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  • Quarter Final at German GP Gold

    26/02/2015 High PerformanceQuarter Final at German GP Gold

    Ireland’s Sam and Chloe Magee secured their place in tomorrow’s quarter final in Mulhein an der Ruhr. The Magees faced the much fancied Malaysian combination of Aik Quan Tan/Pei Jing Lai. Chloe and Sam kept a slender lead throughout the first set and with a good run of serves from Chloe, the Irish saw out the first set 21-14. The second set continued in the same fashion, good set-ups from Chloe at the net allowed Sam to find winners from the rear of the court. This great combination play allowed the Magees to run away with the second set and match 21-13.

    On Thursday the Magees will be up against the German No. 1’s and crowd favourites Birgit Michel and Michael Fuchs.

    The schedule of the matches has not been posted yet,

  • Mixed Emotions at German GP Gold

    26/02/2015 High PerformanceMixed Emotions at German GP Gold

    Chloe Magee had a day of ups and downs in Mulheiman der Ruhr, Germany. She opened her campaign in singles where she faced the number 1 seed from Korea and in the mixed doubles against world number 40 from Russia.

    Chloe Magee was first on court against number 1 seed and world number 4 Sung ji Hyun of Korea. After some good opening exchanges from both players Magee was in contention 11-9 down at the interval. The Korean showed why she is ranked 4 in the world and won the first game 21-15. The Korean continued her good form and won the second game 21-10.

    Chloe Magee was back on court in the last match of the day with her brother Sam Magee in the mixed doubles. They faced Russian pair of Kosetkaya/Yartsev who have a world ranking of 40. With some smart short sharp exchanges the opening game was evenly poised at 17 all. A fine display from Chloe at the net saw the irish pair seized the opportunity and took the opening game 21-17.

    Full of confidence from the opening set, the Magee’s built a big lead and found themselves 11-3 ahead at the interval. After the break with some fine tactical play the Magee’s maintained their healthy lead and ran out winners in two sets 21-17, 21-11.

    Tomorrow they face the Malaysian pair of Aik Quan tai/Pei Jing Lai who disposed of the number 5 seeds from Thailand in two sets. The match is scheduled for 11:50 Irish time.

  • German Grand Prix Gold

    25/02/2015 High PerformanceGerman Grand Prix Gold

    Ireland was on court in the Men’s Singles and Men’s doubles on day one of the German Grand Prix Gold in Mulheim an der Ruhr. In the Men’s Singles, Joshua Magee put up a great performance by progressing to main draw by beating Tobias Wadenka of Germany before narrowly losing to Lucas Corvee from France in the first round.

    Scott Evans had a tough first round match against number 8 seed Sho Sasaki of Japan and lost in three tough fought games. The Magee brothers Sam and Joshua narrowly lost in the men’s doubles qualifying round to the Indonesian pair of Arya Maulana Adiartam and Fran Kurniawan.

    First on court was the men’s doubles combination of Sam/Joshua Magee who took on the Indonesian pair of Fran Kurniawan/Arya Maulana Adiartama. The Irish men started off well and took the opening game 21-19 but the Indonesians fought back and took the second game 21-15. The Irish men who have a world ranking of 95 gave everything they had but were just beaten 26-24 in a match that lasted 48 minute.

  • Irish Badminton Club Break World Record

    24/02/2015 LeinsterIrish Badminton Club Break World Record

    To all those who partook in this record breaking attempt, we have just received confirmation this morning that this attempt was successful.
    The original Record was 120 participants in a consecutive rally and it's now held by Meath Badminton Association with an extra 3 participants bring it to 123.


    Well done to Skryne Badminton Club who ran this event in conjunction with Meath County Badminton under the guidance of Mr. Gavin Lynch.
    Details of how each individual who took part can recieve their cert. from the Guiness Book of Records will follow soon. 
    Congratulations to all involved, another first for Leinster badminton .

     

  • A great day's badminton at the All Ireland Club Championships

    21/02/2015 EventsA great day's badminton at the All Ireland Club Championships

    It's been a great day's badminton here at Galway Lawn Tennis Club as the teams battle it out in the All Ireland Club Championships.

    The C Grade cup was played out over one day and in round 1, Sligo TC narrowly beat Kadca 4 matches to 3. Galway LTC faced DCU and took a comfortable win with 6 matches to 1.

    In round 2, Sligo TC met DCU and took a very comfortable win of 7 matches to 0.  Kadca met Galway LT and after a very close tie Kadca took the victory 4 matches to 3.

    In round 3 Kadca met DCU and took a convincing victory 6 matches to 1.

    Sligo LT played Galway LTC, took the victory and the C Grade Club Championshps 5 matches to 2. 

    The Runners Up title went to Kadca.

    Galway took third place and DCU fourth.

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Ulster

Watt Defends Masters Title This Weekend

Having totally dominated the badminton scene both North and South of the border for over a decade in his youth, it is no surprise whatsoever that he should now be having the same success as he enters the veteran stages of the sport and this weekend he will be defending his Over 40 Mens Singles title at the Roadside Motors Lisburn Ulster Masters Badminton Championships at Lisburn Racquets Club.

Michael, a member of Banbridge and District club and Alpha, is unbeaten in any of the singles masters competitions whether at national or provincial level here in Ireland or at any other major events including the European Championships at 45 plus or the All England Championships at 40 plus level.

Already this year he has lifted the Irish Masters title beating Kevin Donnelly in the final but in the doubles, partnering Michael Turkington, they didn’t have things all their own way despite eventually coming through 21-19 21-18 against Alan Colgan and Seamus Halpin but in last season’s Ulster Masters Turkington and Watt had to be content with being runners-up to Eugene McKenna and Graham Henderson, two former international colleagues of Watt.

Tournament organizer, William Martin, who is also President of the Ulster Branch, is delighted to report a further increase in the numbers entering the eight age groups and the continued financial support of local company Roadside Motors Lisburn.

“We have for the first time in Masters events introduced a new 35 plus section and  are  continuing  the 70 plus section where I see Jack Earls from St Johns Dromara will be defending his mens singles   title.At  65 plus Bob Evans is coming from Cork to resume his battles with Ballinderry's Tony Clarke   and   David Kenny from Clogher Valley.

Munster

Kerry Masters Tournament

Play started at 8pm on the 20th of Feb in the Presentation Hall in Killarney. All four courts were in full swing as 5 teams consisting of 5 players competed.All teams played each other In a round robin basis with each team playing 3 sets per round. Play finished at 11.30 with refreshments provided during the prize giving ceremoney.

 

1st place

Jamie Elliot (captain) (Moyvane),

John Molloy(county)

John O Halloran (Killarney)

Susan O Connell (Iveragh)

Anne Moriarty(county)

2nd place

Michael Crossan (captain)(Kingdom) 

Eileen Roche (moyvane)

Lynn Flynn(Listowel)

Micheal O Connor(Kingdom)

Jp Murphy (Iveragh) 

Winners of shirts were 

Noelle o Mahoney (Kingdom)

Carmel Hudson (moyvane)

John o Brien (Killarney)

 

Marion O Neill and Mike Reardon helped run the competition with Mary Bradley also gave a hand.

Thanks to Tom Bradley who took photos.

Thanks to badminton Ireland for the 3 prizes, the winners delighted with there prizes.

Thanks to pres killarney for use of there hall and the county board for organising such an event

 

 

Events

The Irish Para team secure one gold and six silver medals at the Scottish 4 Nations event.

The Irish Para Badminton Team achieved some brilliant results at the Scottish 4 Nations tournament last weekend bringing home one gold and six silver medals but there was a rare surprise defeat for double World and European champion Niall McVeigh. He was beaten in the final by his old adversary Krysten Coombs, 21-15 14-21 24-22 in a match lasting just short of the hour mark, having beaten Coombs earlier at the group stage and held a couple of match points late in the game.

The thoroughly professional McVeigh however has already started his preparations for the Spanish International at the end of next month and has identified the couple of issues he needs to work on.

It was Laura Lee Jenkins’s first tournament in three years and she paired with Scotland’s Fiona Christie to win gold in the women’s wheelchair doubles beating Sharon Jones Barnes/Teague 21-11 21-11. An excellent achievement for Jenkins.

Emma Farnham helped herself to a silver in the SS6 Singles. Farham paired with Andrew Moorcroft for the first time in the mixed doubles and secured a silver losing to Rachel Choong/ Dylan Beaumont 21-17 21-9.

There was joy and a silver for Chris Stewart and Michael Smith in the men’s wheelchair doubles and Stewart also reached the semi-final of the singles.

Niall Jarvie, the team’s adopted Scot put in a strong performance in the men’s half-court singles getting to the semi-final before losing to the reigning European Champion. 

Unfortunately, Stephen Halpin was not able to make it out of the group stages of the standing full court singles as he came up against a couple of very experienced opponents.

Team Ireland is already stepping up their preparations for the World Championships in 2015.

 

 

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