International Youth Cup, Hasselt, Belgium 2016.
West Cork is teaming up with Ballincollig TTC for this year’s international galactic adventure. Three teams will travel to one of the most well known international youth events held in Belgium. An U18 Boys and Girls team along with an U13 Boys Team will have the chance to take on some of the best clubs in Europe. West Cork has taken a number of teams over the years but this is the largest and most ambitious trip we have ever planned.
The squad will include two Irish No.1 players with Chloe O’Halloran and Dylan Grace along with Munster No.1 James Kelly (U18) and joining them on the U18 Boys team and our own Niall O’Driscoll. The U18 Girls team is our strongest with Mair Kelly and Nora O’Sullivan joining Chloe in the U18 girls. The U13 Boys “Dream Team” with Munster No.1 U13 & U15 Ciaran O’Donoghue joining forces with Jake Adler and Erik Olsson.
The squad will be in the hands of Con Higgins, Owen Kelly and Brenda O’Sullivan and will play in both team and singles events over the Whit Weekend.
This will be the first competitive trip aboard for our younger players and we hope a great experience both culturally and for the sport, with an opportunity to play and meet other table tennis fans from across the continent, may the force be with you!