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  • Two Silver for Ireland at the World Senior Championships

    19/09/2017 Two Silver for Ireland at the World Senior Championships

    Mark Topping and Graham Henderson both had great performances in the recent World Senior Championships to take a silver medal in the 50MD category. Mark Topping also took a silver medal alongside English partner Debbie Miller in the 50XD. 

    Also playing in this event was Bob Evans who won his opening match in the 70MS but lost out in the round of 16 after coming up England's Ray sharp who put him out winning 21-17 21-9.

    In the men's doubles final, Mark and Graham took the match to three games but lost out to the ultimately stronger pair of Ting/Ertanto of Malaysia and Indonesia 21-17 16-21 21-13.

    Mark also featured in the mixed doubles final where the match was lost in another long three-game battle against Tandun/Tendean of Indonesia. The final score there was 21-19 21-12 21-14.

    For the full list of all of the Irish matches played at the event click on this link.

  • Fantastic Week For Irish Badminton So Far

    15/09/2017 Fantastic Week For Irish Badminton So Far

    17 Year old Nhat Nguyen has made the men’s singles semi final at the Belgian International after getting through three matches in qualification and winning three matches in the main draw. This morning he beat Indian Harsheel Dani 17-21 21-10 21-16 with a very impressive performance.

    Scott Evans has been playing well with partner Amanda Hogstrom of Sweden in the mixed doubles at the Belgian International. This is a new partnership that have never played together before. He is through to the semi-final of the Belgian International after beating Mathia Bay-Smidt & Alexandra Boje of Denmark 21-18 21-19.

    At the World Senior Championships Mark Topping and Graham Henderson have made the semi-finals of the men’s doubles after beating Sweden’s Nytell/Soderberg 14-21 21-10 25-23. Mark is also in semi final action in the mixed doubles later today with English partner Debora Miller.

     

    For the full Irish results from the Belgian International click on this link.

    For the full Irish results from the World Senior Championships click on this link.

  • Semi final places up for grabs at Senior World Championships in Kochi

    15/09/2017 Semi final places up for grabs at Senior World Championships in Kochi

    Mark Topping and Graham Henderson are bidding for a place in the semi-finals of the Over 50 Men’s Doubles in the BWF World Senior Championships being staged in India this week.

    Having reached the quarterfinal with a tight 40 minute encounter against the Japanese pair Fumiaki Matsuura and Koichiro Oura they were never behind in the opening set dominating throughout to win 21-7 but the second was a totally different proposition and it was nip and tuck throughout with the Irish pair finding themselves 6-4 in arrears whilst being ahead at 17-16 they were to lose the second 21-19.

    However the Irish pair were to regain the initiative and were the dominant force in the decider to ease through 21-11 and meet the No3/4 seeds Magnus Nytell and Erik Soderberg of Sweden later today for a place in the semis.

    Mark Topping and England’s Debora Miller, the No3/4 seeds, are already through to the quarter-finals of the Over 50 Mixed Doubles with a straight set victory over Gene Austin Joyner/Elena Golubeva and now face Bhushan Akut/ Saroj Sawant for a place in the semi-finals while in the 55+ Mixed Doubles Graham Henderson and England’s Susan Tooke are up against the No3/4 seeds from Japan Noriaki Matsunari/Miyoko Sato with the semi-final awaiting the winner, after a 21-6 21-15 victory over the French pair Jean-Michel Edard/Chantal Piron and England’s John Kindred/Janice Flower were overpowered 21-11 21-8.

    Find full list of Irish matches on this link.

    Piece by Brian Kelly.

  • Tokyo 2020 Badminton Paralympic Classifications Announced

    04/09/2017 Tokyo 2020 Badminton Paralympic Classifications Announced

    The classification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was announced today and there will be 14 badminton events featuring..... 

    Men’s events: Singles WH1, Singles WH2, Singles SL3, Singles SL4, Singles SU5, Singles SS6, Doubles WH.

    Women’s events:  Singles WH1, Singles WH2, Singles SL4, Singles SU5, Doubles WH, Doubles SL/SU.  

    Mixed events: Doubles SL/SU. 

    There will be 90 slots for athletes taking part in the badminton (44 male, 46 female).

    For more on the announcement follow this link.

  • Brave performance as Magee's World Championship dreams end

    24/08/2017 Brave performance as Magee's World Championship dreams end

    Sam and Chloe Magee were confindent going onto court today after beating the World number 22 Japanese pair on Wendesday. They came up against the much tougher and higher ranked opponents of Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad of Indonesia.

    The first game saw the Magee's really out playing the Indonesian pair with Chloe taking control of the net well and Sam supporting her from the rearcourt. The Magee's took the first 21-19. The second game saw Natsir and Ahmad really step it up a gear showing why they are the Olympic Champions. They put the Irish pair under pressure and won that game 21-16. In the final game the Indonesian pair dominated throughout and won the match 21-10

    For a full list of all of the Irish results from the event you can click on this link.

    All photos by Mark Phelan for Badminton Europe.

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Tokyo 2020 Badminton Paralympic Classifications Announced

The classification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was announced today and there will be 14 badminton events featuring..... 

Men’s events: Singles WH1, Singles WH2, Singles SL3, Singles SL4, Singles SU5, Singles SS6, Doubles WH.

Women’s events:  Singles WH1, Singles WH2, Singles SL4, Singles SU5, Doubles WH, Doubles SL/SU.  

Mixed events: Doubles SL/SU. 

There will be 90 slots for athletes taking part in the badminton (44 male, 46 female).

For more on the announcement follow this link.

Brave performance as Magee's World Championship dreams end

Sam and Chloe Magee were confindent going onto court today after beating the World number 22 Japanese pair on Wendesday. They came up against the much tougher and higher ranked opponents of Liliyana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad of Indonesia.

The first game saw the Magee's really out playing the Indonesian pair with Chloe taking control of the net well and Sam supporting her from the rearcourt. The Magee's took the first 21-19. The second game saw Natsir and Ahmad really step it up a gear showing why they are the Olympic Champions. They put the Irish pair under pressure and won that game 21-16. In the final game the Indonesian pair dominated throughout and won the match 21-10

For a full list of all of the Irish results from the event you can click on this link.

All photos by Mark Phelan for Badminton Europe.

Magee's shock the World as they progress to last 16

It was a sensational win for Sam and Chloe Magee over in Glasgow at the World Championships today. They have reached the last 16 by beating the number 16 seeds Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino from Japan (World number 22). The final score of the match was 21-13 16-21 21-15.

The Irish pair were trailing 13-7 in the third game and it looked as though their World Championships were all but over. They had a fantastic run of 9 straight points to come back to lead 16-13 and go on to take the match. 

They will most likely playing the World Number 3 and Olympic Gold medalists Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir of Indonesia tomorrow in their round of 16 match. 

For a list of al the Irish results so far click on this link.

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HP Overview

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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