involved in promoting International Women's Day. This year we want you all to highlight someone from your club and promote their work for your club on International Women's Day. 

Sport Ireland have announced that the 8th-12th of March is going to Women in Sport Week. The Women in Sport Policy pillar we are targetting here is Visibility. If your club would like to take part in this promoting and highlighting one of your club members, please use our template below.

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**NEW DATE** A Conversation with Gail Emms

Munster Badminton Association in conjunction with Badminton Ireland are delighted to be bringing you this Women in Sport webinar entitled, 'A Conversation with Gail Emms' on Thursday the 11th of March at 8pm.


Gail Emms took Silver along with her partner Nathan Robertson at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Gail has also won Gold at the 2004 European Championships in Geneva and the 2006 World Championships in Madrid.


Just some of the topics that Gail will discuss are:

- Resilience

- Getting over setbacks

- Tips for success


To register for this event please click the Eventbrite Link below

To submit a question for Gail in advance of the webinar please click the Microsoft Forms Link below


Online resources focus groups - expression of interest

Interesed in shaping the look and functions of the Badminton Ireland website and other online resrouces?

Complete the expression of interest form below to be added to the focus group reserve lists.


Badminton Ireland will be re-designing the current website and creating a mobile app as part of the Sport Ireland innovation for sport inclusion fund. We are looking for members to attend focus groups that will help guide the development of our online resources. 

By completing this form your details will be put onto a reserve list that Badminton Ireland may then email you about being assigned to a focus group. Focus Groups will be ran between 22nd February to 12th March


Badminton Ireland Newsletter - January 2021

Dear All,  


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


'Creating Winners' Webinar with Tom Reidy

We are delighted to present, in conjunction with Neneagh Badminton Academy a 'Creating Winners' Zoom Webinar with special guest Tom Reidy (Pictured Right). The webinar will be hosted by Michael O'Meara (Pictured Left) from Nenagh Badminton Academy, supported by Craig McCourtney, Education and Training Officer at Badminton Ireland.




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William Martin honoured at the Federation of Irish Sports Awards

Congratulations to William Martin (Co. Down) who received nationwide recognition for his dedicated work with Ulster Badminton tonight, as he has been awarded the Co Down award at the virtual 2020 Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport awards, proudly supported by EBS Mortgage Masters.  

William has been involved in a volunteer capacity for Ulster Badminton for many years now. He always carries out any role given to him with dedication, hard work and commitment. William is the Tournament Director, running every tournament that is held in Ulster, as well as involved in the running of many Badminton Ireland’s competitions. He deals with the entries, liaises with clubs and different partners including the Special Olympics, the Para-Badminton Club in Lisburn, as well as many other groups and organisations. William is one of those people who quietly gets on with the job in hand and often goes unrecognised for his efforts. He was honoured this week at the special virtual awards ceremony.  

The Volunteers in Sport Awards were created to champion the contribution, commitment and dedication of the army of 450,000 volunteers across the country who go above and beyond by giving their time to Irish sport and physical activity each year.  These volunteers dedicate some 37.2 million hours of volunteering across the country’s 13,000+ sports clubs and associations every year. 

Towards the end of 2020, members of the public, as well as sports clubs and governing bodies were invited to nominate an individual whose contributions to sport has made a real difference to their community, club or county. The nominations and award recipients were selected by a judging panel consisting of 11 individuals drawn from sports administration, the volunteer community and media, including former Director General of the GAA, Paraic Duffy, RTÉ broadcaster, Marie Crowe and CEO of CARA, Niamh Daffy. 

Speaking about the awards, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport, Mary O’Connor said: “Sport plays a central role in the social fabric of every community in Ireland, yet it would not happen at all without the army of volunteers who dedicate their time and expertise across pitches, courts, tracks, pools and community halls across the country. This year, more than ever before, we have seen just how essential the role of the volunteer is in our local communities and to this end, it will be an honour to be able to recognise so many of these volunteers at this week’s virtual Volunteers in Sport awards. I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to all of this year’s recipients, and also thank EBS for their amazing support in bringing the awards – and wider recognition – of volunteers in sport in Ireland to life. Thanks also to Minister Jack Chambers who will be taking the time out of his schedule to attend our virtual ceremonies this week and helping us to champion and celebrate the recipients.” 

Commenting on the awards, Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers, TD, said: “It is a real honour for me to help recognise so many fantastic volunteers in our community at this year’s virtual Volunteers in Sport Awards. I have always admired the hard work and dedication that goes on behind the scenes in sport and physical activity throughout the country, and it is a privilege for me be involved this week to help celebrate so many incredible individuals who give their time and dedication to ensuring that sport in Ireland runs smoothly 365 days of the year. Volunteers are often overlooked, but they are truly the backbone of sport in Ireland and these awards are a superb way to recognise and honour their amazing contribution to their communities. My thanks to the Federation of Irish Sport and EBS and everyone who will no doubt make these virtual ceremonies a memorable occasion for all.” 


Chief Executive Officer of EBS, Paul Butler, commented: “EBS is thrilled to partner with the Federation of Irish Sport once more this year to honour and champion so many of our everyday heroes around Ireland who are truly the backbone of Irish sport. EBS has been involved in communities in Ireland for over 80 years and we know that our biggest asset is the people who work with our customers throughout local communities in Ireland. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the recipients of the 2020 Volunteers in Sports Awards and thank them for all of the tireless work they do to ensure sport in Ireland continues to flourish.” 

12/01/2021-GeneralIntroduction to Court Officials Webinar
11/01/2021-DevelopmentWomen in Sport - Club Leadership Training & Support Programme
07/01/2021-GeneralBadminton Ireland Newsletter - December 2020
05/01/2021-DevelopmentSport Ireland Women in Sport Webinar Recordings
31/12/2020-EventsIrish Nationals moved to 14th/15th August
31/12/2020-GovernanceUPDATED - Level 5 Guidelines - 31/12/2020
23/12/2020-GeneralA Message from Our President - Betty Thompson
22/12/2020-SafeguardingSafeguarding Workshops 2021
22/12/2020-GeneralA Message from Our CEO- David McGill
21/12/2020-UlsterUlster Open & Ulster Masters Open Postponed - New dates TBC

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