Saturday 24 September saw players from the four provinces meet at Dublin City University Sports Arena for the first Irish Junior tournament of the season. Thanks must go to Referee Adrian Brown and his team for running such a well organised event. There was a full day of events for mini cadets, cadets and junior age categories and team Ulster did not disappoint.
The Junior boys’event was won by Tom Colvin with Johnathan Mooney runner-up and semi finalists Max Skelton and Adam Faulkner. The Junior girls event also had Ulster players in the top 4 positions – winner was Anjali Singh, runner up Emily Flynn and semi finalists Grace Looney and Niamh Mason. Craigavon’s Aedan McGivern also secured runner up position in the U19 Boys Plate Competition.
The Cadet Girls provided a similar story to the Junior Girls with Ulster players Grace Looney, Rebecca Scott, Lily Parke and Naomi Humes taking the top 4 spots. Peadar Sheridan was a semi finalist in the Cadet Boys event and also took the number one spot in the mini-cadet competition. Aaditya Singh took third place in the U13 Boys event whilst Eimear Hutchinson and Polly Smith also gained podium positions in U13 Girls Event.
The full list of results will be available soon on the rankings page of the website. Table Tennis Ulster’s Technical Director, Jing Yi Graham attended the event and commented “I am absolutely delighted with the results gained today by the Ulster players. It is a great start to the season which we can build upon, with the Ulster Junior and Senior Open being the next major event in the TTI Calendar. As Table Tennis Ulster celebrates its 100 years anniversary this year, we are hoping to stage a wonderful weekend of table tennis on 26 and 27 November. If anyone is interested in participating, sponsoring, or volunteering at this event, then please get in touch.”
Gold Medal Winners at Irish Junior Classification Event