Jennifer Earle representing Maynooth College retained her National U21 Snooker Championship Title at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge recently.  With girls from four Schools taking part, it was a great success as we start our new development initiative supported by WIS at Sport Ireland to increase participation among young girls into cue sports either just for fun or should they wish to enter competition

The Collages/Schools represented on the day were Mayooth College, St Marks Newbridge, the Holy Family Newbridge and Rosemount Secondary from Co Dublin

In the Prelimary round of the Championship Rouqi Chen (St Marks) won her match against Ella Devitt (Holy Family), Anais Redmond (Holy Family) advanced to the last 16 over Kirsty Curtis (St Marks) Cliodhna Elwood (Holy Family) saw off Anna Curley (St Marks) in their match to go through to the last 16, Ruby Walker Browning (Holy Family) won over Amy Murphy (St Marks) for a place in the last 16 and Kasey O’Neill (Holy Family) took the win over Kristin Earl (St Marks) to complete the last 16 stage of the Championship

In the last 16 Jennifer Earle (Maynooth) had a comfortable win over Rouqi Chen (St Marks) to move into the Quarters, Niamh Shannon (Holy Family) had a good win over Anastaslia Kilnashevska (St Marks) to go through, Anais Redmond (Holy Family) had a good win over Sophie Carpenter (Holy Family) to advance, Aolbhe Broderick (Holy Family) took the win over Caitlin Williams (St Marks) to advance to the Quarters, Fiona Carr (St Marks) played solid snooker to take the win against Ciara Bergin (Holy Family) for a place in the Quarters, Jessica Beatty ( St Marks) also played solid snooker against Cliodhna Elwood (Holy Family) to go through, Emma Daly (St Marks) played well against Ruby Walker Browning (Holy Family) for the win and a place in the Quarters, Savannah Keane (Rosemount) won her match against Kasey O’Neill (Holy Family) to complete the Quarter Final line up

In their Quarter Final match Jennifer was too strong against Neimh and won comfortably for a place in the semis Anais was playing good snooker against Aoilbhe and took the win to meet Jennifer in the semis.  At the other half of the draw we saw Jessica advance to the semis with a win over Fiona and Savannah took the win against Emma to complete the semi final line up

In was great to see representatives from all 4 Schools at the semi final stages of the Championship

Jennifer continued her good form and took the frame needed against Anais to make it through to the final once more, Jessica also in good form and last years runner up in the Championship took the win against Emma and gave her another chance at the title


In the final Jennifer started strong and Jessica had chances to keep it close however Jennifer finished strong and took the win and retained her title

Congratulations to Jennifer on retaining her title and well done to Jessica for yet another fine performance.  Well done to all the girls for their participation and support and thanks to all our Colleges and Schools for their support.  Thanks to all the teachers, Dave Earle and Aidan Murray who helped out throughout the day

Thanks to Bernie, Paul and staff of Sharkx for all their help and support