In recent years table tennis has become one of the most popular and successful sports in the College under the guiding hands of coaches Finn Essex and Krzystof Ring. In recent years we have entered numerous teams into all age categories from Minor to Senior competitions.
Training takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays after school. All levels of players are welcome from complete beginners to improvers, from those who wish to play casually to those who would like to compete in Leinster and National Ranking competitions.
We participate in Leinster Schools’ League and Cup with teams entered in all divisions so that all students can participate and represent their college whatever their level of ability.
Lunchtime table tennis is available to all every day. This is supervised and coaching is available.
The atmosphere is friendly and provides a healthy break between morning and afternoon studies.
We are very fortunate to be one of the best equipped schools for the sport with 16 tables at our disposal. Bats are provided though most players will obtain their own when they decide to play.
In 2018-19, we won the All-Ireland Minor Cup. We have also had many students that have represented Leinster at interprovincial level.
Results for 2021/22 Season:
Leinster Schools League:
U13 Boys – Castleknock College A – Division 1 winners and Schools’ All Ireland winner
Castleknock College B – Division 2 winners
Castleknock College C – Division 3 winners
Castleknock College D – Division 4 Winners
U15 Boys – Castleknock College A – Division 1 winners and 3rd place Schools’ All Ireland
Castleknock College B – Division 1 runners-up
Castleknock College C – Division 2 winners
Castleknock College D – Division 3 runners up
U19 Boys – Castleknock College A – Division 1 winners.
In 2021 -20222 Table Tennis Season, Cillian Kirby was ranked No.1 in Leinster. Roger Li finished in the top ten. Cillian Kirby was selected for inclusion in the Leinster inter Pro team for 2022.