Colasite Chluan Meala from Clonmel Co Tipperary got their 2nd 6 Red Snooker Championship under way at the Ivy Rooms on Wednesday 22nd October 2014. 37 boys battled it out on the green baize at the Ivy Rooms for the coveted title. The standard of play from all these young budding snooker players was very good and they done their School and teachers proud. Shane Landers the current U/16 National School Champion and Stars Academy Ireland Scholarship Student was in fine form and had little difficulty getting through to the final. In the other half of the draw, Adrian Regan another Stars Academy Ireland Scholarship Student played good snooker to reach the final against Shane.
The final itself was a very close affair, with both players having their chances. However it all came down to a pink ball that was kept in play for a good while until Shane got his chance to pot for game and match to take the 6 Red title for the School. Congratulations to Shane on his win and to Adrian on a great performance.
Laura Regan is fast improving on the ladies circuit and is one to watch out for as she demonstrated through their group matches during the ladies 6 Red competition, defeating Aisling Morrissey along the way by a good margin and met Sadie Kirwin in the final. Sadie is only starting out on the circuit, but has talent and good technique and i’m sure with practice, she is going to put her stamp on the ladies game in the future. However Laura had the skill and experience on the day and took the 1st ladies 6 Red title for the School. Congratulations to Laura on her win and to Sadie on her performance on the day.
Thanks to Leona O’Connor from the School for organising the students and to Paul, Ray and Seamus for their help and support. Thanks to Marian of the Ivy Rooms for providing excellent facilities as usual.