Belfast Telegraph

Sinead wary of opposition as she aims for seventh crown

By Ali Gordon

Sinead Chambers has her sights set on a seventh women's doubles title at the FZ Forza Irish National Badminton Championships this weekend.

Ahead of the tournament at Lisburn Racquets Club, the Alpha player has undergone a gruelling training regime with the Irish squad and is hoping the extra work will pay off.

"I won five of the titles with my current partner Jennie King and we won all the provincial titles this season," Sinead said.

"Our form is good and we are the top seeds but there is plenty of strong opposition including my young club mates Rachael and Rebecca Woods in our half of the draw and a new partnership of Chloe Magee and Rachael Darragh in the other half.

"Chloe is an outstanding player having been to three Olympics and she has not entered the singles which she has won 10 years in-a-row, to concentrate on the doubles."

Chloe will also compete with brother Sam in the mixed doubles which they hope to compete in at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Irish Under-15 championships will be played alongside the premier event.

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