The ITTF World Individual Championships kicks off this weekend, with 4 Irish players in action. Paul McCreery and National Champion John Murphy are our two Male entries, with Junior player Ashley Givan and Amanda Mogey entered into the Women’s events. Speaking as the team prepares to depart following good preparation at the Luxembourg Open, ITTA Technical Director John O’Donoghue stated:
“Our young squad of players are looking forward to testing themselves against the best in the world. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain valuable experience and to learn from the best players in the world at these top quality Championships. In Ashley Givan and Paul McCreery we have two very young players who have great potential for the future. Both John Murphy (the 5 times National Champion) and Amanda Mogey will bring all their experience and skill to the Championships and will be hoping for good results to improve their world rankings. I wish them and coach Peter Nilsson all the best for the event”
I am sure all members of the Irish table tennis community will be rooting from afar for the Irish players – best wishes to all for a successful tournament. ITTAWeb will feature daily updates from Rotterdam.