L-R 100up Billiards Cup – 10 Red Cup – Mary Raymond Cup – National Amateur Championship Cup – Maureen Butler Cup – Amateur Billiards Cup – Amateur Billiards League Cup – National Masters Shield – 6 Red Trophy – National Intermediate Snooker Shield
The 100 Up National Billiards Cup was introduced to the National Women’s Billiards Tour in 2019 with Annette Newman winning the inaugural event. Joanna Ward won the title in 2020 and in 2021 Annette Newman regained it followed in 2022 by retaining it and is the current holder of the cup.
The National 10 Red Cup was introduced to the snooker tour in 2019 with Louise Jordan winning the inaugural event. In 2020 Annette Newman won it and she went on to retain the cup in 2021. Cathy Dunne won the cup in 2022 and is the current holder. This cup is called the Margaret Browne Cup dedicated to the years of dedicated work Margaret gave to our Association and continues to partake in events on the tour
The Mary Raymond Cup was first played for in 1986 as a memorial to her. Mary was a great player and advocate of female snooker during the early years of the Association. She sadly passed away at the age of 32 from cancer and it was only fitting that we carry her name in competition to this day.
The Mary Raymond Cup inaugural champion was Celine Joyce in 1986 with Margaret O’Driscoll taking the title in 1987. Julie Kelly won it in 1988 and kept the title for 3 years in a row until Jean McGregor won it in 1991 and retained the cup in 1992, Julie came back in 1993 to take it for the 4th time and in 1994 Ann McMahon took the title. However Julie would regain it in 1995 and again retain it in 1996, Ann would win it in 1997 with Julie once again taking it back.
Margaret Browne would win the title in 1999 followed with Aisling Dowd winning the cup in 2000. Margaret O’Driscoll would dominate the next 3 years winning the title where it halted for a number of years due to the downturn in female participation. From 2003 to 2013 there were no contests until it was once revived in 2014 with Annette Newman winning the cup, Sandra Bryan would win it in 2015 and Ann McMahon taking the title once again in 2016. In 2017 Annette would regain the cup and in 2018 retain it. Paula Judge won it in 2019 and Annette would once again take the title in 2020. Margaret O’Driscoll came back to take the cup once more in 2021. The Cup is up for grabs at the end of November 2022, who will take it?
The new National Amateur Snooker Cup was donated by Dan Carroll and Annette Newman in 2016 and is called the Carroll Newman Cup.
Even though the Association will be celebrating 60 years in 2023, the RILSA National Amateur Championship began in 1986 with Martina Wendell winning the title, in 1987 Margaret O’Driscoll would win the title and held it for 4 years in a row. Julie Kelly would take it in 1991 and hold it for 3 years in a row with Ann McMahon taking it from her in 1994, however Julie was not finished winning it as she came back to regain it in 1995 and held the title for 4 years in a row making a record that still holds to this day. Ann McMahon took the title again in 1999 and held it for 3 years in a row. Margaret O’Driscoll took it in 2002 but Ann returned in 2003 to once again win it. Cathy Dunne won it in 2004 and it was not played for again until 2014 With Sandra Bryan taking the title followed in 2015 with Annette Newman winning the cup. Danielle Randle won it in 2016 and Paula Judge took it in 2017 and retained it in 2018. Annette Newman came back in 2019 to take the title once more followed in 2020 with Sandra Bryan taking the title again. Cathy Dunne won it again in 2021 and Margaret O’Driscoll took the title once again in 2022 and is the current holder.
The Maureen Butler Cup is dedicated to the late Maureen Butler who was very much part of the early development of female snooker in the 1960’s and 70’s. Maureen was an integral part of the association.
The Maureen Butler Cup was first played for in 1969 with Brid Maxwell winning the inaugural event and went on to retain it in 1970. Audrey Mooney would take the 1971 title with Brid once again regaining it in 1972 and again retain it in 1973. As the cup was dedicated to Maureen at the time for her involvement and dedication, she herself would win the cup in 1974. There was no contest in 1975 but the 1976 title was to be Maureen’s again. From 1978 to 1999 the cup went astray and would not surface again until 2000 with Ann McMahon winning the title. It would be another 15 years until the Cup would be played for once more with Cathy Dunne winning it in 2016. Paula Judge won it in 2017 and retained it in 2018. 2019 would see Annette Newman take the title followed by Louise Jordan taking it in 2020 and retained it in 2021. Annette Newman won it in 2022 and is the current holder of the cup
The National Amateur Billiards Championship was first introduced in 2015 with Annette Newman winning the cup at the inaugural event. Since 2015 Annette has won the cup 7 years in a row and is the current holder.
The National Billiards League Cup was introduced in 2021 with Annette Newman winning the inaugural title and is the current holder.
The National Masters Shield was first played for in 2017 with Sandra Bryan taking the title, she went on to hold the title for 3 years in a row. In 2018 there was no contest. In 2021 Margaret O’Driscoll won the title and is the current holder. This Shield is named the Noel Murphy Memorial Shield after the late Noel Murphy who was very supportive towards the ladies association over many years, refereeing at almost every event over 15 years.
The National 6 Red Championship Trophy was made by the students of St Laserians Special School in Carlow and presented at our inaugural event in 2015 with Sandra Bryan winning the title, Sandra would go on to win the title 3 years in a row followed with Michelle French winning the title in 2018. Annette Newman won the title in 2019 and Michelle would go on to regain the title in 2021. Claire Mill won it in 2022 and is the current holder.
The National Intermediate Snooker Shield was won by Valerie Maloney in 2014 at the inaugural championship followed with Laura Alves taking the title in 2015, Tina Keogh would win it in 2016 followed by Susan Hanlon winning the Shield in 2017. Megan Randle would take the title in 2018 and her sister Carrie win it in 2019, however Megan came back in 2020 to win it and has held the title for the past 3 years and is the current holder
All the cups and shields were supplied by Alison McDonald of Dublin Trophies and former Irish Rubies where she work for many years. Her array of trophies, cups and shields are only a small part of her overall product line and we at RILSA are so very grateful for all her help and support over many years towards female cue sports.
We would highly recommend Dublin Trophies for all your needs and top quality cups, trophies, medals and shields along with much more items that would suit all sports at her shop 111 Marlborough street North City Dublin D01 EK70