George Monaghan

George Monaghan

British Para Table Tennis have been advised by our President Philip Lewis MBE that George Monaghan sadly passed away at home on 22nd August 2021.

George had his accident in 1960 becoming a paraplegic and for 61 years was a wheelchair user. He represented Great Britain as a Paralympian table tennis player, winning silver in Men’s Doubles B with Paul Lyall, and bronze in Men’s Singles B in Tel Aviv 1968, in addition to bronze in Men’s Singles 3 in Heidelberg 1972. He also played in Toronto in 1976 and in the Commonwealth Games, Edinburgh in 1970 winning gold.

In the early 1990s, George was Chairman of the Paraplegic Table Tennis Association (BWPTTA) for almost 3 years. He also enjoyed his days with Stoke Paraplegic Athletic Club (SPAC) including the Bath & West Games at Shepton Mallet.

George will be sadly missed by many within Paralympic Sport and British Para Table Tennis would like to express their condolences to George’s wife, Dorothy and his family during this difficult time.

His funeral will take place in Milton Keynes on Friday 17 September.

Photo source: Tony Garrett