Top Table Tennis at the Leinster Senior Classification

A strong entry from Dublin TT dominated proceedings in the morning singles. Solid runs to the semi-finals by Louis Murphy and Luke Dempsey were only stopped by in form Conor Gallagher and Tom Davis. Conor overcame the top seed in a gripping final to add the Leinster Senior Classification title to his Leinster Junior Classification one.

The Banded event in the afternoon featured a bigger entry with all players getting lots of matches in an enjoyable round-robin format. Here, Nga Nguyen, representing Dun Laoire, and Paddy Vaughn, fought hard to reach the semi-finals only to be overcome by Yu Lei from Synge Street TT, and Donnie Mullally, Dublin TT. The contrasting styles of the pen-holder Yu Lei and the chopper, Donnie, led to an interesting final. Donnie and Lei, who both played the morning singles summoned all their reserves in a hard-fought match only for the younger man to win out. Donnie went home with the winning cheque.

Many thanks to all the volunteers, including umpires and referees, for making this new event a success and to all the players for supporting it. We will be expecting an even bigger turnout for our next in the series on December 4th, in Palmerstown again. We will be running with a mixed singles in the morning and a mixed banded in the afternoon.