Table Tennis Camp


Hi All,

I hope you have been having a good summer. With the new season starting shortly we will be holding the usual table tennis camp,

A team event will be held on September 1st in Beech Hill. Details will follow. This is to help prepare for the first Irish Junior ranking.

Details for camp are as follows:

Venue  Cloghroe National School

Time:  10:00-16:00

Dates;   Week 1  Tue 8th Aug -Fri 11th Aug

Week 2 Mon 14th Aug – Fri 18th Aug

Cost;   Week 1 50 euro

Week 2 60 euro

Both weeks 100 euro

DISCOUNT will be given on request for more than one family member attending.

This camp will be focussing on footwork, service return/receive and helping you in developing on your own game tactics.




Leeside players start well

Congratulations to all Leeside players who competed in the Munster Classification in Kinsale.

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Darragh Ruddy playing in his first Munster ranking competed really well and did his club and school(Cloghroe NS) proud.

In the girls events Leeside dominated. In the under 15 event Alanna O’Flynn came third playing some do e table tennis. There was a shock here as Thi Ly Cashman overcame Silke Heinen to claim first 3-1.

In the Under 13 girls Isabelle O’Sullivan came fourth ,Alanna came third . Again the final was between Silke and Thi Ly. This time Silke came through winning 3-0.

Liam Leisk gave a good account of himself in the under 13 boys playing the two finalists on the way to joint ninth.

The under 15 boys have been working hard and their results were good. Marcus Heinen came runner up in the plate and will learn from this match experience.

John Gould had some big wins notably Jake Adler in quarter final.

Sean Leisk was very impressive including two very fine wins over Jack O’Keeffe and  Isaac Leahy.

Sean beat John in a great semi final. Winning in the fifth set.  Sean lost the final to the ever present Ciaran O’Donoghue.

On day 2 the junior girls had a one, two three with Zofia Wawrzyniak, Thuy Linh Cashman and Julia Pikus taking these positions.

Marcus Heinen, Shang Lucey and John Gould played in the Junior Boys. Shang played some good table tennis on the day and gained much needed experience. Marcus had a very good match with Kevin Browne and nearly pulled off a shock win.

Marcus and Shang met in the plate with Marcus winning.

John Gould had another very good tournament. he started slowly in the group stage struggling with normally the strongest part of his game. The combination game.

After some sparring time with club mate Silke Heinen, john got this side of his game going. he had fine wins against Kevin Browne(Tralee), Conor O’Callaghan(BTTC) and a very good semi final win over Jake Adler(Cloughjordan). James Kelly was too strong for John in the final.

James Heap was our representative in the Under 21 mixed. James had some good matches during the day but need to tighten up serve/return at this level. This will come with practise.

The Vets had two representatives both coming joint third. Ben Haughton who had a ding dong battle with Sylvester Hadjuk to lose 2-3, and Gary O’Mahoney who lost to the eventual winner Philip Shaw in his quarter final.

The senior tournament went very well with Leeside players playing very well.

Gary O’Mahoney, Jennifer O’Sullivan and Shang Lucey played in band 2. Gary ended up as runner up. Jen and Shang played okay but maybe not as well as they are doing in training so we’ll expect more from both of them through out the season.

The Senior event had Marcus Heinen, Thuy Linh Cashman, Zofia Wawrzyniak, Pavel Vasilev and James Heap contending.

Marcus was in a very tough group with Colm Murphy, Brian Kelliher and Sylvester Hadjuk. Marcus competed well and hopefully will learn from playing such experienced players.

James had a very tougj group with eventual runner up Philip Shaw and the still improving Shane O’Connor. James had very good matches with both of them unfortunately on the wrong end of close results.He managed to beat Shelley Tobin.

Pavel had Ian Brown the evetual winner yet again. Ian proved too strong but Pavel won his remaining matches against Mair Kelly and Oisin Heirberich to get theough his group.

Thuy Linh had Alan Walsh and Conor Leahy in the group match. Alan was too sharp and beat Thuy Linh 3-0, thuy Linh then overcame Conor to come second in the group to qualify for the last 16.

Here Thuy Linh played club mate Pavel. Thuy Linh won through to meet James Kelly in the quarter finals. Thuy Linh lost to James, but it is remarkable that to first year junior girls are competing so well in the Open mixed singles.

Zofia has such a good day. She jumped up a level in this tournament playing very impressive table tennis. Zofia had a group with James Kelly and Nora O’Sullivan.

Zofia beat Nora 3-0. to set upa a top place match with James. This was a back and fro battle. Zofia led 2-1 and 10-8 with james battling back and saving 4 match point to win 16-14. James went on to win a close fifth set 11-9.

Zofia then played Shane O’Connor in the last 16. Zofia went to the fifth and was 8-6 up but Shane dug deep to win 11-9 in the fifth. Very impressive play. The standout performance of the wekend for me.






Club Registration Time

Hello all,

It’s that time of year again, Leeside Membership fees for the second term (1st July to 31stDecember 2016) are now due.

These membership fees are essential to cover the cost of renting out the hall, table tennis balls, nets and table maintenance. If possible we would like to start to cover some of the coaching costs too.

Any outstanding membership fees from last term must be paid immediately, or players will not be allowed to attend trainings.

Payment for this term should be made at the next training attended by the member. All membership fees are now being handled by Rebecca Murdoch, so if there is any difficulty regarding payment please contact her directly (086 0296446) to arrange phased payments.

Payment by cheque is preferable where possible (made out to Leeside Table Tennis Club), as this makes keeping the club accounts easier. Whether paying by cash or cheque, please write the member’s name clearly on the payment envelope.

There are also new Membership, Code of Conduct and Photography Consent Forms available to download which must be signed and returned. These will also be made available at trainings.

Hope you are all enjoying the summer break.

Rebecca Murdoch

Photo Consent Form

Code of Conduct

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Silke Heinen and her mother June are on a great journey this week. They are in France near Strasbourg. They are there as Silke has been selected to represent Ireland at the highly prestigious Euro Mini Championships 2016. Silke is seen here with her team mates Sophie Earley of Ormeau TTC and Thomas Joyce of the Mayo Academy. Also travelling with the players are the Npc’s John Murphy and Conn Higgins.

What a day of great results were had by all.

Many congratulations to all the players for managing to qualify to the third round in such a high quality tournament.


The temperature in the hall was very high going up to 38 degrees. This did not deter Silke from some stunning performances on the table.

In round one Silke had Julia Koch from France in her first match.  What a first set. Silke held her nerve to win 17-15. Silke lost the second only 13-11. Then went on to win 11-8 and 11-9. The second match was against the Hungarian Csenge Virág Adamik. This was another close match with Silke losing out 3-1 in sets.

In round two Silke had  Fanny Demarin a french Girl and Chrysi Fottadou from Greece. Silke was in imperious form first beating Fanny 11-2,11-5,11-7. She then easily dispatched  with Chrysi 11-4,11-5,11-5. Remarkable results well done.

Tomorrow Silke plays in round three (top 48 players). KANUNNIKOVA Vasylysa from Ukraine and LATOUR Héloïse from France on table 19. All at Leeside wish you the best. We are all very proud of you.

Results can be seen here