Stars U16 & 17 GROUP 2016

Robbie Keogh from the Portarlington Snooker Club added two more titles to his recent National U16 School Championship title by taking both the U16 & U17 Stars Academy Ireland titles at Joey’s recently.

His win puts him back into number 1 spot on the Stars Academy Ireland National Junior rankings.  A fantastic achievement for Robbie as he makes great progress in the sport.

He had wins over Darragh Maher from Dublin in the final of the U16 event and Jack Maloney also from Portarlington in the U17 final.

Robbie now qualifies for the Stars Cue School Championship later in the year along with all Star event winners and the top 40 players on this seasons National Ranking list.

This season saw the growth of Stars Academy Ireland soar to an all time high of 218 players now on our National Ranking list.  This is indeed unprecedented in Ireland and all down to the progress within our member schools throughout Ireland, no doubt this will increase further in the years ahead as we make steady progress in this area.

Congratulations to Robbie on his great wins and to Jack and Darragh on their fine performances throughout the day.  Thanks to all the players for their support, thanks also to all the parents and mentors and Stars Academy Ireland committee for their help and support.

Thanks to Derek Fagan and staff of Joey’s for their continued support and providing excellent facilities for all ourevents.