It is with regret that Table Tennis Ulster must report news of the recent passing of Mrs Elizabeth Wallace (Betty) Mahaffy, wife of our esteemed friend and colleague Ted. On behalf of everyone involved in Ulster and Irish Table Tennis we extend our deepest condolences to Ted and family circle.
Funeral arrangements are as follows: Funeral Service at Eglinton Presbyterian Church on Friday February 5th at 11.30 a.m. and afterwards to Roselawn Crematorium for 2.00 p.m. Family flowers only please.
Donations in lieu, if desired, to Friends of the Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital, Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7A
The league divisions for the 2015/16 season are listed below.
The fixtures are available in the download link below. The first week of league fixtures are due the week 25th January 2016. There will be no fixture meeting for the league. All captains must organise their fixtures with the other captains in their division and either post or e-mail to the relevant steward. Fixtures must be organised as soon as possible.
The Presentation night will take place on Thursday 16th April, in Leinster Cricket Club, Rathmines, at 8pm.
Tickets cost €12, and will purchased at the door.
We will be holding a raffle on the night, so we would appreciate any prizes that players would like to donate.
Winners of Perpetual Trophies last season must return them ASAP 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. For any queries, contact Alison on 0857107014.
The ITTA recently announced that the new Plastic Balls will be used at the Munster Open in January 2015, and for all ranking and interprovincial events after that. You can read the ITTA announcement here.
However, the Leinster League will NOT be using the new plastic ball this season.
The current celluloid balls should be used for all league and cup matches for the duration of the 2014/15 season. It is expected that the new plastic ball will be introduced for the 2015/16 Leinster League season.
Bob was involved in the league for as long as most people can remember, playing for Balgriffin. He is pictured above, taking part in a competition, that was named after him, in 2008.
Removal takes place on Friday evening from Rock’s Funeral Home Swords to St. Andrew’s Church Malahide arriving 6.30pm. Funeral after 11am service on Saturday to Shillelagh Parish Church, Co. Wicklow arriving 3pm approx. For further details, click here.
Our condolences from the Leinster League go out to all his family and friends.
The finals are due to be played the week of Monday 14th April.
In the Premier Cup, the final will be between St Pauls 1 and Pioneers 1. So far, Glenville 1 are the only other team qualified for a final, after 2 wins against St. Pats in Division 3.
In Division 1, Leixlip 1 are on course for completing the treble, after already winning the Shield and League earlier in the season. They play Balgriffin 1 for a place in the Division 1 final next week.
Well done to Liam O’Ceallaigh who won the first episode of the new RTE quiz show Division. Broadcast on Sunday night, the show involves 32 players, playing for a top prize of €5,000.
Liam has been involved in table tennis for many years, and is currently a member of the Leinster Branch. His contribution to the sport was recognised by the ITTA in 2012 with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
TTT (Tibor’s Table Tennis) Club Castleknock College, will be opening on Friday 18th October from 6pm, featuring exhibition matches with top Irish players.
The club is looking for parents and children to play together. No age limit (6-100 years). Membership with or without coaching. Brand new tables (Stiga VM 30 mm)
Opening days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 6pm – 9.30pm
Contact: Tibor Pofok (Head Coach), 0851079317
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