AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2019 Preview

As the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2019 begins tomorrow, here’s a quick guide to the tournament.

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Nhat Nguyen vs Tan Ming Kang

Ireland vs European Select: Senior International Badminton Match

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TG4 announced as Official Broadcaster for AIG FZ Forza Irish Open Finals

The AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2019 will play a key role in the Olympic Qualification for Tokyo 2020. Players from 37 countries will be coming to the National Indoor Arena in Dublin between 13th- 16th November, to compete for vital qualification points.

AIG Insurance is continuing to support Irish Badminton by sponsoring the Irish Open for the second year in a row and helping to bring live TV coverage of the Finals with TG4. Badminton is a key sport in AIG’s Effort Is Equal campaign and this was emphasised by Sam & Chloe Magee’s first ever Irish Open title in the 2018 Irish Open.

When asked about the impact AIG and TG4 have had on the Irish Open, Badminton Ireland CEO, David McGill had this to say “We (Badminton Ireland) are very grateful for the continued support from AIG and TG4 in the Irish Open. This Olympic Qualifier happens to fall on Badminton Ireland’s 120th Anniversary, which is a great way to celebrate what is one of the oldest Badminton Events in the world.”

General Manager of AIG in Ireland, Declan O’Rourke said “AIG is delighted to be supporting the AIG FZ Forza Irish Open 2019 again this year and we are proud to help bring live TV coverage across the male and female finals along with the mixed doubles. This reflects AIG’s commitment to equality in sport and our continued support for male and female sport which is highlighted in our Effort is Equal campaign. I wish all competitors the very best of luck.”

The 2019 Irish Open finals will be broadcast live from the National Indoor Arena in Dublin at 13:00 on November 16th, 2019. TG4 will cover 3 Finals live on TV before switching across to TG4 YouTube for the remaining finals. Tickets are still available for the finals and can be bought through Eventbrite


Places Now Open! BWF Level 2 Course

Places are now available for the Badminton World Federation level 2 coach education course. The course is a six-day course and will be held on two separate weekends. The Level 2 course is a Coaching Ireland and Badminton World Federation recognised qualification. The course is available for anyone who has previously completed the BWF level one course.

The dates of the course are as follows:



Venue: Marino Institute of Education, Dublin 9.

Weekend 1) Friday 24th - Sunday 26th April 2020

Weekend 2) Friday, 29th - Sunday 31st May 2020


There will be limited places on this course to ensure the high standard of tutor and participant interaction is maintained. Please book early to confirm your place on the course. 

- Click on this link for the application form.

- Payments can be made via Bank Transfer or Paypal.

- For more information on the BWF Level 2 Course click on this link.


You can email or call the office on 01 839 3028 for any queries.


Smash Cancer Launch

Badminton Ireland is launching a fundraiser to support cancer society and research around the country. We have partnered with the Irish Cancer Society and Breast Cancer Research to create our new campaign SMASH Cancer and we need your help.

We are conducting a raffle with some amazing prizes for you and your club members. Our goal is to sell 5000 tickets by midnight on May 8th, 2020, at €5 each. If a member purchase more than 5 tickets at once, they will be put into a separate draw for winning tickets to 2020 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships.

All money raised will go to the Irish Cancer Society and Breast Cancer Research

Here are the ways you can donate:

  • Make online donation at Smash Cancer
  • Send a check in the pre-stamped envelope to our office
  • Donate at the badminton events

More information can be found on

If interested in hosting an event or for further information please email Nikola Krahulcova, Administration Officer,


November Branch Events

Upcoming November Events!

A list of events throughout November, hosted by each Branch.

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14/10/2019-DevelopmentPatricia Gallagher Accredited on Badminton Europe Para-Badminton Coaching Course
11/10/2019-CoachingSpring and Summer In Coach Education
11/10/2019-GeneralJoe Tuohy - An Appreciation
10/10/2019-High PerformanceHp Round up September
09/10/2019-SafeguardingAppreciating the role of Parents in Sport - Sports Parents Promise
07/10/2019-Events4 Nations come together to celebrate Badminton Ireland's 120th Anniversary
07/10/2019-GovernanceParents in Sport Week
04/10/2019-EventsDublin hosts the Inaugural Graded International Invitational
03/10/2019-GovernanceClub Forums 2019
26/09/2019-CoachingCoaches Licence Applications Now Open for 2019/2020 Season

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