Sandra Bryan from Wexford is on a roll at the moment on the RILSA Snooker Tour winning the recent Mary Raymond Cup at the RILSA Academy, this makes it three in a row for the Wexford woman after she claimed the National 6 Red and 10 Red Championship titles over the past few months. A fantastic achievement for her
At the last 16 stage of the event Stephanie Foley from Carlow had a close encounter with newcomer Veronica Hallahan from Dublin with the match 1-1 it would go all the way to the pink ball in the third frame with Stephanie potting for frame and match to advance to the quarters. Claire Mill from Dublin had a walkover from Margaret Browne from Meath as she was unwell to travel on the day, we wish Margaret a speedy recovery. Annette Newman from Carlow had to dig deep in her match against Valerie Maloney from Laois to take the win in a close contest 2 nil to make it through to the quarters. Jackie Trulock from Dublin also a newcomer to the tour this season had a close match against Grushenka Arnold from Dublin and won the match 2 frames to 1 to complete the quarter final line up.
Cathy Dunne from Dublin and the number 1 seed ,played well against Joanna Ward from Kildare and took the win 2 nil to move into the semis. Claire struggled against Stephanie who was playing well on the day and just got over the line 2 frames to 1 to meet Cathy in the semis.
In the bottom half of the quarters Annette played solid snooker and took the win 2 nil against Jackie for a place in the semis. The number 2 seed Sandra Bryan from Wexford had to call on all her experience to overcome a strong challenge from Tina Keogh from Offaly going all the way to a pink ball in frame 3 which Sandra potted to advance and complete the semi final line up
Cathy played good snooker throughout her match against Claire and took the win 2 frames to nil and a place in the final. On the other table Sandra played well to take the win against Annette 2 nil and to meet Cathy in the final
The final was a very close match with the game level at 1-1 it would go all the way to a black ball finish with Cathy having a few chances to pot but Sandra doubled the black into the yellow pocket for match and take the Mary Raymond Cup title 2023
Congratulations to Sandra on her win and well done to Cathy on a fine performance. As always we thank all our ladies for their support and participation and we look forward to seeing everyone again on Saturday 30th September for the Maureen Butler Cup in Newbridge. Thanks to Bernie, Paul and staff of Sharkx for all their support towards female cue sports