Thomas Joyce pictured receiving one of his two national titles.

Minister pays tribute to Mayo table tennis star


THE Minister of State for Regional Economic Development at the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Michael Ring, has extended his congratulations to Thomas Joyce from Knock on his tremendous sporting achievements to date.

He stated: “Thomas Joyce has won the National Championships (table tennis) title for the past four years in a row. Thomas has now won the under 15 National Championships title therefore making him the current Under 13 and Under 15 champion.

“This is a phenomenal achievement by Thomas Joyce. I wish to commend Thomas on his hard work and dedication to his sport.

“Thomas has represented Ireland at the Six Nations (table tennis) and he has also represented Ireland in Europe. I wish Thomas continued success.”