Returning Perpetual Trophies

Any teams that won perpetual trophies last season must now return them ASAP.

The trophies should be returned to Dublin Trophies, 111 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 (over Billiards Shop facing the Abbey Theatre). Entrance to shop is in the laneway beside the Billiards Shop.

Teams Announced for Belfast League Match

The following players have been selected to play for the Leinster League against Belfast League. 

Team 1

Marius Berende, Brian Devereux, Stephen Keenan

Team 2

Greg Slowinski, Yingjie Qi, Barney Moloney

Team 3

John Smith, John Mc Cormack, Aengus Benson

The match takes place in Belfast on Sat 25th March. Well done to all the players selected and best of luck in the match.

In the League, teams should only have a few matches remaining. The draws for the Cup competition will take place on Wed 15th March. The first round of cup matches begin week commencing 27th March.

Team Updates

The following subs have been approved at a recent committee meeting:

Pingzone 1: Romain Barth and Marta Zareba can only sub for Joe Kelleher and Grzegorz Slowinski.  Rafal Obora, Michael Usher, Tony Healy, Tony Dunne, Bryan Morrison
Pingzone 3: Huda Talib
St. Pauls 1: Dave Cunningham, Oliver Adamson
Terenure 1: Tibor Pofok
Navan 1: Dylan Glynn
Leinster 3: John Mc Keown can only sub for Derek Keegan

Belfast v Leinster League Match 2017

The Belfast v Leinster League match will take place on 25th March, in Belfast.

The line-up of teams will be announced closer to the event.

The last time it Belfast hosted the match in 2015, it was a very close match, with Leinster winning the Division 1 match 6-3, and narrowly losing the Division 2 and 3 matches 5-4.

Giving Advice During a Match

The ITTF recently introduced a rule change regarding giving advice to players during matches. The relevant change is as follows:

3.5.1.3. Players may receive advice at any time except during rallies, provided play is not thereby delayed; if any authorised person gives advice illegally the umpire shall hold up a yellow card to warn him or her that any further such offence will result in his or her dismissal from the playing area.

This means that players can now be given advice between points, provided it does not disrupt the continuity of the match. This rule change applies to Leinster League matches, so all teams and players should be aware of this change, and should understand the guidelines.

For more details, please read this post on the Table Tennis Ireland Article website.

2016 Shield Bulletin

The 2016 Shield Bulletin, with the final team and individual standings, and a Steward’s report on each division, is now available. Click here to open.

Well done to all the winning teams and players, and best of luck to everyone in the league.

2017 League Divisions

The 2017 league divisions have been announced, and are listed below.

There will be no fixture meeting for the League. All captains must do their fixtures either by email or phone as soon as possible. If fixtures have not been done in advance of the League commencing that team will not be able to play in the League.

If a team has no alternative but to postpone a match they must inform the steward first and they must give at least 48 hours notice.

Downloads

Division 1

  • SYNGE ST. 1
  • CASTLEKNOCK 1
  • WEXFORD 1
  • TERENURE 1
  • BALGRIFFIN 1

Division 2

  • ST. PAULS 1
  • PINGZONE 1
  • LEINSTER 1
  • BALGRIFFIN 2
  • TERENURE 2
  • BALGRIFFIN 3

Division 3

  • SYNGE ST. 2
  • DUNBOYNE 1
  • LEINSTER 2
  • NAVAN 1
  • ST. PATS 1
  • DUNBOYNE 2

Division 4

  • SYNGE ST. 3
  • ALSAA 1
  • BALGRIFFIN 4
  • St. PAULS 2
  • PINGZONE 2
  • DUNBOYNE 3

Division 5

  • PINGZONE 3
  • NAVAN 2
  • ALSAA 2
  • ST. PATS 2
  • PINGZONE 4

Division 6

  • DUNBOYNE 4
  • ST. PAULS 3
  • CLONDALKIN1
  • TERENURE 3
  • LEINSTER 3

League Grading Meeting + Fees

The Shield competition is now drawing to a close, and there should only be a couple of matches remaining in each group.

Balgriffin 2 are the run away leader of Group 3, but most of the other groups are very tight. In Group 4, only 1 point separates the top 3 teams. If any results are missing from our results section, make sure to email them in.

The grading meeting to decide divisions for the league will take place on Tuesday 13th December. A number of clubs have yet to pay their league fees, and any outstanding fees must be paid before the league grading meeting.

The League divisions will be published online as soon as they are available.