End of year championship event

Dsc00891Last Saturday 8th June we held the end of year champship event in Gaelscoil Uí Riordáin. 25 players took part in a very exciting competition. The event was banded with all players getting plenty of matches.

Ian Brown won the overall event beating Colm Murphy in the final by 3 sets to 1. Ian got off to flyer in the first set and took the second also. Colm got over his nervous start and won the third set. Both players swapped mistakes in the fourth and inbetween there was some great table tennis. Ian eventually won the fourth and  final set 11-9.

Band two was won by Dylan Foley beating  the ever improving Auryn Harrington.d Nora O’Sullivan took third spot. Band 3 was won by Jack Doyle beating Ciarán O’Donoghue 2-0. David Manning and Ashton Dwyer were joint third.

Alex Cooney was awarded club person of the year for his dedication to the sport and his general all round help throughout the year.

Niall Brown was awarded the player of the year for his consistent performances throughout the year both at national and provincial level. A fantastic achievement in Niall’s last year playing U12.

Dave Buckley made special awards to all the players who respresented the club in the interprovincial championships. The awards went to Ian, Alex, Shane, Colm and Chloe. Thanks Dave!

A word of thanks  to all our players, young and not so young for making the effort on the day. It has been a long season and while it is over from  acompetitive point of view ther is much training to be done in teh close season in preparation for the coming year.