• Autumn Open 2014

    21/09/2014 EventsAutumn Open 2014

    Magee and Chambers make it a double at the 2014 Autumn Open read more……


    (Autumn Open Finalists)



  • 2014 Polish Open

    19/09/2014 High Performance2014 Polish Open

    Darragh and Boyle lose out in Quarter finals of 2014 Polish Open read more.............


    (Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle Pictured)


  • Irish Institute of Sport trip to Bosön

    19/09/2014 High PerformanceIrish Institute of Sport trip to Bosön

    Irish Institute of Sport visit Swedish Olympic Center in Bosön, Stockholm read more........


    (IIS Staff Sara Jane McDonnell, Caroline McManus & Toni Rossiter arriving at Bosön)



  • 2014 Polish Open

    18/09/2014 High Performance2014 Polish Open

    Boyle through Qualification at 2014 Polish Open read more.....


    (Sara Boyle & Rachael Darragh Pictured)



  • Ulster U17 Open 2014

    18/09/2014 UlsterUlster U17 Open 2014

    Lisburn Rackets Club hosts the Ulster U17 Open on Saturday 27th September where Moya Ryan and Ben Gallagher Lynch are top seeds in their respective singles and doubles events. In the boys singles Ben Gallagher Lynch takes No 1 seeding with James Flaherty No 2.  Hoping to cause an upset are 3/4 seeds Kyle Magee and Adam McAllister.  In the girls singles Moya Ryan takes top seeding with Clodagh Dunne No 2.  Rachael Woods and Karen MacNamara will be hoping to improve on their 3/4 seedings.

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Autumn Open 2014

The Autumn Open takes place this weekend September 20th/21st in Terenure Badminton Centre, Whitehall Road with top seed in the men’s singles Joshua Magee playing his first domestic event of the season.  Likely opposition will come from Prakash Nath (No 2), recent Mount Pleasant winner Mark Brady (No 3) and Stuart Lightbody (No 4). The unseeded Leinster duo of Owen Marron & Nigel Boyne could well cause an upset.

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European Para Badminton Championships 2014

Ireland’s two-times World and European Para Badminton champion Niall McVeigh remained upbeat after his shock defeat at the hands of Andrew Martin the English No1 who for once got the better of the Poyntzpass 24 year old in the final of the European Para Badminton Championships in Spain. Despite being “a little bit disappointed” Niall admitted to having “learned a lot from today’s match and it will make me a better player.”

Everything had been going to plan as far as his preparations were concerned and in the preliminary round robin matches Niall was his usual no-nonsense self taking only 23 minutes to end the challenges of Grzegorz Jednaki 21/11 21/6 and Isaak Daglish 21/14 21/12 while England’s Jack Shephard fared only a few minutes better on court with McVeigh winning 21/16 21/10 to book his place in the semi-finals.

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Munster Open 2014

It was an emotional Nigel Boyne who took the men's singles title at the Munster Open in University of Limerick yesterday after a closely fought three game match with Eddie Cousins. Nigel was impressive throughout the morning with victories against Norman Lau and Mark Brady along the way to reach the final.

In the women's singles Ruth Kilkenny showed she is still on top on her game after her retirement some years ago from the International circuit.  In the final Ruth played Lucie Corcoran, and took the title 21-16  21-13.

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