20 May 2016
Ireland finished the team event in good spirits after some tough matches. In Irelands opening group they faced Val de Loire (France) and Team Skyfall. Ireland finished third in the group losing out to Val de Loire 3-2 and then to the eventual winners Team Skyfall from England 5-0. Ireland then moved into a section with all the other teams who finished third in their respective groups.
This matched Ireland up with Wales and Scotland in the battle of the home nations. The team once more fought hard, beating Wales 3-0, and then went on to beat Scotland in a thrilling match that went all the way to the final game with Ireland winning 3-2.
"There were some great individual performances during the team event but the teams we lost to were better than we were today. It was fantastic to end on such a high beating the other home nations Scotland and Wales. We have learned a lot from the matches and hope that this experience will help the players as they compete in the individual event tomorrow." Irish team coach Daniel Magee
For a full list of the team matches you can click here
*Individual event update*
Irish players make knock out stages of the individual event.
Ireland had a number of players progressing through to the knockout stages of the Glasgow youth international individual event. In the men's singles Kevin Downey, Matthew Cheung and Chris Donoghue made it through their group of three to make it to the last 22 of the competition. The boys lost out in the knockout stage with Kevin Downey's match being the highlight of these games. Kevin had chances to win but eventually lost out in a hard-fought three game match with Scotland's Ian Campbell.
In the men's doubles, both Irish pairings made it through the group stages. Cheung and Donoghue and the Downey brothers once more lost out in the knock out phase, both partnerships showed great determination but could not match their opposition on this occasion.
The girls failed to progress from their groups in both the singles and doubles despite having some good individual wins. In the mixed doubles, the girls were keen to get through their opening rounds after their earlier disappointment. Kevin Downey and Fiona McAdams, David Downey and Leoine Ward and Matthew Cheung and Sophia Noble all won their opening games. In their second round matches, the Irish again failed to make an impression. Cheung and Noble came closest to winning but were out played in the final stage of the second game against number 5/8 seeds Cholan Kayan and Megan Diggle of England
For a full list of all Irish players results from both the group and knockout stages click here
18 May 2016
Summer club season has arrived and there are many running across the country. Summer clubs are a great way for players to keep active during the off season period and keep up their level of play. Many clubs have a pay and play system, whereby you pay a fee to come and play in their summer club for the night. There are summer clubs for all levels of play. Find below a list of the current summer clubs we have details for.
Updated List of Summer Clubs can be found under the Events Tab.
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18 May 2016
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