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Primary School International

Team Ireland travelled to Jersey to compete in the Primary School International were they played England, Scotland, Wales, Jersey and Guernsey.

The first event was the team event. The boys team of Adam Hedderly, Andrew Low, Karsten Close and Peter Cao, finished 3rd on a countback and therefore won a silver medal. They drew 5-5 with Scotland but lost out on a set different. They lost to England but beat Wales, Jersey and Guernsey.

On the singles day Adam Hedderly won sliver in the boys consolation.

The girls team of Polly Smith, Jane Wilson, Samantha Pusinskaite and Thea Cummins (Guernsey) put in tremendous effort throughout the whole weekend. 

On Saturday the girls put in a great performance to take a 6-4 win against Guernsey which helped lift team spirits. The girls team ended up 5th in the team event and gained some major experience at such a high level competition. 

Sunday saw Polly progress into the main draw of the singles after finishing second in her group with Samantha and Jane progressing into the consolation.

Polly made it to the quarter finals before losing out to Ella Devlin from Jersey.

Jane progressed into the quarter finals of the consolation losing out to Millie Stakim from Scotland. 

A massive well done to all from the team for their tremendous effort throughout the whole weekend. 

Special mention to coaches Claire Nelson and Sam Logue for travelling and coaching the teams. Also special mention to Irish empires Jay McAlister and Brenda Burns for travelling with the team.

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Easter Joy for Irish Squad at Oster Cup

Team Ireland brought home a medal haul of 1 gold , 3 silver and 2 bronze at the prestigious Oster Cup in Flensburg, Northern Germany.

Pride of place goes to the girls team of Grace Looney , Anjali Singh and Niamh Mason who retained the team title from last year.

Coach Erin Thompson was very pleased that the girls showed incredible skill and superb composure in a very competitive environment

Grace also won silver in the singles , losing out narrowly to Tilde Odlund (Lyckeby Ttc ,Sweden).

Meanwhile the junior boys A and B Teams were battling hard in a highly competitive event. The A team of Adam Faulkner, Ben Watson and Tom Irwin won their group to advance to the top 6, where they finished third to take the bronze medal. The B team of Aedan McGivern ,Vincent Ní and Bruce Tan were just pipped for the second spot in their group.

Adam Faulkner played admirably in the singles event and clinched the silver medal losing to Kevin Brunsel (Angby Ttc Sweden).

Coach Sam Logue was impressed by some stellar performances from the six man squad.

The cadet boys team of Clifford Tan, Toby Caldwell and Christopher Allsop were competing in their first major event.

They finished second in their six team group , defeated Roskilde(Denmark) in the quarter final and claimed fourth place and a bronze medal.

Vincent Ní had a fantastic run in the cadet singles event losing to Angbys Ingestrom in a pulsating contest.

Coach Conn Higgins was incredibly proud of the gutsy performances shown by the young boys and the wonderful team spirit shown by all 12 players

He also thanked his fellow coaches ,Sam and Erin for their incredible shift in coaching close to 300 games over the three day tournament

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Draws and Revised Schedule for the 2024 Irish Senior & Junior Closed National Championships

The 2024 Irish National Junior and Senior Closed Championships is taking place this weekend at Kingfisher Club, NUI Galway Sports Centre, University Rd Galway, Galway

Revised Playing Schedule – Saturday 23rd March

  • 09.00 U21 Men / U21 Women / Restricted Singles
  • 12.30 Womens Singles
  • 12.30 Men’s Singles
  • 16.00 Para
  • 17.00 Mens Doubles / Womens Doubles

Revised Playing Schedule – Sunday 24th March:

  • 09.00 Junior Boys / Junior Girls / Cadet Boys / Cadet Girls
  • 10.00 U11 Girls and Boys
  • 13.00 U17 Girls / U17 Boys
  • 13.00 Mini Cadet Boys / Mini Cadet Girls

(Times maybe subject to change, keep an eye out on TTI Social Media platforms)

CHECK IN at least 30 minutes before scheduled start of your first event.

Please see below the draws for the events. Check-in from 8.30am and play starts 9am sharp Saturday and Sunday!

Draw below

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WTT Youth Contender Panagyurishte  REPORT

Peadar Sheridan captured a bronze medal in the boys U13 singles, but it was a bitter sweet medal as he was one point away from the final against Turkeys Gungdogdu. Impressive in his opening 5-man group, he won all four games and he advanced to the round of 16 where he met No.1 seed Schimdt (Bulgaria). In a pulsating encounter, Schimdt went 2-1 up in sets but the Ormeau pocket rocket stormed back with an impressive array of skills to advance to the quarterfinal on a 3-2 score line. He faced UAE’s rising star, Almusayebi, but met the Challenge with force to win 3-0. The semifinal saw Turkeys Gungdogdu blocking his path to the final. Sensational start saw him race into a 2-0 lead and 10-7 up in the third set. All changed however as an incredible comeback saw the Turkish player level it at 2-2. Sheridan again led 9-7 in the deciding set but Gungdogdu was not to be denied winning 11-7. Heartbreak for the Ormeau Star who knew he had lost a golden opportunity. Coach Conn Higgins was devasted for the Irish star but said the experience will be a great lesson in future battles ahead and another huge step on Peadar’s journey.

Impressive also was Stefan Bonchev who went on a 5-game unbeaten streak before losing out in the quarter final to Bulgarian Victor Dimitrov in the U13 event. Boris Bonchev joined the 2 boys in the U15 event. All three qualified from their opening groups to the round of 32, Peadar and Boris exited the event at this stage while Stefan went out in the round of 16. All in all some very valuable lessons learned and crucial experience gained, stated coach Conn Higgins.

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European Youth Series Croatia – Report

What an impressive achievement by the mixed team from Ireland with Peadar Sheridan and Stefan Bonchev! They partnered with Switzerland girls and had some remarkable victories in the European Youth Series Croatia. They defeated Austria, Croatia 2, Slovakia and Croatia 1. Their only loss to Romania 3-6. The table tennis in the semi-final was described as unbelievable.

The boys showed courage by taking three wins, but the girls were narrowly beaten, resulting in an overall loss of 5-3. Despite the loss, they managed to claim a bronze medal. It’s great to see such a strong performance from the team!

Its fantastic to hear that Coach Conn Higgins was incredibly impressed with the skill, medal strength and team spirit of both boys. Its evident that their hard work and dedication is paying off and their performances were truly commendable. Having a coach who recognizes and appreciates their efforts can be a great source of motivation for the player. Kudos to the boys for showcasing their talent and teamwork.

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Primary School International Selections

We are delighted to announce that the following players have been selected to represent Ireland in the Primary School International which takes place in Jersey on 5th April to the 7st April. They will be accompanied by TTI coaches Sam Logue and Claire Nelson. They will also be travelling with Empires Brenda Burns and Jay McAlister

Boys Team
Karsten Close
Peter Cao
Adam Hedderly
Andrew Low

Girls Team
Polly Smith
Jane Wilson
Samantha Pusinskaite

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Easter Cup Selections

We are delighted to announce that the following players have been selected to represent Ireland in the Easter Cup which takes place in Flensburg on 28th March to the 1st April. They will be accompanied by TTI coaches Sam Logue, Conn Higgins and Erin Thompson.

Junior Boys A
Adam Faulkner
Ben Watson
Tom Irwin

Junior Boys B
Vincent Ni
Aedan McGivern
Bruce Tan

Cadet Boys
Clifford Tan
Toby Caldwell
Christopher Allsop

Junior Girls
Anjali Singh
Grace Looney
Niamh Mason

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A Bright Start to 2024 as Sheridan’s Star Shines Bright with Silver Medal at WTT Linz

In the WTT Youth Contender in Linz, Austria, Peadar Sheridan, a Contender in the boys U13 event, he had an impressive performance. He went on a seven-match unbeaten streak, defeating players from various countries. In the group stage, he defeated Czigler from Romania, Mayer from Hungary, Li Hao Chen from England, and Seung Chen from Australia. In the round of 16, he showcased superb skills and beat Chen from Hong-Kong. In the Quarter final, he had a spellbinding performance and defeated Vamosi from Hungary with a score of 3-1. In the semi-finals, he outplayed Toro from Romania with a score of 3-1. In the final, he faced defender Okada from Japan, who won with a score of 3-0.

In the u15 event, Peadar had a tough match against Moravek from Czechia and unfortunately lost. However, he had a great victory in the round of 64 against Zihan Lin from England. In the round of 33, he battled bravely against Girlinger from Austria but lost with a score of 0-3.

Stefan Bonchev, who moved up from U11 category, faced some difficult matches in qualifying fir the U13 and U15 events. However, he had a convincing win against Italian player Slavec with a score of 3-0. In the mixed doubles U15 event, Stefan partnered with Bhai from Ukraine. They won two rounds but lost in the last 16 to a strong Croatian Pair.

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Home Countries International 2023 – Results

The 2023 Home Countries International took place in Bangor University in Wales from 9th – 12th of November 2023.

Day 1 results:

Irish Senior Mens team (Alex Gillen and Tom Davis) won 2 out of their 3 games. Winning 3-1 against Wales, 3-1 against Guernsey and drawing 2-2 against Scotland.

Junior Boys team (Aedan McGivern and Tom Irwin) lost against Jersey 3-1 and lost against Scotland 3-1.

Cadet Boys team (Clifford Tan and Bruce Tan) won 3-1 against Wales and lost 3-1 against Scotland.

Senior Womens team (Mia O’Rahilly Egan and Claire Heller) won 4-0 against Guernsey, won 3-1 against Jersey and drew 2-2 against Scotland

Cadet Girls team (Lily Parke and Eimear Hutchinson) lost 3-1 against Scotland.

Day 2 results:

Senior Mens team won 4-0 against Isle of Man, won 3-1 against Jersey and lost 4-0 against England.

Junior Boys team won 4-0 against Guernsey, won 4-0 against Isle of Man, lost 4-0 to England and drew 2-2 against Wales.

Cadet Boys team won 4-0 against Guernsey, won 4-0 against Jersey and lost 4-0 to England.

Senior Women’s team won 4-0 against Isle of Man, drew 2-2 against Wales and Lost 4-0 to England.

Cadet Girls team won 4-0 against Guernsey, lost 4-0 against England, lost 4-0 against Wales and 3-1 against Jersey/Wales team.

As a result of day 2 Team Ireland won 3 bronze medals.

Day 3 saw the singles events take place. Alex Gillen won bronze in the senior mens singles, Mia O’Rahilly Egan won silver in the women’s singles event and Bruce Tan won bronze in the cadet boys singles.

In the doubles events, Alex Gillen and Tom Davis won bronze in the men’s doubles. Tom Irwin and Aedan McGivern won bronze in the junior men’s doubles. Bruce Tan and Clifford Tan won bronze in the cadet boys doubles event.

Well done to Team Ireland who won 9 medals in total. Also special mention to the NPCs for the event Gavin Maguire, Ryan Farrell and Jing Yi Graham.

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Home Countries International 2023

Best of luck to the following players and coaches as they represent Ireland in the Home Countries International which is taking place in Bangor University in Wales from Friday 10th November to Sunday 12th November. They will be playing against the following nations; Wales, Guernsey, England, Jersey, Scotland and Isle of Man.

Cadet Boys Team
Bruce Tan
Clifford Tan
NPC: Gavin Maguire

Cadet Girls Team
Lily Parke
Eimear Hutchinson
NPC: Jing Yi Graham

Junior Boys Team
Aedan McGivern
Tom Iwrin
NPC: Gavin Maguire

Senior Men Team
Alex Gillen
Tom Davis
NPC: Ryan Farrell

Senior Women Team
Mia O’Rahilly Egan
Claire Heller
NPC: Jing Yi Graham

The following umpires will be travelling also to Wales are: Brenda Burns, Terri McKeon, John Finn and Jimmy Sterling.