• The season ends on a high for these grade G players

    23/05/2015 EventsThe season ends on a high for these grade G players

    The season ends on a high for these grade G players. Baldoyle badminton centre hosted the 3rd and final graded tournament of the season with grade G being played today. Badminton Irelands Graded tournaments are relatively new but have quickly become one of the most popular events for the players of Ireland and today Grade G players were given the chance to compete for the title of best in Ireland.

    In the Men’s Singles event Simon Beale of Ballina took on Tiarnan Lawlor of Waterford in the final. Beale had beaten Claregalways Trevor Jennings in two sets to secure a final while also competing in the Mens Doubles would enter the final with some fatigue. However, his opponent Lawlor was in a similar position, beaten Vidhu Balakrishnan of Castlebar in the semi-final and also reach the final of the Mixed Doubles. Both players started off well, but it was Lawlor, who won the game and ultimately the match with a 21-11, 21-15 victory over Beale.

  • Troy and Feehily face top seeds for a medal position in the Glasgow youth international read more….

    23/05/2015 High PerformanceTroy and Feehily face top seeds for a medal position in the Glasgow youth international read more….

    Alexandra Troy and Kim Feehily were the only Irish pair to progress to the semi-finals today at the Glasgow youth international. The pair had a number of exciting wins on their way to the final beating opposition from Wales, Scotland and France. In their final match of the day the girls beat Aurélie Bauchet and Nadège Duron of France 21-19 21-13.

    This win set up a final against the number one seeded pair Kiera Hendry of England and Jeel Patel of India tomorrow. The match will take place at around 10:30 in the National Badminton Academy in Glasgow.

    “I am absolutely delighted to be playing in the semifinals tomorrow. It has been a tough two days so far after playing in both the team and individual event. We hope to go one step further tomorrow as we aim for Gold” Alex Troy after winning her doubles quarterfinal with Kim Feehily.

    Ireland had a number of notable results with all of the team winning matches in the individual event. Peter McDonald and Kerry Fallon also made it to the quarterfinal stage before losing out to number 5/8 seeds Grégoire Deschamp and Gwenhael Dolou of France.

    You can find all the results from today’s matches on the following link. 

    Don’t forget to check out the Badminton Ireland facebook page and follow @bad_min_ton on Twitter for the latest updates from tomorrow’s semifinal match.

  • Badminton to beat at the heart of inaugural games

    23/05/2015 High PerformanceBadminton to beat at the heart of inaugural games

    IRELAND'S Scott Evans will be among the hot favourites for the badminton title at the first-ever European Games, to be held in Azerbaijan next month.Badminton Europe released the list of players that will make history in Baku in June - and Dubliner Evans, the World No. 25, has qualified in pole position.

    This follows a qualification period that saw Ireland's double Olympian win on two separate continents, and take his place as one of Europe's very best players.Denmark's Emil Holst is the No. 2 qualifier, with other contenders including Israel's Misha Zilberman, Russia's Vladimir Malkov and local player Kanan Rzayev (WR 701), who will be sure to have a huge support behind him in Baku. 

    A total of 160 players from 33 countries will compete across the five different disciplines - men’s & women’s singles, mixed, men’s & women’s doubles.The world ranking list of 25th March 2015 was the cut off point for eligibility after a yearlong race that started in March 2014.

  • Ireland edged out of medal positions at Glasgow youth international team event read more……….

    22/05/2015 High PerformanceIreland edged out of medal positions at Glasgow youth international team event read more……….

    Team Ireland narrowly missed out on being in the final of the Glasgow youth international under 13 team event today.

    The Irish under 13 team were placed in a group of four with France, Forza Lightning and Glasgow.

    In the opening match Ireland lost out to France 3-2. The match went to the deciding game where Peter McDonald lost out in the third game 21-19 to Sacha Leveque.

    Ireland had little time to be disappointed as they were straight back on court to play Forza Lightning. Like the opening match Ireland again had to fight hard for every game. The match went to 2-2 with Alexandra Troy taking to the court to face Kiera Hendry. Troy had lost to Hendry twice before this year at Cheltenham and Milton Keynes. This time the Irish player took control to win the match in three games to give Ireland a 3-2 victory.

    Last up for Ireland in the group was Glasgow. The Irish team looked comfortable in this match winning 4-1.

    Team Forza went on to beat France, leaving all three teams tied at the top of the group. After a count up Team Forza were placed first and went on to secure a silver medal.

    Ireland meanwhile, progressed for their play-off match with the second French team. Ireland were again made to fight hard with the match once more going 2-2 with just the mixed to go. In the mixed doubles Jack Armstrong partnering Alex Troy beat Nadège Duron and Simon Baron Vezilier to win the match. Ireland finished fifth overall and will go away very disappointed to miss out on the medals after beating Team Forza.

    For a full list of results click here. Tomorrow the individual event will start and you can get all the results by following this link

  • Find a Coach for Your Local Summer Camp

    20/05/2015 DevelopmentFind a Coach for Your Local Summer Camp

    Thinking of running a summer camp in your local area, but don't know where to find a coach. Read more to find out how to find a coach and arrange a summer camp in your local area. 


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Mars Milky Play Fund

Attention all Badminton Ireland clubs. Mars are once again giving clubs a great opportunity to get some funding with their Mars Milk Play Fund. Whether you need help with travel costs, kit, coaching or new equipment.

The fund has been open since the 4th of May for 22 weeks with 5 monthly awards of £1000 and 44 weekly awards of £300. for more information please visit



2015 All Ireland Inter-County Finals

Players from all across Ireland converged on the Kingfisher sports hall in NUIG, Galway to represent their County the 2015 All Ireland Inter-County Finals today. Teams from Cork, Galway, Dublin and Meath were present to battle it out on the court for the trophy. From Grades B to G teams gave it their all in an effort to bring home the coveted title.


Grade B - Meath           Grade E - Dublin

Grade C - Dublin           Grade F - Cork

Grade D - Dublin           Grade G - Cork


Dublin and Galway all set to play host for the upcoming level one courses register now to secure a place..............................

Following on from the Shuttle Time introductory level coaching course, the Level One course is the second step on the coaching qualification ladder in Ireland. The course is designed for people who have a basic level badminton experience and knowledge and wish to coach at school or club level. This course is accredited by the BWF, so if you would like to upgrade your skills and to gain a world recognised certificate get involved.


Delivery & resources:

Cost €300

The course is delivered over four days 

Dublin Residential course: Course held over one week period at the national badminton centre (Marino Institute of Education Griffith avenue D9). Accomodation available on site for the week if required.

Dates: July 27th to 31st (27th only for candidates who need to do Shuttle Time)

Time: 10:00-17:00 each day


Oranmore Galway course: Course to be held over 2 weekends in Oranmore Badminton Club in County Galway

Dates: 1st weekend July18th/19th 2nd weekend August 29th/30th

Time: 10:00-17:00 each dayCourse material will be provided in electronic format.


If you are interested in attending this course please register with to secure your place. Limited places are available so please register now to avoid disappointment.


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