News from Killarney Open

Killarney Junior and Senior Open – 3 November

Last Saturday 10 Ballincollig TTC players travelled with Coach Dave Buckley to St Mary’s Church Hall, Killarney, to compete in the 2nd Munster Ranking of the season. They had an early start but all the junior players were rearing to go with the U14s being first on the table. Niall Brown, Auryn Harrington Darren Bolton and Adrian Tsang all played extremely well in the opening rounds with Niall overcoming James Barry from Kinneigh 3-2 in the semi-final before losing out to Goleen’s James Kelly the final. In the U14 girls event, Leah Daly played very well to finish in the quarter final. It must be mentioned that though Adrian Tsang has been a club member for some time, this was his first Munster Ranking and we hope he enjoyed the experience.

In the U17 girls event, Chloe Brown brought home a beautiful clock having finished as runner up in the plate. Leah once again reached the quarter final stage having sailed through the opening rounds.

We had 5 boys in the U17 event, Auryn, Adrian, Darren, Colm Murphy and Shane O’Connor. Shane finished the day in the last 16 after narrowly losing in the 5th set to the eventual runner up James Kelly. Colm finished in 3rd place after losing out to Killarney’s Michael Lagan in the semi final.

The junior part of the competition ended with Niall Brown bringing home the Gold in the boys U12. He made light work of Kevin Brown from Tralee before beating Adam Lazarev from Cobh to take the U12 Boys title. 

And the day was not over yet! The senior competition got underway with Alex Cooney finishing the day as a semi-finalist in both Senior and U21 competitions. Colm also bowed out in the U21 semi final and Shane won the U21 plate. Coach Dave finished 5th in the Senior Mens competition. The evening belonged to Ian Brown though. He won both the U21 and Senior Mens event having overcome Leeside’s Alan Walsh in the finals.

Another fantastic day for Ballincollig Table Tennis Club. Thanks to Killarney Table Tennis Club for hosting the event, to the parents who travelled to Killarney for the day and especially to coach Dave Buckley.

Club Donic Training Camp – Dublin

Three BTTC players were invited to attend a training camp in Dublin last week, hosted by Club Donic and Irish Senior National Champion, John Murphy. Special thanks to the familys who housed our lads for the week.

Niall Brown, Colm Murphy and Shane O’Connor played alongside Irish International players for 3 days of intensive training. They returned to Ballincollig full of enthusiasm for the season ahead and look forward to their next Club Donic camp in the coming months

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Best of luck to Edel O’Reilly who has been picked to represent Ireland at the Junior British League in the UK this weekend.

Good news for Colm Murphy and Niall Brown following their impressive displays in Belfast last week. Colm is up to 11th from 25th in U17 Irish rankings while Niall jumped from 8th to 5th in the U12 section.

The Ulster Open took place this past weekend at the Valley Leisure Centre Newtownabbey. It was the second Irish junior ranking event of the season and there was a big turnout. Ballincollig have 5 players playing a combination of U17, and U12 Boys and Girls.

Colm Murphy and Naill Brown did excellent and have improved their rankings going into the Munster Open next year. Colm finished 6th in the boys BU17 while Niall finished 5th in BU14. Both players were beaten in the quarter finals by the eventual winners of both events.

Shane O’Connor is still finding his feet this year and came up against a very tough group in round 2, but he is getting closer with each event. Shane’s ranking will also improve from this event.

BTTC was represented by Leah Daly and Chloe Brown in the girls U17. Both girls got pleaty of match practice but unfortunately did not progress beyond the plate on this occasion.

A special mention to our new head coach Dave Buckley who is making great strides in helping our players to prepare and compete at this level. Thanks Dave!

Action from Ulster Junior Open 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

The Ballincollig table tennis club committee would very much like to thank our new sponsors Ulster Bank and AIB Bank. Such support is greatly appreciated by all involved in running and supporting the club.

The committee would also like to thank a benefactor to the club who wishes to remain nameless. Thank you for you most generous contribution to our club.

2012 Junior members at recent training session

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