Banbridge Academy U13 Girls’ Table Tennis – ULSTER CHAMPIONS 2018
Banbridge Academy U13 Girls’ Table Tennis Team took part in the Ulster Finals in Lisburn on Thursday 7 February and defeated Malone College, Belfast 6/3 and St Pius X College, Magherafelt 8/1 to become Ulster Champions!!!!
The girls have trained all year at school and in the local club and as a team they have become a more confident unit with strength and depth which resulted in them being crowned Ulster Champions.
This team will now represent Ulster at the All-Ireland Schools’ Final in Dublin on 26 April 2018.
Girls’ Team: Melissa Neville, Abbie Wylie, Niamh Donald, Lydia Furniss, Jodie Simmons, Ruby Bushby, Aleyah Peniero, (Lara Crothers – absent but also part of the squad). The only change to the team from last year is the addition of Aleyah Peniero
Unfortunately the Boys’ team were knocked out at the QF stage in a very competitive section. Unsurprisingly, being mostly comprised of hockey players, they put up a very spirited performance and never gave up!
Boys’ Team: Morgan Murphy, Ben McMillan, Christopher Curry, Cody Large, Joshua Priestley, Luke Smith