Dun Laoire TTC
TABLE TENNIS CLUB
Rockford Manor Secondary School,
News and Fixtures
Events as per Table Tennis Ireland Calendar
Tara, Claire and Sabina...............Division winners in Womens British League 27th January 2019
Junior Table tennis Blitz held Sunday 11th Nov 2018
Tara, Claire and Sabina representing Dun Laoire TTC in the Womens British League 20th Oct.2018
Lela...Winner U13 and U15 Girls Leinster Junior Tournament 7th Oct. 2018
Clare...IRISH NATIONAL U21 Women's Champion 2017/2018
Nga receiving her Gold Medal at the Schools International held in Jersey 24/6/17
Player of the Year Awards 2016/2017 Season presented by Leinster Branch of Table Tennis Ireland
L/R Winnie (under 12), Nga (under 17), Lila (under 11), Tommy (under 14),Grainne (under 16)
Well done to All, this is a great achievement for Dun Laoire Table Tennis Club.
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JUNIORS TRAIN ON TUESDAY NIGHTS
6 - 7 30 and new members welcome (ages 6 to 18 years)
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATES OF HALL...Christmas exams in Hall 18th-26th November all days inclusive...so NO TT Thurs 18th, Tues 23rd and Thurs 25th November (18 Nov 21)
We are delighted to say that the club is back open for play and back to normal Tuesday and Thursday nights. For those new club members who are not familiar with the sometime stop/start availability of the hall we must point out that exams/meetings and other events in the school can cause interruptions. So that all our members will have prior notice of such events the club will issue a calendar showing the dates when there will be no play on the Tuesday or Thursday and you can also check out the 'Club Night Calendar' section on this website for available dates. A discussion with the school principal will take place soon to see what dates are not available to the club due to school commitments. (Sept 2021)
We regret to advise that Rockford Manor School have indicated that the pupils will be returning to classes on this Friday 20th August. Because of this they will be needing the use of the sports hall for various items of students activities during next week therefore the premises will not be available for Table Tennis during that time. Tomorrow (Thursday 19th August) will be our last night until further notice.......we hope it will be only for a short time. You will be kept up to date with the situation here and on our WhatsApp group. The school promise to let us know when we will be back to normal Tuesday and Thursday play. For those new club members who are not familiar with the sometime stop/start availability of the hall we must point out that exams/meetings and other events in the school can cause interruptions. So that all our members will have prior notice of such events the club will issue a calendar showing the dates when there will be no play on the Tuesday or Thursday and you can also check out the 'Club Night Calendar' section on this website for available dates. A discussion with the school principal will take place soon to see what if anything can be done to ease the situation. (18 August 2021)
Finally the wait is over. All players and new players are welcome to attend at the club tonight Thursday 1st July 7 30pm. Enough tables will be put up to safely accommodate as many as attend. Usual safeguards will be observed....See you ALL (July 2021)
Hi Everybody, Arrangements have been made with the school to open the club on the 1st July for individual practice and for that facility to continue until September. Furthermore we have the use of the hall all nights except Wednesdays, and daily and weekends as required. This being the case we hope to be able to organize some extra events such as Summer Training Camps and go back to Junior training also. To express your interest please phone Ted 01 2801312. Further information to follow STAY SAFE. (June 2021)
Once again enjoyment of our sport has been interrupted. Due to Government restrictions the club has to close from now for at least 3 weeks. We will advise when opening again. STAY SAFE (Jan 2021)
Hi Everybody, we are opening the Club on Tuesday 22nd December at the usual time 7.30pm for a trial period ending on the 6th January 2021. Numbers as usual will be limited as before last lockdown and players will have to book in advance. Those interested should advise Ted (contact details at bottom of page) (10 Dec 2020)
Once again enjoyment of our sport has been interrupted. Due to Government restrictions the club has to close from now for at least 3 weeks. We will advise when opening again. STAY SAFE
(22 Sept 20)
For the purpose of assessing when and how the Junior TT club section will open we require your urgent feedback on how many players want to return to the club at this present time.
Please text or phone Ted 087 6737872
There was a strange atmosphere at the
Irish National TT Championships which were held in the IWA Sports Hall in Clontarf over saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September due to the strict Covid arrangements which have been put in place. Claire and Mia both won their groups and their quarter finals. Unfortunately they were drawn together in the Semi final from which Mia progressed. The final was between Sophie Early and Mia, Sophie won 3-0.
Also on the same weekend a big congrats to Mia who won the Junior Girls National title
(3 Sept 2020)
New Covid Rules for Club
1) In general all participants, players, coaches, and officials must follow suitable hand hygiene,respiratory and distancing protocols.
1b) Responsibility for adhering to good practice for personal protection lies with each club member.
2) Every club member upon entering the building must have their temperature checked.In the event that a reading is not normal that person shall not be allowed access to the playing area.
2b) Every time a person attends at the premises to play, they will be required to sign a Self Declaration Form.
3) Participants will wash their hands upon arrival in the building and upon departure.Hand sanitizer will be available at the entry point and in the training area.Changing facilities in respect of our premises shall be used one at a time. Males (top of the stairs) females (in teachers cloakroom in corridor).
Toilet facilities shall be in the same areas, with one designated cubicle and wash hand basin for the males and likewise for the females.
4) The general kitchen area shall for the moment be out of bounds to all.The drinking fountain at the top of the stairs must not be used.
5) Participants must sneeze/cough into their elbow.Used tissues must be binned or flushed immediately.
6) All participants are directed to bring their own water bottles.Disposable water bottles must be used and disposed of at the end of play.
7)Players should clean their racquet handles with an anti bacterial cleaner on at least a daily basis.
8) Players/coaches must wash/sanitize their hands every time they leave the playing area, and before returning to the playing area.
9) No doubles play will be permitted.
10) Handshakes,high fives,and fist bumps are not allowed.
11) Despite the fact that the club will provide hand sanitizer where required,each participant must have their own hand sanitizer in their possession on the premises.
12) Coaches should avoid hands-on contact, and if necessary wear appropriate face protection.
13) Tables shall be aligned side by side spaced in such a manner that the longitudinal sides of the tables are 2 metres apart.
14)Balls are to be kept in a container of water/disinfectant mix, and shall be retrieved from and returned to, that point.
15) There should be nobody in the hall apart from the players on the tables , and the coaching staff.Coaching staff numbers should be limited to one coach per 6 players.
16)General Venue Management Guidelines (ie Cleaning Protocols) will be posted in notice form around the premises.
17)As we progress with these return to play rules some additions might become necessary according to the requirements of our club and the premises.These can be added here provided such additions do not contravene HSE and TTI directives.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak the club will follow official guidelines from Table Tennis Ireland to suspend all club activities until further notice (13/03/2020)
Congratulations to Lela on becoming first Leinster Champion of 2020 at Under15 and Under18 girls events, brilliant result for the club. (6/01/20)
Junior Blitz this coming Sunday 12th January from 12 to 5pm approx. entries must be in by Thursday 9th.
To enter phone 01 2801312 (6/01/20)
Congratulations to Mia and Claire on their Gold and Bronze team medals respectively in the Junior and Senior Six Nations Championships which were held in the Isle of Man over the weekend. Claire reached the quarter finals in the Senior Individuals, Mia reached the semi finals in the Junior Individuals. (11/11/19)
Great results at the Leinster Junior Classification in Palmerston Sunday 6th October for our junior members that participated.
Under 18 Girls...........2nd Lila, 3rd Ruth
Under 15 Girls...........Winner Lila, 2nd JoJo
Under 13 Girls...........Winner JoJo
Under 13 Boys..........Winner Robert
Well done to all that played (10/10/19)
Junior Blitz has been cancelled due to lack of sufficient entries. (23/9/19)
Any seniors interested in playing the Senior Classification should note that they have very little time to train. The event takes place 1st September in Palmerstown.
The Junior Classification takes place in DCU on 21/22 September. Dont delay in getting to the club for practice. (6/8/2019)
Junior Club will re-open on Tuesday 6th August 2019 for the 2019/2020 season. We hope to see all our regular members in attendance together with many new boys and girls of all ages.
The Senior Club will officially open the end of August but until then any aspiring new members will be welcome to sample the club from the 6th August. Remember any new senior applicants should have some previous playing experience We look forward to seeing you all back playing 6th August (July 2019)
A great weekend for our girls at the Leinster Junior Tournament Sunday 24th February with three winners in different age groups
Oluchi winner Under 11 girls
Lela Winner Under 13 girls
Ruth Winner Under 15 girls
Well done to all our junior members who played
The club committee were extremely disappointed with the turn out for the club doubles tournament on Tuesday. With only eight turning up it was decided to play a singles event which proved to be an enjoyable night. Please try and support these club events (20 Feb 2019)
Congratulations to Tara, Claire and Sabina who won their Division in the British League this weekend. (28 Jan 2019)
The Club sends sympathy and condolences to Gill Buckley on the passing of her mother this morning (22 Jan 2019)
Next Junior Table Tennis Blitz is on Sunday 13th January 2019, more details to follow. (17 Dec 2018)
Leinster Junior Metropoliton 2 Dec.18 results....
Seun R-up U11 boys plate
Oluchi winner U11 girls plate
Lela winner U13 girls
Lela 3rd U15 girls
Ruth winner U15 girls plate
Winnie R-up U15 girls plate
Ruth R-up U18 girls plate
Lela, Ruth and Winnie presented with 'Best Player' awards for 2017 by Table tennis Ireland
(3 Dec 2018)
Ulster Open 2018 club results..................
Lela winner Girls U15 Plate
Lela 3rd U13 Girls this is her best Irish result to date
Claire got to quarter finals of woman's event
(26 Nov 2018)
NO table tennis this Wednesday 21 lack of support is the main reason and NO TT Thursday 22 Nov. due to hall in use by school.
Club doubles tournament next Tuesday 20th Nov. (15 nov 2018)
A very successful Junior Blitz Tournament was held last Sunday with 38 children enjoying a great day of table tennis. (12 Nov 2018)
Junior TT Blitz this Sunday 11th Nov. starting at 12, €6 per child, lots of table tennis guaranteed
Closing date for our Junior TT blitz changed to close of business on 8th November.
Top 16 Irish ranked junior boys and top 8 ranked junior girls are excluded from this event.
GET YOUR ENTRIES IN NOW to
Thank you (5 Nov 2018)
(Submitted by Ted Bollard)
Recent events of a negative nature have prompted me to let it be known the ethos
which prevails in our club, so that seniors and juniors who join us know what is expected of them.
We abide strictly by the rules and regulations of table tennis in every aspect of open competition. Within the social clime (because as well as being a competitive
club we are also a social club) the more senior players who are playing for enjoyment are not expected to change the habits (sometimes bad) of a lifetime in the game, therefore, they are not subject to the stricter codes of behaviour expected of our tournament players both senior and junior.
From the beginning, our juniors are instructed to be fair ( no cheating) to be polite, (acknowledge luck in nets and edges), not to engage in any intimidatory or bad behaviour whatsoever( Shouting, cursing, banging the table, throwing bats, kicking barriers, etc) When spectating they are expected to applaud a good shot, but not to applaud an opponents mistake.
As coaches, we try to instill these ideas within the club so that they become natural behavior during competition. Our senior competitors are expected to know these things as a matter of form.
There are some out there who think that most of the above is unnecessary trivia, that table tennis is a sport, and that winning by any means is ok, but we don't go along with that and expect others in return to treat us fairly (1 Nov 2018)
Tara, Claire and Sabina finished the first weekend of their Womens British League campaign top of their division having won all their matches.
WELL DONE GIRLS
Going into the next session in January 2019 as division leaders. (21 October 2018)
Members are asked to note that there will be no tt in the hall next week (23/24/25 Oct)
The club Hard Bat Tournament will be held on Tuesday 30th October.
DUN LAOIRE TTC RULES AT LOOP TOURNAMENT.
Erwin and Paul contested the final of Group B with Paul eventually coming out as winner.
Claire playing very well ,got to the last 4 in Division 1........but more about that in a later post.....(18October2018)
Lela won the u/13 and u/15 girls events at the Leinster Junior tournament on Sunday.
Winnie was runner-up in the u/18 girls and third in the u/15 girls.
Ruth was third in the U/18 girls
and runner-up to Lela in the u/15 girls
(8 October 2018)
Dun Laoire Table Tennis Club is now open three nights per week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7.30pm for anyone who fancies a game of TT.
5 euros per night. Why not try us?
Check out Club Night Calendar section for nights available.
After a bad start to the weekend due to illness, Clare finished in 5th place in the women's group of the Irish National classification event. (1 Oct. 2018)
Dun Laoire TTC has been in existence for two years, following its former life of over 60 years as York Road TTC. In that time we made two applications for assistance with equipment, first many years ago to the ITTA and latterly quite recently to TTI when they made an offer of tables to interested clubs.We are quite sure that our story is in common to many other clubs, inasmuch as we received absolutely no satisfaction whatsoever to either request.
We had been in discussions with a local school who had agreed to become a feeder school for our club at the time of the TTI offer. We applied for three tables and some surrounds, and because we were doing something which was of benefit to TTI,we were fairly confident that we would be successful in our application so we gave three of our older, more worn tables to the school in question with an offer of free coaching for a term.In return we got nothing from Table Tennis Ireland.
We had planned a Challenger type event for young players, but without proper safe tables, we will be unable to proceed with this event.
(25 Sept 2018)
Irish Junior Classification 15th/16th Sept.
Results...U13 Girls Lila was 5th
U15 Girls Lila was 8th (18 Sept 2018)
OUR FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPION since a long time.
Clare today became the National Under 21 Women's Champion. Congratulations to her on her fine win. She also came 3rd in the senior women's single and 2nd in women's doubles.
Lela did well in the Under 15 girls singles (which is above her age group). She won the plate event (26 August 2018)
The Club are looking for players of competition standard for our League teams. Usually one, possibly two matches per week. If you are interested contact us on the number below (16 August 2018)
Until further notice the club will be opening Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (14 August 2018)
The Club sends their deepest sympathy to Linda and family on the recent death of her father Frank, may he rest in peace. (11 August 2018)
The club re-opens Tuesday 7th August at 7 30pm for Juniors and Seniors. Check out the 'Club night Calendar' for Club Nights available (August 2018)
To answer answer a number of questions asked by some applicants for membership of the club........
1. Senior membership starts at the age of 19 years, thereafter there is no age limit.
2. Applicants cannot become full members of the club unless they have first attended for four weeks as visitors and only then when approved by the committee.
3. We must also emphasise the requirement of previous experience at the game as we cannot facilitate adult beginners (August 2018)
The Junior Club will re-open on Tuesday 7th August (August 2018)
Best wishes for his recovery to John Byrne who has just undergone a heart bypass in the Blackrock Clinic (July 2018)
Advance notice for Club members :
13th April 2019 note this in your diary, proposed visit of Wynchcombe TT Club to our club (July 2018)
Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre has agreed to host a promotion by the club in their premises on a date to be agreed. This event will be subject to our insurers (July 2018)
The team for the Womens British League is Tara Fusco, Claire Heller and Sabina Devereux (July 2018)
It is now confirmed that the club has entered a team in the Womens British League. The first weekend of competition is 20/21 October (July 2018)
Our Club members Irish ranking at end of 2017/2018 season...........
Senior Men's Oisin...........100
Senior Women Nya...................6
Under 21 Women Nya..................3
Juniors U18 Boys Tommy............14
U15 Boys Tommy............18
U18 Girls Grainne..........17
U13 Girls Lila..................5
The Club is supporting the probability of sending a senior women's team to compete in this season's Womens British League. In the event that this does not take place entries will be made in one of the ETTA Grand Prix tournaments (July 2018)
We are delighted to advise that Monkstown Educate Together School has agreed to become our feeder school next season 2018/2019. We will be loaning some tables and commencing coaching in September. We look forward to a successful association with this school (July 2018)
Celtic TT has announced that it is adding Claire Heller to its list of sponsored players (July 2018)
Great results for the club at the last Leinster Junior Classification Tournament in Palmerstown 22nd April
U18 Girls - winner Grainne
U15 Boys - R-Up Tommy
U15 Girls - R-Up Ruth
U13 Girls - Winner Lila
Well done to all who played
PingZone Grand Prix - 22nd April results
Division 1......4th Nga
Division 2......winner Claire
Well done girls
Great results for our Junior members who played in the Leinster Junior Classification on Sunday 21st January in Palmerstown.
Under 18 Girls.....Winner was Grainne
Under 15 Girls.....Winner was Lila
Under 15 Boys....2nd Place....Tommy
Under 13 Girls.....2nd Place......Lila
Congrats to all from our club who played in it.
A good weekend was had by our four club members Claire, Nga, Tommy and Lila who played in the Munster Open held in the impressive new venue Waterford IT Sports Arena.
Nga won the U21 girls and won Senior Ladies doubles.
Claire was 3rd in Senior Ladies singles and runner-up in Senior Ladies doubles.
Lila was 4th in Under 13 girls.
Great results for the club.
A Happy New Year to all from
Dun Laoire TTC
Claire and Paul represented the club at the Pingzone Grand Prix event Saturday 30th December. Both played well in a very competitive tournament. Great match practice.
The club is disappointed that Claire and Nga were not allowed compete with the men in the Leinster Metropolitan tournament this weekend 19th Nov because there were not enough women entered.
Last season when the women entry was low they were allowed to compete with the men all the time. Looks like a male chauvinistic Leinster Branch this season. They need to examine their policies immediately.
Congratulations to Nga on her way to Guernsey today to take part in the Senior 6 Nations for Ireland. First club player to get a senior cap since Tara.
Results from Leinster Junior Classification Tournament Sunday 5th November.........
Boys U15 Winner......Tommy
Girls U13 Winner.......Lila
Girls U15 3rd place...Winnie
Well done to all club members who played (see gallery in 'more' section for photo's)
Many thanks to those Seniors and Juniors who attended the Table Tennis Marathon in the club on Saturday. It was very successful and enjoyable event. Those members who didn't attend missed a great day of Table Tennis.
Table Tennis Marathon this Saturday 28th October
Open to anybody who feels like a game of TT on the Day are welcome to join us also refreshments n cakes available all day.
The Club and all its members wishes to sincerely sympathise with John Byrne and his Family on the recent passing of his wife Beth
Club 'Hard Bat' October Tournament winners are
Table Tennis Club MARATHON Saturday 28th October 8am to 6pm including 'Bring and Buy' Cake Sale....we hope to see all members supporting this fun event
A really good day for the club on Sunday 1st October at the Leinster Junior Classification Tournament with all players doing very well.
Following are the results
Boys U11. Michael Nguyen 5th
Boys U13 Thanh Nguyen 4th
Boys U15 Tommy Nguyen 2nd
Boys U18 Tommy Nguyen 5th
Boys U18 'plate' Ralf Lecap WINNER
Girls U13 Lela Lecap WINNER
Girls U15 WinnieMcDonagh 3rd
Lela Lecap 4th
Girls U18 Grainne O'Rourke 2nd
Ruth Goodhead 4th
Player of the Year awards for 2016/2017 were presented also. As a club we far surpassed the results for other clubs,as can be seen from the following:
Under 11 Girls. Lela Lecap
Under 12 Girls. Winnie McDonagh
Under 16 Girls Grainne O'Rourke
Under 17 Girls Nga Nguyen
Under 14 Boys Tommy Nguyen.
Congratulations to all of the above for their achievements on behalf of the club
The 'Celtic Table Tennis' Senior All Ireland Classification was held 26th and 27th August in the National Indoor Arena and on the Saturday Claire and Nga qualified for the last 8 senior girls and on the Sunday Nga finished 5th and Claire finished 7th. Well done girls a great result.
Well done Nga
A great finish to the 2016/2017 season....Nga representing Ireland in the Schools International in Jersey Won GOLD for Ireland in the girls Junior team event beating England A in the final 3-0 playing with Rebecca Finn and in the individuals Nga won SILVER beaten in the final by Rebecca, an all Ireland girls final.
Our club is presently accepting applications for membership on a first come first served basis.
Applications will be for the 2017/2018 season which will start Tuesday 15th August.
As we do not have the facilities for Senior beginners, only players of Intermediate standard and upwards can be accepted.
In the Junior Section, beginners from 6 years of age and upwards will be very welcome.
Each night a few spare tables will be available on which visitors can play for a nominal sum.
First come first served!!
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for Leinster Interpro teams 2017:
Claire, Nga, Grainne,Tommy, Ruth, Winne and Lila. Well done guys.