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Ryan Farrell

Ryan Farrell

Date of Birth: 10/01/1996

Category :   Senior

Club: Eslov AI BTK Sweden

Coaches: Mark O`Flynn, Peter Sartz and Peter Andersson

Style of Play: Left Hand Attacker, Shake Hand Grip  

Equipment: Michael Maze Blade with Tenergy 05/64 Rubbers 

Sponsor:   Butterfly / Tees Sport  

Best Win: Nikita Kirillov (RUS)

National Ranking:  No. 4 Senior (2016)    


Career Highlights:    

National Junior Champion 2011 and 2014 ;
National Cadet Champion 2010 and 2011 ;
World Senior Team Championships Tokyo 2014;  
European Youth Championships Italy 2014;  
No. 1 Ranked U-21 2013/14 ;
No. 1 Ranked Junior 2012/13 and 2013/14 ;
No. 1 Ranked Cadet 2009/10 and 2010/11 ;
No. 1 Ranked U-12 2008/09 ;  
Billy Marshall Award for Best Junior Player 2013/14 ;  
6 Inter-provincial Gold (5 as Junior/Cadet, 1 Senior) with Leinster ;    
Individual Silver at Junior 6-Nations, Guernsey 2014 ;   


Honours :

Senior/U21 :

Winner U-21 Leinster GP 2012, 2013 and 2014 ;
Winner U-21 Ulster Open 2013 and 2014 ;
Winner U-21 Fermanagh Open 2012 and 2014 ;
Winner U-21 Munster Open 2014 ;
Winner (B2) West of Scotland Open 2014 ;
Gold with Leinster - Interpros 2014


 Other Information:

Started playing TT for Howth National School at age 9 with the support of my teacher, Noel Hayes. Trained in Balgriffin TTC, before moving to Eastpoint TTC     


Favourite Players:  Zhang Jike and Robert Svensson 

Toughest Opponent: Jorgen Persson over 3 points in Halmsted 

Best Experience: Definitely the World Team Championships in Tokyo. To represent Ireland at an event with the world`s best was an unbelievable feeling. To visit Japan was also a great experience. 

Comment on TT: Table Tennis has given me the opportunity to travel the world. It is a sport which requires a lot of hard work and mental strength to compete with the best.

Ambition : To win Senior National titles, and to continue to represent Ireland at European and World Championship level.  

Inspirations/Contributors: My Family, Noel Hayes, Neil Irwin, Mark O’Flynn and John Murphy. Sincere thanks to my initial sponsor, Mr. Tommy Fitzgearld (STIGA), and to my current sponsor, Mr. Alan Ransome (BUTTERFLY/ TEESSPORT).

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