Badminton News

MAGNIFICENT MCSHARRY SHINES AGAIN AS SHE SETS NEW IRISH RECORD AND PB

July 28, 2021
Mona McSharry was on form once more this evening at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre as she powered through the heats of the 200m Breaststroke this evening, finishing in a time of 2:25.08 to set a new Irish Senior Record and a new Personal Best. The Sligo native has had an incredible run in the pool […]

NGUYEN ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC ARRIVAL IN STYLE WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN ON GAMES DEBUT

July 26, 2021
Nhat Nguyen announced his arrival at the Tokyo Olympic Games in style this evening with an impressive straight set win over Niluka Karunaratne of Sri Lanka in his opening group game. Nguyen was one of a host of athletes in action this evening, with Ireland’s men’s rugby sevens coming agonizingly close to their first group […]

Team Ireland Badminton Announcement - Nhat Nguyen

June 16, 2021
Nhat Nguyen has been officially selected to represent Team Ireland in the Badminton Men’s Singles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. Nguyen, who turns 21 years of age today, will be one of the youngest members of Team Ireland, and has consistently performed throughout the qualification period to book his spot by finishing […]

Badminton European Team Revealed

March 11, 2021
The list of names for those qualified for European championships have been announced by Badminton Europe. The Team Ireland athletes who have qualified and will compete are: Women’s Singles: Rachael Darragh Men’s Singles: Nhat Nguyen Women’s Doubles: Kate frost & Moya Ryan Men’s Doubles: Joshua Magee & Paul Reynolds Mixed Doubles: - Sam Magee & […]

Olympic Weekly Update 21 Jan 21

January 21, 2021
The Tokyo Olympic qualification status of the athletes can be found AT THIS LINK which will be regularly updated. While many athletes are currently training from home, with little competition, see below a summary of relevant updates from sports to kick off the new year. To date 52 Olympic athletes have secured Olympic qualification spots […]

EOC adds badminton to European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023

January 19, 2021
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) is pleased to announce that badminton is the latest sport to be added to the programme of the European Games Kraków-Małopolska 2023. An agreement was reached today between the EOC and Badminton Europe at the House of Sport in Copenhagen, with EOC Acting President Niels Nygaard and Badminton Europe General […]

Olympic Weekly Updates 17 Dec

December 17, 2020
In our final update for 2020 we have a few competition updates for you from our Olympic family. The focus of our interview of the week today is three time Olympian Chloe Magee in Badminton. Chloe competes with her brother Sam Magee in the Mixed Doubles and is currently just outside Olympic qualification. Competing is […]

European Games 2023 - List of Sports Agreed

September 14, 2020
EOC, Krakow-Małopolska agree on preliminary list of sports for European Games The European Olympic Committees (EOC) this weekend welcomed a delegation from Poland to the CONI headquarters in Rome for discussions on the 3rd edition of the European Games (EG), which are scheduled to take place in Krakow-Małopolska in summer 2023. The meeting was led […]

MINSK - BADMINTON AT THE EUROPEAN GAMES

June 20, 2019
BADMINTON Team Ireland will field their six top badminton players at the European Games and will be competing across four events; the men’s and women’s singles, the men’s doubles and the mixed doubles. Three time Olympian in badminton Chloe Magee is the flagbearer for Team Ireland, and she will team up with her brother Sam […]

Chloe Magee Announced as Team Ireland Flagbearer for Minsk

June 7, 2019
Three time Olympian and European Games bronze medallist Chloe Magee has been announced as the flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the European Games in Minsk next month. Ireland’s leading female badminton player for over ten years will lead Team Ireland into the Dinamo Stadium on the 21 June for the second edition of the […]

SUCCESS FOR TEAM IRELAND’S NIAMH COYNE ON DAY FOUR OF THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 11, 2018
A day of mixed results for Team Ireland at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games; huge excitement as Tallaght’s Niamh Coyne medals in the women’s 100m breaststroke. Nhat Nguyen is knocked at the quarter final of the men’s badminton singles after a tight game against Shifeng Li from China while Emma Slevin qualifies for two […]

DAY THREE IS PROMISING IN THE POOL AND ON THE COURT FOR TEAM IRELAND AT THE 2018 BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 9, 2018
Dublin Badminton athlete, Nhat Nguyen has qualified for the quarter finals of the men’s singles while Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne progress to the semis of the women’s 100m breaststroke.   Badminton: Nhat Nguyen has defeated Uriel Francisco Canjura Artiga (El Salvador) 2-0 to move into the quarter finals in the men’s singles at the […]

PROMISING DAY TWO FOR TEAM IRELAND AT THE 2018 BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 9, 2018
Badminton player Nhat Nguyen from Dublin dominated in today’s second group play stage of the men’s singles while Dublin’s Georgia Drummey put on an assured display in the first round of the women’s singles also beating her first opponent of the tournament.   Badminton: Nhat Nguyen from Dublin took on local opponent Matteo Delmastro in […]

DAY ONE AT THE YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES - UPDATE

October 9, 2018
Strong performances in the evening session of Day One at the Youth Olympic Games see McSharry and Coyne progress through to women’s 50m breaststroke final and Nyugyen winning in men’s doubles. Badminton: Dublin’s Nhat Nguyen paired with Great Britain’s Christopher Grimley to win in the men’s doubles, and with Hungary’s Vivien Sandorhazi in the mixed […]

A POSITIVE BEGINNING FOR TEAM IRELAND IN DAY ONE OF THE 2018 BUENOS AIRES YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

October 8, 2018
Today saw a first round win for badminton player Nhat Nguyen in men’s singles, as well as first heat wins for Mona McSharry and Niamh Coyne in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke event. Badminton: Dubliner, Nhat was the first Irish in action this morning in the Badminton singles where he met Kettiya Keoxay (LAO) in the […]

Athlete Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018
ATHLETICS   BADMINTON BOXING   DIVING KARATE GOLF GYMNASTICS SWIMMING TENNIS

Team Ireland Schedule - Youth Olympic Games

October 2, 2018
Irish Schedule Athlete Discipline Event Local Start Time (GMT -3) Irish Start Time (GMT+1) Venue 6th October OPENING CEREMONY 7th October Nhat Nguyen Badminton Men's Singles Tecnopolis Park Niamh Coyne Swimming Women's 50 Breaststroke 10:00 - 18:07 14:00 - 22:07 Youth Olympic Park Mona McSharry Emma Slevin Gymnastics Women's Floor 14:04 18:04 8th October Nhat […]

Team Ireland Announced for Youth Olympic Games

September 15, 2018
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today named a squad of 16 athletes from 9 sports, to compete at the Summer Youth Olympic Games in October in Buenos Aires. Competition runs from October 6 to October 18 featuring over 4,000 athletes and over 32 sports. This will be the first outing for Team Ireland since the […]

Badminton European Championships 2018

September 13, 2018
Nhat Nguyen has maintained his good form at the 2018 European Junior Championships with a win over Daniel Popescu of Romania. Earlier in the day Rachael Woods played the first of her last 32 games, as she and partner Adam McAllister faced Lukasz Cimosz and Karolina Szubert of Poland. The Irish pairing started strongly but struggled to find […]

A FOND FAREWELL

April 16, 2018
Some stellar Irish Olympians recently called time on their international careers. Three-time Olympian Scott Evans (30) retired 10 years after becoming Ireland's first male player to qualify for an Olympic Games. He competed in Beijing and London but the highlight of his career was finishing ninth at the Rio 2016 Games and he bowed out […]

May 2, 2017
Congratulations to Sam and Chloe Magee who won bronze medals at the European Championships. Sam and Chloe played world class badminton all week long and had some close games. They managed to knock out the number 4 and 5 seeds of the tournament on the way to their medal. Chloe said, "We really have to thank everyone for […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 10/16

August 16, 2016
A Recap of Team Ireland's Day 10 at Rio 2016 featuring Athletics, Boxing, Equestrian, Badminton and Diving.

Rio Recap: Team Ireland's Day 8/16

August 13, 2016
Follow the action for Team Ireland as the action enters Week 2 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 7/16

August 12, 2016
Friday August 12th, 2016 12:52, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Seamus Power, Round 2: 67 (tied 10th overall on -4) 13:36, Golf Men's Stroke Play, Padraig Harrington, Round 2: 71 (tied 22nd overall on -1) 14:00, Equestrian Dressage Individual,  Judy Reynolds & Vancouver K, Grand Prix Special: 74.090%* (17th to qualify for Grand Prix Freestyle *PB […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 6/16

August 11, 2016
Live Blog, Results and Imagery of Day 6 from Rio 2016 for Team Ireland

Rio 2016 - Team Ireland Profile

August 5, 2016
Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Double's Bronze Medals for Magee's

June 27, 2015
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

June 26, 2015
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 […]
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