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European Badminton Championships

Photo credit: Mark Phelan (Badminton Europe)

The European Badminton Championships is being held in Kolding, Denmark this week and the Irish players have got off to the best possible start. Ireland come away from Day 1 winning three out of three matches that they played. The highlight of the day was Sam and Chloe Magee beating the number 5 seeds and former world number 12 Jacco Piek and Selena Arends from the Netherlands.

Rachael Darragh also won her opening match beating Flore Vadenhoucke of Belgium.

Triple Olympian Scott Evans came up against Zvonimir Durkinjak of Croatia and struggled in the opening game losing 21-13. It looked all but over when Scott ended up 11-1 down in the second game. He dug deep and managed to win the next two games 21-17 21-17 to take the match and secure all of the Irish players through the opening day of the event. Joshua and Sam Magee feature in the men’s doubles tomorrow as well as Rachael Darragh and Sara Boyle in the women’s doubles.

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