Rachael Darragh (16) is from Raphoe in Co. Donegal and trains in Raphoe badminton club.The youngest member of the talent group has had a bright start to the 2013 season with a number of notable results.
In the Irish u19 european circuit event Rachael made the final of the womens singles and won the womens doubles competition with her partner Sara Boyle. Darragh followed this result up with a bronze medal in the singles event at the UK school games. In her first Senior International of the year Darragh reached the quarter final of the womens singles in the Irish Future series event losing out to eventual winner Lansac of France.
Carlton Irish Open
65/128 - Lost to Katerina Tomalova - 22-20,15-21,9-21
Irish Future Series
5/8 - Lost to Delphine Lansac - 21-14 21-9
Right/Left handed: Right handed Height: 5'1'' Sponsor: Yonex Racket: Nanospeed 9900 Highest world ranking: 73 ( junior world ranking) Event: singles, ladies doubles and mixed doubles Partner: Sara Boyle and Joshua magee Coach: Sam Magee and Daniel magee Started playing: 4 years old First represented Ireland: U15 quadrangular 2010 in Wales How I got started: Picking up shuttles as a child for Sam and Chloe Ambition: To qualify for Tokyo olympics 2020 and medal Best performance of career: In the irish open u19 womens singles final 2012 Major achievements: Winning irish u19, 2012 winner of womens singles, reaching the quarter finals in womens singles of the irish future series 2013 and winning all 3 nationals titles under 15 and under 17 How I relax: Listening to music and socialising with friends Favourite sport other than badminton: Love watching all sports especially tennis Education: Royal and Prior comprehensive school Raphoe About me: I am from Raphoe Co Donegal , I am the eldest in my family I have two brothers and one sister and a dog called Button, I hate cats and I drink WAY too much tea, and I am very competitive and I would be lost without my phone. If I wasnt a badminton player, I would be: I would be gymnast
Country: DOB:2nd Aug 1998 Height:5'1'' Playing hand:Right Discipline: Women's Doubles Discipline: Women's Singles Discipline: Mixed Doubles
DOB:2nd Aug 1998 Height:5'1'' Playing hand:Right Discipline: Women's Doubles Discipline: Women's Singles Discipline: Mixed Doubles