• FZ Forza Ulster Open

    21/10/2016 UlsterFZ Forza Ulster Open

    The Forza Ulster Open takes place this weekend at the National Badminton Centre Lisburn. Sinead Chambers from Lisburn’s Alpha Club will be going for a fifth womens doubles title in a row and she will defend the title with Jennie King, a partnership that has already won this seasons Connacht and Munster titles.

    Sinead,24, will also defend the mixed doubles title with her brother Ciaran. They won the Munster title and have been in good form recently. Sinead confirms that the Commonwealth Games in 2018 in Australia is on their minds. “I have reduced my hours as a Physio to part time in order to spend more time on court playing and training with Ciaran. He has been in good form playing in the mens doubles partnering our Alpha club mate Stuart Lightbody”.

    The Ulster Under 13 Championships will be running alongside the Forza Ulster Open.

    Tournament Director William Martin, is pleased with the increase in entries this year. He would like to thank Forza as Title sponsors of the event and Ulster Badminton very much appreciate the support of the following local businesses:

    Beggs and Partners

    Shannon Jewellers

    McAlpine Estate Agents

    Electro Automation

    Roadside Motors

    Article by Ulster Badminton.

  • European Mixed Team Championship Qualifiers Approaches

    21/10/2016 High PerformanceEuropean Mixed Team Championship Qualifiers Approaches

    The European Mixed Team Championship group 3 qualifiers are coming to Dublin from the 11th-13th November 2016. The qualifiers will be held in Baldoyle Badminton Centre. Admission to the event will be FREE for spectators, so it's great chance to watch some top European Badminton and support the Irish Team.

    Ireland is featured in group 3 alongside Austria, Norway and Hungary. Below is a rough list of the match times for the event.

    Friday      Nov 11, 2016 –   1 PM:  AUT vs HUN
    Friday      Nov 11, 2016 –   6 PM:  IRL vs NOR
    Saturday  Nov 12, 2016 –   1 PM:  AUT vs NOR
    Saturday  Nov 12, 2016 –   6 PM:  IRL vs HUN
    Sunday    Nov 13, 2016 – 10 AM:  HUN vs NOR
    Sunday    Nov 13, 2016 –   3 PM:  IRL vs AUT

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    Keep up to date during the tournament by following our Facebook and Twitter, and using the #EMTC17.




  • Badminton Ireland Annual Awards Night Tickets 2016 Going Fast

    20/10/2016 GeneralBadminton Ireland Annual Awards Night Tickets 2016 Going Fast

    The Badminton Ireland Annual Awards Night and Christmas Party 2016 tickets are now on sale for all clubs and members. The night will be held in the Hilton Hotel Baldoyle on the 17th of December. This is a fantastic night where we get the chance to award players, umpires, coaches, volunteers, clubs and schools for the hard work they put in through the course of the year with various awards.


    It's a great chance for clubs to have their Christmas party at the halfway point of the season. Tickets are €39 per person and it includes the following:


    - A drinks reception upon arrival at the hotel.

    - A four-course meal.

    - A live band and late DJ until 1:30am.


    Tickets for the night are limited so get your's purchased as soon as possible. You can email to book yourself or your party. Feel free to phone the office on (01) 8393028 for any other queries.

    Keep an eye on our Facebook page also for all the latest updates.


  • Badminton Ireland and FZ Forza

    19/10/2016 GeneralBadminton Ireland and FZ Forza

    Badminton Ireland and FZ Forza are delighted to announce a long-term sponsorship agreement.

    FZ Forza produce specialized badminton equipment and are part of Active Sportswear International.  In the coming months, FZ Forza will open up a national distribution of their products to the Irish market.

    Michael Watt, CEO of Badminton Ireland, said: “We are proud to be associated with a dynamic company such as FZ Forza.  We value long-term, committed partnerships and they offer huge benefits to our sport as a sponsor, enabling us both to grow together.”

    Jacob Brink, FZ Forza Export Manager, said: “We are proud and honored to be associated with Badminton Ireland at this, a very successful period in their long history.  We are delighted to be able to offer our quality products to Badminton Ireland and it’s members for the medium term.”

  • Club Clinic for Members

    19/10/2016 LeinsterClub Clinic for Members

    Have you ever wondered how to go about setting up a new badminton club, improving an existing club, or grants available for clubs? Leinster Badminton in association with badminton Ireland is running a Club Clinic to help answer your questions.

    Taking place in the Rossmore Room, Talbot Hotel, Carlow.

    Wednesday 26th October 8pm.

    The topics for discussion will include:

    - Grants available for badminton clubs.

    - Guide to affiliations.

    - A practical guide to setting up a new club.

    - Advice on coaching for clubs.

    - Q&A Forum.

    We look forward to seeing members of clubs across the country.

    For more information on affiliations visit the membership section of our website.




Latest News

High Performance

**High performance round up**. Irish eyes move from Holland back to Denmark as Evans hopes to follow on from the success of Nhat Nguyen.

The Irish senior players have been busy in the last few weeks with a number of international events.

This week Scott Evans will be back on the court after his heroics in Rio. Scott is in qualification of the Danish Open premier super series event where he will face the very talented Anders Antonsen of Denmark. In a recent interview with Badminton Europe, the Dane stated his intent of reaching the top ten in the World in the next two seasons. Evans will hope to slow down the danes impressive run of form in what should be a thrilling match.

At the recent Dutch Open Joshua Magee was the player on form. Joshua reached two last 16 places with wins over Spoljarec of Croatia and Bracke of Belgium in the men’s singles. In the men’s doubles, Joshua partnered his brother Sam Magee and they beat Stipsits and Zirnwald of Austria to reach last 16. This was an important match with the upcoming European mixed team qualification to be held in Dublin, where these pairs will most likely go head to head again.

Sam and Chloe Magee were also in action in the mixed doubles, but unfortunately the Irish lost out to Gravholt and Fruergaard of Denmark. The Danish went all the way to the final but this was little consolation to Chloe Magee, who is now focusing solely on the mixed event. For full list of results from the Dutch open event click here.

These players will now get back to training before their next event in Paris, where the Magee’s will be joined by Irish number one Scott Evans in the French Super series event.

The Danish Junior was the tournament of focus for Nhat Nguyen and Paul Reynolds. The young duo had recently looked very impressive with Nhat winning the singles and doubles title with Paul at the Autumn Open event held in Dublin.

In the men’s singles, Nhat won 5 rounds of singles, beating opposition from Sweden, France and England before he reached the final. The final itself didn’t disappoint as Nguyen battled against Toma Junior Popov of France. In a match that lasted an hour and 26 minutes, it was Popov who came out on top winning 24-22 in the deciding game. Nguyen also reached the quarter final of the doubles with Paul Reynolds where they lost out to the Grimley twins from Scotland. These players will now look ahead to the Finnish Junior event coming up after their trip to the Ulster Open this weekend. For a full list of results from the Danish Junior event click here.



Munster Open Round Up

There was spectacular badminton on all courts throughout the day in the Open. Fantastic rallies and wonderful sportsmanship shown by all. All the players were a pleasure to have in the competition and we thank them for their co operation all day and we hope to see them all again next year. All results are available on Tournament Software. We hope you all have a successful season ahead and we hope you enjoyed your trip to Munster.

Thanks Mrs Betty Thompson, BI President for presenting the prizes.  

Follows this link for photos of winner/runners up.


Piece by Munster Badminton


School Kids, Teachers and Badminton at the Zeminar National Youth Summit 2016

The RDS was jam packed for the first ever Zeminar National Youth Summit. Teenagers from schools across Ireland came to try out new sports, listen to talks and meet new people. The event was held over three days where Badminton Ireland had a stand set up for people to try out badminton and get some information on the sport in Ireland or clubs in their  area.  

Over 1000 teenagers from the ages of 13-19 visited the stand over the course of the 3-day event. Teacher's at the event visited the stand to see how they could get their school involved with the sport or the Shuttle Time programme. It was a very busy event with teenagers playing on the pop-up nets all day long and information been given out  to them on courses and clubs being run in their local areas.

A big thank you to John Hughes who volunteered for the three days of the event and was a great help. 

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