• Juvenile club launches in Bruree

    20/11/2014 DevelopmentJuvenile club launches in Bruree

    Bruree badminton club in county Limerick has recently launched a new juvenile section which is a great addition to its existing adult club. They have had a fantastic amount of interest from local families in the first few weeks of running the club. Badminton Ireland went along to help them get started, do some coaching, and offer support. Photo left: Teicnic white - 'backhand keep ups' with club volunteers taking on a coaching role.

  • Hong Kong Super Series 2014

    19/11/2014 High PerformanceHong Kong Super Series 2014

    Magee’s out of Hong Kong Super Series due to injury read more…….


    (Irish number one Chloe Mageee pictured left Photo Credit Mark Phelan)


  • 17/11/2014 Munster"Keeping up-to-date"

    Educating coaches is a key part of Badminton Ireland's strategy in pushing the game forward in Ireland. It is essential therefore that we upskill our coach educators with the very latest qualifications and experiences. Al Bredin and Ben Caldwell were amongst a group of 21 representative from 13 countries all over Europe at the very first Badminton World Federation (BWF) level 2 tutor training course hosted in Podcetrtec, Slovenia. Badminton Europe along with the Slovenian badminton federation were fantastic hosts on all fronts, particularly in picking the location in a remote spa resort called Terme Olimia in the beautiful countryside of eastern Slovenia. 

  • Carlton Irish Para Championships 2014

    16/11/2014 EventsCarlton Irish Para Championships 2014

    Niall McVeigh Ireland’s World Para Badminton Champion was in the unusual position of coming in to a 4 Nations Para Badminton Championships seeking a win over England’s Andrew Martin to banish the memory of a European campaign which ended in a victory for the English No 1.  Niall was to turn in a series of performances which will rank with those who saw it as simply ‘memorable’.

    With Niall’s old adversary Krysten Coombs(Eng) defeating Andrew Martin(Eng) early on, the stage was set for an interesting semi-final where McVeigh had come back from dropping the first game 22-20 to book his place in the final by taking the next two games 21-14 21-15 while Coombs was a 21-16 21-13 victor over Jack Shephard.

  • 16/11/2014 Development"Juvenile clubs are the future of our sport"

    Mullinavat is a small town of 1.5 thousand people in county Kilkenny. Despite its small population it has a thriving juvenile club. The club has three groups/levels of players with over 50 in total who play in their local community centre. The hall has three courts and is well equiped with a sprung wooden floor, appropriate lighting, and plenty of space around the courts. As part of the Badminton Ireland club visit development programme we paid them a visit. 

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2014 Carlton Irish Open

Irish No 1, Scott Evans will return to Dublin this December in an attempt to reclaim his men's singles title at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open.   Evans has chalked up some of the best performances of his career during recent months and hopes his winning form will continue when he competes at the Irish Open between Wednesday, 3rd December and Saturday, 6th December 2014.

In 2012, Evans became the first Irish winner of the men's title in over 25 years when he beat French qualifier Lucas Corvee in a thrilling final. His bid to retain the title in 2013 came to an end when he lost in the quarter-finals to Lukas Schmidt of Germany.   However, Evans’s recent win at the Brazilian Grand Prix and second place at the $120,000 Bitburger Open sees him at the top of his game and poised to reclaim the title.



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Guiness World Record Attempt

Meath Badminton Association are attempting to break the World Record for "Most Participants in a Rally". The current record is 120 and held by West-Flemish Badminton Federation. This record breaking attempt takes place on Friday 21st November 2014 in Claremont Staduim, Navan. A practice run was held last Friday the 14th November. All are welcome to attend and if you or your club would like to participate or use this Event as a Club fundraiser contact Catherine on 086 818 2223 for further details. Those involved Badminton right across the country would like to wish best of luck to all taking part it what will hopefully be another milestone for Badminton in Ireland. 


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