Ireland Teams travel to Senior Schools International Championships in Wales

The 2014 Senior Schools International Championships commence this Friday the 27th and end on Sunday the 29th of June. The Event will take place in the Table Tennis Centre in Cardiff, Wales.
This is the Senior Schools equivalent of the Primary schools competition held in Jersey earlier this year where the Irish Teams were so successful. The event will allow some of the top Junior and Cadet Players from England, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Scotland and Wales to battle it out in what promises to be a very exciting event.
The Championships consist of 6 separate categories with Under 18, 16 and 14 Boys and Girls events. There are 3 competitions in each age category: Team, Individual and Plate events.  The Corbillon Cup team match system consisting of 4 singles and 1 doubles match is used in this team competition.
Table Tennis Ireland are sending 6 teams to compete in this event. The teams will be led by three experienced NPC’s in Shay Logue, Alan Hurley and Louise Long. Stuart McConkey will be representing Ireland as an umpire. 
The Teams are as follows:
U 18 Boys: Luke Dempsey and Conor Mullally
U18 Girls: Orla Timlin and Mair Kelly
U16 Boys: Ryan McConkey and Charlie Fitzgerald
U16 Girls: Kerry O’Mahony and Amanda Taylor
U14 Boys: Dylan Grace and Owen Cathcart 
U14 Girls: Yasmine Barry and Marie Williams
NPCS: Shay Logue, Alan Hurley and Louise Long.
Umpire: Stuart McConkey
Speaking about the event, Table Tennis Ireland High Performance Director John McGlone said; “ This event gives players who have been consistent performers in the domestic scene a chance to play against some of the top players from the other home nations.  Medals will be hard fought for and we are hopeful that players will perform well and enjoy what, for some, will be their first taste of international competition.”
Table Tennis Ireland International Director, Ken Strong said this week;“We wish our 6 teams every success at this year’s Championships. Good luck to all!”