Cathy Dunne from Dublin took the first RILSA Ranking, the Griffith Cup at Joey’s recently in a very close contested final against the Irish number 1, Annette Newman from Carlow.
In the top half of the draw, we saw Cathy meet Sandra Bryan the Irish number 2 in the semis, where the match levelled at 1-1 with a great response from Sandra to push it to a final frame. Cathy however overcame the fight from Sandra to take the 3rd and final frame to send her into the final.
The bottom half of the draw saw Michelle ‘O Boyle from Kildare win her match 2-0 against the Irish number 3 Christine Carr to advance to her first RILSA semi final.
Michelle had some chances against Annette in the semis but Annette proved the stronger and took the match 2-0 to meet Cathy in the final.
The final started well for Annette taking the first frame with Cathy responding well to level at 1-1. The 3rd frame saw some great snooker from both players bringing it down to a black ball finish with Cathy holding firm to pot pink and get great position on the black to pot and win.
Congratulations to Cathy on her win and to Annette for a fine performance.
Cathy now moves into 3rd spot on the provisional rankings with Annette holding her provisional 2nd place and Sandra keeping just ahead in 1st spot.
Michelle O’Boyle’s semi final place puts her into 6th place on the provisional rankings which is a good result for her.
In the Intermediate Ranking, Susan Hanlon from Dublin and Christine Carr from Kildare made it through to the final on the day with great snooker from both players. However it was Susan who was on form and won 2-0 to win the match and put her into number 1 on the Intermediate National Rankings with Christine holding 2nd spot.
Congratulations to Susan on her win and to Christine on her great performance.
RILSA TOP 32 PROVISIONAL RANKED PLAYERS AFTER – RANKING 1 2017
|1st||Sandra Bryan||Breakers Gorey, Wexford||3800||14|
|2nd||Annette Newman||Griffith Club, Carlow||3700||15|
|3rd||Cathy Dunne||Celbridge, Kildare||3000||14|
|4th||Christine Carr||Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare||2700||4|
|5th||Grace Byrne||Ballinabranna, Carlow||2000||6|
|6th||Michelle O’Boyle||Celbridge S.C./KILDARE||1900||3|
|7th||Tina Keogh||Portarlington S.C., Laois||1900||3|
|8th||Paula Judge||Celbridge S.C. Kildare||1800||9|
|9th||Susan Hanlon||Joey’s S.C. Dublin||1700||2|
|10th||Katie French||Celbridge S.C./KILDARE||1700||0|
|11th||Clodagh walsh||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1600||2|
|12th||Rosie Young||Portarlington S.C. Laois||1600||1|
|13th||Lauren Carley||Griffith Club, Carlow||1600||0|
|14th||Tara Byrne||Griffith Club/CARLOW||1600||0|
|15th||Kerri Mulleney||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1400||1|
|16th||Roisin Beale||Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare||1200||3|
|17th||Mikaela Quirke||Newbridge Educate||1200||0|
|18th||Margaret Browne||Royal S.C. Navan, Meath||1100||4|
|19th||Emirjeta Doda||CBS Westland Row, Dublin||1100||4|
|20th||Aine Brennan||Griffith Club Carlow||1100||3|
|21st||Michaella Walsh||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1000||2|
|22nd||Emma Keating||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1000||1|
|23rd||Becky Hughes||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1000||1|
|24th||Niamh Fitzpatrick||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1000||1|
|26th||Valerie Maloney||Portarlington S.C., Laois||900||1|
|28th||Rachel Bradley||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||800||0|
|29th||Joyce Forde||Portarlington S.C. Laois||800||0|
|31st||Neicy Kavanagh||St Laserians, Carlow||800||0|
|32nd||Holly O’Neill||Newbridge educate/Kildare||800||0|