Balbriggan Club

Balgriffin TTC are a new club taking part in the Leinster League. They have a team in Group 5 of the Shield. They play in St. George’s National School. The location is shown below.

Navan TTC Looking for Players

Navan TTC are looking for new players for the new season. The club normally has multiple teams in the Leinster League and if anyone is interested in joining for the new season, the club details are as follows:

  • Location: MDL, Trim Road, Navan, Co. Meath
  • Times: Wednesday 7.30 to 9.30 and Sunday 10am to 12 noon.
  • Contact: gerardweafer@gmail.com

Terenure Membership Offer

For the month of August, Terenure Table Tennis Club have a membership offer available for any new players.

The cost is €15 and entitles players to join us on 3 evenings per week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) and Sunday afternoons throughout August.

Players wishing to become members thereafter can do so at at promotional price of €255 (total), which covers membership from Sept ’16 to Dec ’17 (inclusive), table-tennis section fee and a bar credit of €50.

For any queries, contact Sharon Brien on 087-9452910 or sharonmbrien@hotmail.com.

The club is based in Terenure Sports Club, 54 Terenure Road North. View Map here.

Open Competition in Dundrum

Dundrum TTC organises regular quality tournaments with levels ranging from club players and lower league divisions to top Irish players. They offer a great opportunity to play many games against a variety of opponents, and also a chance to win some good prizes.

Their next event takes place on Sunday 28th December. For more details and to enter online, click here.

This event is sponsored by PingZone.ie, a new online table tennis shop, that is run by Dundrum TTC.

Crofton TTC Reunion

Recently there was a reunion of the old Crofton Table Tennis Club where ex members and friends met up in the bankers pub in trinity street. This was where the not so serious players went for refreshments after play and sometimes in between knocks. This was where the late Jim Langan started and went on to become Ireland’s number one player helped along by the late Ken O’Riordan.

Jim beat many top internationals in his day but one of his greatest disappointments was that he never won the Irish Open. He did reach the final in ’67 (I think) in Omagh but lost in straight sets to Tommy Caffrey, incidentally this was Tommy’s second Open title.

It was a super day in the bankers with lots of blasts from the past there including Tommy and Eileen Caffrey, food was provided on the day and as someone said to me on the way out “it was so informal” with no overlong self indulgent speeches and no cover charge. It was a fun day and hopefully we can make it an annual event.

– Dara Melinn

After-School Classes for Kids

Dundrum Table Tennis Club is starting new after-school table tennis classes for kids.

Training will be in a fun atmosphere with the emphasis on improvement. This is suitable for all players and will be explained in easy language.

Trainings will be provided by John Bowe (http://www.johnbowe.org/), a former Irish international player and club’s Head Coach, who is fully qualified by Table Tennis Ireland.

Transport might be arranged if there is a bigger group from one school.

Please register your interest now at http://www.dundrumtabletennis.org/juniors.