Megan Randle from Wicklow retained her National Intermediate Snooker Championship title and for the 4th year in a row and for the 5th time in the last 6 years, an amazing achievement for the Wicklow woman
At the quarter final stage of the event Emirjeta Doda from Dublin got off to a great start taking the win against the current Intermediate number 1 Christine Carr from Kildare by 2 frames to nil to advance to the semis. Tina Keogh from Offaly and a previous champion in her own rights was in fine form against first timer to the Championship, Jackie Trulock from Dublin with Tina taking the win 2 frames to nil
At the other end of the draw we saw Megan Randle from Wicklow and the current champion take on Louise Maher from Kilkenny also in her first Intermediate Championship. Louise played well with breaks of 20 and 24 to get the first frame on the board however Megan made it 1-1 in this best of 3 match and in the 3rd played strong to take the match and into the semis. Joanna Ward from Kildare was in form against Stephanie Foley from Carlow and took the win 2 frames to nil to advance and complete the semi final line up.
Tina kept up her good form against Emirjeta and won the first frame with a 20 break towards the end and continued her form in frame 2 to take it on the colours for a place in the final. On the other table Joanna struggled to score when at the table and Megan kept up her form from her previous match to eventually take the win 2 frames to nil and a place once more in the final.
In the final Tina had chances to take the first but Megan potted the colours up to the pink to take it and in frame 2 Tina got off to a good start going ahead and again it would go to the colours with Megan picking them off to take the win and retain her National Intermediate Championship title
Congratulations to Megan on retaining the title and for the 4th year in a row, a great achievement, well done to Tina on reaching the final and a fine performance throughout. Well done to Carrie Randle on winning the plate competition against Louise Maher on a black ball. Thanks to all the girls for their support and participation
Thanks to Stephanie Foley for refereeing the final and thanks to Bernie, Paul and staff of Sharkx for all their support