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Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Table Tennis Association CLG

15 May 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Table Tennis Association Company Limited by Guarantee will be held in Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 on the 6th day of June 2020 at 10.30 am for the following purposes:

  • To approve the Chairperson of the Meeting.
  • Consideration of the following Notice of Motion:
    • “Motion to adjourn the AGM until another appointed day.”
  • To approve the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting.
  • To receive and consider the Directors’ and Auditors’ Report and the Financial Statements for the year ended 31st December 2019.
  • To authorise the Directors to fix the remuneration of the Auditors.
  • To review Company Affairs:
    • Directors’ Reports
    • Management Committee Report
    • Committee Reports
    • Branch Reports
    • Any other Reports
  • To appoint the following Officers:
    • Chairperson
    • Finance Director
    • Operations Director
    • Company Secretary
    • Any other Directors
  • To appoint:
    • Vice Presidents
    • Disciplinary Committee
    • Appeals Committee
  • Presentation of Annual Awards
  • Special Business: Consideration of the following Special Resolution:-
    •  “THAT, the Articles of Association of the Company be amended by the insertion of a new Clause 10.4 as follows:
      • 10.4. Where an AGM is adjourned for a later date, that the subsequent meeting be subject to 21 days notice in advance, such notice shall comply with the requirements as stated in paragraph 10.1 with the additional proviso that new items may be submitted for the meeting agenda.”
  • To discuss any other business which may be raised at an Annual General Meeting.

By Order of the Board,

Jennifer Monaghan

Company Secretary

Dated this 14th day of May 2020

Notes: Only paid affiliated members who are registered seven days before the date of the AGM are entitled to attend. An 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. A proxy need not be a member of the Company. This form must be deposited at the Registered Office of the Company, by email, not less than 48 hours before the time for holding this meeting. Please note that Associate members are not entitled to attend

Please click HERE to download the Notice of AGM

Please click HERE to download the minutes of the 2019 AGM

Please click HERE to download 2019 Auditors Report and Financial Statements

Please click HERE to download Proxy form

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Awards Scheme for the 2019/2020 season now open

Table Tennis Ireland invites nominations under its Awards Scheme for the 2019/2020 season. Nominations for all the Award categories must be received on the specified form by FRIDAY 1st of May 2020 at 5pm. Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Irish Sport HQ, Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, D15 DY62.

Please note that there will be two awards made within the Junior Player of the Year category.

Please click HERE for the Nomination Form and please click HERE for the Criteria for the Awards Scheme

Should you have any queries on the Awards Scheme, please contact by email or by phone at +353 1 6251135.

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COVID-19 Statement from the Board of Directors

Over the last few weeks the Board of Table Tennis Ireland has discussed the evolving situation with COVID-19. The Board has established a sub-committee which has been considering the appropriate response to ensure the health of our staff, members and those attending our events.

The approach adopted by TTI is to take the official advice of government public health experts.

Last night, the official advice was upgraded to ‘enhanced containment measures’ and to ‘limit social interactions.’

Therefore, TTI has decided to adopt the following policy with immediate effect, until further notice:

All events* under the auspices of TTI and its branches are suspended indefinitely
All TTI international trips to events abroad are suspended indefinitely
Branches are directed to cancel all events which have been booked and to notify Leagues and other associations in their areas of this policy.
TTI strongly advises affiliated clubs to cease all activity. However, should clubs decide to continue operating, they must take all necessary steps to reduce the risk of transmission as advised by local health authorities.
TTI strongly advises all affiliated Associations (for example, Leagues, School, Intervarsity, Veteran associations etc.) to cease activity immediately. However, should Associations decide to continue operating, they must take all necessary steps to reduce the risk of transmission as advised by local health authorities.

At this time, it is important that everyone involved in Table Tennis in Ireland cooperates with this decision. An advisory committee including Branches and the Management Committee has been established and will hold regular meetings to deal with any issues that arise and to allow the Board sub-committee to consult with the membership in an efficient manner.

On Behalf of the Board of Table Tennis Ireland

* Events means tournaments, league matches, training etc i.e. any time there are a group of people gathered together for table tennis purposes

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ROLL OF HONOUR – Call for Information

TTI is currently working on building up further the Association archives, and populating the respective ‘Rolls of Honour’ for the Provincial Opens – Ulster, Munster, Connacht & Leinster.

If you have any information on the winners of the Mens Singles and Ladies Singles events at these tournaments, we would very much appreciate if you could forward the details to the Office.  

We would also very much like to receive any scans or copies of clippings, photographs or other details that people are willing to share.

As much as possible we are looking for the following;

  • Mens and Ladies Singles – names and clubs of Winner/Runner Up
  • Date of event
  • Venue of event

If possible, please bear in mind that results will be grouped by season – so, a tournament that took place in November 1996, for example, will be part of the 1996/1997 season.

Please email [email protected]

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Garda Vetting Update

The 100 point identification check was originally provided on the Garda National Vetting Bureau website as guiding advice when the new legislation came in on 30/04/2016. The check was to assist “Relevant Organisations” and Vetting Applicants on how they can establish identity of a Vetting Applicant.

The amendment will reflect that a “Relevant Organisation” can only request or accept the Public Service Card from a Vetting Applicant as an identity document, if the Organisation is a “Specified Body” under Schedule 5 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (as amended). As we are not classified as a “Specified Body”, we can no longer accept a Public Service Card as a form if ID. 

We will issue an updated version of the Garda Vetting Invitation Form (NVB1) in the New Year when received from the Garda National Vetting Bureau. Please continue to use NVB1 form in the interim. There are a number of other I.D’s that can be used for identification and which are listed under Section 3 on the form.

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Ken Strong receives a Volunteer in Sport Award

Pictured are Mary O’Connor (CEO Federation of Irish Sport), Ken Strong and Richie Gernon(EBS). The Volunteer in Sport Awards ceremony took place on Tuesday 12th of November 2019 in Farmleigh House in Dublin. At the ceremony, Ken Strong was announced as the overall winner of the Volunteer in Sport Award for Co. Tyrone respresenting the sport of table tennis. Ken has been involved in many capacities in Irish Table Tennis for 50 years, from Chairman of Tyrone Table Tennis to National Senior Men’s coach at World, European and Six Nations Championships. He has served as Chairperson, Secretary and International Director on the Board of Table Tennis Ireland, as well as on the management committee, followed recently by 4 years as President. His longevity, dedication, personal sacrifice and professional contribution continues to this day. The Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport Awards recognise the contribution of the 450,000 people who ensure sport in Ireland happens each week. It is estimated that 37.2 million hours of volunteering, across Ireland’s 14,000+ sports clubs and associations, occurs each year.