Emirjeta Doda has retained her RILSA National U21 Title at Joey’s Dublin recently making it her 3rd U21 title in 4 years, a fantastic result for this young lady who only took up snooker 6 years ago.

Emirjeta was to meet the new kid on the block, 10-year-old Grace Byrne from Carlow in the final and it was a great final frame as it went down to the wire for a black ball finish, Grace had a few chances to put it away but it was not to be this time for the 10-year-old as Emirjeta potted a great black for the title.

On her way to the final Emirjeta was in fine form with clear wins over Clodagh Walsh (Carlow), Katie French (Kildare) and Kerri Mulleney (Carlow) and again to play great against Grace Byrne ( Carlow) to complete her hat trick of U21 National titles.

Congratulations to Emirjeta on her win and to Grace for a great performance throughout and of course a big thank you to all the girls for their participation.

Emirjeta remains Ireland’s number 1 Junior player on the National Junior Rankings over the past 3 years and with Grace moving into 4th spot as she chases her top spot during the season ahead.

On the National Women’s Rankings these young girls are certainly making their way to the top with Grace in provisional 4th and seeded for the next ranking in Newbridge and Emirjeta back in the top 8 at number 7 provisionally along with Clodagh 8th and Katie in 9th places so far, it certainly puts our juniors nicely poised to remain in the top 16 by the end of the season.   120 young girls have now made the RILSA National Junior Ranking in the past 4 years, such is the success of our School’s Initiatives here in Ireland.

Thanks to all the parents and teachers for their fantastic support and to Annette for all her help on the day.  Thanks to Derek Fagan and staff of Joey’s for their vision and continued support towards women’s cue sports.

We look forward to seeing these young ladies on the RILSA tour and our next National Ranking is the Leinster Masters on Saturday 25th November in Sharkx Newbridge at 11am