The RILSA County Championships are now into their 3rd year of promotions with 4 County Championships in 2017. The Kildare, Carlow, Laois and Dublin events were a fantastic success for RILSA at grass root level promotion for female cue sports. 2018 saw two events at County level with Carlow and Kildare holding their Championships.
We hope to hold in the region of at least 7 County Championships this season again in Carlow, Laois, Dublin, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Meath.
Rachel Bradley from Kildare took the title at Sharkx recently after a great display of snooker from her on the day to win over the ever improving Katelyn O’Reilly. Rachel was runner up in this event over the past two seasons and did one better this time round winning the Championship.
These events are so important for our organisation as they get females started in the sport with two new faces this time round shows that this initiative is working well for RILSA. Zoe Gaffney and Jean Corcoran reached the quarters on the day at their first ever competition, well done to them.
On her way to the final Rachel Bradley had convincing wins over Eva Doran in the quarters and Sileena Ennis in the semis while at the other end of the draw we saw Katelyn O’Reilly make it through with close matches against Zoe Gaffney in the quarters and Lucinda Monaghan in the semis to meet Rachel in the final.
The final itself started slow but soon Rachel went into gear and began potting well to take the frame for the win and title of Kildare County Champion 2019. Congratulations to Rachel on her win and to Katelyn on her fine performance and a big thank you to all 14 players for making it a great success. To get that number of players at County level is fantastic for us at RILSA. Thanks to Aileen, Edel and Annette for all their help on the day and a special thanks to Bernie of Sharkx for providing excellent playing facilities and great food during the event.
RESULTS QUARTER FINALS
Rachel Bradley 1 Eva Doran 0
Sileena Ennis 1 Celine Chelariu 0
Lucinda Monaghan 1 Jean Corcoran 0
Katelyn O’Reilly 1 Zoe Gaffney 0
Rachel Bradley 1 Sileena Ennis 0
Katelyn O’Reilly 1 Lucinda Monaghan 0
Rachel Bradley 1 Katelyn O’Reilly 0