Munster Branch, in conjunction with Cork Sports Partnership, are pleased to be offering a free one hour session per week , commencing 16 February,for six weeks for families of all ages in the James Kenneally (Terence McSwiney) Sports Hall, Knocknaheeny, Cork City. All enquiries to Cork Sports Partnership.
A total of 20 players competed at the Kinsale ranking event (Munster Branch event no 3) which was a restricted event for senior players only. Notable was the failure of 5 players, who failed to show for registration, to notify the Branch of their non-attendance in advance or at any subsequent time. The Branch Executive Committee takes a dim view of such a failure of etiquette and will be following up with the individuals in due course. Needless to say this failure led to a significant disruption to the start of the competition as the draw had to be re done there and then. Players were ranked in two divisions in accordance with current rankings. It turned out to be a great day for the Loughnane brothers with Sean winning the Senior 1 Division and Ben finishing in third place. Senior 2 Division was won by a complete new-comer to Munster Table Tennis – U/14 aged Ronan Geary from Waterford – with an assured performance throughout the afternoon. We expect great things from Ronan in the future! The Kerry clubs were well represented by Joseph Claro who finished runner up in the same division. The results are as follows:
Senior Division 1
Ist: Sean Loughnane – South Coast
2nd: Paddy Vaughan – UCC
3rd: Ben Loughnane – South Coast
4th: Philip Shaw – Beech Hill
Senior Division 2
1st: Ronan Geary – Waterford
2nd: Joseph Claro – Tralee
Joint 3rd: Caoimhe Deane – Leeside
Margie Hadden – Beech Hill
Munster to the fore with a third of the players who attended the recent Para training camp in Dublin on 8 January.
Kevin O’Callaghan at Beech Hill – Leeside clubs tonight having been presented with his Table Tennis Ireland shirt.
Kevin is the latest Munster player to join the Table Tennis Ireland Para Development Squad.
Today’s TTI Para training camp where 18 players from the Para Development Squad trained, 7 of whom are from Cork clubs.
A great turn out for Munster Table Tennis.
Munster Branch’s Philip Shaw has been into Cork City primary schools over recent months to provide coaching.
The coaching to primary schools programme in being supported by Cork Sports Partnership.
Here Philip is pictured with a group of students from Strawberry Hill NS.
Beech Hill, Leeside – and Munster are holding an Open Day between 12.45 and 3.30 pm this coming Sunday 11th September at the Terence MacSwiney Sports Hall, Knocknaheeny,T23WT7X as part of the Cork Sports Ability month. Please pass it on!