The 2023 Home Countries International took place in Bangor University in Wales from 9th – 12th of November 2023.
Day 1 results:
Irish Senior Mens team (Alex Gillen and Tom Davis) won 2 out of their 3 games. Winning 3-1 against Wales, 3-1 against Guernsey and drawing 2-2 against Scotland.
Junior Boys team (Aedan McGivern and Tom Irwin) lost against Jersey 3-1 and lost against Scotland 3-1.
Cadet Boys team (Clifford Tan and Bruce Tan) won 3-1 against Wales and lost 3-1 against Scotland.
Senior Womens team (Mia O’Rahilly Egan and Claire Heller) won 4-0 against Guernsey, won 3-1 against Jersey and drew 2-2 against Scotland
Cadet Girls team (Lily Parke and Eimear Hutchinson) lost 3-1 against Scotland.
Day 2 results:
Senior Mens team won 4-0 against Isle of Man, won 3-1 against Jersey and lost 4-0 against England.
Junior Boys team won 4-0 against Guernsey, won 4-0 against Isle of Man, lost 4-0 to England and drew 2-2 against Wales.
Cadet Boys team won 4-0 against Guernsey, won 4-0 against Jersey and lost 4-0 to England.
Senior Women’s team won 4-0 against Isle of Man, drew 2-2 against Wales and Lost 4-0 to England.
Cadet Girls team won 4-0 against Guernsey, lost 4-0 against England, lost 4-0 against Wales and 3-1 against Jersey/Wales team.
As a result of day 2 Team Ireland won 3 bronze medals.
Day 3 saw the singles events take place. Alex Gillen won bronze in the senior mens singles, Mia O’Rahilly Egan won silver in the women’s singles event and Bruce Tan won bronze in the cadet boys singles.
In the doubles events, Alex Gillen and Tom Davis won bronze in the men’s doubles. Tom Irwin and Aedan McGivern won bronze in the junior men’s doubles. Bruce Tan and Clifford Tan won bronze in the cadet boys doubles event.
Well done to Team Ireland who won 9 medals in total. Also special mention to the NPCs for the event Gavin Maguire, Ryan Farrell and Jing Yi Graham.