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2023 Munster Open Draws, Schedule and Updates

The 2023 Munster Open is taking place this weekend on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of January at the Saile Sports & Community Centre, Cappagh, Kinsale Co Cork. Eircode: P17 WD21

Please see below the draws for the events. Check-in from 8am and play starts 8.30am sharp Saturday and 9am Sunday!

Draws Available to download here: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Munster-Open-2023-Draw-1.pdf

Playing Schedule:

Please note there have been some time changes.

Saturday 28th 

  • U/15 Boys & Girls – 08.30  
  • U/11 Boys & Girls – 09.00  
  • Para Open – 10.00  
  • U/21 Men – 11.30  
  • Men’s & Women’s Singles – 13.00  
  • Restricted Singles – 16.30 

Sunday 29th  

  • U/19 Boys & Girls – 09.00  
  • U/13 Boys & Girls – 09.00  
  • U17 Girls – 11.00  
  • U/17 Boys – 13.00  
  • Veterans – 12.00  

(Times maybe subject to change, keep an eye out on TTI Social Medias/Website)

CHECK IN will be 30 minutes before scheduled start of your first event.

Live Streaming

Live streaming of matches will be in operation at the Munster Open on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January. A special feature of the streaming activity will be live commentary and interviews with players, coaches etc. The Organising Committee would greatly appreciate the cooperation of players and coaches alike in this venture.

Links will be shared to our social media platforms on the morning of the events.

Catering:

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, a Cash-Only (no card facility available) Refreshments Shop will be open upstairs in the Saile Sports & Community Centre. The shop will be open on Saturday from 11am-4pm and Sunday from 11am-3pm. Tea, Coffee, Snacks, Soup and Sandwiches will be available. We would appreciate if you could bring the correct change where possible.

Anti-doping Update:

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2022 List of Prohibitive Substances has been updated since the 1st of January 2023. Sport Ireland launched the Anti-Doping Digital Wallet Card for 2022. It is essential that all players and support personnel whether coaches, physicians, or doctors attached to clubs or teams, consult this educational card, as well as the closely related Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. 

Anti-Doping: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sport_Irl_Digital_Wallet_Card_2022-1.pdf

Enjoy the event and we would like to wish to wish all the players, coaches, officials and volunteers the very best of luck at the weekend! 

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Updated Leinster Junior Rankings

The Leinster Junior Rankings have been updated.

Please see below the latest Leinster Junior Rankings based on recent results from: Irish Junior National Championships, Leinster Junior Classification, Leinster Junior Ranking, Leinster Junior Metro and Leinster Junior Close

Leinster Rankings Available to download below:

https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Leinster-Junior-Ranking-list-2022-2023-4-1.pdf

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2023 Munster Open Update

Following the entries closing for the Munster Open earlier this week, and after consulting with the Referee, the Munster branch wish to advise players entered in the Mens Singles event that the Group Stage on Friday night has been cancelled. Given the level of entries for this event, it will be ran over Saturday 28th. Players who intend to travel to Cork on Friday evening will have access to the venue between 6pm and 9 pm for practice. The Munster Branch requests that players who wish to take up this offer to contact the Branch by Thursday 26th January, by emailing [email protected] to register their attendance at this session.

The U11 Boys, U11 Girls, U13 Girls and U21 Womens events have been cancelled due to insufficient entries received.

Live streaming of matches will be in operation at the Munster Open on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January. A special feature of the streaming activity will be live commentary and interviews with players, coaches etc. The Organising Committee would greatly appreciate the cooperation of players and coaches alike in this venture.

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, a Cash-Only (no card facility available) Refreshments Shop will be open upstairs in the Saile Sports & Community Centre. The shop will be open on Saturday from 11am-4pm and Sunday from 11am-3pm. Tea, Coffee, Snacks, Soup and Sandwiches will be available. We would appreciate if you could bring the correct change where possible.

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2023 Munster Open

The 2023 Junior and Senior Munster Open will take place on Friday 27th January until and Sunday 29th of January at the Saile Sports & Community Centre, Cappagh, Kinsale Co Cork. Eircode: P17 WD21

Entries are now open through our JustGo system and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 17th of January . All players and coaches are advised to read the Entry Form for full details on the events taking place and tournament regulations.

Enter to the event here: https://tti.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=1D13B7F62D09CC6B3F97E776D85BA4B15C3F8A92

Any queries should be sent to [email protected] AND [email protected]

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Munster Open – Rescheduled

On Behalf of the Munster Branch, we wish to inform all members that the 2023 Munster Open has been rescheduled to start on Friday 27th until Sunday 29th of January 2023 (originally scheduled for 13th to 15th of January 2023). The event will take place in Saile Sports & Community Centre, Cappagh, Kinsale Co Cork (Eircode: P17 WD21). The entry form and schedule will be released shortly and we advise to keep an eye on TTI social media and website for further updates on the event

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Veterans Munster Open – 7th January

The Irish Veterans Table Tennis Society’s Munster Open is taking place on Saturday the 7th of January 2023 in Palmerstown Sports Complex, Oakcourt Avenue, Palmerstown, Dublin 20.

In order to compete in Munster Open all competitors must be current paid up members of both Table Tennis Ireland (https://tabletennisireland.ie/membership/) AND Ireland Vetts (see below for payment details)

Competition entry fees are €10 per event (max 2 events entry). Payment of entry to be paid to A/C below:

  • IBAN IE28AIBK93357066128010
  • BIC AIBKIE2D

PLEASE NOTE THAT DEPENDING ON THE ENTRY LEVEL, THE COMPETITION COMMITTEE MAY HAVE TO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AS IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL DUE TO THE INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WISH TO TAKE PART.

Entries MUST be submitted via the link to new entry form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWApeCX5K7SjAFw8BJH-EnLghLmMiNdKjvxsjlAf4YCp8FRg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Deadline for Entries is Friday the 30th of December.

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2022 Ulster Open Draws and Revised Schedule

The Robinson’s Ice Cream 2022 Ulster Open Table Tennis Championships is taking place this weekend on the 26th and 27th November at Lisburn Racquets Club, 36 Belfast Road, Lisburn BT27 4AS.

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

Draws Available to download here: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/UO-2022-draw-2.pdf

Playing Schedule:

Please note there have been some time changes.

Saturday 26th November

09.00 U15 Boys / U15 Girls (Cadets)

09.00 U21 Men / U21 Women

09.00 Masters Men / Masters Women

13.00 Men’s Singles

13.00 Women’s Singles

16.00 Restricted Singles

19.00 Mens and Womens Doubles

Sunday 27th November:

09.00 U19 Jun Boys / U19 Jun Girls

09.00 U13 Boys / U13 Girls

11.00 Disability Senior/Disability Junior (U19)

13.00 U17 Boys / U17 Girls

13.00 U11 Boys / U13 Girls

(Times maybe subject to change, keep an eye out on TTI Social Medias/Website)

CHECK IN will be 30 minutes before scheduled start of your first event.

Live Streaming

Make sure to check out our YouTube channel for some live streams that will be taking place throughout the weekend:  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnbdL2IO82NUK4hG_muZRzA

Anti-doping Update:

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2022 List of Prohibitive Substances has been updated since the 1st of January 2022. Sport Ireland launched the Anti-Doping Digital Wallet Card for 2022. It is essential that all players and support personnel whether coaches, physicians, or doctors attached to clubs or teams, consult this educational card, as well as the closely related Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. 

Anti-Doping: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Sport_Irl_Digital_Wallet_Card_2022-1.pdf

Enjoy the event and we would like to wish to wish all the players, coaches, officials and volunteers the very best of luck at the weekend! 

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2022 Glenburn Open – Results

A very exciting IVTTS event took place at the weekend – The Glenburn Open.

The results are available to download below:

Well done to all the players for competing and making the event a very entertaining one. A big thank you to the volunteers for helping run the event. A special mention to the Glenburn Club for running the event and making it a hugely successful event.

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Adult Table Tennis Open Evening – Ballymun 16th of November

Table Tennis Ireland and Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun are holding an adult table tennis open evening in Trinity Comprehensive on Wednesday 16th November from 5pm to 7pm.

Our very own, Jing Yi Graham will be delivering an exhibition of skills and tips on the night. All standards of players are welcome to attend. Beginners, recreational, intermediate, and advanced players will be catered for.

We are inviting all adults to come and join the session. This session is free of charge to attend. If you have no equipment, don’t worry as equipment will be provided for you!

Register for the event here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=MFqZ1hxEeUeYP4Lrm06O2bKS0xPXMtpNt5S6Qhq2JQNUNTVNTEdJS1g3Qk9FN0VJRFEwSUFMREFGOS4u

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Women in Sport – Coaching Conference on Saturday 3rd of December 2022

Sport Ireland are hosting an upcoming Women in Sport Coaching Conference, taking place on Saturday 3rd December from 9.45 – 4.00pm in the Grand Hotel Malahide. The conference has limited capacity, so register ASAP if you wish to attend. Registration has now opened to NGB’s and Sport Ireland will start promoting to the wider general public from Thursday 27th October.

Cost of registration is only €15. All attendees will receive a conference pack on arrival and free lunch will be provided.

To register to attend the Sport Ireland Women in Sport Coaching Conference please click here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/women-in-sport-coaching-conference-tickets-441495865017

The conference is targeting female coaches, and male coaches of female athletes/teams, from teenage to adult level and will include a day of presentations, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Those in attendance can expect to hear from Irish and International keynote speakers, coaches and coaching professionals who will share their knowledge and tips to unlocking potential and creating environments where their athletes flourish. Talks/workshops on the day include:

  • Creating environments for athletes to flourish
  • Coaching teenage girls
  • Nutrition and menstrual cycle and the female athlete
  • Creating psychological safety in your training group
  • Creating the right culture
  • Coaching high-performance athletes
  • Plus, more topics on the day

Speakers already confirmed for the day include;

  1. Gail Donohue – A former national-level synchronized swimmer, Olympic and current coach, holds a science degree in kinesiology and is a Chartered Professional Coach. In addition, she is a Coach Developer and Coach Evaluator and has previously worked with the Canadian Institute of Sport around the well-being of high-performance coaches and on effective ways sport organizations can maintain positive relationships with their coaches.
  2. Sharon Madigan – Head of Nutrition for the Sport Ireland Institute since 2010 with responsibility for the co-ordination of nutrition support services to elite athletes and to a number of National Governing Bodies, for example, boxing, rowing, athletics, judo and cricket. Sharon also supervises research being undertaken on the topic of menstruation and sport and is an expert when it comes to the female athlete, nutrition and menstrual cycle.
  3. Greg McWilliams – Ireland Women’s Rugby Team Head Coach joins us for a panel discussion to talk through his methods of working with athletes to enhance their playing ability and enabling them to flourish.
  4. Sarah Kelleher – A former Ireland Hockey International captain with 127 caps, Sarah is coaching with the Irish Women’s Hockey team having previously coached the England U18 squads. Sarah will share her philosophy toward a flourishing model of coaching that truly looks at the holistic development of people, creating environments that allow individuals, teams and organisations to flourish.
  5. David Malone – Four-time Paralympian and gold medalist in the Sydney Paralympic Games. David is Performance Director for Paralympics Ireland and Head of Paraswimming. He is coach to a number of athletes, including Ellen Keane and was recently named Swim Ireland Performance Coach of the Year.

More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks, keep an eye out on Sport Ireland’s Social Medias.

Make sure to register for this event ASAP. Don’t miss out on this exciting conference.

We hope to see some of our table tennis coaches at this fantastic event and opportunity.