Having fun, making friends & enjoying table tennis at the Ulster Individual Championships in Lisburn.

The 2023 Ulster Schools Individual Cup finals were held in Lisburn record with a record 261 table tennis players from 26 secondary schools from all over Ulster taking part. All the results are given below and congratulations to all the winners.

As Ulster Schools Table Tennis Association Secretary and tournament Referee, I would like to thank all the teachers and coaches who work hard behind the scenes, back in their schools promoting and facilitating the sport. Too many to mention here but thank you and may your involvement long continue.

The Table Tennis Ulster Executive deserve great credit in placing participation top of their priorities and this year’s tournament paid tribute to the success of their endeavours with entries almost doubled from last year. Well done.

There is a lot of hard work setting up the event with additional table tennis tables having to be transported in to augment the existing tables in Lisburn. Then the tables, umpire tables, surrounds seat, scoreboards have to be set up after 10pm the night before the event and then hauled away in the hours after the event. Without the graft of these volunteers this event would not happen. So, thank you all.

The top table volunteers who literally spend hours upon hours arranging for all schools to receive invites to the finals and then preparing all the paperwork necessary for running the 16 events and then work arduously on the day to make each event a success. Thanks for your work and dedication.

And last but not least and big thank you to all the staff at Lisburn Racquets for catering to all our needs.

See you all next year DV.

Norman McBride
USTTA Secretary



U19 Boys
Gold Max Skelton – Bangor Grammar
Silver Adam Faulkner – Dalriada
Bronze Tom Colvin – Portadown College & Ben Watson – Grosvenor Grammar

U19 Boys Consolation
Gold Ethan Sims – Ballymena Academy
Silver Nathan Smyth – St Aiden’s Comprehensive
Bronze – Ben Donaldson – Sullivan Upper & Jeffrey Eakin – Monaghan Collegiate

U19 Girls
Gold Emily Flynn – Bloomfield Collegiate
Silver Chrystal Ho – Royal School Dungannon
Bronze Alayah Peniero – Banbridge Academy & Anjali Singh – Strathearn

U19 Girls Consolation
Gold Esther Wilson – Monaghan Collegiate
Silver Amy Weir – Monaghan Collegiate
Bronze Alexa Donaldson – Bloomfield Collegiate & Kate Douglas – Bloomfield Collegiate 

U16 Boys
Gold Peadar Sheridan – St Malachy’s College Belfast
Silver Aedan McGivern – Abbey Christian Brothers
Bronze Euan Hannah – Grosvenor Grammar & Ben Dickson – Banbridge High

U16 Boys Consolation
Uncompleted due to pressures of time 

U16 Girls
Gold Niamh Mason – Assumption Grammar Ballynahinch
Silver Melissa Johnston – Grosvenor Grammar
Bronze Deborah Wilson – Monaghan Collegiate & Rebecca Scott – Bloomfield Collegiate

U16 Girls Consolation
Gold Amelia Magowan – Strathearn
Silver Eva Wilson – Strathearn
Bronze Jasmine Doyle – St Aiden’s Comprehensive & Jessica Cochrane – Bloomfield Collegiate 

U14 Boys
Gold Aditya Singh – RBAI
Silver Christopher Allsop – RBAI
Bronze Charlie Rodgers – Killicomaine Junior High School & Toby Caldwell – Sullivan Upper

U14 Boys Consolation
Gold Ryan Cairns – St Patrick’s, Banbridge
Silver Isaac Gough – Friends Lisburn
Bronze Hayden McClenaghan – Friends Lisburn & Faustas Virvick – Killicomaine Junior High

U14 Girls
Gold Grace Looney – Methodist College Belfast
Silver Lily Parke – Grosvenor Grammar
Bronze Naomi Hughes Grosvenor Grammar & Ciara Hutchinson – Enniskillen Royal Grammar

U14 Girls Consolation
Gold Emily Riley – St Aiden’s Comprehensive
Silver Ava Stove – Killicomaine Junior High
Bronze Libby Hanna – Strathearn & Megan Chercoles Carter – Strathearn

U12 Boys
Gold Sam Little – Enniskillen Royal Grammar
Silver Sam Mathers – RBAI
Bronze Harry Greer – RBAI & Tymek Kulcewski – St Louis Grammar, Kilkeel

U12 Boys Consolation
Gold A Rao – Enniskillen Royal Grammar
Silver J. Cairns – Enniskillen Royal Grammar
Bronze Josh Tierney – St Catherine’s College, Armagh & Bryson McClelland – RBAI

U12 Girls
Gold Eimear Hutchinson – Enniskillen Royal Grammar
Silver Rebecca Borland – Strathearn
Bronze Maddie Armstrong – Strathearn & Sophie Irwin – Killicomaine Junior High

U12 Girls Consolation
Gold Lexi Porter – Killicomaine Junior High
Silver Scarlett Hemphill – Strathearn
Bronze Edie Scott – Banbridge Academy & S. Huang – Enniskillen Royal Grammar

Breakdown of entries

Schools 26
Abbey Christian Brothers School
Assumption Grammar School
Ballyclare High School
Ballymena Academy
Banbridge Academy
Banbridge High
Bangor Grammar
Bloomfield Collegiate School
Dalriada School
Enniskillen Royal Grammar School
Friends School Lisburn
Grosvenor Grammar
Hazelwood Integrated College
Killicomaine Junior High School
Methodist College Belfast
Monaghan Collegiate School
Our Lady and St Patrick’s College
Portadown College
Royal School Dungannon
St Aiden’s Comprehensive
St Catherine’s College, Armagh
St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel
St Malachy’s College Belfast
St Patrick’s Banbridge
Strathearn School 

Boys 177
Girls 84

Total 261

 Compared to 2022

Schools: 16
Players: 139
Boys: 90
Girls: 49