The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association held their inaugural National U21 Snooker Championship in 2014 which was met with great success and showed that our school & college initiative worked well in helping to develop junior female cue sport in Ireland.
The support of our member schools is a testament to our success to date and we thank everyone involved over the past ten years making this happen. The Board of RILSA are delighted with the success and continued support.
NATIONAL U21 CHAMPIONSHIP
The Inaugural National Championship took place at the Ivy Rooms Carlow in 2014. Emirjeta Doda from the CBS Westland Row was the first player to win the title over Laura Regan from Colaiste Chluan Meala Tipperary.
Emirjeta reached the final again in 2015 but lost out to Danielle Randle from Kilkenny. Emirjeta won the 2016 title against Caitlin Tucker from Dublin and is the first player to win this title twice, however Emirjeta was to return in 2017 to retain the title against Grace Byrne from Carlow and thus not only the first player to retain the title but win it 3 times. Emirjeta wasn’t finished setting and breaking records as she became the first player to win the title 3 years in a row and against Rachael Bradley from Kildare. Emirjeta was to make the final of the National U21 Championship for the 6th consecutive year just to lose out to Megan Randle from Kilkenny.
With just over 100 individual players taking up a cue for the first time to try out their skills on a snooker table is an amazing result for young female players across the country in the past 6 years alone with many returning to other RILSA events over the seasons.
Emirjeta Doda holds the highest break at 28
Highest Entry 26 – 2016-2017 season