Friday, 22 January 2016

Munster Junior & Senior Open, Neptune Stadium, January 15th-17th 2016

Griffeen Valley Table Tennis Club had a fantastic weekend at the Munster Junior Open in Cork City.

Friday 15th January:

Mia and Art took part in the Women's & Men's singles event.  Mia made to the quarter finals.  Art nearly made it to the final 16 but was knocked out by Ballincollig's Alan Walsh.

Mia entered the Women's Doubles with Leeside's Zofia Wawrzyniak and won the competition!  Dillon & Art entered the Men's Doubles and made it to the quarter finals.

Saturday 16th January:

The U15 & U11 events took place on Saturday and Griffeen Valley took three out of the four golds!

Mia & Art did the double by taking 1st place in the girls and boys U15 events while Sadbh took 1st place in the girls U11.

Mia & Art U15 winners
Sadbh with U11 girls

Sunday 17th January:

The U18 & U13 events on Sunday brought more prizes for the club.

Mia beat Chloe O'Halloran 3-0 in the girls final to take 1st place in the U18 event.  Art came 2nd in the U13 boys after a tight final against Thomas Joyce.  Dillon took third place after a tight semi-final against Art.  Sadbh came 5th in the U13 girls event.

Dillon 3rd U13

There was more to come with another great win for Mia in the U21 girls event.

There are more photos from the tournament at Munster Table Tennis and further reports available at ITTA.

Well done Griffeen Valley players - you did us proud!

Leinster Classification - 3rd Ranking

The 3rd Leinster ranking took place on January 10th at Palmerstown Community School.

For some members of the club, Adam Banim, Alex Dinkov & Ciaran Murphy, it was their first Leinster tournament.

The U18 & U13 events took place in the morning.  Mia took first place in the U18 girls event while Dillon took 1st place in the U13 boys.  Tim reached the quarter finals of the U13 boys and Masem won the plate.

Leinster 3rd ranking January 2016

The U11 and U15 events took place in the afternoon.  Joe, Paul & Adam took part in the U11 boys event with Joe taking the bronze trophy!  Sadbh won the U11 girls event and Anna took 3rd place.

Dillon took 3rd place in the U15 boys event.

Well done to all!