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  • Medals for Noble and Cheung in Glasgow

    22/05/2017 Medals for Noble and Cheung in Glasgow

    After the U13 Irish team won their first ever medals in the 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. 

    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.

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  • Ireland go for Gold in Glasgow as they make the final of the team event read more…..

    19/05/2017 Ireland go for Gold in Glasgow as they make the final of the team event read more…..

    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

  • U13 Irish Team Travel to Glasgow Youth International

    17/05/2017 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:

    Boys:

    Matthew Cheung

    Vincent Pontanosa

    Ben Lawlor

    Stuart McCollum

    Girls:

    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.

     

     

  • Irish under 17 team announcement

    12/05/2017 Irish under 17 team announcement

    The 2017 European U17 Championships will be played in Prague, the Czech Republic from 21-29 November 2017. The team selected to represent Ireland at the team and Individual event is as follows

     

     

    Boys

    Mark Kinnerk

    Michael Staunton

    Daniel O’Meara

    Peter McDonald

    Girls

    Niamh Gannon

    Rachael Woods

    Alexandra Troy

    Rebecca Woods

    Mark Phelan and Aisling Ryan will be the coaches travelling with the team. In the lead up to the event, Badminton Ireland will look at holding a fundraising event to help support the team. More information on the summer fundraising events will follow.

  • Magees settle for bronze at the European Championships

    29/04/2017 Magees settle for bronze at the European Championships

    Sam and Chloe Magee must settle for bronze medals at the European Championships as they lose out to the very strong pair of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark in two games 21-14 21-10. Sam and Chloe played world class badminton all weeek long and had some close games. They managed to knock out the number 4 and 5 seeds of the tournament on the way to their medal. Chloe and Sam have been very gratefull for all the Irish support over the week:

    "We really have to thank everyone for the support, Ireland is definitely a country that gets behind their players, it feels like i'm back at home." - Chloe Magee.

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Irish under 17 team announcement

The 2017 European U17 Championships will be played in Prague, the Czech Republic from 21-29 November 2017. The team selected to represent Ireland at the team and Individual event is as follows

 

 

Boys

Mark Kinnerk

Michael Staunton

Daniel O’Meara

Peter McDonald

Girls

Niamh Gannon

Rachael Woods

Alexandra Troy

Rebecca Woods

Mark Phelan and Aisling Ryan will be the coaches travelling with the team. In the lead up to the event, Badminton Ireland will look at holding a fundraising event to help support the team. More information on the summer fundraising events will follow.

Magees settle for bronze at the European Championships

Sam and Chloe Magee must settle for bronze medals at the European Championships as they lose out to the very strong pair of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark in two games 21-14 21-10. Sam and Chloe played world class badminton all weeek long and had some close games. They managed to knock out the number 4 and 5 seeds of the tournament on the way to their medal. Chloe and Sam have been very gratefull for all the Irish support over the week:

"We really have to thank everyone for the support, Ireland is definitely a country that gets behind their players, it feels like i'm back at home." - Chloe Magee.

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Magee's secure historic medal at the European Championships

Sam and Chloe Magee make Irish badminton history and secure Ireland's first ever medal at the European Badminton Championships. They have bagged at least a bronze medal by beating the number four seeds and former European gold medallists Robert Mateusiak and Nadiezba Zieba of Poland.

It was a game that either side could have won and it proved to be very close throughout. The first game came down to the wire after some long rallies, but Sam and Chloe kept their composure and won 22-20. In the second game the Polish fought back and managed to steal it 21-17, after Sam and Chloe had a chance to clinch the match. Sam and Chloe went out and gave it everything in the final game and dominated, winning 21-12.

Tomorrow evening Sam and Chloe will play Danish super stars and number one seeds Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen. After Sam and Chloe have already knocked two seeded pairs out of the tournament who knows what could happen.

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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.
 

  • Please click here to see the Badminton Ireland structure.