Introduction to Badminton

Badminton is probably the world’s fastest racquet sport. It’s similar to tennis, in that players compete to hit a shuttlecock back and forth over a high net, but speeds are much faster, with the shuttlecock sometimes flying at up to 300km/h. As a result, the players have to have lightning-fast reactions and incredible agility and stamina, often covering up to six kilometres in a match as they dart back and forth across the indoor courts. For contact details of the National Federation in Ireland please click Full story

Positive Day for Badminton

Scott Evans continued his unbeaten start in the men’s badminton singles last night , although not as easily as his first match. He lost the first set to Yuhan Tan from Belgium, 14-21, but then promptly avenged that in the second, 21-13, before winning the third set 21-13, too. The sister and brother pair of […]

Team Ireland in Action Today

Schedule for Team Ireland: Tuesday 23 June             3×3 Basketball 19:30 Women’s Pool C Ireland vs Slovenia   Badminton   MAGEE Chloe 09:40 Women’s Singles Group Play Stage Group F Chloe Magee vs Kristine Sefere (LAT)     MAGEE Chloe and MAGEE Sam 13:40 Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage A […]

Chloe Magee loses First Pool Match

Donegal badminton player Chloe Magee has lost her opening singles match in her group against Estonia’s Kati Tolmoff 21-18, 21-17. Magee and her brother Sam will be involved in a mixed doubles game on this evening. Sam Magee and brother Josh Magee were also beaten in a tough men’s doubles game today by Danish […]

Baku 2015 Badminton Draw

Badminton Europe (BEC), the governing body of the sport in Europe, today held the draw for the Baku 2015 competition The competition will take place at the Baku Sports Hall from 22-28 June. Mr Brian Agerbak, General Secretary of Badminton Europe, said: “For Badminton Europe it has been a great experience to take part in the […]

Evans looking forward to Baku 2015

Ireland’s Scott Evans is in confident mood ahead of the Baku 2015 European Games and will be pushing for a place on the podium. Evans has competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, losing to eventual winner Lin Dan of China in the first round in London. He is currently 27th in the world, and playing […]

Evans breaks into Top 25

After a very successful year winning the Brazil Grand Prix and reaching the finals of the Bitburger Open Grand Prix gold event in Germany combined with his best result to date, reaching the last 16 on a world premier super series event at this year’s All England Open Championships Scott Evans has broken into the […]

Evans on track to reclaim Irish Open

Irish No 1, Scott Evans will return to Dublin this December in an attempt to reclaim his men’s singles title at the Carlton Irish Badminton Open.   Evans has chalked up some of the best performances of his career during recent months and hopes his winning form will continue when he competes at the Irish Open […]

Evans impressive in Germany

Scott Evans contributes significantly to his World ranking and Olympic qualification by reaching the final of the BitBurger Open. After an impressive performance all week at the Bitburger Open in Germany, Irish No.1 Scott Evans sadly lost out on the men’s Single’s final to Taiwanese player and World No.8 Tien Chen Chou in two sets, […]

Magee’s super French Series

Congratulations to Chloe Magee on making it to the quarter final of the 2014 French Super Series over the weekend. Chloe eventually lost to World number one Xuerui Li of China. Magee who is ranked 32 matched the number one seed in the opening game only marginally losing out 21-19. In the second game the Chinese […]

Rio Scholarships Announced

The Olympic Council of Ireland, in association with the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity programme, has announced scholarship support worth over €100,000 to help selected Irish athletes prepare for the Rio Olympic Games. Eight athletes in seven sports will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will give the nominated athletes a monthly grant towards vital training and […]
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