Welcome to the 2018-2019 Season! We are delighted to have a new website up and running and to act as a place where we can publish all our latest news. Check out our Competitions pages for information on all of our events. In our Useful Documents page you will find – believe it or not – useful documents for the upcoming season. Visit our News page for the latest updates.
In 1947 a number of clubs affiliated to the Midlands Branch of the Badminton Union of Ireland decided to come together to form a local league. The meeting which led to the formation of this new association – to be know as the South West Leinster Badminton League – was held on January 24th 1947 … Continue reading History of S.W.L.B.L. into the Mid 90’s
Portlaoise Badminton Club has been running for 5 years and is currently based in Vicarstown, Co. Laois (beside Annanough GAA Club). We have 4 courts and approximately 50 members spread across all grades. We play there every Monday and Thursday from 8pm until late. The club caters for players of all levels and beginners are always … Continue reading Portlaoise Badminton Club
Did you know badminton is considered one of the world’s most popular sports? According to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) website, there are currently over 200 MILLION registered players worldwide. Badminton is also the world’s fastest racquet sport, with the shuttlecock reaching speeds of up to 300km when smashed across the net by elite players. Why Badminton? … Continue reading The Benefits of Badminton
All roads led to the 2018 South West Shuttlefest on 15th & 16th September 2018. Held in Co. Kildare in a village called Kilcullen, players came from all over the island of Ireland from Donegal, Cork, Limerick, Waterford and Dublin to name a few. The schedule for the weekend was full, with events in Men’s, Ladies and … Continue reading South West Shuttlefest Report 2018