Sponsors – Thank You

A special thank you to the sponsors of this years Ballincollig Munster Ranking event. 












Ballincollig Munster Ranking Event

Last weekend Ballincollig Table Tennis Club held the 5th Munster Ranking tournament of the 0218/19 season in Colaiste Choilm. 
        It began on Saturday with the under 13’s girls and boys. BTTC had 3 players taking part in this event for the first time.  Clara Murphy was 8th overall in the girls event.  William Herdman reached the quarter finals of the plate and David O’ Connell the semi finals. A great experience for new players. 
         In the afternoon u11 and u15 took place. In the u11’s Filipe Murphy reached the semi-finals of the plate in his first tournament. Cian and Jack O’Sullivan  and Christian O Driscoll played really well. Jack and Christian come up against each other in the last 16 with Christian winning. Unfortunately Christian and Cian both lost their quarter finals and played each other in the 7/8 playoff. Christian came 7th and Cian 8th. In u11 girls our player Denise O Connell was unable to attend.
          In the u15 girls Thi Ly was our only player. Thi Ly reached the finals v Silke. Silke was too strong on the day and won. In the boys event Cian Ross David Manning  and Luc Morin took part. Luc competed in his first Munster ranking event and came 2nd in the plate. David Manning reached the quarter finals and lost. In the 5/8 playoff he came 5th Cian went all the way to the final and beat Conor 3-1. Well done Cian.
        On Sunday the U18s took to the tables. With only 5 girls in this event a round robin format was played. After 10 matches it was a 3 way the between Thi Ly, Silke and Zofia. On count back Thi Ly Won a great result. In the boys event BTTC had 6 players taking part. Ryan Power reached the plate final and Won. All our other players reached the quarter finals. David played Ciarán O Donoghue with Ciarán winning. David played in 5/8 play off and came 8th overall.
In the semi-finals in was an all BTTC affair. Erik Olsson v Cian Ross and Conor O Callaghan v Ciarán O Donoghue. It was then Erik v Ciarán in the final. After an epic game Erik won 3-2. Well done Erik.
  Ballincollig Table Tennis Club had no entries in the Veteran, Seniors Band 2 or Intellectual Disability section of our tournament. 
    In Senior Band 1 BTTC had 9 players taking part. David Manning reached the semi-finals of the plate in his first senior tournament betting another Ballincollig player Nick Canham in the quarter finals. He lost in the semi-finals  to the plate winner Philip Shaw. Thi Ly also reached the quarter finals of the plate losing to Kevin. In the knockout draw Thuy Linh and Cian reached the last 16. Alan Walsh, in his first Munster ranking this season lost in the quarter finals in a very close game to Piotr. Erik also lost in the quarter finals to Daniel. Ciarán reached the seniors final against Daniel Monlzenberger in a very tight game Daniel won 3-2.
       BTTC had some great results over the weekend with  players taking part in their first tournament, younger players improving. Cian winning u15. Luc 2nd in plate. Thu Ly 2nd in u15 and winning u18. Erik 1st, Ciarán 2nd, Cian 3rd and Conor 4th in u18 boys. Ryan winning u18 plate. Ciarán 2nd senior band 1.
  There is a small army behind the organisation of such an event.
A Big thank you to the following Ballincollig Credit Union, Dell/Emc and Ross’s Centra, Watergrasshill for their continued support. 
Referee Tom Mitchell, Noel Murphy, Colaiste Choilm, Conn Higgins, Ben Haughton and especially to the Ballincollig Table Tennis Club committee, parents and players. 

Thanks to our Sponsor

A big thank you to Ballincollig Credit Union for sponsoring the Ballincollig Open this year. The event takes place on 9th & 10th March at Colaiste Choilm.

Results from Sweden and Connaught Open

Last weekend Conor O Callaghan travelled to Malmo in Sweden with the Irish Para team. On Saturday he reached the quarter finals of the mixed class junior. Sunday was the class 6 event where he also reached the quarter finals beaten by the world 26 ranked player. Conor was very happy with these results and it’s great to see him back on the table tennis circuit at this level again.
A number of Ballincollig players took part in the Connacht Open last weekend. Friday night started with the men’s singles with Shane O Connor and Richard Thompson taking  part and Ciarán O’Donoghue was in the restricted singles.
 Up first on Saturday was the under 15’s Cian Ross and Thi Ly Cashman played for Ballincollig. Thi Ly played great and was up against Silke in the final, repeat of last week’s Munster final. Unfortunately it wasn’t the win she wanted it was 2nd at an All Ireland event. Cian had some tough games coming 9th in this event.
In the under 21 Ciarán came 9th and Richard 11th.
Men’s singles Shane and Richard reached the last 16.
Men’s restricted singles Ciarán reached the semi-finals.
Sunday morning was the under 18’s. Cian, Erik, Richard and Ciarán took to the tables. Cian came 13th.After a long day Ballincollig had 3 players in the quarter finals. Richard was beaten by Kristijonas,who went on to win the event. Erik lost to Tom. Ciarán beat Conor. Ciarán was in the semi final but was beaten by Kristijonas. Ciarán came 4th in this event. Under 18’s girls was a tough event with Thi Ly and Thuy Linh came 9th and 7th.
Thuy Linh also came second in the mixed doubles event with Conor Nugent. Overall a weekend of mixed results. Thanks to Conn Higgins for a very busy few days coaching.
Next events are the All Ireland Nationals on the 1st – 3rd of March in Lisburn.
We will be running the Ballincollig Munster Ranking event on the 9th and 10th of March.


Munster Ranking Event – Kinsale – Results

Last weekend Ballincollig Table Tennis Club members travelled to Kinsale for the third Munster ranking of the year. It was run by South Coast table tennis club. On the Saturday competing for the club in the  under 15 boys were David Manning and Cian Ross. After some tough games in the first round, Cian made it through to main draw and David played for the plate and went on to win It.
Cian played some great matches and reached another final against Nick McCloud. It was Cian’s day, winning a great match 3-0.
Thi Ly Cashman  took part in the under 15 girls and came second in a round robin format. 
Sunday morning the under 18 event began Cian and David was joined by Erik Olsson, Conor O Callaghan, Ciarán O Donoghue and Ryan Power. It was great to see Ryan back at tournments. Ryan, Conor and Erik were all in the same opening group along with Sean Lisk. Unfortunately both Conor and Ryan didn’t get through this tough group. However, they both reached the final of the plate with Conor winning.
In the main draw David played Erik in the quarter final with Erik winning.
Erik then played Cian in the semi final.
Ciaràn played Isaac Leahy of South Coast.
It was Cian v Ciarán in the final with Ciarán winning 3-1.
In the under 18 girls Thi Ly was joined by her sister Thuy Linh. The girls played a round robin format. The final game was Thuy Linh against Silke Heinen from Leeside. A great game was had by both players with Thuy Linh winning 3-0.
The Senior event started at 1.30. All player’s except David and Ryan took part. Thi Ly  reached the last 16, Thuy Linh and Cian the quarter finals. Erik and Ciarán reached the semi-finals playing Kevin O Keeffe and Philip Shaw. The boys, who are both 15 on December 4th, held their cool against more experienced players both winning 3-1.
After a very close final Ciarán won 3-2. 
It was a great weekend for the club with all competing players coming home with medals and trophies. Thanks to coach Conn Higgins for a busy weekend.


Ulster Open Results

Last weekend Ballincollig Table Tennis Club players travelled to Lisburn to compete in the Ulster Open. Friday night started with the men’s singles with Paddy Vaughan, Erik Olsson and Richard Thompson taking part. Paddy got through the group stage but lost in the third round.
Saturday morning in the under 15 Cian Ross and Thi Ly were flying the flag for Ballincollig. Cian came 8th overall in a very tough event and was runner up in Band 1 and Thu Ly came 7th.
In the under 21 mens event Paddy came 5th and Richard 9th. In the under 21 women event Thuy Linh came 5th.
On the Sunday in the under 18 girls Thuy Linh came 6th and Thi Ly 11th. In the boys event Ciarán came 6th, Erik 13th, Richard 11th and Paddy and Cian joint 17th.
Thuy Linh won the women’s doubles with Nicole as partner.
Thu Ly reached the semi final of the cadet doubles.
Over all not a bad weekend.
Thanks to coach Conn Higgins who had a busy time.
Next up is a Munster Ranking event in Kinsale.

Ballincollig beginners in good hands with Irish International Walsh

Ballincollig Table Tennis Club was started in 2002 by a group of parents who’s children had no where to learn how to play table tennis. The club has players of all levels from the beginner to those who play fun and those who compete in Munster, National and in International tournments. Our beginners train in Scoil Eoin on Tuesday night with our improvers and competitive squad in the community hall Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Saturday’s.
Table Tennis is a great  for children who mightn’t like team sports. If you child is interested contact Sharon at 0868620486

Great result for Paddy in China

Huge congratulations to Paddy Vaughan who represented Ireland at the China Open last week. Paddy along with Colin Judge and coach Gavin McGuire made the long journey to take part in the individual and team events. Paddy was in a very tough group but came away with some wins and  a great experience. He reached the quarter finals of the team event and was unlucky not to get to the semi’s. 
Training in now in full swing for our improvers and competitive players. Next up for our players is the Junior Classification in Dublin on the 15th and 16th of September.
The following weekend is the first Munster event of the 2018/19 season the Munster Classification which will be run by Beech Hill Table Tennis Club in the Knocknaheeney. Entries will be taken at training this week as closing date is 13th September.

2017/2018, End of year Thank You

Training is nearly over for the 2017/18 season. There are a few people the club would like to thank.

Ballincollig Table Tennis Club would like to thank Fr. George and the Community Hall committee for making the hall accessible to us. To Bean Ui Nuanain, Siobhan for their continued support for  the club.
To our sponsors for the Ballincollig Munster Ranking event, which was held in March, Ballincollig Credit Union, Dell Emc, Ken and Sarah Ross of Ross’s Central, Watergrasshill and Ted Bollard of Celtic Table Tennis. Also to Colaiste Choilm for the use of the school.
We would also like to thank the parents of players training in Scoil Eoin for supervising.
Thank you to our coach Conn Higgins, for his continuing support and dedication.Also to Shane O’Connor who has been a great support not only to Conn and the committee but to Ballincollig Table Tennis Club and all it’s players.
To all our players for their commitment to the club and their behaviour at training and at Munster and All Ireland tournament. 
Finally to the BTTC committee who had done trojan work this year.
This year’s Player of the Year was Erik Ollson who travels up from Crookhaven 3 times a week for training.
Club person of the Year went to Shane O’Connor. 
Best of luck to all players, family and friends doing their junior and leaving cert this month.

Good luck in Prague

Best of luck to Paddy Vaughan, Thi Ly and Thuy Linh Cashman in the Prague Open this weekend and also to coach Conn Higgins and the rest of the Irish team.

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