Thursday 2 July 2020
Sport Ireland Covid-19 Return to Sport
Since March, Sport Ireland has been providing the sport sector with up to date guidance and advice on COVID-19. This information has been in line with recommendations from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Department of Health, the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the Department of the Taoiseach and the National Public Health Emergency Team.
This Sport Ireland COVID-19 Return to Sport e-learning resource is intended to supplement Government advice through the Roadmap for the Reopening of Society and Business with specific reference to sport and physical activity. At all times, the health of those participating in and facilitating sport and physical activity is priority. Whilst risk in relation to the spread of COVID-19 cannot be eliminated, it can be minimised.
Now the training is available for Phase 3. We encourage everyone to read this through whether you are a participant, volunteer, coach, parent or administrator at your badminton hall.
More information Sport Ireland E-Learning Course for Covid-19
Tuesday 30 June 2020
Please see the June 2020 Newsletter below, you can click the picture to see the full newsletter.
Monday 29 June 2020
The Badminton Ireland National Events Committee met on 18th June 2020 to discuss the postponed national events between March 2020 and May 2020. The committee agreed on a new calendar which has subsequently been approved by the Badminton Ireland board of directors.
Agreed dates for National Events postponed in 2020:
- All Ireland Juvenile Inter County Finals - 10th October 2020
- All-Ireland Senior Inter County Finals - 11th October 2020**
- All-Ireland Inter Provincials - 24th & 25th October 2020
- Grade B,E &H Nationals (up to and including Quarter Finals) - 7th November 2020
- All-Ireland Inter League Finals - 8th November 2020**
- Graded Finals (including B,E&H Semi-Finals) - 22nd November
**Qualification for events to be completed before event can take place. Leinster Badminton have withdrawn from competition
Venues for the events are still to be confirmed and will be updated on the Badminton Ireland website accordingly. If any of the above events cannot be fulfilled, then the event will not be postponed further and will be cancelled.
All events in the new calendar are being constantly reviewed. Players are advised if they are looking to book hotels for any of the above events or for any event in the new season, that they buy a cancellation policy as the tournament organiser may be forced to cancel the event due to COVID-19. In the event that a sanctioned event is cancelled, all entry fees will be fully refunded and players will be notified by the tournament organiser.
All sanctioned events will be subject to approval from Badminton Ireland based on COVID-19 protocols. If an event can't meet these requirements, the event will be unsanctioned.
Monday 29 June 2020
Badminton is back Let`s play and enjoy our sport again. Play can resume as per our protocols.
For more information regarding return to Badminton, please visit Covid-19 Updates or click here Return to Badminton
On Friday 26.06 2020 we had our first webinar on Return to Badminton on Badminton Ireland`s YouTube Channel. The webinar was hugely successful and we hope it was informative for those watching. If you would like to watch the webinar back you can do via the following link Return to Badminton Webinar
Tuesday 23 June 2020
Badminton Ireland and Cork Sports Partnership last week collaborated on a pilot Refresher Workshop for Cork teachers who have or were due to take part in our Leaders of the Future Schools + Inclusion Programme before COVID-19. 40 teachers took part in this refresher course with National Coach Aisling Ryan.
The one hour workshop took place last week and some of the topics discussed were:
- Introduction to Badminton
- Rules of the Game
- Layout of a Session
- Planning Your Session
- Games Examples
"I think this workshop was great way to keep the teachers engaged and to provide them with a refresher of all of the materials from Shuttle Time. For the teachers who were due to take part in our schools programme, we hoped to provide them with a little insight to what they would experience on a Shuttle Time course in the future. We cannot thank Cork Sports Partnership enough for their hard work in running this pilot"
Friday 19 June 2020
Badminton Ireland welcomes the announcement by Government this evening in the acceleration of the road map for Phase 3.
In light of this announcement, Badminton Ireland have decided to postpone the Webinar scheduled for the Return to Badminton to a later date to allow us to review the changes.
Further updates to follow on this next week.