Stiga Tralee Junior Challenger
Division winners: L-R Adam Buckley, Tralee TTC (Div 2); Michael Lagan, Killarney TTC (Div 1); Ronan Magee, Tralee TTC (Div 3).
Tralee Table Tennis Club was the venue for the Stiga Junior Challenger event on Saturday, 25th February.
There was a large local contingent joined by players from Killarney TTC, Topspin TTC, Kinneigh TTC and West Cork.
Special congratulations to Josh Hayes of Tralee TTC who won the fourth division top prize in his first ever tournament.Click here for full report.
Most amazing shot ever?
Insane shot - how is it even possible...
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Munster Junior Rankings 13/3/12
Please click the link below to download and view the latest junior rankings in pdf format.
Prepared after the Kinneigh Junior Open (11/3/12)
Many thanks to Owen Kelly for compiling the Rankings.
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National Junior League Entry Form
Please click the link below to download the Entry Form, in pdf format, for the National Junior League.
The Celtic TT National Junior League takes place on Saturday 25th February, the closing date for which is 20th February.
Venue: Colaiste Phadraig, Lucan, Dublin.
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Butterfly National Senior Entry Form
Please click the link below to download the Entry Form, in pdf format, for the Butterfly National Senior.
The Butterfly Irish National Senior Championships takes place on Sat/Sun 3rd/4th March, the closing date for which is 20th February.
Venue: ALSAA Sports Centre, Dublin Airport.
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Ballincollig Junior Open Entry Form
Please click the link below to download the Entry Form, in pdf format, for the Ballincollig Junior Open.
The Ballincollig Junior Open takes place on Saturday 18th February, the closing date for which is 10th February.
Please note early start times:
U14 boys check in time is 8 am, with the U10 boys, U10 girls and U14 girls just behind them at 8:30 am.
Later check in times: U12 girls - 11:30, U12 boys - 12:00, U17 girls - 13:00 and U17 boys - 13:30.
Venue: Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig, County Cork.
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Ballincollig Senior Open Entry Form
Please click the link below to download the Entry Form, in pdf format, for the Ballincollig Senior Open.
The Ballincollig Senior Open takes place on Sunday, 12 February, the closing date for which is 7th February.
First check in - Veterans and U21s both at 10:30 am.
Later check in - Mens and Ladies Senior both at 12:30.
Venue: Youth Reach Hall, Ballincollig.
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Stiga Munster Open, INEC, Killarney
Ryan Jenkins and Charlotte Carey celebrated a Welsh double with wins at the Stiga Munster Open over the weekend, 2nd - 4th December, in the INEC, Killarney.
Ryan defeated Scottish number 1 Gavin Rumgay in the men's final 3-1, and Charlotte defeated England's number 4 Karina LeFevre 3-2 in the women's singles final.
Additionally Charlotte teamed up with Eastpoint TTC's Gavin Maguire to capture the mixed doubles and Ryan teamed up with Maguire to lift the men's doubles.
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Stiga Killarney Junior Open
Killarney Table Tennis Club's junior players had a successful and enjoyable day at the Killarney Junior Open on Saturday, 29 October. Without doubt, the star of the day was brilliant Brielle Brady. In the U17 Girls' competition, Brielle had a spectacular win over number 1 seed, Aisling Healing, in a thrilling nail-biting 5 set match to book a place in the final, causing shockwaves in the Munster camp.
Brielle went on to beat Chloe O'Halloran in the final and gain her first U17 title. Our Killarney girls dominated the U14 Girls' competition, with Valentina taking first place, Lynn coming second and Brielle third. In the U12 Girls, Devon claimed second place.
The Killarney boys also put in some great performances with our two youngest players, Nykyta and Mathew coming second and fourth respectively in the U10 Boys.
In the U12 Boys, Nykyta finished in 6th place and Mathew was third in the U12 Plate event. Roman was on top form and reached U14 Boys Final where he played Gearoid.
The match went to five sets and was eventually won by Gearoid, but could easily have gone either way.
Eoin also played well and finished 9th in both the U14 and U17 Boys. Michael demonstrated that he is recovering his form by finishing third in U17 Boys and Roman reached the quarter-finals and finished in seventh place.
The competition was extremely well organised, thanks to the hard work of Paul, Jana and Anthony, both before and during the competition. Indeed, several of the adults present commented on how smoothly and efficiently the competition went. Well done to everybody and roll on the Munster Open!
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WCTT 2011 mens singles final
Highlights from deciding game - World Championship Table Tennis: Men's Single Final, 15th of May, 2011, Rotterdam.
Zhang Jike won the Men’s Singles title beating colleague and defending champion, Wang Hao in the final.
In a sensational contest, it was on his seventh match point that he secured victory, the relief evident as he fell to the floor in triumph.
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