Badminton

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

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Double’s Bronze Medals for Magee’s

The Magee family will look forward to two medal ceremonies over the weekend. Sam Magee and sister Chloe lost their semi final today against the French pair Fontaine and Mittel 21-12, 23-21, but still earned a European Bronze Medal in the mixed doubles. Their medal ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon. Sam and brother […]

Magee’s Through But Evans Exits

Chloe and Sam Magee are through to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles after beating Polish pair Aneta Wojtkow and Pawel Pietryja. In a match that lasted 34 minutes, the Donegal brother and sister duo beat the Poles 21-18, 21-12. 26-year-old Chloe and 25-year-old Sam will face France’s Gaetan Mittelheisser and Audrey Fontaine in the […]

Sam and Josh Magee into semi-final

Congratulations to Sam and Joshua Magee who created history by securing at least a bronze medal in the first ever European Games. The Irish pair beat Mayijs Dierickx and Freek Golinski of Belgium in the quarterfinals. They now face the current European champions Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov. On the other side of the draw […]

Evans and Magee’s in Medal Playoffs

Congratulations to Sam Magee and Chloe Magee who have booked a place in the quarterfinals today after beating Samuel Cali and Sadowski Fiorella Marie of Malta. The Magees took out their opponents with a comfortable two game victory. Scott Evans also progressed to the quarterfinals of the men’s singles after a classy two game victory […]

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 […]
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