The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association’s 4th Intermediate Ranking event of the season was held at Joey’s Dublin recently.

Christine Carr from Kildare won the title against first time Intermediate ranking finalist, 11-year-old Grace Byrne from Carlow in a great final.  Even though Christine won 2 frames to nil it was a much closer affair than the score suggests.

Christine has dominated the Intermediate events since 2015 with 5 ranking title wins and 4 runner-up spots to her name so far.  Her win at Joey’s now guarantees her the number 1 ranked Intermediate player in Ireland for the season with two events remaining as her point tally of 7700 is way ahead of her next rival on the National Ranking List young Grace Byrne on 5600.

Other top Intermediate players in Emirjeta Doda from Dublin, Tina Keogh from Laois, Susan Hanlon from Dublin. Valerie Maloney from Offaly and Rachel Bradley from Kildare are still in the mix for a number 2 spot as the season nears its end in March.  All of whom are very capable of a number 2 spot.

The Intermediate rankings will also be used to select players for the National Championship in May along with the International in August so very important events for all our players.

Christine had to pull out all the stops to take Emirjeta in their semi final place as she was in good form as she had a good win over Rosie Young from Laois in the quarters 2-1 to meet Christine.  The other semi final between Tina Keogh from Laois and Grace Byrne from Carlow saw the match go down to the final frame and black ball in which Grace potted to send her into her first National Intermediate ranking final against Christine.

Congratulations to Christine on her win and to Grace on her fine performance throughout.  Thanks to all the ladies for their participation and thanks to Dave Seales for refereeing the final and Annette Newman for making the score.  Thanks to Derek Fagan and staff of Joey’s for their continued support towards women’s cue sports.

SEMIS

Christine Carr (Kildare)        2      Emirjeta Doda (Dublin)      1

Grace Byrne (Carlow)          2      Tina Keogh (Laois)              1

FINAL

Christine Carr                     2      Grace Byrne                       0

TOP 16 PROVISIONAL INTERMEDIATE RANKED PLAYERS AFTER EVENT 4

Ranking Name Club/School Tot Tot
1st Christine Carr Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare 7700 19
2nd Grace Byrne Ballinabranna, Carlow 5600 8
3rd Emirjeta Doda DB, Dublin 5400 12
4th Rachel Bradley St Marks Newbridge, Kildare 5300 15
5th  Tina Keogh Portarlington S.C. Laois 5300 9
6th  Susan Hanlon Joey’s S.C. Dublin 3600 10
7th Valerie Maloney Portarlington S.C. Laois 3500 3
8th Katie French Celbridge S.C., Kildare 3500 1
9th Roisin Beale Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare 2300 0
10th Clodagh walsh Ballinabranna, Carlow 2100 2
11th Tara Byrne Griffith Club, Carlow 2100 0
12th Lauren Carley Griffith Club, Carlow 1900 4
13th Rosie Young Portarlington S.C. Laois 1900 1
14th Aine Brennan Griffith Club, Carlow 1800 4
15th Shannon Wilson St Laserians, Carlow 1800 4
16th Grace Brennan St Marks Newbridge, Kildare 1600 3