This weekend sees the Ulster Senior Team sponsored by Walsin travel to York for the final weekend of this years Senior County Championships.
Ulster have a very strong team travelling to York with high hopes of gaining the 3 big wins they need to be crowned Division 2 Champions and gain promotion.
The team travelling includes a mix of experience and youth, Tony Stephenson, Ciaran Chambers, Tony Murphy, Stuart Lightbody, Conor Hickland, Sinead Chambers, Beth Stephenson, Rachael Woods and Rebecca Woods.
First up in the morning will be Lothian followed by an afternoon match against the league leaders Northamptionshire. The following day will see Ulster play Glasgow.
Ulster finished in the runners up spot at U-13,U-15,Premier and Masters 40 plus and 50 plus and in third place at U-17 and Grade A in the FZ Forza Inter Pros in Dublin. A number of the teams were under strength due to player unavailability and injury.
The head to head Masters ties between Ulster and Leinster each finished on six matches all after many close matches and overall the Ulster women were in excellent form particularly at 40 plus winning all three doubles through Gillian Grimes and Jayne Orr, Karen Ballentine and Dorothy McCullough and Deborah Kane and Laura Magill. Completing the wins at 40 plus were Jeff Kearon and Brian Moore in the mens doubles and Jonathan Perry and Jayne Orr and Brian Moore and Laura Magill in the Mixed.
At 50 plus, the Ulster winners were Nelson McDowell and Ian Young and Colin Carmichael and Kieran McMahon in the mens doubles, Lynne Anderson and Carol Dunbar and Christine Graham and Heather Harron in the womens doubles, and Nelson McDowell and Liz Gault and Kieran McMahon and Christine Graham in the Mixed.
We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing Andy Stewart from North Wales across to deliver a fantastic workshop aimed at coaches working within our clubs. Continue reading
Ulster Badminton are organising a series of workshops for club based coaches focusing on the development of player footwork. The ‘Introduction to Footwork to Music’ workshop will give coaches practical examples of how to development players footwork in a fun way different to the normal on court methods. Continue reading
Ulster Badminton will be running an Easter scheme for 6-14 year olds at the Templemore Sports Complex Buncrana Road Londonderry / Derry on Monday 10th – Friday 14th April, 10am-1pm each day. The scheme will be led by Badminton Ireland qualified coaches and will focus on technical development and fun game based activities for the players. The cost of the week is £30 per player with family discounts available for two or more children. Continue reading
On Friday 3rd March 2017 primary and post primary schools from across Ulster attended the Ulster schools finals event at Lisburn Racquets Club. The event saw schools compete in cup and league finals across 5 different age groups. It was a great occasion and a huge congratulations to all schools who competed and to the Ulster Schools Badminton Association for the running of another excellent event and another successful year of schools badminton. Continue reading
The Roadside Motors Lisburn Ulster Masters Badminton Championships took place last week-end at the National Badminton Centre, Lisburn. Continue reading
The Roadside Motors Ulster Masters will take place on the 25th and 26th February at the National Badminton Centre, Lisburn.
Jeff MCilroy, Manager of Roadside Motors Lisburn, alongside Tony Clarke and Garth Anderson. Roadside Motors are the sponsor for the Ulster Masters Championships.
Ulster Branch President William Martin has said “as usual this is a great tournament with an excellent entry from throughout Ireland across all events and in particular for the mixed doubles.”
We would like to Thank Roadside Motors for their continued support of this event.
The Ulster Senior team sponsored by Walsin traveled to York for the second round of this season’s Senior County Championships.
First up they had Yorkshire 4, they had some very tight games and it was neck and neck the whole way, Ulster managed to get the needed lead in the Chamber’s first mixed match and seal a 6-5 win.
The afternoon match saw Ulster up against Lancashire 2, Lancashire took an early lead after the singles but some good doubles results saw the match evenly poised at 4-4. This time it came down to second mixed but unfortunately the Gourley/Scott partnership lost out 21/19 in the deciding set and Lancashire took the win 6-5.
All in all today’s results were good as it saw Ulster move to the top of the table level on points with Lancashire 2. Everything still to play for in the final weekend away in March!
Ciaran Chambers, Tony Murphy, Conor Hickland,Jon McCreedy, Bryan Henderson,William Gourley, Sinead Chambers, Dona Scott, Rebecca Getty, Kerri Scott.
Badminton Ireland is delighted to announce a vacancy for a full-time Events Assistant to start immediately. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a vibrant, sporting organisation with an Olympic focus and an excellent opportunity for graduates to gain experience and pursue a career within the sporting or event management domain.
For more information please go to www.badmintonireland.com
The closing date for application is Monday the 30th January, 4.00pm