Susan Hanlon from Dublin won her first National Snooker Title recently at the RILSA Academy in Sharkx Newbridge.
Susan who is only playing snooker for a few years and is an avid Table Tennis player on the National women’s circuit, took the RILSA Intermediate National Championship for the first time.
On her way to the final, Susan had 2-0 wins over Roisin Beale (Kildare) in the last 16, Valerie Maloney (Offaly) in the Quarters and Lauren Carley (Carlow) in the Semis
The other half of the draw saw Aine Brennan from Carlow come through a close Quarter final match against Emirjeta Doda from Dublin 2-1 and did well to oust the current Intermediate Champion Tina Keogh from Laois 2-0 in the Semis to meet Susan in the final.
In the final Susan cleared up from green to black to win the first frame. Frame 2 saw a surge of good potting from Aine to keep ahead with 18 points going down to the colours, however Susan potted her way back to sink a good pink ball for frame and match.
Congratulations to Susan on her win and to Aine on a great performance. Both players were delighted with their results and are looking forward to the new women’s snooker tour.
Thanks to all the players for their participation and support. Thanks to Annette Newman for refereeing the final and to Paul, Bernie and staff for all their continued support towards women’s cue sports.
Tina Keogh (Laois) 2 Rachel Bradley (Kildare) 0
Aine Brennan (Carlow) 2 Emirjeta Doda (Dublin) 1
Susan Hanlon (Dublin) 2 Valerie Maloney (Offaly) 0
Lauren Carley (Carlow) 2 Christine Carr (Kildare) 0
Aine Brennan 2 Tina Keogh 0
Susan Hanlon 2 Lauren Carley 0
Susan Hanlon 2 Aine Brennan 0
TOP 16 PLAYERS ON NATIONAL PROVISIONAL RANKINGS
- Rachel Bradley (Kildare)
- Christine Carr (Kildare)
- Susan Hanlon (Dublin)
- Tina Keogh (Laois)
- Emirjeta Doda (Dublin)
- Lauren Carley (Carlow)
- Valerie Maloney (Offaly)
- Aine Brennan (Carlow)
- Grace Byrne (Carlow)
- Roisin Beale (Kildare)
- Tara Byrne (Carlow)
- Carrie Randle (Kilkenny)
- Megan Randle (Kilkenny)
- Suzanne Randle (Kilkenny)
- Neicy Kavanagh (Carlow)
- Keara Minion (Carlow)