First International Doubles Title for Sam and Joshua Magee

Sam and Joshua Magee

There was Donegal success at the weekend's Slovenian International Badminton Tournament in Medvode as brothers Sam and Joshua Magee claimed their first circuit title.

The Raphoe sibling's won the men's doubles title in an exciting final on Sunday beating Danish opponents Soogard Mortensen and Bay-Smidt.

The Magee's took the opening set comfortably 21-9 but as expected the Danes bounced back to level the match with a 22-20 win in the second.

The third the game was balanced at 17-17 before the Irish seized the initiative taking four unanswered points to take a super win 21-17 and with it their first title as a pair.

“We are obviously over the moon to get this first title together. It was a close final and we are delighted to come out the right side of score line today. Our level is improving and we showed a good consistent high level this week” said Sam after the victory.