Women in Sport

National Badminton Week

During National Badminton Week Badminton Ireland paid tribute to some of our Women in Sport. The promotion was uploaded to our social media pages and contained some articles from our National Coaches; Jennie Magee, Naomi Darragh and Aisling Ryan. Former Olympian Sonya McGinn answered some questions about her career, her Olympic experience and her experience as an analyst on RTE. For the last installment of the Women in Sport promotion, we sat down with recent Irish Open Mixed Doubles Winner Chloe Magee, Chloe shared some tips relating to psychological preparation for a match, the importants of being good tactically on court, etc. 

Please click on the links below to read more about these articles:

National Coach - Jennie Magee

National Coach - Naomi Darragh

National Coach - Aisling Ryan Part 1 & Part 2

An Interview with Sonya McGinn

A Sit Down with Chloe Magee 


Women in Irish Sport Conference 2018

The Badminton Ireland Development Team recently attended the Women in Sport Conference run by Sport for Business in the RTE Studios, Donnybrook. There were some very interesting discussions and panels present on the day. Some of the panels that held discussions were Sarah Colgan, Mary O'Connor and Elaine Buckley, they talked about the 20x20 movement that has aimed to see a 20% increase in media coverage of women's sport, participation and attendances at games by 2020. Polly Bancroft from UEFA also spoke with presenter Rob Harnett about the "Together #WePlayStrong" campaign that the UEFA are currently running to encourage more teenagers to stay in sport.