Reminisce in Dublin, look forward in Belfast

Joe Veselsky left makes a presentation right to Jimmy Magee (Photo: courtesy of Pat O’Brien) by Ian Marshall, Editor Friends over many years met on Saturday 3rd September at a special gathering organised by the Swaythling Club Ireland at the Talbot Hotel in Stillorgan, Dublin. A total of 21 guests were welcomed by Ken Strong, the President of Table Tennis Ireland. All enjoyed a most convivial time, an occasion for reminiscing with old friends. Notably special awards were made five members of the group in recognition of their contributions to table tennis in the Emerald Isle; the recipients were Jimmy Magee, Barney Champion, Sonny Knowles, Marie Martin and Jimmy Fleming. In addition, Pat O’Brien, the President of the Swaythling Club Ireland, travelled to Belfast to meet