Crossgar’s Paul McCreery continues his prolific table tennis success with another men's singles title at the Fermanagh Open Championships in the up-market Fivemiletown Acadamy.
The Manchester University Chemical Engineering under-grad picked up the Bristol Grand Prix title in January, claiming both singles and doubles titles in Fermanagh and then travelled on to the Doncaster Grand Prix to claim a top 8 place, and retain his lead in the UK Grand Prix race.
Ashley Givan (Dungannon) also showed her star quality in the Femanagh event to retain her Women's title with a final victory over Dublin's Sabina Devereux.
McCreery took out O'Flynn (Dublin) in the last 8 and Strong in the semis to set up an enthralling final against five-time Irish champion, John Murphy,
This was a bitter sweet encounter as the top two are close friends and Murphy has been appointed as part-time Ulster High Performance Coach to mentor the leading Ulster Podium players; in this case the pupil won 3-1 to take the Fermanagh title.
The NI Commonwealth Table Tennis Squad full selection is: Male: Owen Cathcart, Peter Graham, Keith Knox, Trevor Knox, Paul McCreery, Jonathan Porter, Ashley Robinson, Stephen Slater and Zak Wilson;
Female: Hannah Lynch-Dawson, Laura Finn, Rebecca Finn, Ashley Givan, Emma Ludlow, Amanda Mogey, Na Liu, Erin Thompson and Annalise Walker.