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Veterans Leinster Open – 15th October

The Irish Veterans Table Tennis Society’s Leinster Open is taking place on Saturday the 15th of October in Palmerstown Sports Complex, Oakcourt Avenue, Palmerstown, Dublin 20.

Event Timetable
● Over 40’s singles Commence 13.30
● Over 50’s singles Commence 16.15
● Over 60’s singles Commence 13.30
● Over 70’s singles Commence 16.45
● Ladies singles Commence 15.00

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

Entries MUST be submitted via the link to our new entry form: https://forms.gle/eve1afPbGQVfE3Kg7

Deadline for Entries is Sunday the 9th of October.

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Junior Classification Draws and Revised Schedule

The Junior Classification is taking place this Saturday the 24th of September in the DCU Sports Arena.

Please see below the draws for the Round 1 events. DCU will open at 8am, with check-in from 8.30am and play starts 9am sharp!

Draws Available to download here: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Round-1-Draw-for-Junior-Classification-REVISED-220922.pdf

Playing Schedule:

  • 9am = Junior Boys & Girls (U19) – check in at 8.30am
  • 10am Mini Cadets Boys & Girls (U13) – check in at 9.30am
  • 2.30pm Cadets Boys & Girls (U15) – check in at 2.00pm

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 earlier this year. 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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Table Tennis at the SARI SportsFest

Table Tennis Ireland were delighted to be involved at the SARI (Sport Against Racism Ireland) SportsFest in the Garda Sports Grounds, Phoenix Park, Dublin on Saturday the 10th of September!

The SARI SportsFest aim is to bring as many people as possible living in Direct Provision Centres and refugee communities in Ireland to participate. This year more than 430 guests originally from South Sudan, Congo, Afghanistan, Syria, Burma/Myanmar, Nigeria, Iran, Zimbabwe, Albania, Pakistan and other countries participated.

Tara Fusco ran the table tennis event for the day, which was very enjoyable with lots of engagement. Many young boys and girls picked up a bat and gave table tennis a go, lots of fun was had by all. Thank you to Tara for running a great event at the SportsFest.

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Entries are Open for the 2022 Irish Junior Classification Tournament

The 2022 Irish Junior Classification Tournament will take place on the 24th and 25th of September at DCU.

Entries are now open through our JustGo system (see link below) and will close Thursday 15th of September 2022 @ 23:59.

All players and coaches are advised to read the entry form for full details on the events taking place and the tournament regulations.

Entry Link:  https://tti.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=AE5B08D8F10EF7FF915875320484FF0F34C1B1A7

Entry form and further details, downloadable here: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Irish-Junior-Classification-2022-Entry-Form-1.pdf

Any queries should be sent to [email protected] 

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Senior Classification Draws and Timetable- 27th and 28th of August

The Senior Classification is taking place this weekend in the National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown on Saturday and Sunday, 27th and 28th of August.

Please see attached the draws for Saturday. NIA open at 8am, check-in at 8.30am and play starts 9am sharp.

There is no Women’s Qualifying event on Saturday, the women’s full event will take place on Sunday. Sunday’s groups will not be completed until after the qualifying event on Saturday. 

Please keep an eye out on our website and social medias for updates on the draws.

Men’s Qualifiers: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Irish-Senior-Classification-2022-Mens-Qual-1st-Rd-9-Groups.pdf

Women’s Groups:

https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Womens-Draws.jpg

Mens Group A:

Men’s Group B:


Entry from 8am on Saturday and 9am Sunday. 

Saturday 27th: 

  • Men’s Qualifier Event: Beginning at 9am, check in at 8:30am.

Sunday 28th

  • Women’s Event: Beginning at 10am
  • Men’s Event: Beginning at 10am

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

Parking 

There is plenty of free parking available at the National Indoor Arena, which is in front of the main building, which is signposted clearly. Please do not park in the loading bay that is directly outside of the entrance of the facilities. 

Catering 

The cafe in the National Indoor Arena will be open at the weekend. Refreshments available include: tea, Coffee, Water, Soft Drinks, Toasties, Fruit, Snacks and lots more.  We have been advised that hot drinks are not permitted in the hall, please respect the rules of the facility.

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 (attached). 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. 

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! 

Wishing everyone the very best in the new upcoming season.

TTI NEW THUMBNAIL

Entries are Open for the 2022 Irish Senior Classification Qualifying Tournament

The 2022 Irish Senior Classification Qualifying Tournament will take place on the 27th/28th of August at the National Indoor Arena in Dublin.

Entries are now open through our JustGo system (see link below) and will close Monday 15th of August 2022 @ 23:59.

All players and coaches are advised to read the entry form for full details on the events taking place and the tournament regulations.

Entry Link:  https://tti.justgo.com/workbench/public/events?ref=1173D2918C2E261535180E87143F87C2A62AFE6F

Entry form and further details, downloadable here: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/88a6075e-08ea-40fa-8988-6363c94978a5.pdf

Any queries should be sent to [email protected] 

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Report of Cork Para Camp

A total of 18 players, 8 coaches and 3 sparring players attended the National Para Camp in Cork on the 19th June.

The Camp was hosted by the Beech Hill and Leeside clubs combined on behalf of Munster Branch. Sam Logue, TTI Para Coach , oversaw a busy and enjoyable day.

We are pleased to report that the Camp was visited by Cliona Horan, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Corks Sports Partnership. Munster Branch continues to enjoy a strong relationship with CSP. Thanks to everyone who contributed to an enjoyable and instructive event. Particular thanks to the coaches Sam, Mick, Alan, John, Ben, Margie, Paula and Philip. 


Just before commencement of the Camp, Eoin Kelly, Chair of Munster Branch, presented Alan Hurley, South Coast TT Club, with a TTI Award for Male Coach of the Year.

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Report from the 2022 Munster Open 

21-22 May 

Being more used to freezing temperatures for the Munster Open, in its more usual calendar slot of January, it was a pleasure to hold the 2022 Open in relatively balmy temperatures of 14 degrees C in the picturesque town of Kinsale, Co Cork last weekend. The venue was the Saile Sports & Community Centre. The Saile Centre proved to be a very welcoming venue with excellent cooperation between staff and the Munster Branch Organising Committee giving rise to a well-run event for competitors and a positive experience for visitors. 82 competitors were engaged over the weekend, which represented a drop of 50% on the numbers from the last Munster Open in 2020 and, thus, the event ran under a significant financial cloud.  The Open commenced at 9.30 am on Saturday 21st and finished at 5.00 pm on Sunday 22nd. Competition was offered at all the usual categories with the exception of the Under 11s singles and the doubles in all categories.   

There were a number of double winners among the 11 categories offered. Notable here were young Peadar Sheridan from Ormeau, a winner in both the Mini Cadet and Cadet Boys, Rory Scott, from Horsham Spinners Club, a winner in both the Vets and Restricted categories – Rory nearly achieved a hat trick in finishing second to Alex Gillen in the Men’s Singles – and Ciaran O’Donoghue, a winner of both the Junior Boys and U/21s. Honourable mention must go, also, to Niamh Mason, also from Ormeau, who won the Cadet Girls and was runner up in both the Women’s and Junior Girls’ Singles. Special mention must to the Sheridan brothers, Senan and Peadar who competed against each other in the Cadet Boys category final. It will stay long in the memory of the Munster Open, such was the quality of the competition, that it took 6 hours to complete the final stage of the Cadet Boys category on the Saturday. We cannot forget to mention other siblings competing in the Open, namely Megan and Lucy Lou O’Brien, Anjali and Aaditya Singh, Boris and Stefan Bonchev, Sean and Ben Loughnane and Alex and Jack Healy. It could be said that the family that plays table tennis together stays together!  

The senior titles went to Alex Gillen (UCD), current Men’s national champion,and Sabina Deveraux (Wexford). Looking across the results there were winners from three branches. Ulster led the way with a total of 5 winners, Munster were second with 3 winners and Leinster had 1 winner. 

Finally, but not least, thanks must go to Tournament Referee, Con O’Ceadaigh and Assistant to the Referee, Niall O’Flaherty, for their efficient and effective management of the many matches played over the weekend. In this regard they were ably assisted by Brenda Burns, umpire, and Shauna Fox, Sports Executive with TTI.  Until next year……. 

RESULTS

1. Men’s Singles – winner Alex Gillen UCD, runner up Rory Scott Horsham Spinners

2. Women’s Singles – winner Sabina Devereux Wexford, runner up Niamh Mason Ormeau

3. U/21s Boys – winner Ciaran O’Donoghue Ballincollig, and runner up Matthew Collins Beech Hill

4. U/19s Boys – winner Ciaran O’Donoghue Ballincollig and runner up Sean Loughnane South Coast

5. U/19s Girls – winner Anjali Singh Ormeau and runner up Niamh Mason also Ormeau

6. U/15s Boys – winner Peadar Sheridan Ormeau and runner up Senan Sheridan Ormeau

7. U/15s Girls – winner Niamh Mason Ormeau and runner up Anjali Singh Ormeau

8. U/13s Girls – winner Emily Zmudka Leeside and runner up Ahna McDonnell Pingzone

9. U/13s Boys – winner Peadar Sheridan Ormeau and runner up Stefan Bonchev UCD

10. Restricted Singles – winner Rory Scott Horsham Spinners and runner up Raino Soikkeli Loop

11. Para Open Singles – winner Matthew Collins Beech Hill and runner up Aaron Mellows Balbriggan

12. Vets Singles –  winner Rory Scott Horsham Spinners and runner up Philip Shaw Beech Hill

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Munster Open Updates and Draws

The Munster Open is taking place this weekend. The 2022 Munster Open is taking place this weekend in the Saile Sports & Community Centre, Cappagh, Kinsale Co Cork. Eircode: P17 WD21.

Please see attached the group draws for this weekend.

https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Munster-Open-RD-1-Groups.pdf

The schedule for the weekend is below. These times are subject to change, please keep an eye out on emails and social media, as further updates may arise tomorrow.  Please arrive in good time for your event. Entry from 8:30am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 21st:

  • 9.30am Senior Men
  • 10.00am Senior Women
  • 2pm Cadets (U15)
  • 2pm U21 Men’s Final
  • 2pm Veterans

Sunday 22nd

  • 9am Juniors (U19)
  • 9am Mini Cadets (U13)
  • 12pm Restricted Singles
  • 2pm Para Singles

Make sure to check out our YouTube channel for some live streams: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnbdL2IO82NUK4hG_muZRzA


Munster Open Catering: There will be catering at the Munster open. Munster Branch are delighted to announce that there will be catering available in the Saile Community Center hall on this Saturday and Sunday from approx. 9:00am to 2:30pm. Including tea, Coffee, Water, Soft Drinks, Toasties, Cup of Soup and lots more. Please know this is a cash only service.   Thank you for your understanding. 

Anti-doping Update: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2022 List of Prohibitive Substances has been updated, these changes came into effect from the 1st of January 2022. Sport Ireland launched NEW Anti-Doping Digital Wallet Card for 2022 (HERE). 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.

Enjoy and best of luck to all players, coaches, officials, volunteers and the Munster Branch at the weekend!