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Ciaran Chambers will be hoping to meet Ulster Badminton's President Willie Martin after the Forza Ulster Premier Open

Ciaran set for Forza Ulster Premier Titles

This weekend the National Badminton Centre in Lisburn hosts the Forza Ulster Premier Open and Alpha’s own Ciaran Chambers will be hoping to cause more than a few upsets particularly in the Walsin Men’s Doubles, having partnered Mark Brady to the title last year.

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Tom Cunningham(Coach), Mathew Daly, Craig Ryan, Pearse O'Callaghan, Niamh Cunningham and Siobhan Leckey (Referee and Chief Instructor)

Ophir Karate team do it in style

Four members of Ophir Karate were selected to represent Ireland at the 46th Federation of European Wado-Kai Karate championship in Hungary 5-6 October 2019 and certainly did not let the side down.

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Jeffrey Rong in action

Rong Sets Sights On Leinster Treeble

This weekend sees the Leinster U17 and U13 Yonex Opens taking place at the Baldoyne Badminton Centre and Alpha’s Matthew Cheung and Jeffrey Rong will both be bidding to maintain their early season form.

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Jack Armstrong was in fine form in the Ulster U19 Open last weekend

Jack in fine form and close to upsetting seed

In last year’s Ulster U19 Open Jack Armstrong breezed through almost unnoticed to snatch the coveted Boy’s Singles title from his Alpha clubmate Ben Dempster who had ended the hopes of the top seeded Sean Patrick Laureta 18-21 21-15 21-14.

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Niall McVeigh continues his preparations for Tokyo 2020

Last eight finish for McVeigh

Alpha’s Niall McVeigh has this week joined many of the world’s top Para-badminton stars for the China International in Hangzhou, leaving behind the Thailand Open in Bangkok, as he marches on towards what he hopes will see him realise his ultimate dream of appearing in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games.

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Roisin McKenna and Paige Woods were in outstanding form in the Munster U15 Open

Impressive performances for our Alpha players in Munster

In both the Munster U11 and U15 Opens staged last weekend at the University of Limerick Alpha players were certainly not overawed by their opponents and can be more than satisfied with their performances with Joshua Tang bringing home a silver medal in the U15 Boy’s Singles despite being unseeded while in the U11 competition Conor Blakeman also won silver.

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