Club Donic Stiga Challenger Report

Club Donic Challenger, 25th January 2014

Club Donic held a Stiga Challenger Tournament on Saturday 25th January 2014.  We had 80 players from all over the country in the tournament.  The players were graded into four divisions.  It was so encouraging to see so many players who are not yet playing at provincial or national level and it  is hoped that these tournaments will be a stepping stone to playing at provincial and then national level.  The tournament commenced at 10am and finished at 3.30pm.

Every player attending the tournament got at least 6 matches and for those who did well in their first groups, there were further matches.  The results are as follows:

Division 1

Winner:                               Andrew Carroll, North Kildare Table Tennis Club

2nd place:                           Emmanuel Adewale, St Ronans

3rd place:                            Tommy Nguyen, St Ronans

3rd place:                            Ciaran O’Reilly, Ballyroan

Division 2

Winner:                               Luka Hickey, Dundrum

2nd place:                           Meem Ali, St Ronans

3rd place:                            James Raleigh, Club Donic

3rd place:                            Toyosi Sosan, St Ronans

Division 3a

Winner:                               Emmanuel Adegboyega, St Ronans

2nd place:                           Adela Federova, St Ronans

3rd place:                            Praveshi Ragi, ALSAA

3rd place:                            Alec Kestell, ALSAA

Division 3b

Winner:                               John Ojewumi, St Ronans

2nd place:                           Ife Jimmy, St Ronans

3rd place:                            Jack Hayes, Milltown

3rd place:                            Katelyn Kiernan, Mullingar

I would like to thank our volunteers : Liam O’Ceallaigh, Sinead Kelly, Sr. Annette, John Meleady, Eileen Neary, Ray Egan, Susan Sneyd and Tommy Fitzgerald who gave me tremendous support on the day.

Finally, Club Donic would like to thank all of those players who participated in our event and helped make this a great tournament.  We look forward to seeing you all again at our next Challenger, which will take place on Sunday 11th May 2014.