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Medals for Noble and Cheung in Glasgow

After a very successful team event at the U13 Glasgow Youth International, Sophia Noble and Matthew Cheung went on the take silver medals in the mixed doubles event. Sophia also had some impressive results in the women's singles to take a second silver medal. 

It was the first time Ireland has ever won medals at this event. In the girls singles, Sophia topped her group of three to go into the elimination stages of the tournament. Sophia won three matches to make the final where she came up against Ashwati Nair of England. she fought well but lost out 21-11 21-16 and settled for a sliver medal.

In the mixed doubles, Sophia and Matthew played well throughout the event. They had four wins to reach the finals, as well a knocking out the number two seed in the semi-final match. In the final, they gave the 3/4 seeds a good match but lost out in three close games 21-19 14-21 21-15. The coaches were very pleased with the player's performances over the weekend:

"After the players did so well in the team event it was fantastic to round the weekend up with more medals in the individual event. The team have been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them again next season." - Jennie Magee.

For a full round-up of the Irish matches from the individual event click on this link.

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Ireland go for Gold in Glasgow as they make the final of the team event read moreā€¦..

The Irish under 13 team will play for Gold in the Glasgow youth international team event as they finished top of their group with wins over The Shires, Webber Badminton academy and Glasgow. The team led by Micheal O’Meara and Jennie King will face Leicestershire PC who topped Group A with wins over Scotland, Wales and Team Skyfall.

Ireland has done well to finish ahead of the other home nation teams but will have a difficult match ahead as Leicestershire PC were convincing winners of Group B.

“I am extremely happy with the team’s performance so far, they have shown great fighting spirit to make it to the final with some excellent performances over tough opposition. We are now looking forward to fighting once more and this time it will be for gold, but we also expect it to be a difficult match against Leicestershire PC who have had a number of big wins in their group of the competition. It will be an exciting final for all involved Jennie King Irish under 13 team coach

For a full list of results from all the team matches please click here

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U13 Irish Team Travel to Glasgow Youth International

The Irish U13 Team is travelling to the Glasgow Youth International this weekend from the 19th-21st of June. They will be taking part in the team and individual event. The team event takes place on the Friday while the individual event runs on the Saturday and Sunday. The team travelling is as follows:


Matthew Cheung

Vincent Pontanosa

Ben Lawlor

Stuart McCollum


Sofia Noble

Chloe Woods

Julia O'Reilly

Neasa Flynn

Best of luck to the team and managers Michael O'Meara and Jennie King. 

Please click on this link for the team event draws.

Please click on the link for the individual event draws.




Rathfarnham Parish Badminton Club 75th Anniversary Tournament

Rathfarnham Badminton Club would like to invite all members to join them, in Celebration of their 75th Year Anniversary.


As you can imagine, this is a super achievement for our club and we would like to share this experience with as many people whom we have encountered over the years, be it on court over the net, court-side, at many a fancy supper or even meeting through leagues and cups at their many events!!

We are holding a Mixed Doubles, Tournament in Whitehall Road on the 27th May. Divisions 4-6 12:00-3pm and Divisions 7-10 3-6pm. There promises to be many a game and fun on the day....even some spot prizes!! So dust off the rackets for one last hit before the summer swoops in!!

The evening event will be open to all to attend in which we hope you will share memories, make new friends and help us celebrate with our raffle extravaganza, cake, food and much more!! We will be upstairs in the bar area from 6pm and would love to see as many of you as possible! Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets ( €3 each or 2 for €5) before the event or on the day...prizes include:

1. 2 night stay for 2 ppl at Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry

2. 2 Phil Collins Concert Tickets

3. Personal Training with Scott Furlong

4. Carlton Badminton Racket & Gear

5. Spin 1038 Goodie Bag & Cinema Tickets

6. Wireless Headphones

7. Drinks Hamper

8. Food Hamper

9. 1 week in Camp Rathdown for 1 child

10. Dinner for 2 at Enigma Restaurant

11. McGuirks Golf Voucher


Click on this link for the entry form.

Please note: all entries are to this address: or secretary: by Monday 22nd May 2017.

Rahfarnham Parish Badminton Club Secretary


Dorothy Darlington, Mother of Cheryl Evans

On behalf of everyone at Badminton Ireland I want to express our condolences to Cheryl Evans, Martyn, Lee and Scott on the sad passing of Cheryl's mother, Dorothy.

Ronan Rooney
Badminton Ireland


A,D,G Individual Graded Review

The All Ireland Indivdual A,D & G grades was held at Lisburn Racquets Club on the 13th May 2017. Here are some highlights from each grade.


Grade A

Vicki Pesti and Stuart Lightbody won two categories each. Vicki won her first trophy by beating Rebecca Getty in the Singles Final. Vicki then teamed up with Karen Nelson to win the Women’s Doubles 21-18 & 21-19 over Gillian Grimes and Ciara Nelson. Stuart Lightbody also enjoyed success in the Double’s division. Stuart and his partner Conor Hickland won in three games over Mark Cobbe & Adam Jermyn 21-15, 11-21, 21-13. Stuart won his second title of the day beating Declan Bennett and Vicki Pesti in the Mixed Doubles Final. Stuart and his partner Crona Rooney won 21-11, 19-21, 21-9.


Men’s Singles – Nicholas Murphy

Women’s Singles – Vicki Pesti

Men’s Doubles – Stuart Lightbody / Conor Hickland

Women’s Doubles – Vicki Pesti / Karen Nelson

Mixed Doubles – Stuart Lightbody / Crona Rooney


Grade D

Darren Lee stole the headlines in the D category. Darren won the Men’s Singles 21-18, 21-5 over Jimmy Paul. Darren went on to win his second title by winning the Men’s Doubles. Darren teamed up with David McLean to win an enthralling final against Jerry Noble & Suresh Shanmughan 14-21, 21-16, 21-13.



Men’s Singles – Darren Lee

Women’s Singles – Alex Chan Taylor

Men’s Doubles – Darren Lee / David McLean

Women’s Doubles – Kinga Dabrowska / Larisa Samorosenko

Mixed Doubles – Leon Coe / Lesley Cobbe


Grade G

Two players took away the all but one of the G titles. Adrian Rabbitte and Eva De Las Heras both won two categories each. The two paired up to win the mixed doubles final over Owen Casey & Regina Scally 21-18, 21-9. Eva had one the tightest finals of the day in the Women’s Singles. She beat Ceiti Daly 20-22, 21-14, 22-20. Adrian won his second title with Fiachra Crowley. Both players’ partners had withdrawn earlier in the day and they would be joined together on the morning of the tournament. Adrian and Fiachra worked well together to come away with a three game win in the Mens' Doubles Final over Garry Ennett and Adrian Kenneally 16-21, 21-16, 21-18.


Men’s Singles – Ben Power

Women’s Singles – Eva De Las Heras

Men’s Doubles – Adrian Rabbitte / Fiachra Crowley

Women’s Doubles – Ceiti Daly / Sinead Daly

Mixed Doubles – Adrian Rabbitte / Eva De Las Heras



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