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

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, Conference Room, Sport Ireland National Campus, Blanchardstown,
Dublin 15, D15 DY62 on the 8th day of June 2024 at 10.30am for the following purposes:

1. To approve the Chairperson of the Meeting.
2. To approve the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting.
3. To receive the Annual report of the Board
4. To receive and consider the Directors’ and Auditors’ Report and the Financial Statements for the year
ended 31st December 2023.
5. To authorise the Directors to appoint and fix the remuneration of the Auditors.
6. To receive and consider the following:
a. Chairs Report
b. CEO Executive management Report
c. Branch Reports
d. Any other Reports
7. To elect the following Officers:
a. Directors
b. Company Secretary
8. To appoint:
a. Vice Presidents
b. Disciplinary Committee
c. Appeals Committee
9. Resolutions and Motions (see attached)
10. Awards
11. Award Honorary Life Membership(s)
12. AOB

By Order of the Board,

David McNally
CEO
Dated this 17th day of May 2024

AGM and Awards will commence at 10.30am.
We kindly request that each member wishing to attend the AGM registers using the link below before Tuesday
4th of June by 11.59pm. As we’re providing lunch for all in attendance, this deadline has been set to allow us
confirm final numbers with the caterer and to inform them of any special dietary requirements.

Registration: Click here to register your attendance at the AGM and Awards

To be accompanied by Financial Statements, resolutions/motions and proxy vote form

Notes: Only fully paid affiliated members who are registered seven days before the date of the AGM are entitled
to attend. 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. 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. 10.30am on Thursday 6th June 2024

The following documents can be downloaded:

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Table Tennis Ireland Financial Statements

Proxy Form

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Bronze medal for Sheridan in WTT Metz

Peadar Sheridan from Ormeau TTC and Vincent Ni from Loop TTC, competed in various youth tournaments in Europe. Peadar Sheridan showed great consistency in the u13/15 categories, reaching 2 quarter-finals and winning a bronze medal in the u13 category in WTT Youth Contender Metz. He won 13 out of 16 matches over 12 days and moved into the top 15 in the world youth ranking for u13 players. Peadar also reached round 32 in all three contenders.

Vincent Ni (Loop TTC) on the other hand, competed in the u15/17 events, reaching the round of 64 in WTT Youth Contender Spa and the round of 32 in WTT Youth Contender Metz. He had an incredible match against Gorkem Ocal from Turkey, who is a silver medalist in the u17 event. Vincent Ni lost in a five-set thriller, with the deciding set ending 11-13.

Both players have shown great potential and determination in their performances, and it seems like they have a bright future ahead in the world of table tennis. Coach Conn Higgins, was highly impressed with the silky skills and composure under pressure shown by both boys. He finished by saying this was very good preparation for European Youth Championships ahead.

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Leinster League Report: 23/24 Season

The 2023 / 2024 season has been a great success at the Leinster League. We had 25 senior teams compete across 4 divisions compared to 23 teams last season. The 25 teams represented 11 clubs versus 8 clubs’ last season. We aim to continue this growth over the coming seasons. There were 115 active players in the senior league this year which highlights the importance of the league to so many people.

Our Junior League is also growing with 6 teams last season and an expected 8 teams this season which will be on May 12th in Grifeen Educate Together school Lucan (K78 YA07).

All our players are affiliated with Table Tennis Ireland, and many compete in Junior, Senior and Veteran competitions also.

The League App has continued to be a great success and is very well appreciated by the players. A huge thank you is due to Keith Knox who has continued to develop this app and add extra features – including the individual statistics where players can see how they have fared vs other players in their division.

So now that the senior competitions have finished here are the results and some phots taken along the way.

Chris Cowan

League Results

Division 1:

Loop 1 was undefeated in winning the division. They won 85% of their individual matches. Balbriggan 1 however ran them very close winning 82% of their individual matches. Loop 1 beat Balbriggan 1 by the thinnest of margins (5/4) in both of their fixtures with many games going to the 5th set.  To emphasise the closeness of these matches Balbriggan turned the tables on Loop 1 in the final of the Division 1 Cup winning 5/3 with many games also going to the 5th. There was also a battle for 3rd place in this division between Balbriggan 2

Loop 2 and Ballygriffin 1. An injury to Vinil Thombrey (Loop 2) late in the season probably cost them 3rd place with Balbriggan swooping in to take the glory helped by great performances by the attacking long pips player, Kevin McCarthy.

Pat McCloughan (Balbriggan 1) took the individual title with 33 wins out of 36 while Boris Bonchev (Loop 1) was 2nd with 31 wins out of 33. Boris managed to beat Pat in their head to heads in 2 tight matches. The only other player to defeat Pat was Clifford Tan (Loop 1) while the 2 players to take a scalp against Boris were Ben Keiran Glennon (Trinity 1) and the famously tactically astute Robby Davis (Balgriffin 1). Phil Jameson came 3rd with 28 wins from 30 – remaining undefeated except to Boris during the entire season.

A special word for Loop 1 which is a very young side competing against some experienced and battle-hardened teams. Besides bringing a very high standard of play they also brought great sportsmanship to the league, it was a pleasure to have them joining us and to see their progress over the season. I hope that the close matches and variety of styles and tactics will help them to continue developing.

Division 2:

Leixlip 1 were undefeated in this Division winning 77% of their individual matches with the new club to the League Wayside coming in a strong 2nd winning 76% of their individual matches. Similarly to Division 1 the 2nd team (Wayside) only lost by the closest of margins to the Leixlip – 5/4 for both fixtures with may close games. Leixlip’s 90th match, the last of the season, which went to the 5th set, secured their position at the Top of the Table!

Balbriggan 4 piped Balbriggan 3 for 3rd place with some very exciting derby matches between them, including a 17/15 win by John Keogh (Balbriggan 4) against Andre Ivanic (Balbriggan 3) in the 4th which was ultimately the difference between the 2 teams for the season.

Sid Prasad (Leixlip 1) was clearly the strongest player in the Division with 28 wins from 30 matches. Vasily Goyn (Balbriggan 4) and Kola Oseni (Wayside) were the only players who managed to beat him during the season although Annmarie Nugent (Wayside) and John Keogh (Balbriggan 4) came close. 

Aaron Mellows from Balbriggan 3 was 2nd in the individuals with 20 wins from 30, a great set of results for this very promising young player. Watch this space…

Division 3:

A very close fought affair between Loop 3 and Dunboyne 3 with both teams winning 9 out of 10 matches and both beating the other by 5-4 and the same number of sets each over the 2 ties….. Loop 3 eventually came out on top winning 81% of their individual matches while Dunboyne 3 won 76%. Navan 1 also put in a strong performance remaining undefeated against all comers except Loop 3 and Dunboyne 3 – although they had some close encounters with ALSAA 1.

Overall, a great season for Loop 3 who were promoted from Division 4 last season.

In the individuals Raja Saverian (Dunboyne 3) was the clear winner with 28 from 30, only losing to Simon Hocde (Loop 3) (twice) during the season.

Simon came 4th winning 21 from 21 and would probably have won the individuals if he had played in more matches. His closest encounters were with Carmel Lokko (11/7 in the 5th) and Raja (11/7 in the 5th).

2nd place went to Tudor Popescu with 23 from 30 a great performance by the Dunboyne 3 player.

Division 4:

Dunboyne 4 proved the strongest by far in this division with 10 wins from 10 team matches and a 76% individual win %.

Castleknock dipped in to grab 2nd with 7 wins just ahead of Leixlip 2 with 6 wins. One of the key matches of the season for Castleknock was away to Leixlip 2. They managed to win 5/4 with Loris Serena winning a real humdinger against Kevin Reynolds 11/9 in the 5th in what proved to be the difference on the night and for the season. This was a gutsy result that showed lots of resilience from Loris who had lost a similar Humdinger to Chris Kearney 11/13 in the 5th at the start of the night. A great win.

The individuals were a close fought affair between Dunboyne 4 players Victor Lungu and Vladimir Domentii, with Victor coming out on top on 27 wins out of 30 while Vladimir had 26 wins out of 30 to get 2nd place. Ray O’ Donoghue (Leixlip 2) came in 3rd but could have been a contender if he had played 30 games instead of 27, he won 23 of the 27 having split the honours with both Vladimir and Victor.

This season was a learning one for Leinster 1 where they were unable to take any wins although they had a few close calls and tight games. I’m sure they will come back stronger next season.

CUP Results

The cup was a great opportunity to change the format and bring back some doubles while also moving some teams around giving everyone the opportunity to play against teams they hadn’t play against in the league.

The finals took place on 13th April in Balbriggan TTC. A big thank you to the Balbriggan committee and in particular Brenda Burns for organising the event and the Tea / Cake etc. Also, a big thank you to the many spectators (about 60 spectators and players turned up on the day) who really added to the atmosphere.

Division 1 winners were Balbriggan 1 who overcame Loop 1 in a thrilling encounter with top class table tennis on show. The young Loop team got off to a slow start and although they fought hard, they were unable to get back on top of a Balbriggan 1 team playing to the maximum of their ability. Balbriggan 1 won 5-3 in the end.

Division 2 was won by Dunboyne 1 who beat Balbriggan 3 5-0. A ruthless performance by Dunboyne 1 with them clinching several close games, and a tough result for Balbriggan 3 who will learn from the experience.

Division 3 (a battle of the Royal County) was taken by Dunboyne 2 who beat Navan 5-1. There were many close games in this one with the Dunboyne 2 team holding their nerve and to bring glory to the club.

Division 4 Leixlip 3 beat Balgriffin 2 by 5-1. Again, some very close calls in this exciting match. The first few games in this one which could have gone either way, were crucial with Balgriffin getting off to a strong start and then keeping their foot on the accelerator.

Other Items

Thank you all for playing in the League, it’s a great pleasure to see it growing and expanding again. Next season we expect to have at least 5 divisions with one being for players who are new to competitive table tennis. We’re also thrilled that the Junior League continues to grow and in a few years’ time many of these Juniors will be competing in the senior league.

There will be a presentation night at 7:30 pm on May 4th in Leinster Cricket Club (Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin 6) where all prizes will be awarded and where we will get a chance to catch up with some old and new friends. Sandwiches etc will be available. All are welcome!

The representative team from Leinster League will be playing against the Belfast & District League on Saturday 27th April in Balbriggan – starting at 11am. Congratulations to the selected players and best of luck against what will be a strong team from B&D. Spectators are very welcome and we hope to see you there. Next season we hope to also play representative matches vs other league like Bray & District or United Churches.

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Subject: Items for inclusion on the agenda for the ITTA AGM

Dear Members,

We wish to remind all members that the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Table Tennis Association
(ITTA) Company Limited by Guarantee will take place on Saturday 8th of June 2024 in Irish Sport HQ at
the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.

As per item 7.6 of the ITTA Regulations, items for inclusion on the agenda for the AGM must be
forwarded in writing to the CEO ([email protected]), not later than 5 calendar weeks before the
date set by the Association for the AGM. The deadline for receipt of items is Saturday 4th of May 2024.
Such items may be submitted by individual clubs, Branch Secretaries, or individual members if counter
signed and supported by 6 other members.

Please note that only paid affiliated members who are registered seven days before the date of the
AGM are entitled to attend.

Many thanks

David McNally
CEO

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Job Opportunity: Community and Club Development Officers

Table Tennis Ireland (TTI) is the National Governing Body for Table Tennis within the 4 provinces of Ireland. Table Tennis Ireland’s Vision is to make Table Tennis ‘a sport for all, a sport for life’. It is a sport suitable for all age groups, from juniors to veterans, as well as able bodied and those with a disability. Table Tennis Ireland (TTI) serves as the governing body for Table Tennis in Ireland, dedicated to promoting and developing the sport nationwide. Committed to developing a vibrant table tennis community, TTI aims to enhance participation at all levels while championing inclusivity and diversity within the sport.

Table Tennis Ireland is seeking passionate and dedicated Community and Club Development Officers to join our team. The ideal candidates will drive initiatives aimed at enhancing community engagement, developing table tennis clubs, and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion in the sport.  

Table Tennis Ireland is looking for a candidate who will enjoy working as part of the TTI team but be prepared to work remotely. Initially, we are looking for 3 Development officers to cover Munster (part-time), Connacht (part-time) and Leinster (full-time). You will need to be flexible with your hours to include evening and weekend work to drive our strategic plan in the region assigned. We are open to filling these posts either full time or part time and job sharing is also an option if that means getting the right candidates for the roles.

Click here to view full Job Description 

To apply for any role, please send the following to [email protected]

     

      • Cover letter to include a personal statement addressing the essential criteria in the job description and why an applicant believes their skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.

      • CV outlining your previous education and work experience to date.

      • Application deadline: 17/05/2024

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    Report: Paralympic Inter Provincial Competition 13 April 2024

    History was made at the recent Inter Provincial Championships when a competition for our Para players was included in the lineup of events on the Saturday for the very first time in TTI’s existence. All four provinces entered teams, which was great to see. The outcome, perhaps those close to the Para squad will not be surprised to read, was that Leinster steamrolled their way to an overall victory and took the shield back to Dublin.  The Leinster team, consisting of Sean Geoghegan, Mick Cunningham and Aaron Mellows, ended up undefeated throughout the competition defeating Connacht, Munster and Ulster by 6-0 in each round. The line up thereafter is that Ulster were second, while Munster defeated Connacht 4-2 to finish third.

    The victorious Leinster team receiving the Para Inter Pro shield from TTI President Pat Hunter – left to right: Aaron Mellows, Sean Geoghegan, Mick Cunningham

    The general response from players and officials alike was that the competition was a success, and we can look forward to the Para category being a permanent feature of the Inter Provincial Championships for the future.

    Report by Eoin Kelly.

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    Job Opportunity: Finance and Administration Officer (Ulster)

    Table Tennis Ireland (TTI) is the National Governing Body for Table Tennis within the 4 l provinces of Ireland. Table Tennis Vision is to make Table tennis ‘a sport for all, a sport for life’. It is a sport suitable for all age groups, from juniors to veterans, as well as able bodied and those with a disability. TTI currently has 50 affiliated clubs and works with a further 40 schools. TTIs office is in Irish Sport HQ at the Sport Ireland National Campus. Growing our team, we are looking to appoint a Finance and Administration Officer to develop the sport in Ulster in line with our strategic plan. Strategic Plan

    We are seeking to appoint a Finance and Administration Officer (part-time) and will provide support for the organisation and its activities, including administration of financial transactions using TTU accounts system. The initial contract will be for a duration of 11 months (possibly extended subject to confirmation of funding) and the position will be based at Lisburn Racquets Club (36 Belfast Road, Lisburn, BT27 4AS). The postholder will receive training and mentor support to ensure that they will be given a range of transferable skills to aid their development. 

    Click here to view full job description

    To apply for this role, please send the following to [email protected]:  

       

        • a cover letter to include a personal statement addressing the essential criteria in the job description and why an applicant believes their skills and experience meet the requirements of the role

        • a CV outlining their previous education and work experience to date Application deadline: 30/04/2024

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      2024 National Championships

      The 2024 National Championships took place in NUIG, Galway on 23rd and 24th March 2024. On the first day it saw the seniors play and the second day saw the juniors play.

      List of Results below:

      U21 Women’s:
      1st Grace Looney
      2nd Anjali Singh
      Semi-Finalists: Emily Flynn & Niamh Mason

      U21 Men’s:
      1st James Skelton
      2nd Tom Colvin
      Semi-Finalists: Joe Sheard & Ben Watson

      Senior Women’s Singles:
      1st Mia O’Rahilly Egan
      2nd Anjali Singh
      Semi-Finalists: Emily Flynn & Niamh Mason

      Senior Men’s Singles:
      1st Tom Davis
      2nd Paul McCreery
      Semi-Finalists: Alex Gillen & Kristijonas Dapkus

      Para Singles:
      1st Paddy Vaughan
      2nd Colin Judge
      Semi-Finalists: Sean Geoghegan & Sam Brennan

      Women’s Doubles:
      1st Sabina Devereux & Mia O’Rahilly Egan
      2nd Grace Looney & Niamh Mason

      Men’s Doubles:
      1st Tom Colvin & Kristijonas Dapkus
      2nd Alex Gillen & Joey Nelson

      U13 Girls:
      1st Polly Smith
      2nd Samanta Pusinskas
      Semi-Finalists: Nuria Goldston

      U13 Boys:
      1st Peadar Sherdian
      2nd Karsten Close
      Semi-Finalists: Heming Duan & Andrew Low

      U15 Girls:
      1st Polly Smith
      2nd Eimear Hutchinson
      Semi-Finalists: Nuria Goldston

      U15 Boys:
      1st Peadar Sheridan
      2nd Aaditya Singh
      Semi-Finalists: Christopher Allsop & Karsten Close

      U17 Boys:
      1st Vincent Ni
      2nd Aedan McGivern
      Semi-Finalists: Bruce Tan & Clifford Tan

      U17 Girls:
      1st Grace Looney
      2nd Anjali Singh
      Semi-Finalists: Lily Parke & Niamh Mason

      U19 Girls:
      1st Grace Looney
      2nd Emily Flynn
      Semi-Finalists: Anjali Singh & Niamh Mason

      U19 Boys:
      1st Vincent Ni
      2nd Max Skelton
      Semi-Finalists: Adam Faulkner & Aedan McGivern

      Plate winners:
      U17 Boys Plate: Belal Abdelaal
      U17 Girls Plate: Megha Philip
      U13 Boys Plate: Reece Maguire
      U15 Boys Plate: Kevin O’Callaghan
      U19 Boys Plate: Aaron Mellows
      U19 Girls Plate: Rebecca Scott