Report: St Noet’s Para Open Championships

Three players from the TTI Para Development Squad travelled to the British Para Open Championships in St Noets in the UK last weekend.  Kevin O’Callaghan, Jude Sheldon and Des Ryan were accompanied by coach Mick Cunningham. Kevin played very well in Class 4, this being his first Para competition outside of Ireland, and showed lots of potential going forward. He made it to two semi-finals where he won two bronze medals. Likewise Jude played very well in class 8 and got to two semi-finals but lost in very close games. Des was carrying an injury which did not allow him to play at his very best in class 6. All told the travel, early starts and the concentration of games into one day made a great demand on the players’ focus and concentration, but it was a great learning experience.