The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association saw another bumper season as participation in female cue sports rise for the 4th season in a row. This now includes our female billiard players as both organisations combine their efforts to encourage more players in the sports.
We had 78 players participate this season in snooker and 14 in billiards. Our Primary and Special Needs Schools promotions greatly increases participation.
Topping the rankings for the 5th season in a row is Annette Newman from Carlow, a fantastic achievement for her and in doing so, creating a new record.
Cathy Dunne from Dublin is back up to number 2 spot. This is Cathy’s 4th time in number 2 spot and once held number 1 back in 2004.
Christine Carr from Kildare is in 3rd place, a credible place for her as she is very consistent on the tour having held a top 8 spot since joining back in 2015.
Jennifer Earle from Dublin makes it into the top 4 for the first time having made it to 11th spot last season, she is one to watch in the future.
Margaret Browne from Meath moves from 8th to 5th spot. Margaret is very consistent on the tour and held a credible 3rd place back in 2016.
Newcomer to the RILSA tour is Joanna Ward from Kildare and secured number 6 on the rankings in her first season with RILSA, a great result for her.
Michelle French is up two spots from 9th to 7th place. This is Michelle’s highest ranking since joining RILSA back in 2017 and to make the top 8 is a great result for her also.
Tina Keogh from Offaly has been a consistent player since joining RILSA in 2014 and has held a top 8 spot ever since, holding 7th place on 4 occasions and two at number 8th.
Congratulations to all our top 8 players who will now qualify for events during the year ahead, more to follow on this later.
Players who made it into the top 16 this season are Claire Mill (Dublin) from 46th place to 13th, Stephanie Morrison (Carlow) from 41st place to 11th, Celine Chelariu (Kildare) from 28th to 15th place, Sileena Ennis (Kildare) from 23rd to 14 place and Carrie Randle (Kilkenny) from 25th to 16th place.
Well done to all these players for making it into the top 16 for the first time.
Players who moved down the rankings but remain in the top 16 are, Louise Jordan (Meath) from 3rd to 9th place, Paula Judge (Dublin) from 6th to 10th place.
Players moving out of the top 16 this season are, Valerie Maloney (Offaly) from 5th to 20th place, Rachael Bradley (Kildare) from 10th to 43rd place, Katie French (Kildare) from 13th to 19th place, Megan Randle (Kilkenny) from 14 to 36th place, Suzanne Randle (Kilkenny) from 15th to 60th place and Roisin Beale (Kildare) from 16th to 31st place
Emirjeta Doda from Dublin has held her number 12th spot from last season.
We thank all our players regardless of their ranking for their support and participation during the season and we look forward to seeing you all again during the new season ahead.
TOP 64 PLAYERS AT THE END OF THE 2019-2020 SEASON – OUT OF 340 LISTED
|1st||Annette Newman||Griffith Club, Carlow||11200|
|2nd||Cathy Dunne||Celbridge, Kildare||7400|
|3rd||Christine Carr||Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare||7400|
|5th||Margaret Browne||Royal S.C. Navan, Meath||5600|
|6th||Joanna Ward||Celbridge S.C., Kildare||5300|
|7th||Michelle French||CYMS Newbridge/KILDARE||5200|
|8th||Tina Keogh||Rilsa Academy , Offaly||4800|
|9th||Louise Jordan||Navan S.C./Meath||4400|
|10th||Paula Judge||Celbridge S.C. Kildare||4000|
|11th||Stephanie Morrison||Griffith Club Carlow||4000|
|14th||Sileena Ennis||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||3100|
|15th||Celine Chelariu||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||3100|
|17th||Aoife Williams||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||3000|
|18th||Niamh Barrett||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||3000|
|19th||Katie French||CYMS Newbridge/KILDARE||2600|
|20th||Valerie Maloney||Rilsa Academy, Offaly||2600|
|21st||Alex Murane||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2600|
|22nd||Aoimheann Kearney||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2600|
|23rd||Fiona Carr||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2600|
|24th||Ailish Murphy||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2600|
|25th||Abbie Thompson||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2600|
|26th||Kerry Doran||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2600|
|27th||Emma Daly||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2600|
|28th||Naoimi Moore||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2500|
|29th||Jessica Beatty||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2500|
|30th||Kirsty Curtis||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2500|
|31st||Roisin Beale||Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare||2400|
|32nd||Orla Duffy||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2100|
|33rd||Katelyn O’Reilly||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2100|
|34th||Lucy Corcoran||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2100|
|35th||Chloe Hutton||St Laserians, Carlow||2000|
|37th||Caroline O’Connor||St Laserians, Carlow||2000|
|38th||Candy Coaughwell||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2000|
|39th||Zoe Smith||St Laserians, Carlow||2000|
|40th||Jodie Moore||St Laserians, Carlow||2000|
|41st||Leah Shortt||St Laserians, Carlow||2000|
|42nd||Chloe Carey||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||1600|
|43rd||Rachael Bradley||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||1600|
|44th||Katie Gerathy Glynn||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|45th||Lillymay Hosey||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|46th||Chantelle Meaney||St Laserians, Carlow||1500|
|47th||Brona Fitzgerald||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|48th||Vera Lawlor||St Laserians, Carlow||1500|
|49th||Abbie McDonald||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|50th||Alisha Molloy||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|51st||Katie Sweeney||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|52nd||Meabh Donnelly||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|53rd||Amy Farrell||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|54th||Mia Fitzpatrick||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|55th||Amy McDonald||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500|
|56th||Jean Corcoran||St Marks Newbridge||1500|
|57th||Kristin Earls||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||1500|
|59th||Aveleen Lynham||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||1100|
|62nd||Rosie Young||Portarlington S.C. Laois||1000|
|63rd||Lucinda Monahan||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||1000|
|64th||Edel Hannon||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||1000|