The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association are delighted with the participation at Intermediate level since it was inaugurated back in 2014.

246 women and girls have played Intermediate Ladies Snooker during this time with a majority having played competitive snooker over 8 times.  We average around 80 players who partake each season and this is all down to hard work and dedication by the Board members of RILSA along with the players who support our events.

Valerie Maloney from Offaly was the first winner of the National Intermediate Championship in 2014.  She also held number 1 in 2015, going out of the top 8 in 2016 but returned to finish 2nd in 2017 and finished 6th last season.

Tina Keogh from Laois took number 1 ranked player in 2016 after taking the National Intermediate Title the same year.  She held onto 3rd spot in 2017 and again held 3rd spot in 2018.  Tine is on course to take number 1 at the end of this current season.

Christine Carr from Kildare has been making great progress on the Intermediate RILSA Tour having finished 6th in 2015, moved up to 2nd spot in 2016 and has remained number 1 during 2017 & 2018.

We see more young players making it on the Intermediate Tour as Rachel Bradley from Kildare finish number 2 in 2018 while Grace Byrne from Carlow finished 4th.  Emirjeta Doda from Dublin is 5th in 2018 while Katie French from Kildare holds 8 spot also in 2018.

Other notable players to have taking National Intermediate Titles are Laura Alves in 2015 and Susan Hanlon taking the title in 2017 while Megan Randle from Kilkenny won it in 2018.  No one has retained this title so we wait to see what 2019 has in store, will Megan be the first to retain this title!

Currently the provisional Intermediate Ranking sees a number of players improve their positions as we go into the second half of the season.  Tina Keogh is holding number 1 while Valerie Maloney is in 2nd spot hoping to finish with another number 1.  Megan Randle is 3rd and could easily take top spot by the end of the season with Rachel Bradley in 4th place.  The current number 1 Christine Carr has to play well for the rest of the season to have any chance of making it 3 in a row.

Young Jennifer Earle from Dublin is placed 6th with Carrie Randle in 7th spot followed by Suzanne Randle in 8th.  It’s great to see mother Suzanne and twin daughters Megan & Carrie on the Tour and we wish them well and of course all our players mentioned and those who will take up the sport during the new season.

TOP 16 PROVISIONAL RANKED INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS

Ranking Name Club/School Tot Tot
1st Tina Keogh Portarlington S.C. Laois 6300 8
2nd Valerie Maloney Portarlington S.C. Laois 6000 6
3rd Megan Randle Kilkenny 5400 15
4th Rachel Bradley St Marks Newbridge, Kildare 4800 5
5th  Christine Carr Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare 4300 8
6th  Jennifer Earle Joey’s S.C. Dublin 3800 2
7th Carrie Randle Kilkenny 3500 7
8th Suzanne Randle Kilkenny 3400 7
9th Emirjeta Doda Joey’s S.C. Dublin 2800 1
10th Roisin Beale Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare 2600 0
11th Rosie Young Portarlington S.C. Laois 2400 1
12th Katie French Celbridge S.C., Kildare 2400 0
13th Susan Hanlon Joey’s S.C. Dublin 1800 1
14th Katelyn O’Reilly St Marks Newbridge, Kildare 1700 0
15th Lucinda Monahan St Marks Newbridge, Kildare 1700 0
16th Edel Hannon St Marks Newbridge, Kildare 1700 0