The Malmo Open Parasport event took place between the 9th and 11th February in Sweden where Ireland sent twelve players to compete in the table tennis event alongside representatives from Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the UK.  The only Ulster player to travel as part of the Irish team was Jude Sheldon from Craigavon Table Tennis Club. 

Jude performed well to take home the gold medal in the Plate event. Notably Jude completed a fantastic comeback win from 2-0 behind to win 3-2 in his plate semi-final match. Jude then continued his success, obtaining a silver in the Class 8 plate. 

In total the Irish team of twelve came home with thirteen medals. There is no doubt that the results achieved over the weekend highlight the bright future and potential of Irish para table tennis and each player conducted themselves excellently both on and off the table. A big thank you must go to National Para Coach Sam Logue and coaches Mick Cunningham and Tara Fusco who accompanied the team whose advice and support to the players was invaluable throughout the tournament. Thanks also to Para Managers Gavin Maguire and Eoin Kelly along with Sam for their continued support and development of the Para programme. Finally a special mention must go to the travelling parents and supporters whose support to the programme and dedication to their children cannot be understated and helped contribute to a fantastic weekend enjoyed by everyone.