Tina Keogh from Offaly received the Bronze International Certificate and Pin award for having represented Ireland on 10 occasions at World and International events over the past 7 years.
Fergal O’Brien was on hand to present the award to Tina at the RILSA Academy Sharkx Newbridge recently.
Tina’s first time representing Ireland was at the Irish International Snooker Open in 2015 where she was runner up in the 6 Red competition and followed in 2016 reaching the final of the 6 Red event and this time won it. In 2017 Tina reached the Quarter Finals of the Irish International Intermediate event and in 2018 she was back in the final of the 6 Red event taking runner up place again.
In 2019 Tina along with Annette Newman, Valerie Maloney and Christine Carr were the first ever representatives from Ireland at a World Billiards event in Cwmbran Wales at the Welsh World Open Billiards.
Tina would go on to reach the Quarters of the main event at the Irish International Open in 2019 and get to the Semi Finals of the Irish International Billiards Open the same year.
2021 would see Tina reach the Quarter Finals of the World Women’s Billiards Irish Open in Newbridge and go one better at the World Women’s Billiards Irish Masters again in Newbridge to reach the semis on that occasion.
Tina reached the Quarter finals of the WBL Women’s European Billiards Open at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds in May 2022 and in doing so gained the International Bronze Cap award on representing Ireland on 10 occasions.
Congratulations to Tina on her award, so well deserved. Thanks to Fergal O’Brien for presenting the award on behalf of the Association and we hope that Tina will go on to claim the Silver Pin and Certificate award in the future.
These awards are not easy to get and showcase a players dedication to cue sports over a number of years