Irish Olympian Chloe Magee (25), who was born in Raphoe, Co. Donegal, will be leading Ireland in two international badminton matches against Canada and South Africa later this month (July 18th and July 19th).

First up for the 25 year-old, who trained in Raphoe Badminton Club and represented Ireland in the Beijing Olympics 2008 and London Olympics 2012, is Canada in a match at the Badminton Ireland National Training Centre in Dublin’s Marino Institute of Education on Friday, July 18th at 6.00pm.

Next up is South Africa, that match will be held at the earlier time of 3.30pm on Saturday, July 19th in Galway Lawn Tennis Club.

The weekend’s events will be a family affair for the Magee clan with both Joshua and Sam Magee also named on the teams. Sam (24) is a member of the Badminton Ireland Elite System and recently won the 2014 Hellas Open in Greece. Youngest member of the Magee family is Joshua (19) who was also born in Co. Donegal but is now living and training full time in the National Training Centre in Marino Institute of Education. Having represented Ireland at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Japan and claimed Silver at the 2014 Irish National Men Singles event Joshua has proved he is one to watch!

The Canadian and South African teams are using those matches as part of their preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, starting in Glasgow a week later. Admission to both matches is free, so get there early!  

The team for the Canada match is as follows – Chloe Magee, Sinead Chambers, Caroline Black, Sam Magee, and Joshua Magee.

The team for the match against South Africa is – Chloe Magee, Jennie King, Sam Magee, and Joshua Magee.


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