Sam Magee (24) is a member of the Badminton Ireland elite system. Sam grew up in Raphoe Co. Donegal and was a member of Raphoe Badminton Club. Sam was one of Ireland’s most successful junior Badminton players and cemented his name in history when he claimed gold in the European Junior Championships Men’s Doubles in 2009.
Magee has continued to progress up the rankings this season with his partner Chloe Magee as they continue to impress on the European Circuit. Some notable results for Sam and Chloe in the mixed doubles event include a Semi Final of the Belgium Open where they defeated world ranked number 23 pairing of Chris Langridge and Heather Olver of England and making quarter final of the Scottish Grand Prix and London Grand prix gold event.
In May Magee took his first title in the 2014 calendar by winning the 2014 Hellas Open in Greece. The next goal for Sam will be to qualify for the 2015 Baku games in mixed doubles. Sam currently receives funding from the Irish Sports Council and works closely with the Irish Institute of Sport.
Brasil Grand Prix
2 - XD Lost to Max Schwenger/Carla Nelte(1) - 10-11 10-11 11-10 11-8 11-7
YONEX Suffolk County US Open Championships
5/8 - XD Lost to Maneepong Jongjit/Sapsiree Taerattanachai(1) - 20-22 21-18 21-15
Yonex Canada Open
3/4 -XD Lost to Max Schwenger/Carla Nelte(2) - 17-21, 15-21
Right/left-handed: Right Height: 180 cm Sponsor: Yonex, Earth Water Racket: Arc Saber 11 Yonex Highest world ranking: 34 Mixed Doubles Event: Mens Doubles, Mixed Doubles Partner: Joshua Magee, and Chloe Magee Coach: Irwansyah, Dan Magee, Tom Reidy Started playing: When I was 5 years old, maybe even younger First represented Ireland: Under 15 Quad in Dublin 2005 How I got started: .My Dad took me along to the local Badminton Club in Raphoe and got me started from there Ambition: To be able to compete with the Worlds Best Best performance of career: Norweigen Open Mixed Doubles final, winning over Bonde and Helsbol from Denmark. Major achievements: Norweigen Open 2011, Spanish Open Winner 2010, European Junior Gold Medalist How I relax: Drinking lots of coffee, and going home to Raphoe Favourite sport other than badminton: Has to be Hockey, used to play and still like to go and watch on weekends About me: Perfectionist Education: Finished my secondary school education in Royal and Prior Raphoe If I wasn’t a badminton player, I would be: I would love to be a Badminton Coach
Country: DOB:14th Apr 1990 Height:180 cm Playing hand:Right Hand Discipline: Men's Doubles Discipline: Mixed Doubles