Irish National Squads

Badminton Ireland has National Squads which take place three times a season at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15. Teams will be selected to represent Ireland from these squads. The first squad will take place on October 25th and is open to all players that would like to try out.

For consideration into the various National Squads please register by completing the following Player Registration Form by the 2nd of November 2020. The cost of all three squads is €45; €15 euro for the opening squad and an additional €15 per each squad players are invited to attend.

Players applying for the U19 or Senior squad must have met one of the below Criteria to be considered for the squad

National Squad requirement 
Criteria U19 Senior
Grade  Minimum Grade D Minimum Grade B
Competition Reached last 8 of provincial underage event Reached Last 8 of Senior provincial open
Team  Previously Selected for provincial underage team or Irish underage team Previously selected for provincial A grade or Senior team or previously represented Ireland at underage level
Players must have met one of the above criteria to be eligible to attend the squad training for above squads

Players who have reached Irish sports council carding level and are currently competing on the International circuit can attend the national squads but it is not compulsory. 

 

National Senior Squad

Coach - Daniel Magee


Squad Dates: February 21st, March 21st 2021 and July 25th 2021 at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event – European Mixed Team Qualification 2020, December 9th-12th , France

 

National U19 Squad 

Coach – Craig McCourtney
Coach – Aisling Ryan 
Squad Dates: February 21st, March 21st 2021 and July 25th 2021 at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season event - Portugese Hunior 2021 Dates TBC

 

National U17 Squad 

Coach - Michael O'Meara
Coach - Georgina Ward


Squad Dates – February 21st, March 21st 2021 and July 25th 2021 at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event – U17 European Team and Individual championships 2021 Podcetrtek, Slovenia 3rd -12th of September 2021

 

National U15 Squad

Coach - Naomi Darragh

Coach - Azhar Syed

Squad Dates – February 21st, March 21st 2021 and July 25th 2021 at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season's event - U15 Quadrangular 2020 from the 14th to the 16th of May 2021 at the National Badminton Academy in Scotstoun

 

National U13 Squad

Coach - Jennie King
Coach - John Amond


Squad Dates – February 21st, March 21st 2021 and July 25th 2021 at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main season’s event – Swedish Youth Games 2021 Dates TBC

 

National Para Squad

Squad Dates – February 21st, March 21st 2021 and July 25th 2021 at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15
Main seasons event – European Para Championships New Dates TBC 

Coach - Leslie Dewart and Patricia Gallagher assisted by BI coaching staff

 

National Masters Squad

Squad Dates – February 21st, March 21st 2021 and July 25th 2021 at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown D15

Main season event - TBC

Coach - Willie Stevenson assisted by Badminton ireland Coaching staff


Players can be selected for multiple national teams but they must attend the national squad for the age group they currently fall into. Any player failing to attend their national squad without good reason will remove themselves from a selection.