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  • Women In Sport - A Sit Down with Chloe Magee

    16/11/2018 Women In Sport - A Sit Down with Chloe Magee

    European Bronze Medalist Chloe Magee took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with Badminton Ireland, read more........

  • Women in Sport - An Interview with Sonya McGinn

    14/11/2018 Women in Sport - An Interview with Sonya McGinn

    Badminton Ireland spoke to former Olympian Sonya McGinn about her playing career and some of her highlights from the Sydney Olympics in an indepth interview. Read more......

  • Club Information Forums

    08/10/2018 Club Information Forums

     Badminton Ireland will be delivering a Club Information Forum in each of the Branch areas over the coming weeks.

    They will cover club specific areas of Safeguarding, GDPR and Affiliation.

    It is important that your Club Secretary and Safeguarding Officer attends the forum that is being delivered in your branch area, as it will offer the opportunity to ask questions on these topics. They will also receive additional resources to help them in their roles. We would ask people in these roles to book their ticket for the relevant branch forum on the links below to assist us in organising the forums.

    The Dates & Venues for the Forums are as follows:

    22nd October @ 7.30pm in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris (Connacht Branch) Book Tickets Here

    1st November @ 7pm in the Fitzgeralds Woodlands Hotel, Adare (Munster Branch) Book Tickets Here

    15th November @ 7pm in Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus (Leinster Branch) Book Tickets Here

    Ulster Branch Club Forum - Date & Venue TBC

    If you have any queries regarding the Club Information Forums, you can contact Conor Fadian, National Governance Officer, on his email below.

    Email: cfadian@badmintonireland.com

     

     

  • 2018 Sports Capital Programme Workshop

    26/09/2018 2018 Sports Capital Programme Workshop

    The workshops will be given by staff in the Sports Capital section and will cover common pitfalls, a page by page guide to the application form and a questions and answers session.  

    The deadline for making an application is 5pm on Friday 19th October. 

    Organisation must be registered on 
    www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie by 5pm Friday 5th October

    To get the maximum benefit from the event please read the guide beforehand


     

    Book your place on eventbrite - max 2 seats per organisation


    DUBLIN - Cusack Stand, Croke Park, 7-9pm, Monday 1 October 
    GALWAY - Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway, 7-9pm, Monday 1 October 
    WATERFORD - WIT Arena, 7-9pm, Tuesday 2 October
    LONGFORD - Longford Rugby Club, 7-9pm, Tuesday 2 October
    DONEGAL - The Abbey Hotel Donegal, 7-9pm, Wednesday 3 October
    KERRY - Institute of Technology Tralee, 7-9pm, Friday 5th October 


     

    Following a review of the last round of the programme it has been agreed that an even greater emphasis should be placed on applications for facilities in disadvantaged areas. Accordingly, any assistance you can provide in terms of raising awareness of the programme and increasing applications from these areas would be appreciated.

     

  • Para trajectory rises with taster sessions in Louth and Meath

    23/08/2018 Para trajectory rises with taster sessions in Louth and Meath

    These are exciting times for Para-Badminton in Ireland and the trajectory of the sport continues to rise with recent taster sessions hosted in Louth and Meath. Both of these events were organised in collaboration with the respective Local Sports Partnerships in those counties, and delivered as part of their annual inclusive summer Camps. 

    Badminton Europe qualified Para-Badminton coach Craig McCourtney made the trip to Navan to deliver a session in the home venue of Navan Para-Badminton Club for a group of fourteen participants. In addition to Craig's presence, there was also assistance from volunteers of the Navan Para-Badminton Club, an the importance of this club link on the day is pivotal in providing a pathway for those interested in getting involved in the sport. It proved to be a hugely enjoyable session and Craig had this to say about the event, "There was some great talent on display among an inspirational group of players. Hopefully the Para club in Navan will receive some further interest from today's participants to further compliment the exceptional work they do in promoting Para-Badminton in their region".

    Likewise, Badminton Ireland Development Manager, Fiach Andrews, travelled to Dundalk for the taster session delivered in collaboration with the Louth Sports Partnership. Seventeen enthusiastic camp attendees participated in the taster, with roughly half the group playing for the first time. Moreover, a fantastic facility in Dundalk Sports Centre, Muirhevnamore, provided the ideal setting for this session. 

    "The recent taster sessions in Louth and Meath have gone really well and exposing the sport to over thirty new participants adds to the continued upward trajectory that Para-Badminton is on in Ireland. These are really exciting times for the sport as we edge closer to its debut in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and the growth of the game at grassroots level in Ireland is rising as evident in the progress seen with various groups in Lisburn, Donegal, Navan, Dublin, and Tipperary. Hopefully our structures for Para-Badminton can continue to grow in the coming seasons and become more sustainable year after year". Fiach Andrews, Development Manager

    Finally, it must be stated that it was excellent to have Performance Para Coach Leslie Dewart present recently at the 2018 Coaches Conference. Leslie gave an insight into his coaching journey as well as discussing some of his work alongside Ireland's top Para-Badminton players in Ulster, including his recent trip to the Thailand Para International with Niall McVeigh, as he strives to qualify for Tokyo 2020. This was a nice get to know session for the Conference attendees as they familiarised themselves with Leslie, but also got a follow-on from the 2017 Conference where BWF Para-Badminton expert Lyndon Williams delivered theoretical and practical Para-Badminton coaching components.

    For all the latest Badminton Ireland news and updates follow our Facebook and Twitter.

     

    Fiach Andrews

    Development Manager

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Club Information Forums

 Badminton Ireland will be delivering a Club Information Forum in each of the Branch areas over the coming weeks.

They will cover club specific areas of Safeguarding, GDPR and Affiliation.

It is important that your Club Secretary and Safeguarding Officer attends the forum that is being delivered in your branch area, as it will offer the opportunity to ask questions on these topics. They will also receive additional resources to help them in their roles. We would ask people in these roles to book their ticket for the relevant branch forum on the links below to assist us in organising the forums.

The Dates & Venues for the Forums are as follows:

22nd October @ 7.30pm in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris (Connacht Branch) Book Tickets Here

1st November @ 7pm in the Fitzgeralds Woodlands Hotel, Adare (Munster Branch) Book Tickets Here

15th November @ 7pm in Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus (Leinster Branch) Book Tickets Here

Ulster Branch Club Forum - Date & Venue TBC

If you have any queries regarding the Club Information Forums, you can contact Conor Fadian, National Governance Officer, on his email below.

Email: cfadian@badmintonireland.com

 

 

2018 Sports Capital Programme Workshop

The workshops will be given by staff in the Sports Capital section and will cover common pitfalls, a page by page guide to the application form and a questions and answers session.  

The deadline for making an application is 5pm on Friday 19th October. 

Organisation must be registered on 
www.sportscapitalprogramme.ie by 5pm Friday 5th October

To get the maximum benefit from the event please read the guide beforehand


 

Book your place on eventbrite - max 2 seats per organisation


DUBLIN - Cusack Stand, Croke Park, 7-9pm, Monday 1 October 
GALWAY - Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway, 7-9pm, Monday 1 October 
WATERFORD - WIT Arena, 7-9pm, Tuesday 2 October
LONGFORD - Longford Rugby Club, 7-9pm, Tuesday 2 October
DONEGAL - The Abbey Hotel Donegal, 7-9pm, Wednesday 3 October
KERRY - Institute of Technology Tralee, 7-9pm, Friday 5th October 


 

Following a review of the last round of the programme it has been agreed that an even greater emphasis should be placed on applications for facilities in disadvantaged areas. Accordingly, any assistance you can provide in terms of raising awareness of the programme and increasing applications from these areas would be appreciated.

 

Para trajectory rises with taster sessions in Louth and Meath

These are exciting times for Para-Badminton in Ireland and the trajectory of the sport continues to rise with recent taster sessions hosted in Louth and Meath. Both of these events were organised in collaboration with the respective Local Sports Partnerships in those counties, and delivered as part of their annual inclusive summer Camps. 

Badminton Europe qualified Para-Badminton coach Craig McCourtney made the trip to Navan to deliver a session in the home venue of Navan Para-Badminton Club for a group of fourteen participants. In addition to Craig's presence, there was also assistance from volunteers of the Navan Para-Badminton Club, an the importance of this club link on the day is pivotal in providing a pathway for those interested in getting involved in the sport. It proved to be a hugely enjoyable session and Craig had this to say about the event, "There was some great talent on display among an inspirational group of players. Hopefully the Para club in Navan will receive some further interest from today's participants to further compliment the exceptional work they do in promoting Para-Badminton in their region".

Likewise, Badminton Ireland Development Manager, Fiach Andrews, travelled to Dundalk for the taster session delivered in collaboration with the Louth Sports Partnership. Seventeen enthusiastic camp attendees participated in the taster, with roughly half the group playing for the first time. Moreover, a fantastic facility in Dundalk Sports Centre, Muirhevnamore, provided the ideal setting for this session. 

"The recent taster sessions in Louth and Meath have gone really well and exposing the sport to over thirty new participants adds to the continued upward trajectory that Para-Badminton is on in Ireland. These are really exciting times for the sport as we edge closer to its debut in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and the growth of the game at grassroots level in Ireland is rising as evident in the progress seen with various groups in Lisburn, Donegal, Navan, Dublin, and Tipperary. Hopefully our structures for Para-Badminton can continue to grow in the coming seasons and become more sustainable year after year". Fiach Andrews, Development Manager

Finally, it must be stated that it was excellent to have Performance Para Coach Leslie Dewart present recently at the 2018 Coaches Conference. Leslie gave an insight into his coaching journey as well as discussing some of his work alongside Ireland's top Para-Badminton players in Ulster, including his recent trip to the Thailand Para International with Niall McVeigh, as he strives to qualify for Tokyo 2020. This was a nice get to know session for the Conference attendees as they familiarised themselves with Leslie, but also got a follow-on from the 2017 Conference where BWF Para-Badminton expert Lyndon Williams delivered theoretical and practical Para-Badminton coaching components.

For all the latest Badminton Ireland news and updates follow our Facebook and Twitter.

 

Fiach Andrews

Development Manager

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Development overview

Badminton Ireland is committed to facilitating participation in the sport across the 32 counties of Ireland. This is achieved by focusing on the development of all facets of badminton, with a special focus on the growth of existing clubs, the creation of new clubs, and facilitating opportunities to play in all levels of educational facilities across the country.

For further information on development please contact Badminton Ireland Development Officer, Fiach Andrews, via email (development@badmintonireland.com), or by phone +353 1 839 3028.