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Magee duo shine as Irish stride on in World mission

 

Sam Magee
Sam Magee

By Robert Jones

Ireland beat Australia 3-2 to top Group 3A in the Sudirman Cup, the World Team Badminton Championships, in Nanning, China.

Raphoe's Sam and Chloe Magee returned to form with a 21-9 12-21 21-11 victory in the mixed doubles over Sawan Serasinghe and Setyana Mpasa.

Young Dubliner Nhat Nguyen won his men's singles tie before partnering Sam Magee (right) to win the men's doubles for the deciding point.

Earlier in the group, Ireland beat Nepal 5-0 and New Zealand 3-2.

Coach Dan Magee commented: "The players put in some tremendous performances over the three matches."

Ireland will next play the Group 3B winners Sri Lanka.

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