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NRH Sports Champs

From the 7th-10th of November, the National Rehabilition Hospital hosted their 9th Annual Sports Champs. Which saw the inpatients compete amongst a wide variety of sports throughout the week. There were many sporting events on offer, such as swimming, archery, rock climbing and lots more. Table Tennis is amongst one of the many great sports on offer.

Over the past year we have collaborated with the NRH delivering training programmes to the patients within the NRH. These have been a fantastic success, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration.

The table tennis event at the NRH was amazing. There was approximately 50+ registered patients for table tennis from all 4 rehabilitation programmes (NRH Spinal Programme, NRH Brain Injury Programme, NRH Limb Absence Programme and NRH Paediatric Programme). Our umpires John Dempsey and Terri McKeon assisted with volunteering and umpiring at the event and provided plenty of tips and encouragement to the table tennis players. The standard of the playing at the table tennis event was superb, the sessions proving useful. Congratulations and well done to all the players on a great competition, we hope to see some of you take part in some of our events!

John Dempsey and Terri McKeon at the NRH

We would like to thank the NRH Staff for inviting us to be a part of this fabulous event, it is great invite for the patients and volunteers to be involved in. Well done to all the patients, staff, volunteers and everyone for a wonderful week of sport. We look forward to the 10th Annual Sports Champs next year!

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Best of luck Colin at the 2022 World Para Table Tennis Championships

Table Tennis Ireland Paralympian, Colin Judge has flown out to Granada, Spain to compete in the 2022 World Para Table Tennis Championships. Colin is competing in the Class 3 Singles. Colin’s event begins on the 8th of November!

Colin, along with coaches Gavin Maguire and Sam Logue have been putting in long hours of training and preparation ahead of this tournament. We are extremely proud of the hard work that has been put in and all the great performances to qualify for this tournament amongst the world’s top players.

From all at Table Tennis Ireland, we would like to wish Colin, Gavin and Sam the very best of luck in this major tournament.

Keep an eye out on our social media as we will be sharing details on Colin’s games. Also, keep up to date on the tournament here: https://www.ittf.com/tournament/5360/Andalucia-2022-World-Para-Table-Tennis-Championships/

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Colin Judge ranked 11th in the World

Table Tennis Ireland Paralympian Colin Judge has been competing hard in many para events recently. Towards the end of June, he finished in 3rd place at the Para Czech Republic Open and 3rd place in the Para Montenegro Open. Some other great results in 2022, have ensured that Colin has been invited to take part in the Para World Table Tennis Championships in November. Colin has been training hard and prepping ahead of this exciting event, keep it up Colin!

Colin is currently ranked 11th in World which is the highest he has been ranked since his reclassification in 2019. Colin is also at superb 7th in Europe in Class 3 Men’s, two outstanding rankings. All his hard work and preparation is paying off!

We are all very proud of Colin and his outstanding achievementS, and we know that he will represent Ireland extremely well in the Para Table Tennis World Championships in Granada in November 2022.

Best of luck Colin from all of us at Table Tennis Ireland, we know that you will do great. We are all behind you wishing you all the best.

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Waterford Taster Sessions

Munster TT conducted two taster sessions in Waterford on the 23rd August and 30th of August in conjunction with Waterford Sports Partnership.

Everyone is delighted to confirm that the sessions will continue up to the end of September with a view to setting up a club in Waterford City. The first sessions attracted 30 participants on the first session and 23 on the second with a mix of beginners, social players and competitive players involved.

A great start to the project! Well done to all involved on some great sessions, and the Munster Branch and the Waterford Sports Partnership for setting up this great initiative.

For more information and details on how to get involved please contact: Liz McEnaney on 086 783 7385
or [email protected]

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Irish Para Training at Lisburn Racquets

Ireland’s National Para Table Tennis squad travelled to Lisburn Racquets on Sunday 7 August 2022 for a full day of training under the watchful eye of coach Sam Logue. Some of the Ulster Junior squad attended to act as sparring partners. Squad training gives players the motivation to improve their game and to succeed. Today, was no exception as players put in 110% effort. Some of these players are at the start of their careers but recent coverage of table tennis in Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022 has given each of them goals to strive for. Table tennis is one of the most adaptable and inclusive sports there is for people with all kinds of disabilities. Whether you want to play for fun or competitively, opportunities exist. For more information contact [email protected]

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Table tennis Para Open Day in Cork (Munster) Sunday 26th of June

Table tennis Para Open Day in Cork (Munster) This Sunday!


Calling all Wheelchair Athletes, all Wheelchair users or if you have Mobility or Intellectual Disabilities, Table Tennis is open to you. Everyone can play!

Come and play Table Tennis here in Cork!


You are invited to the Munster Para Table Tennis Open Day, from 1pm-3pm this Sunday 26th June. Taking place in Terence MacSwiney Sports Hall (James Kenneally Sports Centre), Harbour View Road, Hollyhill Lane (EIRCODE T23 W880). Everyone is welcome to come and try out the wonderful sport for all.

Table Tennis, For All, For Life

https://www.facebook.com/MunsterParatt/photos/a.111093448308233/111093148308263

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European Youth Paralympics Games

The following players have accepted their selection for the European Youth Paralympics Games, in Finland. The team travel to Helsinki from the 27th June – 4th of July.

  • Sean Geoghegan
  • Jude Sheldon

European Paralympic Youth Games are organised as an introductory international event for many aspiring Para athletes. We are very excited to have two of our own para athletes competing in this prestigious event.

We would like to wish the very best of luck to all our players and Coach Sam Logue who travel to Helsinki next week!

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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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The death has occurred of Leslie William Hunt

Table Tennis Ireland are saddened to learn of the death of Leslie William Hunt. 

Leslie was an excellent player and club member in Connacht, with CBC Galway.  

We would like to extend our condolences to Leslie’s extended family and many friends. May he rest in peace. 

Funeral Arrangements and Book of condolences are available here: https://rip.ie/death-notice/leslie-william-hunt-renmore-galway/499183/

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The Annual General Meeting 2022 of the Irish Table Tennis Association

Dear Member,

Following on from the notices issued by the Board on Friday 20th of May, the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Table Tennis Association (ITTA) Company Limited by Guarantee will take place on Saturday 11th of June 2022 at 10:30am in the Conference Room in Irish Sport HQ at the National Sports Campus. We kindly request that each member wishing to attend the AGM to register using the link below before Wednesday 8th of June by 11.59pm, to aid us with providing lunch for all our members who are attending the AGM. The deadline is to allow us confirm final numbers with the caterer and also inform them of any special dietary requirements.

AGM Registration: https://forms.office.com/r/9D7UmhhzkY

Please note the following:

  • Only paid affiliated members who are registered seven days before the date of the AGM/EGM are entitled to attend (Deadline to affiliate 4th of June 10:30am)
  • Associate members are not entitled to attend the AGM or EGM
  • A fully affiliated paid member entitled to attend and vote at the above‐mentioned meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote in his/her stead. Proxy Votes to be emailed to [email protected] or can be posted to “Irish Sports HQ, Sport Ireland National Campus, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 DY62”. Proxy votes must be received by Thursday 9th of June 10:30am, 48 hours prior to the AGM taking place.

Please find attached a copy of the Table Tennis Ireland Strategic Plan for 2022- 2028 (this is a reduced file size version and the full high resolution version can be downloaded after the AGM from the website).

Table Tennis Ireland Strategic Plan for 2022- 2028: https://tabletennisireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/strategic-plan-singlepage-final-reduced.pdf