Appeal for volunteers !

The Munster Committee needs help to prepare and run a Munster Open competition this coming January in Cork City.

The Committee is a small group of volunteer individuals from Munster clubs committed to promoting table tennis participation and skills in Munster. Whilst the bigger clubs in Munster i.e. Ballincollig, Leeside, Southcoast and Beechhill intend to run a ranking event each during the season the scale of an Open event means that we need your help.

We are calling on volunteers to help with any of the various  aspects of running an Open e.g. marketing/promotion, sponsorship, entries, logistics (equipment ,transportation, set up/take down), signage, competition administration on the day, first aiders, on site parking direction, photography, media. 

Please don’t leave all the work to six individuals! If you or your family member have regularly entered competitions and have taken part in Munster events then we would hope for some help from you.

Without your help there is a danger that perhaps a Munster Open will not take place, as happened in 2019, and we really want to avoid a re-occurrence of this in 2020.

Please contact me if you would like to help us out.

Eoin Kelly     087 0509147

Chairperson, Munster Branch Executive Committee

 

The first Munster Classification will take place on Sat’ 12th- Sun’ 13th October 2019 in Knocknaheeny Sports Hall.

Entries to Eoin Kelly.  Deadline for entries Sunday 6th October

See Up Coming Munster Events page for the entry form

🏓 Our 2019-2020 season opens with a  Munster Mixed Club League which is to be held on Sunday 15th September starting at 10:00 am. Finishing around 3 pm.

Taking place in Knocknaheeny Sports Hall. James Kenneally Sports Centre, Holly Hill Lane, Cork, 

Just type

“Knocknaheeny Sports Hall” Or copy and paste the coordinates 9C3HWF3W+6C into Google Maps

The league will be mixed in ability, gender and clubs. Players who enter will be put into different pools of ability. The draw will be done ‘live’ on the day. Each team will have four players from the different pools so that the matches will be very competitive! There will be reverse singles and a doubles per match. 

No coaching is allowed except by players who are on your team. Emphasis is on building a stronger Munster identify as well as different clubs engaging positively with each other. We will be encouraging the better players on the teams to support the weaker players. 

Fee is 10 euro per player – entry on the day.

Munster Branch AGM is on Tuesday 21st May 8pm at the National Learning Network, Seward House. Model Farm Road. Copy the following coordinates into Google Maps:

51°53’22.3″N  8°31’41.8″W

All TTI affiliated members 16 and over are encouraged to attend.

Also ITTA CLG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019: Saturday 22 June 2019 at 10.30 am at Irish Sport HQ, National Sports Complex, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

 

 

 

Learn to be a Table Tennis Coach with one time world ranked player Jing Yi!

See Up Coming Events Page for details

 

Seán is Top Class in Primary Schools International Table Tennis!

Seán represented Ireland A team in the primary schools international competition held in Lisburn (Belfast) on weekend Friday 5th April with the Ireland A team winning a silver medal.

6 boys teams competed, including Ireland A, Ireland B, England, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man. Seán played 12 team matches and came out on top in 11 of these, including 2 singles and a doubles win over England who were the eventual team winners.

Seán competed in the singles event on Sunday. He qualified out of his group and went on to defeat the Scottish number 1 to progress to the last 8. Seán lost out in the quarter final to the Irish no 1 ranked player Fionn Hickey in a great 5 set match.

 

Thanks for the Inter pros camp in Kinsale!

Huge thanks to Alan and Tony from South Coast for setting up the tables in Kinsale. This most excellent inter-pros camp was  run by Ben -Leeside coach and Alan- South Coast coach, who will be the performance committee for the inter-pros . The two coaches gave up their Sunday and provided a training camp completely free to the lucky Inter pros players. Huge thanks also to the NPCs who attended: Emily, Ian and Shelly. Bernard and Eoin who will be Munster Managers on the day also attended and gave a talk to the players about how to prepare themselves on the day.   Good luck to all the Munster players, NPCs and managers at the Inter Pros in Dublin March 30th and 31st!

 

Munster Rankings Post Balincollig Open now available to view on the Munster Ranking Page

 

She did it! Aoife Mcmahon from Cope Clonakilty pictured below , brought home the Gold Medal from the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi!

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Munster player wins 3 National Titles!

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Silke Heinen

Of Leeside Table Tennis Club took three National Titles at the Irish National Championships held in Lisburn Racquet Club on the 1st-3rd of March 2019

Silke won the Irish National Championship Singles U/15, the Junior Doubles and the Cadet Doubles with her partner Pervesha Ragi from Loop

Table Tennis Club. 

Special Olympics

IMG_3166Huge Thanks to SouthCoast Table Tennis Club’s Alan and Tony for the Tables and set up and to their umpires Bernard, Donnagh, Isaac, Shelly, Oisín and Nora. Together with Beechhill Table Tennis Club and Special Olympics, we organised a non qualifying regional table tennis tournament on February 17th for over 45 athletes from all over Munster. One of these players was picked to go on to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi!