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# badminton - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

'I’ve a new respect for how my parents work': Nguyen grounded as he targets Olympic shock

The Dubliner is on course to qualify for Tokyo and is intent on making his mark at the rescheduled Olympics

# badminton - Monday 30 March, 2020

'I've struggled with confidence along the way' - dropping other sports, injuries and team-mates as role models

It hasn’t been an easy ride for Irish badminton star Sara Boyle, but she feels she can push on now.

# badminton - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

'I never thought we could be winning European medals consistently - it’s crazy'

Chloe Magee speaks to The42 off the back of her European Games success alongside brother Sam.

# badminton - Saturday 29 June, 2019

Bronze for Chloe and Sam Magee after semi-final defeat in Minsk

Team GB’s Gabby and Chris Adcock proved too strong today.

# badminton - Friday 28 June, 2019

Ireland secure seventh European Games medal as Chloe and Sam Magee book semi-final spot

The Donegal siblings beat beat the Netherlands 21-19, 21-17 on Friday morning to advance to the final four.

# badminton - Thursday 27 June, 2019

More medals in sight as Chloe and Sam Magee survive anxious wait

The Donegal siblings advanced through to the badminton mixed doubles quarter-finals.

# badminton - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Magees deliver majestic display to seal Irish Open Badminton mixed doubles crown

It also brought Chloe’s long-awaited search for a second Irish Open final victory to an end.

# badminton - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'I've enjoyed the new chapter with Sam, I don't have any regrets'

Chloe Magee talks about sacrificing her singles career to focus solely on mixed doubles badminton and the importance of legacy in the sport.

# badminton - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Distraught Nhat Nguyen crashes out of Youth Olympics after epic quarter-final defeat

The 18-year-old lost out in three sets to Li Shifeng in Buenos Aires.

# badminton - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'I didn't want to go to college or university, I wanted to live my dream'

18-year-old badminton star Nhat Nguyen has shown huge potential at underage level, and now that he’s turned pro, is doing everything to qualify for Tokyo 2020.

# badminton - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Ireland's Nhat Nguyen earns bronze medal at European Junior Championships

The 18-year-old Vietnam-born badminton starlet has enjoyed an encouraging few days at the event.

# badminton - Friday 3 August, 2018

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There was a two-minute, 117-shot rally at the Badminton World Championships today

Just when you think it’s over, they go again.

# badminton - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Disappointment for Ireland as Nguyen and Magees beaten at Badminton World Championships

Nguyen loses men’s singles clash against fifth seed Srikanth Kidambi.

# badminton - Monday 30 July, 2018

Ireland's Chloe and Sam Magee win their World Championship opener in Nanjing

The Magees beat Kristensen and Jorgensen of Denmark on Monday morning.

# badminton - Monday 14 May, 2018

Irish number one strikes gold in Turkey with sights set on history at Tokyo 2020

Niall McVeigh had a successful stint at the Turkish Para Badminton International.

# badminton - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'I couldn't eat, couldn't sleep... I mean, f**k, I was in a dark place'

The 30-year old, three-time Olympian announced his retirement on Tuesday.

# badminton - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

'I don't have the same desire as before': Three-time Irish Olympian Scott Evans to retire

The 30-year-old made history in Rio, but will now bow out after next week’s Team European Championships.

# badminton - Monday 25 December, 2017

'I only started playing badminton when I came to Ireland... It was one of the ways I tried to fit in'

17-year-old starlet Nhat Nguyen speaks to The42 about his rise towards the top of his sport.

# badminton - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Donegal's Magee siblings power into last 16 at World Championships

The pair – who have made history this year already – defeated Japanese opposition to progress in Glasgow.

# badminton - Monday 21 August, 2017

Donegal siblings reach Badminton World Championships last 32 as Scott Evans suffers narrow defeat

Evans narrowly lost to Shi Yuqi, who is ranked 89 places above the Dubliner.

# badminton - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Scott Evans is angry

The Irish badminton star wants his sport to appear on TV more than just every four years.

# badminton - Saturday 29 April, 2017

History-making Magees settle for bronze at European Championships

They take home Ireland’s first-ever medal from the tournament.

# badminton - Friday 28 April, 2017

Chloe and Sam Magee win first ever medal for Ireland at European badminton championships

The Donegal pair overcame opponents from Poland in today’s quarter-final.

# badminton - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Chloe and Sam Magee one win away from Ireland's first European Championship medal

The Irish pair came from a set down to book their place in the quarter-finals.

# badminton - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Evans bows out of European Championships as Magee siblings Ireland's last hope

The three-time Olympian was beaten by young Danish star Anders Antosen.

# badminton - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Resilient Evans prevails on memorable day for Ireland at European Championships

Chloe Magee and Sam Magee were victors in the mixed doubles while Rachael Darragh won her first-round clash in the women’s singles.

'I look at other guys who have won medals and think 'if he can do it I can definitely do it''

Scott Evans begins his eighth European Championships campaign later today, and the three-time Olympian has never been in a better frame of mind to win a first major medal.

# badminton - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Irish teen sensation in the running for European badminton young player of the year

Nhat Nguyen and four others have been recognised by the sport’s governing body.

# badminton - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Should schools do more to cultivate professional sportspeople from an early age?

Irish Olympian Scott Evans believes a better system could promote more talent.

# badminton - Saturday 24 December, 2016

We took on 3-time Olympian Scott Evans at badminton... and it went as well as you might expect

But Steve O’Rourke did manage to score a point on Evans.

# badminton - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Scott Evans considering U-turn on Tokyo 2020 after rewarding Rio campaign

Ireland’s number one reflects on a historic Olympics, explains why he is weighing up his options and opens up on the camaraderie in the Irish camp.

# badminton - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

The Irish hockey team went 'Full Evans' at the badminton tonight

Hockey team show their support as Scott Evans bows out in the last 16.

# badminton - Monday 15 August, 2016

Ireland's Scott Evans bows out of Rio Olympics after creating history

The Dubliner was defeated by Viktor Axelsen of Denmark this evening.

From The Daily Edge This Olympian horsed into a giant McDonald's feast after his Rio exit

# badminton - Sunday 14 August, 2016

'If I win tomorrow, there might be a bit more than my t-shirt coming off!'

Scott Evans has joked that a victory against the world number four could prompt him to bare all.

Scott Evans spoils favela fairytale to deliver his greatest night

Evans extends his historic run to book place in the badminton knockout rounds.

# badminton - Friday 12 August, 2016

Scott Evans battles from a set down to become first Irishman to win an Olympic badminton match

The Dubliner can seal early progression from his group with a win over a home favourite tomorrow.

# badminton - Monday 18 July, 2016

Meet Ireland's Olympic team: Scott Evans

We kick off our athlete-by-athlete look at Ireland’s Olympic team with the country’s top badminton player.

# badminton - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From Irish badminton player ordered to pay €30k for assaulting and defaming woman Baldoyle Centre

Irish badminton player ordered to pay €30k for assaulting and defaming woman

Nigel Boyne was told by a judge today to pay the manager of Baldoyle Badminton Centre, Jean Denihan, €30,000 in damages.

# badminton - Saturday 7 May, 2016

The Irish teen sensation who stunned his rivals to claim European gold

Nhat Nguyen talks to The42 about his remarkable success, moving from Vietnam to Ireland at the age of four and his goals for the future.

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