As the Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association resumes their National Amateur Snooker Tour having been out for a number of months due to Covid-19, we are excited to get back to competition.  With two ranking events remaining for the 2021-2022 season, there is still all to play for before the season ends and this applies to many newcomers to the tour who are currently down the rankings but by just entering the next two events will shoot them up the list.  Especially when the top 16 qualify for the National Championship in May 2022 and a number of other events during the new season ahead.

Annette Newman from Carlow is back to the number 1 spot she held previously for 5 seasons only to be pipped by Louise Jordan from Meath last season who took number 1 with Annette only moving down 1 place to 2nd.  Cathy Dunne from Dublin and our current Irish National Champion is only 600 points behind Annette and is very capable of taking the number 1 spot, also in contention is  Claire Mill from Dublin, having moved from 13th last season to 3rd on the provisional list to date and with some good results in the next two events can cause upset for Annette and Cathy.

As we look at the list a number of players can certainly change the final list with good performances before the end of the season and retain a top 16 place, however a number of lower ranked players should they enter the next two events and with results can take a number of players out of the top 16 and certainly have at least the opportunity to finish in the top 32, players such as Mini Morris from Donegal and Louise Maher from Kilkenny can make a top 16 spot with Elizabeth Lynch (Offaly), Grushenka Arnold (Dublin), Christine Henderson (Donegal), Elizabeth Killeen (Galway), Laura Hughes (Limerick) and Nafeesa Naz (Dublin) are well on their way to a top 32 spot.

Regarding a top 8 at the end of the season, as from previous performances, Joanna Ward (Kildare), Tina Keogh (Offaly), Valerie Maloney (Laois), Carrie Randle (Wicklow) and Margaret O’Driscoll (Kerry) can certainly make progress before the end of the season.

The top 16 is where we look first to selecting players for International, European and World events.  We also look at the National Intermediate Rankings for selection of players for challenge and team events in the future.

We look forward to seeing all our players at the next event on Saturday 26th February 2022  at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge, details to follow



Rank Name County Tot Tot
1st Annette Newman* Carlow 8700 24
2nd Cathy Dunne* Dublin 8100 18
3rd Claire Mill* Dublin 7600 18
4th Sandra Bryan* Wexford 7200 13
5th Megan Randle* Wicklow 7000 17
6th Christine Carr* Kildare 6200 5
 7th Stephanie Foley* Carlow 6200 2
8th Louise Jordan* Meath 5800 10
9th Valerie Maloney* Laois 5600 2
10th Tina Keogh* Offaly 5600 1
11th Jennifer Earle  Dublin 5600 0
12th Joanna Ward* Kildare 5400 2
13th Michelle French Kildare 5300 9
14th Carrie Randle* Wicklow 4800 3
15th Suzanne Randle Limerick 4000 1
16th Margaret O’Driscoll* Kerry 3000 18
17th Emirjeta Doda  Dublin 3000 0
18th Roisin Beale  Kildare 3000 0
19th Katelyn O’Reilly Kildare 3000 0
20th Donna Dunne Dublin 3000 0
21st Margaret Browne Meath 3000 0
22nd Aoimheann Kearney St Marks Kildare 2000 0
23rd Fiona Carr St Marks Kildare 2000 0
24th Abbie Thompson St Marks Kildare 2000 0
25th Emma Daly St Marks Kildare 2000 0
26th Jessica Beatty St Marks Kildare 2000 0
27th Kirsty Curtis St Marks Kildare 2000 0
28th Orla Duffy St Marks Kildare 2000 0
29th Chloe Carey St Marks Kildare 2000 0
30th Celine Chelariu St Marks Kildare 2000 0
31st  Aoife Williams St Marks Kildare 2000 0
32nd Alex Murane St Marks Kildare 2000 0