29 November 2016
This week the Welsh International takes place at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff where 10 Irish players are travelling to compete in the competition. This will be the last event before some of these players take to the stage in the new Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena for the FZ Forza Irish Open 2016.
The players travelling this week are as follows: Nhat Nguyen, Paul Reynolds, Jennie King, Sinead Chambers, Ciaran Chambers, Mark Brady, Sara Boyle, Rachael Darragh, Jonathan Dolan and David Walsh. Some of these players have had impressive results in the past winning National and European titles, so there will be an expectation resting on their shoulders.
The tournament is running from the 30th November to the 3rd December with many of the players featuring in the qualification stages of the competition which takes place tomorrow. For a full list of the matches for the tournament click on this link.
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28 November 2016
Badminton Ireland will be hosting a number of Shuttle Time courses in Ulster in 2017. Below are the first courses that are scheduled and the dates, times and places they are taking place.
Saturday 28/01/17 - Avoniel Leisure Centre, Belfast. 10am-4pm
Sunday 26/02/17 - Omagh Leisure Centre. 10am-4pm
Saturday 11/03/17 - Peace Link Centre, Monaghan. 11am - 5pm
Saturday 18/03/17 - Foyle Arena, Londonderry. 10am-4pm
If you are interesting in taking one of these courses or any of our other Shuttle Time course email email@example.com
The prices for the Shuttle Time course are as follows (Payment must be made before attending:
Teachers: Free of charge (Up to three per affiliated school).
Affiliated members: €55/£47
Non-Affiliated members: €68/£58
Click here for a link to our coaching calendar.
24 November 2016
After beating the Swiss pair Bonny/Schaller in the round of 16 Sam and Joshua Magee came up against Maas/Tabeling of the Netherlands in the quarter-finals who they lost out to 21-9 22-20. The next tournament for these guys will be the FZ Forza Irish Open from the 7th-10th December in the National Indoor Arena.
Sam and Chloe Magee got a walkover into the second round at the Scottish Grand Prix and they are first up on court today at 11am against the English pair of Nottingham/Smith.
Sam and Joshua Magee had a solid performance to beat the English pair of Stallwood/Russ last night 21-21 21-10. They come up against Bonny/Schaller of Switzerland today at 3pm in their second round match. Scroll to the bottom of the article for links to streaming and draws.
The Scottish Grand Prix 2016 is underway from the 23rd - 27th of November in Glasgow. Joshua, Chloe and Sam Magee are the Irish players featuring in the tournament. Josh lost out in the opening round of his men's singles yesterday against Teck Zhi Soo of Malaysia 21-14 21-17.
Sam and Chloe Magee are first on court today at 2:40pm in the mixed doubles. They are the number three seeds in the mixed and come up against Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia and Isabel Herttrich of Germany. Later in the day, Sam and Joshua Magee are in action in the men's doubles. That's on court at 7:40pm and they are the number 6 seeds. They come up against the young English pair of Zach Russ and Steven Stallwood.
Badminton Europe is streaming the matches live so click on this link to see what games are being streamed. For the full list of today's matches click here.
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