Chloe Magee claims fifth National crown

Raphoe’s badminton ace Chloe Magee claimed a fifth National Singles Badminton title and a fourth mixed doubles title partnering her brother Sam at the National Championship finals in Dublin at the weekend.

Raphoe’s badminton ace Chloe Magee claimed a fifth National Singles Badminton title and a fourth mixed doubles title partnering her brother Sam at the National Championship finals in Dublin at the weekend.

In the singles, Chloe (pictured), who was in top form all weekend, proved too strong for Sinead Chambers to remain the undisputed number badminton player in Ireland.

Magee, who represtened Ireland in the Beijing Olympics, emerged the winner in two straight sets 21-17 and 21-14 to again be crowned champion.

And she completed the double for the fourth time when she teamed up with her brother Sam in the mixed doubles.

In the mixed decider, the Magees were far too strong for the Matthew Cleave and Sinead Chambers combination to run out convincing 21-11 and 21-10.

There was also joy and disappointment for the Magee family in the men’s doubles final when Sam Magee/Tony Stephenson combination emerged the 21-9 and 21-16 winners over Daniel Magee and Niall Tierney.

And in what was a very good championship for Donegal competitors Rachael Darragh, a niece of Chloe, Sam and Daniel Magee, won the girls U-15 singles National title while Rachael joined forces with Kelly Harron from Donegal Town to win the U-15 doubles National title.