Sean O’Connor from Kilkenny was in fine form recently at Sharkx Newbridge, when he took both the Under 14 & 15 Stars Academy Ireland National titles adding these to his U13 title earlier in the year. Sean beat Tristan Graham from Cavan in both finals, winning the under 14 comfortably 2 nil, however Tristan came back in the Under 15 final fighting and with both players level at 1-1 it came down to the pink and black for Sean and Pink only for Tristan to take the title, Tristan had a go at a long pink but missed and left it over the centre pocket for Sean who potted it and played a fantastic black along the cushion to win the match by 1 point, very close indeed.
Congratulations to Sean on his great wins and to Tristan on a fine performance throughout. Well done to Darragh Maher from Dublin in reaching the semis of the U14 and to Martin Eastwood also from Dublin on reaching both the semis of U14 & U15. Well done to Danny Broadrick from Carlow reaching the semis of the U15 at his first event.
Thanks to all the other players for their support and to all the parents for their help and support towards junior snooker, Thanks to Annette for refereeing both finals and a big thank you to Bernie of Sharkx for providing excellent facilities and making everyone feeling at home in their club.