The Board and membership of the Irish Table Tennis Association CLG (otherwise known as Table Tennis Ireland) is sad to announce the death of Mr. Alex Thackaberry on last Sunday after a prolonged period of illness. Our sympathy is with Alex’s widow Kitty on her huge loss.
Alex, our current Deputy Life President, has served the Association in many roles over a period of more and 50 years firstly as Chairman and President of the Leinster Branch and then on the National Association as Treasurer, Chairman and President before his final position.
30 years ago in 1992 Ireland hosted the World Veterans Championships in Dublin. This was a massive undertaking for 3 people one of which was our Deputy Life President, Alex. What a major success the event proved to be!
Known to be one of the World’s greatest gentlemen and appreciated for his huge contribution to many aspects of the sport he loved and to his church and the Boys Brigade at national level, Alex’s presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Alex’s funeral will take place on Friday 6th January 2023 at 11.00am in Dundrum Methodist Church, Dublin 16.
May he rest in Peace.
3rd January 202