Day two of the 2016 Irish Senior and U15 Nationals kicked off with the Semi-Finals followed by finals where there was some outstanding badminton and some records broken.
Chloe Magee did not drop a single game en route to her record 10th National Senior Championship in a row. The two-time Olympian secured her title with a 21-7 21-11 victory over number 2 seed Sara Boyle. It took Chloe just under half an hour to beat Moya Ryan 21-10, 21-5 to book her place in the final.
Nhat Nguyen became the youngest ever, at just 15, to claim the Men’s Singles title with a 22-20, 21-9 victory over Owen Marron.
In the absence of Scott Evans, who was forced to pull out through injury, Nhat was the highest seeded player in the tournament. The Badminton Ireland Academy player was pushed all the way in his semi-final clash with Raphoe’s Joshua Magee where Nhat secured a narrow 21-18, 21-19 victory.
In the mixed doubles, Sam and Chloe Magee overcame another pair of siblings in Ciaran and Sinead Chambers, to secure the title with a 21-19, 21-11 win. The Magees had booked their place in the final with a 21-15, 21-14 victory over Daniel Magee and Fiona Glennon.
Sam secured his second title of the day in the Men’s Doubles where he partnered up with younger brother Joshua Magee.Nhat Nguyen was also involved in the final where he and partner Paul Reynolds lost out 21-12, 21-11 to the Magees.