Paula Judge from Dublin is our 7th player on the all time list with RILSA, Paula joined RILSA back in the mid 1990’s for a short time, then went away from the sport as most young girls do in their teens, however Paula returned to the Association after many years away and in doing so made an impact right from the start winning the Stars Academy Masters National Ranking event 2 of the 2016-2017 season.
Her first big win in competition came in 2017, winning the National Amateur Snooker Championship for the first time with a great win over Cathy Dunne also from Dublin. Paula would come back in 2018 and retain the National Championship title again with a win over Cathy Dunne. Paula is a strong player on the tour and has certainly made her mark on the circuit since her return. She has gone on to win eight National Ranking events and was Runner up in another along with a semi and quarter final place in two other rankings during her four seasons with RILSA, a fantastic result for her during this time. On the National main tour Rankings, she finished number 6 in 2017 and made it into the top 4 in 2018 at 4th place which is her highest ranking to date and is very capable of a much higher ranking. Paula moved back to 6th in 2019 and still remains in the top 16 this season at 10th place.
International Irish Open
Paula would go on to take her first ever International title at Joey’s Snooker Club Dublin, winning the 2017 International Irish Open in an all Irish final against Annette Newman. Paula was part of the team trio, Annette Newman and Cathy Dunne who took silver representing Ireland against England in 2018.
The coveted Maureen Butler Cup was another great win for Paula in 2017 and returned in 2018 to retain the title. Paula represented Ireland at two World Championships, in Singapore in 2017 and Malta in 2018.
Paula has 5 International Caps for Ireland. She is a recipient of the Griffith Pin award for event attendances.
Paula has a total of 15 Medals, 13 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze for Snooker which is a fantastic achievement for her.
Congratulations to Paula on all her success with RILSA to date and we appreciate her continued support, commitment and dedication to female cue sports in Ireland