28 April 2016
Best of luck to the Irish Under 15 Team who travel to the National Badminton Academy in Scotstoun, Glasgow this weekend for the Under 15 Quadrangular Event. Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland are all taking part in the matches over the weekend.
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25 April 2016
Boyle Badminton Club recently organised the White Teicnic assessment and tied it in with a club visit from Badminton Ireland.
A bit about the club...
Boyle is situated in north Roscommon at the foot of the Curlew mountains near Lough Key Forest Park. Our club has 27 members affiliated to Badminton Ireland. We have a four-court badminton hall and we meet twice weekly on Mondays & Thursday nights 9-1130pm.
'It was the first time the club had done Teicnic, there was a mixture of beginners and players who had played for years. The club saw the value in the programme as a lot of the experienced players said they didn't realise the grip change and other aspects. We had some fun with the programme and in the short time that I was there I could see the difference in shots as players kept practising them." Norma McIntyre Club Development Officer
"At the moment we have a H team who lost the county final very narrowly this year and we have a G team who won their county final and lost out in the Connacht final by 1 point. We also have members joining up with another local club to make teams to play in Grades E & C. Members of our club have won 2 All-Irelands in the last 3 years.Our C players will be playing in the All-Irelands in Dublin in May. Good luck to all!" Bernie Lavin the Secretary of Boyle Badminton Club
Boyle members did have one complaint and that was the tired and sore bodies after the footwork relay race at the end! It wasn't enough to put them off the programme and they are keen to progress through the next level, the Yellow Teicnic.
Photos courtesy of Bernie Lavin Boyle BC. Have a look at Boyle Badminton Club's Facebook
25 April 2016
The Irish under 19 team travelled to Greece for the 2016 Hellas junior event. The team that included European U17 European medallists Nhat Nguyen and Paul Reynolds performed well by medalling in 4 out of the 5 events.
In the men’s singles Nhat Nguyen made it to the final where he lost out to number one seed Toma Junior Popov of France. Nguyen lost the first game and then fought back to win the second before Popov came through to win the third. It was a similar fate for Nhat in the doubles where he and his partner Paul Reynolds once more having to settle for bronze as they lost out in three games to Popov and his partner Thomas Baures.
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