Louise Maher from Kilkenny won her 3rd National Intermediate Snooker Ranking event in a row at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge recently.
In the prelim round Louise Maher from Kilkenny had a good win over the up and coming youngster Jennifer Earle from Dublin to advance to the semis while Stephanie Foley from Carlow and current Intermediate number 1 saw off a good challenge from our 4 time National U21 Champion Emirjeta Doda also from Dublin to take the frame to advance and complete the semi final line up.
Stephanie continued her good form seeing off Christine Carr from Kildare winning the frame for a place in the final while on the other table Louise would grind out a win over Tina Keogh from Offaly to win their match to meet Stephanie in the final
In the final itself both players kept it close all the way down to the colours with Louise eventually potting pink for frame and match.
Congratulations to Louise on her win and making it 3 in a row which is a great achievement for her and her results now catapult her into the National Intermediate Rankings to 5th in Ireland while Stephanie holds her number 1 spot and is looking good to retain it for the second season in a row. Well done to Stephanie on her runner up spot and thanks to all the girls for their participation.
The provisional Intermediate National Rankings sees many newcomers to the ranking list, as Stephanie Foley from Carlow holds firm at number 1, Tina Keogh from Offaly is in 2nd place followed by Christine Carr from Kildare in 3rd and completing the top 4 is Jennifer Earle from Dublin.
Louise Maher is in at 5th followed by Joanna Ward from Kildare 6th, 7th place sees Carrie Randle from Wicklow and holding a top 8 spot is Valerie Maloney from Laois at 8th
As the top 16 will qualify for the National Intermediate Snooker Championship, the following 8 players are in a great place to finish the season as top 16 players
9th place is our current National Intermediate Champion Megan Randle from Wicklow, 10th is Suzanne Randle from Limerick, 11th Emirjeta Doda from Dublin, 12th is newcomer Grushenka Arnold from Dublin, 13th newcomer Mini Morris from Donegal, 14th is newcomer Elizabeth Lynch from Offaly, 15th place is newcomer Nafeesa Naz from Dublin and completing the top 16 at 16th spot is newcomer Laura Hughes from Limerick