Ann McMahon from Dublin was in fine form taking the RILSA Ladies Leinster Masters at Joey’s Dublin recently beating Sandra Bryan from Wexford 2 nil in the final. Ann didn’t drop a frame all through the event and with breaks of 20,22, 23, 29 gave her the edge over Laura Alves (Dublin) in the last 16, Valerie Maloney (Offaly) in the Quarters and Margaret Browne (Meath) in the semis for a place in her first RILSA ranking for many years.
Sandra had a good 2 nil win over newcomer Susan Hanlon from Dublin in the quarters and came up against the current number 1 Annette Newman from Carlow in the semis, Annette took the first frame and Sandra levelled at 1-1 the 3rd frame was close for a while but Sandra played strong towards the end to take the 3rd frame to put her into the final with Ann.
The final was close even though the score line was 2 nil. Ann however was the stronger player on the day and came out the winner. Congratulations to Ann on her win and to Sandra on her fine performance.
In the Intermediate event newcomer Susan Hanlon was playing good snooker and even though she is only playing a few months, Susan certainly has the flair and ability to improve immensely in the sport. Susan beat Englentina Doda in the semis 2 nil to reach her first final in the sport while in the other half of the draw we saw Valerie Maloney have a good 2-1 win over the current Intermediate number 1 Christine Carr from Kildare to reach the semis. Emirjeta Doda was in good form against Valerie in the semis and went through to the final 2-0 to meet Susan.
Susan again played some good snooker and took her chances to over come Emirjeta 2-0 to win her first RILSA Intermediate ranking event. Congratulations to Susan on her win and congrats to Emirjeta on her great performance.
A special thanks to all the ladies for their support and thanks to Derek Fagan and staff for their usual hospitality and fantastic playing facilities.
We in RILSA want to say a big thank you to our current number 2 Laura Alves for all her support and we wish her every success and best wishes for the future as she will be returning to Brazil soon. We hope to see Laura back in Ireland some day in the future and she is very welcome back to RILSA any time.
Laura will be actively involved with the Brazilian Ladies Snooker and we will keep in touch