Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Leinster season concludes for 2015-2016

For a number of our club players 2015-2016 was their first full season of Leinster competitions and each tournament brought improvement and great experience.

Over the season we have had Plate successes and some have moved closer to the finals!

In the Junior Masters on April 3rd/4th we had Adam, Sean, Kevin, Bence, Ciaran, Alex, Anna, Masem, Tim & Sadbh competing.  All had the chance to play a good few matches throughout the weekend.

On Saturday Tim played the U15 and gained some great experience for his first time in this age category.  He had a tough first group which included Alan Pattison, Paddy Vaughan and Orqo Hickey.

Sadbh & Anna played the U11 girls.  Anna finished in 4th position and Sadbh came 1st.

On Sunday we had a number taking part in the U13 boys and girls.  Alex played in the Plate semi-finals and Masem finished 7th.  Tim made it to the semi-final where he faced Tommy Nyugen (York Road TTC).  He lost to Tommy and played a very exciting 3rd/4th match against Gellert from Carlow losing 11-8 in the 5th set.

Sadbh played in her first U13 girls event this season and finished in 1st place doing the double!

Well done to all!

The Junior Interprovincials tournament takes place in DCU on the weekend of April 16th/17th April where the top junior players in Leinster will battle it out against the best of Connacht, Munster & Ulster to retain the shield.

Sadbh won U13 girls

Malacky Open, Slovakia

After a busy weekend at the Butterfly National Junior Championships, Art and Dillon traveled to Bratislava in Slovakia for a 4 day training camp where they trained with other players representing Germany, Czech Republic, Spain and Slovakia.


They then made the trip to Malacky to represent Ireland along with their team mates (David Taylor, Thomas Joyce, Natasya Barry & Nicole Scott) in this mini-cadet open.  It was a great experience for all with details about the tournament here

Dillon & Art with team mates Thomas Joyce & David Taylor - Coach Conn Higgins

Connacht Junior/Senior Open & Butterfly Junior National Championships

Butterfly Junior National Championships took place 5th/6th March in the NBA, Tallaght.

This was last National tournament of the 2015-2016 season.  Mia had a great double win in both the Cadet and Junior events.  Art came 3rd in the Cadet boys and 2nd in the U13 event after a 5 set thriller.  Dillon reached the U13 semi-final but lost to Thomas Joyce taking 3rd place.

Well done to Sadbh, Anna, Bence, Ciaran, Alex, Adam, Kevin, Tim, Joe & Paul who also took part. For some members it was their first National event.  More details on the event can be found here.

Photographs from the event





The Connacht Open took place in Breaffy, Mayo in February.

Mia had a great tournament winning the Cadet girls and the Senior women's singles!  She also won the mixed doubles senior event with Conor Mullally.

This was Tim's first National tournament and it was a great experience.  Art took 4th place in Cadet boys and Sadbh won the Hopes event.  More details about the tournament can be found here.