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    Over 400 people attend University of Limerick for Ireland V Wales exhibition on Monday the 18th of November......









  • Munster U11 & U15 Open

    13/09/2017 Munster U11 & U15 Open

    The Munster U11 & U15 Open will be held on 23rd and 24th September and we look forward to welcoming everybody back to Munster. The U11 competition will run to its completion on Saturday 23rd Sept., along with the main part of the U15 competition, in the UL Sports Arena, Limerick. The semi-finals and finals of the U15 competition will be held on Sunday 24th Sept. in Nenagh. Entry closes on 12th September.

    See link below.

  • Kerry Masters Tournament 2017

    14/04/2017 Kerry Masters Tournament 2017

    The Kerry Masters Tournament was held in the Presentation Hall Killarney on Friday the 14th of April. Mike Reardon and Marion O'Neill organised the competition. Carmel Hudson also helped out on the night which we appreciated very much. There was a good attendance from all parts of Kerry from north to south, all clubs in Kerry were represented. The competition was played off in a team format using a round robin system so old friends did battle once again! Also new friendships were formed and it was a great social evening enjoyed by all good atmosphere.


    Team A

    Bríd Murphy(capt) (Kingdom)

    Tom Bradley (Kingdom)

    Tom Rice (Listowel)

    Amanda Carmody (Moyvane)

    James O' Connell (Listowel)

    Oliver Carmody (Moyvane)


    Team B

    Paudie Horan (capt) (Killarney)

    Colm Griffin (Ballyheigue)

    Ger O' Connor (Killarney)

    Bernie Rowe (Listowel)

    Eileen Roche (Moyvane)

    Christy Deane (Annascaul)


    Team C

    John O' Brien (Capt) (Killarney)

    Maurice Lawlor (Ballyheigue)

    Mike O' Shea (Iveragh)

    Jeab Workman (Killarney)

    Sue Witherall (Iveragh)

    Ger Walsh (Kingdom)


    Team D

    Kieran Crehan (capt)(Killarney)

    Patsy O' Connor (Ballyheigue)

    Micheal O' Connor (Killarney)

    William Flaherty (Moyvane)

    Susan O' Connell (Iveragh)

    Keith Newsome (Annascaul)


    Team E

    Mike Crossan (Kingdom)

    Anthony Barrett (Listowel)

    Kathleen Gilbride (Ballyheigue)

    Mary Bradley (Kingdom)

    Tom Clear (Kingdom)

    John o Halloran (Killarney)


    Play started from 7.30pm and all 4 courts were on the go all night till 10pm . There were some very close games some matches were decided by the minimum of one ace.



    * 1st Team Bríd Murphy

    * 2nd Team Kieran Crehan

    * 3rd Team Paudie Horan

    * 4th Team Mike Crossan

    * 5th Team John O' Brien


    All the players had refreshments after all games were finished, they had great fun and banter which is why we all play badminton and enjoy the great social side of the game. Badminton Ireland sponsored a jacket and a hoodie which were kindly appreciated the winners were delighted with them. Tom Bradley took photos on the night, a special thanks to him.

    The Kerry Masters Presentation Photograph at the top of the article shows, L/R: Michael Reardon presenting Carmel Hudson with Hoodie and Marian O'Neill presenting Jacket to James O'Connell


    A big thank you to Killarney Badminton Club for the use of their facilities on the night.

    Thanks to the Kerry Badminton Board for organising this event annually as all players look forward to it every year.


    Piece by Kerry Badminton.

  • Butterfield Cup 2016

    15/11/2016 Butterfield Cup 2016

    The Butterfield Cup is a Team event and it was the 70th anniversary of the competition. Cork were winners in the event over the Kerry team with Cork needing to win the 3rd mixed to win or lose the title. President of Badminton Ireland Betty Thompson was there to present the trophy to the players.

  • Recognition of long serving Badminton Ireland member - Junior Griffin

    19/09/2016 Recognition of long serving Badminton Ireland member - Junior Griffin

    Junior Griffin is a long serving Badminton Ireland member who lives in Listowel Co. Kerry. He has given over 30 years to the sport around the province of Munster and this article highlights the work he has done and congratulates him. He also recently celebrated his 80th birthday. Some of his major contributions to the game to date include the following:

    - Secretary of Munster Badminton for 22 years.

    - President of Munster Badminton for 3 years.

    - Chairman of Kerry Badminton Association since 1975.

    - PRO of Kerry Badminton Association for many years.



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Munster U11 & U15 Open

Munster Badminton looks forward to welcoming you to the Treaty City for the Munster U11 and U15 Open.  The event is being held on Sunday 23rd September in the University of Limerick Sports Arena and it will run to a conclusion on the day.


Closing date for entries is this Wednesday, 12 September 2018.


The link to the tournament on Tournamentsoftware is here:

Munster Open 2017

A wonderful weekend of Badminton in UL as players from all over the Country took part in the Munster Premier Open. There was fantastic badminton on display all weekend. Play started on Saturday with the Men’s and Ladies singles. In the Men’s singles, Jonathan Dolan took the title beating Nigel Boyne in the final. In the Ladies event, Moya Ryan beat Rachael Woods.

On Sunday the Doubles and Mixed were played. In the Men’s Doubles, Jonathan Dolan & Ryan Stewart beat Daniel Magee and Eddie Cousins. In the Ladies Doubles, Jennie King & Keady Smith beat Rachael Woods and Rebecca Woods. In the last final of the day saw Daniel Magee and Jennie King beat Jonathan Dolan and Beth Stephenson in a thrilling 3 set match.

On behalf of Munster Badminton I would like to thank all the players who supported the event, showed great sportsmanship and cooperation all weekend. Good luck to all players for the rest of the season and we hope to see you all again next year.


Men's Singles Winner - Jonathan Dolan 

Men's Singles Runner-Up - Nigel Boyne












Women's Singles Winner - Moya Ryan

Women's Singles Runners Up  - Rachael Woods   











Men's Doubles Winners - Jonathan Dolan & Ryan Stewart

Men's Doubles Runners-Up - Daniel Magee & Eddie Cousins









Ladies Doubles Winners - Jennie King & Keady Smith

Ladies Doubles Runners Up - Rachael & Rebecca Woods










Mixed Doubles Winners - Daniel Magee & Jennie King

Mixed Doubles Runners-Up - Jonathan Dolan & Beth Stephenson











Trudy Kennedy

Munster Secretary.


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Munster Badminton

The Munster Branch of Badminton Ireland exists to promote and develop badminton throughout the province and represents the six counties of Munster (Cork, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford). Munster Badminton are a competitive but friendly organisation that welcomes players both young and old of all skill levels.

Munster branch actively promote and encourage badminton development in Munster from schools grass roots to the highest playing level and host provincial level events including the Munster Club Championships which are held in the UL Arena in Limerick each May.

Looking to the future, and emphasising the importance of Badminton in Schools, Shuttle Time will be launched in Munster in the second quarter of 2013. The programme will see a number of Shuttle Time courses for School Teachers scheduled in order to equip them with the necessary information and resources to deliver fun badminton lessons in a structured manner. Longer term the goal of the Shuttle Time programme is to increase both the proliferation of schools in the province incorporating Badminton into their PE classes and the number of Badminton players in the province. 

Munster Branch contacts can be found below:

Position Name Position Name
President Betty Thompson Masters  
Chairman John Feeney Grading  
Secretary Trudy Kennedy Events  
Treasurer   Schools  
Coaching   Child Protection  
Juvenile   PRO  
BI Director Michael O'Meara    



Contact:Trudy Kennedy