STIGA Challenger Kicks Off – Egan Claims Win

Sunday the 12th of September saw the first of the new seasons Stiga Junior Challenger competitions take place in Dunshaughlin. Hosted by the Tara Table Tennis club and with players from as far as Mayo in attendance the event was another success in the Stiga Junior Challenger series. Dara Egan of Kilkelly prevailed in division 1 with some fine wins along the way in particular over Conor Dolan of Tara.

Brian Dunleavey of Kilkelly also performed very well, eventually finishing in 2nd place. Division 2 was the closest fought of all divisions with young Eddie Ditchburn of Kilkelly taking the glory after a very close match with Andrew Kiley of Club Donic (Lucan).

Division 3 was won by the home grown talent of Emily Crawley with Tara Molloy of Kilkelly coming in second place. Johnathan Daly of ALSAA came in 3rd place, this was an excellent performance for the young man who was playing in his 1st competition.

Division 4 was where some of the newer table tennis recruits had a go and this division was won by Niamh Molloy of Kilkelly with Evan Lassov of Club Donic taking the silver position.

Players and parents alike had a great day and are already looking forward to the next Stiga Junior Challenger event on 24th October in Lucan.

Winners as follows:

Division 1
1st – Dara Egan
2nd – Brian Dunleavey
3rd – Conor Dolan
4th – Robert Sherry

Division 2
1st – Eddie Ditchburn
2nd – Andrew Kiley
3rd – Michael Saly
4th – Sean Tighe

Division 3
1st – Emily Crawley
2nd – Tara Molloy
3rd – Johnathan Daly
4th – Grainne o Rourke

Division 4
1st – Niamh Molloy
2nd – Evan Lassov
3rd – Niamh Cowan
4th – Aisling Cowan (cousin to Niamh)