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  • Great start for the Irish under 13 team read more.....

    18/05/2018 Great start for the Irish under 13 team read more.....

    The Irish under 13 team has arrived at the 2018 Glasgow Youth International and will compete from 18th to the 20th of May.

     

     

     

  • Niall McVeigh Wins Gold In Turkey

    14/05/2018 Niall McVeigh Wins Gold In Turkey

    Niall McVeigh returned to the winner’s podium in the 4th Turkish Para-Badminton International after capturing the Men’s Singles title in the Short Stature 6 class.

    This win is just the fillip that the Irish No1 and former World and European Champion needed in his build-up to the Paralympics in 2020 and as he looks forward to the next competition in the para-badminton calendar, the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton International being staged at the National Sports Campus in Banchardstown from 20-24 June.

    After losing out to the No3/4 seeded Malaysian Didin Taresoh in the quarter-final of the Dubai International 25-23 in the second set - though reaching the semi-final of the doubles with Taresoh and losing only to the eventual champions Coombs and Shephard - his performances in Turkey were impressive, failing to drop a single set.

    He took only twenty minutes to see off  the Russian Alexander Mekhdiev 21-13 21-13 in his opening match and although Japan’s Yohei Hatakeyama made a real fight of it in the second set, Niall was to secure his second won 21-14 21-19.

    Niall was in imperious form in his final two matches, beating Hector Jesus Salva Tunque in straight sets and clinched the Gold by beating Fabien Morat (France) 21-13 21-9.

    In the Irish International in June Niall will, of course, be heading a strong Ireland squad including Stephen Halpin, Michael Smith and Chris Stewart.

    Also in the draw will be Andrew Moorcroft who won a Bronze medal recently in the Spanish International in the Men’s Doubles when he partnered Scotland’s Robert Laing to reach the semi-final, losing out to the No2 seeds Chu Man Kai/Wong Chun Yim.

    Emma Farnham who won a Bronze medal last year in the singles and was a semi-finalist in the Mixed Doubles SS6 will also be hoping to add to her collection of para-badminton medals. 

    Laura Lee Jenkins, a semi-finalist partnering Fiona Christie in the Wheelchair Women’s Doubles is in the Wheelchair disciplines and McVeigh will not only be competing in the Men’s Singles but teaming up with Carmen Giuliana Poveda Flores in the Mixed Doubles, thus renewing their partnership which saw them win Bronze in the World Championships in Ulsan, Korea back in November of last year.

    In last year’s Irish International Niall knocked out former World Champion Andrew Martin in the quarter-final of the singles but lost to Krysten Coombs in straight sets so he will be keen to get his hands on his home title again this time round.

    Follow this link for full results.

  • Silver and Bronze for Ireland in Wales

    09/05/2018 Silver and Bronze for Ireland in Wales

    It was a successful 2018 Quadrangular event for the Irish under 15 team bringing home silver and bronze medals in the individual event and finishing second in the team event. Read more.....

     

     

     

  • *UPDATE* Silver medals in team event for U15 Irish Team

    04/05/2018 *UPDATE* Silver medals in team event for U15 Irish Team

    The U15 Irish Team claimed silver medals in the team event at the Quadrangular after finishing second in the group. They beat Scotland 5-4 in their opening match and then went to beat Wales 7-2. They lost out to the winners England who was by far the strongest team on the day beating Ireland 9-0.

    All of the players had impressive performances in the individual event with the doubles still to come tomorrow. Matthew Cheung reached the semi-final of the men's singles. He beat Joseph Scott of England 21-15 21-17.

    For a full list of the results, you can click on this link. 

    Day 1

    The 2018 Quadrangular is underway in Cardiff Wales. The event features the four home nation teams, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

    Ireland started the event with a match against Scotland. The tie consists of 9 games with singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Ireland got off to a great start taking both men's doubles and one of the two girls doubles, giving them a 3-1 lead. In the singles disciplines, it was Scotland who took three of the four games to even the score. The match was evenly balanced with Scott Guildea and Julia O'Reilly taking the mixed to secure a 5-4 win for Ireland. Ireland will face England who beat Wales earlier today in their next match.

  • Nguyen Knocks out European Games Gold Medalist in Huelva

    26/04/2018 Nguyen Knocks out European Games Gold Medalist in Huelva

    Nhat Nguyen has set up a last 16 match at the European Championships after beating the 2015 European Games Gold Medalist Pablo Abian of Spain. Nhat came through the pressure of the of the Spanish fans to beat Abian 21-9 21-18. Even with the intense heat in the hall and Spanish cheering behind him, Nhat managed to put in a top performance to put out the number 7 seed.

    In his earlier round, Nhat overcame Icelandic player Kari Gunnarrson 21-16 21-17. Nhat also won the opening match of his doubles with partner Paul Reynolds. They came through a hard-fought match against Estonian pair of Kristjan Kaljurand & Raul Kasner, winning 20-22 22-20 21-12.

    Sam and Chloe lost out in the first round against the world number 10 pair of Christiansen/Pedersen of Denmark 21-18 21-16. Also, losing out in the early rounds was Boyle/Darragh in the women's doubles. They lost out to Pekkola/Nystrom of Finland 15-21 21-15 16-21. Rachael Darragh also fell short against Luise Heim of Germany in the women's singles.

    Nhat takes to court with Paul in the doubles at about 11 am Irish time and not before 4:30 pm in the men's singles later today.

    Click on this link for all of the Irish results and schedule.

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Niall McVeigh Wins Gold In Turkey

Niall McVeigh returned to the winner’s podium in the 4th Turkish Para-Badminton International after capturing the Men’s Singles title in the Short Stature 6 class.

This win is just the fillip that the Irish No1 and former World and European Champion needed in his build-up to the Paralympics in 2020 and as he looks forward to the next competition in the para-badminton calendar, the FZ Forza Irish Para-Badminton International being staged at the National Sports Campus in Banchardstown from 20-24 June.

After losing out to the No3/4 seeded Malaysian Didin Taresoh in the quarter-final of the Dubai International 25-23 in the second set - though reaching the semi-final of the doubles with Taresoh and losing only to the eventual champions Coombs and Shephard - his performances in Turkey were impressive, failing to drop a single set.

He took only twenty minutes to see off  the Russian Alexander Mekhdiev 21-13 21-13 in his opening match and although Japan’s Yohei Hatakeyama made a real fight of it in the second set, Niall was to secure his second won 21-14 21-19.

Niall was in imperious form in his final two matches, beating Hector Jesus Salva Tunque in straight sets and clinched the Gold by beating Fabien Morat (France) 21-13 21-9.

In the Irish International in June Niall will, of course, be heading a strong Ireland squad including Stephen Halpin, Michael Smith and Chris Stewart.

Also in the draw will be Andrew Moorcroft who won a Bronze medal recently in the Spanish International in the Men’s Doubles when he partnered Scotland’s Robert Laing to reach the semi-final, losing out to the No2 seeds Chu Man Kai/Wong Chun Yim.

Emma Farnham who won a Bronze medal last year in the singles and was a semi-finalist in the Mixed Doubles SS6 will also be hoping to add to her collection of para-badminton medals. 

Laura Lee Jenkins, a semi-finalist partnering Fiona Christie in the Wheelchair Women’s Doubles is in the Wheelchair disciplines and McVeigh will not only be competing in the Men’s Singles but teaming up with Carmen Giuliana Poveda Flores in the Mixed Doubles, thus renewing their partnership which saw them win Bronze in the World Championships in Ulsan, Korea back in November of last year.

In last year’s Irish International Niall knocked out former World Champion Andrew Martin in the quarter-final of the singles but lost to Krysten Coombs in straight sets so he will be keen to get his hands on his home title again this time round.

Follow this link for full results.

Silver and Bronze for Ireland in Wales

It was a successful 2018 Quadrangular event for the Irish under 15 team bringing home silver and bronze medals in the individual event and finishing second in the team event. Read more.....

 

 

 

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*UPDATE* Silver medals in team event for U15 Irish Team

The U15 Irish Team claimed silver medals in the team event at the Quadrangular after finishing second in the group. They beat Scotland 5-4 in their opening match and then went to beat Wales 7-2. They lost out to the winners England who was by far the strongest team on the day beating Ireland 9-0.

All of the players had impressive performances in the individual event with the doubles still to come tomorrow. Matthew Cheung reached the semi-final of the men's singles. He beat Joseph Scott of England 21-15 21-17.

For a full list of the results, you can click on this link. 

Day 1

The 2018 Quadrangular is underway in Cardiff Wales. The event features the four home nation teams, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

Ireland started the event with a match against Scotland. The tie consists of 9 games with singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Ireland got off to a great start taking both men's doubles and one of the two girls doubles, giving them a 3-1 lead. In the singles disciplines, it was Scotland who took three of the four games to even the score. The match was evenly balanced with Scott Guildea and Julia O'Reilly taking the mixed to secure a 5-4 win for Ireland. Ireland will face England who beat Wales earlier today in their next match.

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The Badminton Ireland High Performance structure is designed to deliver talented and committed individuals the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We aim to achieve this by providing them with support both on court and off court in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Sport.
The Athlete Talent Pathway comprises of entry level ‘talent identification tools’ and ‘talent identification camps’ under the Teicnic programme (www.Teicnic.com).
This feeds in to the Irish National Squads and the High Performance athlete talent pathway which is comprised of those players who are focused on the Olympics (Talend funded).

The High Performance programme is led by the Performance Director who oversees the performance coaching team. The Badminton Ireland High Performance Management Group takes a collective decision around selections and high performance structure.
 

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