Challenger 4 – Return to Lucan

At the start of the school Easter holidays and with Spring in the air, players from all over Leinster gathered at Club Donic HQ in Lucan for Event 4 of the STIGA Junior Challenger Series. With 60 players playing on 12 tables, all were guaranteed a minimum of 10 matches in this event where fun and participation is the key. Beginner and Intermediate players, many of whom were experiencing tournament play for the first time had an action packed day – with players from all over Dublin playing against players from the Midlands and Wexford.   Following initial groups of 4, the players were split into 4 ability divisions of 16, which were then played out over round robin and into knock-out stages. Players in Ability Group 4 played as many as 14 matches over the course of the day under the watchful eye of Club Donic coaches and ITTA volunteers – this will have been of great benefit to these developing players.

Congratulations to all who took part and as always to those who travelled to play in the Challenger Series – all players receive National ranking points and will hopefully continue their way along the player development pathway in the April Challenger event – again to be hosted by Club Donic.

Ability Group Winners

Division One

1  Danny Murphy

2  Jake Kells

3  Amy Lou Hayes

4  Marcus Hughes

Division Two

1  Andrew Kiely

2  Monturayo Adebisi

3  Dylan Slattery

4  Adina Moise

Division Three

1  Kiet Nguyen

2  Michael Saly

3  Conor Merriman

4  Anthony Adewusi

Division Four

1 Daniel Olaniyi

2 Ben O’Brien

3 Claire Healy

4 Elizabeth Adewusi

The ITTA and Club Donic would like to remind you that STIGA Challenger Series 5 is scheduled for 25th April in Colaiste Padraig, Lucan. Club Donic Coach Tommy Fitzgerald was delighted with the event and recorded his thanks to Brian Murtagh,Principal of Colaiste Phadraig, all of the coaches and players who took part and in particular thanks to Liam O’Ceallaigh, Anna Kelly, Tony Farrell and Phyllis Kenny who all contributed their time to ensure the players had a great day.