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

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 […]

Evans bows out in last 16

Ireland’s Scott Evans bowed out of the World Badminton Championships in Copenhagaen, going down to the World Number 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. The Irish number one lost out in straight sets, 21-11, 21-12 but managed to produce the toughest match yet for Lee Chong Wei. An impressive World Championships for Scott following on […]

Evans in Last 16 at World Championships

Irish number one Scott Evans has booked his place in the last 16 of the 2014 World Championships after beating David Obernosterer of Austria in straight games. Evans has continued his good form after winning the Brazil Grand Prix event as he eased through the opening game 21-7. Evans started the second game a little […]

Tough first day for Magees

Chloe Magee lost to Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong in the opening round of the women’s singles at the World Badminton Championships in Copenhagen today (Mon). Magee took some good points off the former world top 10 player but lost 15-21, 15-21. Later in the day, in the mixed doubles, Magee and brother Sam […]

Magee kicks off World Championships

Team Ireland will be full of confidence following recent success at the Brazil Grand Prix event but they have a number of difficult draws ahead of them in this prestigious event. Chloe Magee kicks the 2015 World Championships today Monday with a tough opening round against former world top 10, Yip Pui Yin of Hong […]

Badminton World Championship Draw

The draws have been published for the 2014 World Championships in Copenhagen at the end of August. Team Ireland have qualified players in three events at this year’s competition. To qualify you need to be ranked in the world’s top 64. Team Ireland kick off in Copenhagen from Monday the 25th of August. The team […]

Evans wins Brazil Open

Scott Evans secured Gold for Team Ireland in the finals of the 2014 Brazil Grand Prix today in Rio de Janerio. Evans showed great form throughout the tournament beating a number of seeds on his way to the final including number one seed Henri Hurskainen of Sweden. In the final Evans showed his fighting spirit by […]

Badminton – Irish fall in Quarter final

Sam and Chloe Magee went out of the mixed quarter final losing to no 1 seeds Maneepong Jongjit and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand. The Magee’s started the quarter well taking the first game. The Thailand pair fought back to take a close second game. In the final game the spectators were treated to a number […]

Badminton – Irish in to quarter finals

Sam and Chloe Magee  are through to the last 16 at the US Open GPG in New York after beating Hock Lai Lee and Eva Lee of USA in straights sets. They now face top seeds Maneepong Jongjit and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand for a place in the quarter-finals. On a good day for the Irish, […]

Badminton – 2014 US Open Grand Prix Gold

Scott Evans has continued his winning ways at the 2014 US open grand prix gold beating Ka Long Ng of Hong Kong in a match that lasted over an hour. The match went to the deciding game with Evans winning in setting. Scott later posted “Delighted to get that win today. Close at the end”. Evans now […]
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