319 Women and girls have made it onto the RILSA National Amateur Ranking list since September 2014. This is an amazing achievement for our organisation in such a short period. If participation is first on the agenda of any female sport, we have really set the bar high in female cue sports here in Ireland.
The provisional list see’s Annette Newman from Carlow at number 1 for the 4th season in a row but with 3 events remaining this season anything can happen. Tina Keogh from Laois is holding 2nd spot which makes for a great season for her on the tour while Christine Carr from Kildare sits in 3rd place followed closely by Valerie Maloney from Offaly in 4th spot. All going great for these top 4 so far.
Current National Champion, Paula Judge from Dublin holds firm in 5th spot with Cathy Dunne also from Dublin holding at 6th place. Michelle O’Boyle from Kildare has improved her previous standings making it into the top 8 at 7 spot while newcomer Louise Jordan from Meath is holding onto 8th place to date.
Others who make up the rest of the top 16 on the list have all improved their standings this season with some good results in our events. Especially good results from our junior players who are making their mark on the tour, such as Rachel Bradley (Kildare) in 9th followed by Katie French (Kildare) in 10th spot, Roisin Beale (Kildare) in 12th place and Megan Randle (Kilkenny) 14th spot and Emirjeta Doda from Dublin holding 15th place.
Suzanne Randle from Kilkenny is back into the top 16 at 11th spot while Margaret Browne from Meath is also back at 13th place. Rosie Young from Laois completes the top 16 with 16th spot.
A few players who have dropped out of the top 16 but are very capable of making it back are Carrie Randle from Kilkenny at 17th spot while Sandra Bryan from Wexford and former number 1 is sitting in 27th place followed by young Grace Byrne from Carlow in 28th spot at the moment.
We are certainly looking forward to seeing how the second half of the season unfolds as we get the Tour underway on Saturday 26th January in Navan for the Inaugural National 10 Red Championship which is a new ranking event also on our calendar.
TOP 32 PROVISIONAL RANKED RILSA TOUR PLAYERS
|1st||Annette Newman||Griffith Club, Carlow||6900||28|
|2nd||Tina Keogh||Portarlington S.C., Laois||5200||8|
|3rd||Christine Carr||Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare||5000||6|
|4th||Valerie Maloney||Portarlington S.C., Laois||5000||2|
|5th||Paula Judge||Celbridge S.C. Kildare||4800||22|
|6th||Cathy Dunne||Celbridge, Kildare||4400||16|
|7th||Michelle O’Boyle||Celbridge S.C./KILDARE||4300||13|
|8th||Louise Jordan||Navan S.C./Meath||3700||17|
|9th||Rachel Bradley||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||3500||1|
|10th||Katie French||Celbridge S.C./KILDARE||3000||0|
|12th||Roisin Beale||Sharkx Newbridge, Kildare||2800||1|
|13th||Margaret Browne||Royal S.C. Navan, Meath||2600||1|
|15th||Emirjeta Doda||Joey’s S.C. Dublin||2700||0|
|16th||Rosie Young||Portarlington S.C. Laois||2200||0|
|18th||Jennifer Earle||Joey’s S.C. Dublin||2000||0|
|19th||Katelyn O’Reilly||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2000||0|
|20th||Lucinda Monahan||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2000||0|
|21st||Edel Hannon||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2000||0|
|22nd||Marion McKeon||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2000||0|
|23rd||Selina Ennis||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2000||0|
|24th||Candy Coaughwell||St Marks Newbridge, Kildare||2000||0|
|25th||Susan Hanlon||Joey’s S.C. Dublin||1800||2|
|27th||Sandra Bryan||Breakers Gorey, Wexford||1600||0|
|28th||Grace Byrne||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500||3|
|29th||Clodagh walsh||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500||2|
|30th||Zoe Smith||St Laserians, Carlow||1500||0|
|31st||Natasha Walker||St Laserians, Carlow||1500||0|
|32nd||Michaella Walsh||Ballinabranna, Carlow||1500||0|