Cathy Dunne from Dublin received the Silver International Cap Award and pin recently at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge.  Our President Annette Newman presented Cathy with the award and pin for her representation at International, World and European events on 15 occasions.

Cathy represented Ireland with great pride over the years as RILSA acknowledged her participation and dedication to snooker during that time with the Silver International Cap Award.

The International Cap Award was introduced in 2015 as a way of acknowledging players contribution to cue sports on the World stage.

Players who represent Ireland at such events receive a cap for each and when a player reaches 10 caps they receive a Bronze Pin and certificate outlining their events they participated in and their achievement.

Once you reach 15 caps you receive the Silver Pin and certificate and 20 caps or more you receive the Gold pin and certificate.

To date 5 players have received the Bronze International Cap Award with 3 players due this award.  3 players have received the Silver Award with 3 players due this also and 1 player has received the Gold Award with 2 due.

These International Cap awards are not easy to attain and when these milestones are reached they are so very well deserving.  They are rare indeed and take many years to reach.

Congratulations to Cathy on gaining the Silver International Cap Award and she is on her way to achieving the Gold in the future.  Thanks to our President Annette Newman on presenting the award to Cathy who said “it’s well deserved to a great ambassador for Irish Snooker over the years”