SSI 2016: Press Release

Table Tennis Ireland is delighted to host the Senior Schools International Table Tennis Championships in UL, Limerick over the weekend of 24-26th June-2016

This prestigious event will involve over 200 of the top Senior Schools players (Boys and Girls aged 14-18yrs) and their coaches from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man together with their families, friends and travelling supporters. This is the second time (previously in 2010) that the all-action event is being hosted at the Castletroy venue, with the superb Sports Arena facilities and on-campus accommodation and catering for all participants.

 Commenting on the announcement, TTI Events Chair, Tony Farrell noted that ‘Table Tennis Ireland is delighted to be returning to the superb facilities at the UL Arena for this prestigious International event. The competition will be intense, but following their exceptional performances at European level, the Irish Teams will be expecting to compete for gold in a number of categories. As hosts, we welcome all participants and supporters, and gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Failte Ireland as our primary sponsor.’

The event is being sponsored by Failte Ireland, and Jennifer Churchward, manager of the Event Ireland Unit within Fáilte Ireland added ‘Event Ireland is proud to be supporting the Senior Schools International Table Tennis Championships.  This event will bring almost 1,000 international bed nights to the local area and provides an excellent opportunity to showcase Ireland as both an event and leisure destination.   We wish competitors and spectators alike a memorable championships that inspires future international events at the University of Limerick and  leisure visitors to the Wild Atlantic Way and beyond.’

The Team Event will commence on Friday Evening (24th) at 5.00pm and will continue through to Saturday Evening (25th) at 6.00pm.

The Singles Event will commence on Sunday Morning (26th) at 9.00am and will conclude with the Closing Ceremony and Presentations at 2.30pm.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and support their National team where admission is free. 

Table Tennis Ireland will be issuing regular updates across its social media platforms over the weekend, but if you require any further information in relation to the event, or any Table Tennis related matters, please contact me on this address or the number below, or log onto the Table Tennis Ireland website   –


Tony Farrell.

Chair – TTI Events Unit.
(00 353 86 804 7513)