Ireland's Rena McCarron Rooney named in Table Tennis Women’s Class 1-2 pre-selections for Rio

Ireland’s Rena McCarron Rooney has been named in the table tennis women’s class 1-2 pre-selections for the 2016 Paralympic Games which will be held in Rio this September.

The news was announced by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) at the weekend, with McCarron Rooney selected alongside players including Dorota Buclaw (Poland), Isabelle Lafaye (France) and Clara Podda of Italy.

6 September 2012; Ireland's Rena McCarron Rooney, from Buncrana, Co. Donegal, in action during her women's team - classes 1-3 quarter-final match against Michela Brunelli, Italy. London 2012 Paralympic Games, Table Tennis, North Arena 1, ExCeL Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
6 September 2012; Ireland's Rena McCarron Rooney, from Buncrana, Co. Donegal, in action during her women's team - classes 1-3 quarter-final match against Michela Brunelli, Italy. London 2012 Paralympic Games, Table Tennis, North Arena 1, ExCeL Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England. Picture credit: Brian Lawless / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Rena previously represented Ireland in table tennis at the London 2012 Games.