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  • Irish team selected for Pre-Irish International match

    28/11/2014 MunsterIrish team selected for Pre-Irish International match

    Ireland team selected to play Taiwan Select on December 1st read more…………

     

    (Chloe Magee pictures left photo credit Mark Phelan)

     

  • 2014 Carlton Irish Open

    28/11/2014 Events2014 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.

     

     

  • 2014 Welsh Open

    27/11/2014 High Performance2014 Welsh Open

    Irish players progress through day one of the 2014 Welsh International read more………

     

    (Sinead Chambers/Jennie King main picture Photo Credit Mark Phelan)

     

     

  • Welcome to Lecanvey

    27/11/2014 DevelopmentWelcome to Lecanvey

    Lecanvey Badminton Club are newly established this year and play in Lecanvey Community Centre which sits in the shadow of Croagh Partick Mountain in County Mayo. The centre has one court which backs on to the local church, and has recently been granted funding for development via government sports capital funding. Badminton Ireland went along to meet the club as part of their club development programme. The club were very welcoming, true to the phrase on the wall, and had tea and sandwiches prepared. The evening was spent discussing the various ways the club can develop including trying to turn their local youth club into a juvenile badminton club, or even a juvenile feeder group for getting new players into the adult club. The members of the club were really keen to ask questions about technique and tactics, so we did some exercises to develop their technique, and introduced them to the Teicnic badminton programme. We also had some matches and talked over some tactical strategies which they can try out against their future opponents.

  • Local GAA hall - 'A perfect venue'

    27/11/2014 DevelopmentLocal GAA hall - 'A perfect venue'

    Bulgaden-Martinstown parish in County Limerick is home to a healthy and growing badminton community. Badminton Ireland visited them at their new home, at Staker Wallace GAA Club, a three court hall built by Irish racehorse owner and businessman JP McManus just three years ago. 

    The club used to operate out of a one court hall so they now have space for many more enthusiastic adult players. On the success and interest created by the adults and the recent Shuttle Time course that was completed by some local teachers they have started a juvenile club in the same facility. The juvenile club has gained rapid momentum and has tripled in size from 15 to around forty members. Badminton Ireland will be returning to Bulgaden in the future to help with advice on the running of  the club and to help implement the Teicnic badminton program to the juveniles.

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Connacht

Connacht Grade A Open

Ben Gallagher Lynch takes top seeding in the men's singles at Sligo LTC in the Connacht Grade A Open this Saturday 29th November. Adam McAllister is seeded No 2 so if both players meet in the final it will provide spectators with an exciting match.  In the women's singles Molly Davies takes No 1 seeding with Jennifer Lalor seeded No 2.  The men's doubles sees the more experienced pair of William Gourley/Jonathan Ruddy taking top seeding with the young pairing of Ben Gallagher Lynch/Adam McAllister seeded No 2.   In the women's doubles, singles rivals Molly Davies and Jennifer Lalor team up to take top seeding from Nissa Henderson/Rachael McNulty seeded No 2.  

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Munster

Waterford Invitational 2014

Sun Nov 9th, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford was the place to be. Fifty seven players took part in the 7th Waterford Invitational Competition. From the 10am start to the 6pm finish, players played their hearts out. It was one of the most sporting competitions to be part of. The standard of the matches was top class and the players attitude matched that. Players from Wexford, Waterford, Kerry, Limerick, Cork and Tipperary took part. The competition ran like clockwork, thanks to the players all being so co-operative. A massive thanks to the players who support the competition each year and to those who came for the first time, we hope you will all come again.

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Munster

Munster Juvenile Inter-County Competition

The Munster Juvenile Inter-County Competition was held on Saturday 15th November in Killarney's Sports & Leisure Centre.  This competition has grown impressively over the past number of years, and Saturday saw 20 teams from Cork, Clare, Tipperary, Waterford, and Kerry battle it out at U11, U13, U15 and U17 to become Munster Champions and go on to represent their county in the All-Ireland Inter-County Competition in Baldoyle next April.  With almost 200 competitors taking to the courts over the course of the day, the excitement and noise level was high as parents and family watched on from the balcony.  With their team-mates cheering from courtside, every player gave their best for their county. 

The U11 final was between Tipperary and Cork, with Cork emerging as winners.  The U13 final saw Cork and Kerry compete for the title with Cork edging it.  Cork were clear favourites to take the U15 title but were pushed all the way by Clare while, at U17, Clare prevented a clean sweep by Cork when they won the U17 competition, narrowly defeating Cork in the Final.

Picture shows the victorious U11 Cork team with Munster Badminton Chairman John Feeney.

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