Sandra Bryan from Wexford retained her RILSA National 6 Red Snooker Title at Joey’s recently in a great final match against Annette Newman from Carlow.  Both these women have dominated the RILSA National 6 Red Championship over the past 3 years with all 3 finals contested between them and going to the wire in all 3 events.

On her way to the final Sandra had a good 2-0 win over Lauren Carley from Carlow in the Quarters and was pushed to a black ball finish in her Semi Final match against Carlow’s Grace Byrne in the second frame to advance to the final.

Annette was in good form against Tara Byrne (Carlow) in their Quarter final match winning 2-0 and again a good 2-0 win over Christine Carr from Kildare who also pushed Annette to a black ball decider in their first frame in the semis.

In the final Annette started well taking the first 2 frames but Sandra responded well to level the match at 2-2, so like the previous 2 years it came down to the last frame where Sandra went into an early lead, Annette tried to get back into the frame but with another few scores from Sandra secured the frame and match and title once again.

Congratulations to Sandra on retaining the title for the second time and winning it 3 in a row and to Annette for her fine performance in the final and indeed making all 3 finals since the events inception.

Sandra’s win now put’s her into provisional number 1 spot on the National Rankings with Annette taking up 2nd on the provisional Rankings.  Christine Carr goes into 3rd while Tina Keogh moves into 4th place.  A great season ahead on the new RILSA tour as the challenge for top spots are fought out on the green baize thus securing vital places for the Maureen Butler Cup and 2018 National Championship and more!

The plate event final was contested between Tina Keogh from Laois and Lauren Carley from Carlow, with Tina coming out the winner of a closely contested final on 2-0.  Congratulations to Tina on her win and to Lauren on a great performance.

Well done to all the players for their participation and support, we thank you all very much.

Thank you to Derek Fagan and staff of Joey’s for all their help and providing first class facilities as usual.

 

QUARTER FINALS

Sandra Bryan (Wexford)               2      Lauren Carley (Carlow)          0

Grace Byrne (Carlow)                    2      Rosie Young (Laois)                0

Christine Carr (Kildare)                2      Tina Keogh (Laois)                  1

Annette Newman (Carlow)          2      Tara Byrne (Carlow)                0

SEMI FINALS

Sandra Bryan                                  2      Grace Byrne                               0

Annette Newman                           2      Christine Carr                           0

FINAL

Sandra Bryan                                 3      Annette Newman                      2