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Update on Table Tennis Activity

The Events Committee has decided that the competition calendar will be suspended until 2021. Gatherings of players for events continues to be suspended, no competitive tournament or league activity can take place. 

The Committee will be working with the Branches to identify suitable alternative dates for affected Provincial Opens, however the outlook into 2021 remains dynamic, and the situation may for some time continue to be unpredictable.

Subject to restrictions, the situation regarding National Squad activity and Camps will be reviewed again in November, to evaluate the possibility of some limited resumption, before the end of the year, in this area.

The Association will also be organising additional online development modules over the next number of weeks, details of which will be issued in advance.

The situation for Clubs/individuals is as per the TTI Return to Table Tennis Framework, but may also be subject to additional local, travel or jurisdictional restrictions.  Most leisure facilities will be closed in accordance with their limitations under national guidance, and the TTI Protocols or Framework do not supersede such directives.  Any table tennis ‘businesses’, open access facilities, or pay as you play facilities, are also bound by national guidance, limiting commercial activity to specific sectors/companies and categories of worker, and as such should also be closed.  Limited individual activity may take place, in accordance with general governmental guidelines, and only on condition that all necessary hygiene, distancing and facility based protective measures are taken, however all participants should err on the side of caution, subject to the limitations of the space in which they are practicing.  Players should only train or exercise in their own Club, and should not be participating in activity in different Clubs.

As previously stated within TTI Return to Play protocols, all guidance around resumption/continuation of sporting activity is provided for  volunteers and staff whose health circumstances and demographic places them at low risk of infection.  As previously advised, personal or local circumstances, conditions and facilities, including regarding higher dangers of levels of contagion and transmission, and/or the physical layout of particular premises or facilities, may be such as to indicate a longer suspension of activity for certain localities, groups and individuals, according to those specific circumstances.  Individuals, or groups, who consider themselves to be ‘at risk’ should, regarding any future return to activity, make the decision which best suits their circumstances and take the precautions they believe are most suitable for those circumstances.  Thus, the current period of restrictions may be extended by clubs or facilities, according to their circumstances.

As indicated, the situation remains unpredictable, and will be kept under ongoing review.

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Announcement of ITTA National Awards

The Award recipients are normally announced at the Annual General Meeting, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the delayed National Championships, the Awards were deferred.

Principal among the Awards is the Joe Veselsky Award which is presented each season, in recognition of endeavour and achievement in administration, to a person over the age of 35 years, and who has served a minimum of 5 years. The recipient of this season’s award is Brian Finn, who has for many years been involved in running the Veterans area of table tennis.

He had been responsible for undertaking the onerous task of organizing the Home Nations Veterans Championships when they were staged in Ireland in 2013, and is also leading the project for the 2020 Championships, now postponed until 2021. Brian has been integral to the revival and regeneration of the veterans category in Ireland over the last 10 years and is a worthy recipient of the most prestigious award in Irish table tennis.

The Senior Male Player of the Year has been awarded to end of season Irish No. 1, Ryan Farrell, and the Senior Female Player of the Year to Sophie Earley, also ranked No.1 at the end of the season.

Other Awards decided are:

Junior Male Player of the Year:   Art McLaughlin

Junior Female Player of the Year:   Mia O’Rahilly Egan

Fair Play Award:   Jonathan Mooney

Para Award:   Eoin Kelly

Male Coach of the Year:   Alan Hurley

Female Coach of the Year:   Erin Thompson

Volunteer of the Year:   Henrik Heckmann

Club of the Year:   St. Anne’s, Dungannon

International Performance:   Sophie Earley

The presentation of these awards will take place at a suitable time and venue later in the season.

Congratulations to all recipients of these awards.

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END OF SEASON 2019/2020 NO.1 RANKED PLAYERS

The Association has announced awards to the end of season No. 1 ranked players in all the underage categories.  These are as follows:

  • Under 18 Boys:       Dillon Byrne
  • Under 18 Girls:       Mia O’Rahilly Egan
  • Under 15 Boys:       Jonathan Mooney & Max Skelton(Joint)
  • Under 15 Girls:       Lucy McIvor
  • Under 13 Boys:       Matthew Mooney
  • Under 13 Girls:       Anjali Singh

The awards will be presented to the recipients on a suitable occasion subject to the current government regulations regarding Covid-19.

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Notice of the AGM of the Irish Table Tennis Association CLG

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the adjourned Annual General Meeting of the Irish Table Tennis Association Company Limited by Guarantee will be held in Astra Hall, Student Centre, University College Dublin on the 22nd day of August 2020 at 10.30 am for the following purposes:

  • To approve the Chairperson of the Meeting.
  • 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 27th day of July 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 the Adjourned 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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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