Ballincollig players top Junior and Cadet Boys

Last weekend the Munster Classification took place in Beech Hill Table Tennis Club. Saturday morning started at 11.30 with the under 18’s. Ballincollig Table Tennis Club had 5 players taking part, Filip Gnyszka, Adam Buckley, Erik Ollson, Ciaran O’ Donoghue and Oisin Herberich. After some great matches BTTC were delighted to have 4 of our players in the semi finals. Filip V Erik, Adam V Ciaran.  In the finals it was Ciaran V Erik and Adam V Filip in3/4 playoffs. Ciaran came 1st on this occasion with Erik 2nd, Adam 3rd and Filip 4th. Oisin won the plate. A great result for all.

Next up was the seniors event. Filip, Oisin, Erik and Ciaran took part joined by Shane O’ Connor. In the semi final  Erik V Shane. Erik played out of his skin in a highly competitive game. Erik won and was into the final. This was Erik’s first time taking part in the senior event. He was unfortunately beaten in the final. Shane came fourth playing Philip Shaw in 3/4 playoff.

Our elder statesman Dan Foley took part in the veterans event. We were delighted when Dan came second to Philip Shaw of Beech Hill table Tennis Club.

 On Sunday Ballincollig Table Tennis Club Had players compete in the under 15 and 13 events. Ciaran, Adam and Erik along with Cian Ross, David Manning,  Jake Adler and Robert Danilovskiy were in the u15s. It was Roberts 2nd munster ranking event and he gained valuable experience. Erik was beaten by Adam in the quarter finals. Cian lost in the quarters also. The club had Adam V Jake and Ciaran V Issac Leahy ,a South Coast player, in the semi finals. The finals line up was Ciaran V Adam, Jake V Issac. The results were Ciaran !st, Adam 2nd, Jake 3rd. David was the winner of the plate.

For the under 13 Dylan Adler and James Kingston were carrying the Ballincollig flag. James reached the last 16 stage in only his 2nd Munster ranking event. Dylan fought hard and came 6th.

The weekend had some great results for the club with the top 4 winners in under 18 , top 3 in under 15, plus plate winners.  Second and fourth in seniors and seconded in vets. 6th in under 13s

A big thank you to our coaches Conn Higgins and Shane O’ Connor who had a busy weekend.