Donegal players help Ireland to badminton success

Chloe Magee

Ireland has qualified for the European Mixed Teams Badminton Championships.

Donegal players Chloe, Sam and Joshua Magee, along with their niece Rachael Darragh, all played their part as Ireland beat Austria, Hungary and Norway over the weekend in a qualifying tournament in Dublin.

Ireland topped the group, beating Austria 3-2.

Earlier in the weekend, Ireland beat Norway 5-0 and Hungary 4-1.

After losing the women's singles and men's doubles, Sinead Chambers and Rachael Darragh stepped up to the mark and leveled the match out 2-2. It was all down to Sam and Chloe Magee who after losing earlier games showed their class to win their mixed match comfortably and secure qualification for the team.