The Republic Of Ireland Billiards & Snooker players competed in the 2011 Home Internationals in Pontins North Wales last week.
RIBSA competed in the Senior Billiards, Senior Snooker, Masters Snooker, Ladies Snooker, Under 19 Snooker, Under 16 Snooker and we won one title over the week in winning the Billiards title.
The RIBSA Billiards A team players won their event beating England in the final match to secure the victory to retain the title for Aidan Murray and Larry Drennan.B team players Wayne Doyle and Joe Doheny also played great billiards to win the shield event.
Republic of Ireland A 4 V 2 Republic of Ireland B
England 2 V 4 Republic of Ireland B
Republic of Ireland A 3 V 3 England
Republic of Ireland B 3 V 3 Republic of Ireland A
Republic of Ireland B 3 V 3 England
Republic of Ireland A 6 V 0 England
Home International Champions : Larry Drennan, Brendan Devlin ( Manager ) and Aidan Murray
The senior team had a good win over Northern Ireland and a draw against England, but defeats against Scotland and Wales cost them the title.
Rep O Ireland 10 v 7 N Ireland
Rep O Ireland 9 v 9 England
Rep O Ireland 5 v 10 Wales
Rep O Ireland 6 v 10 Scotland
Clinton Franey, Robert Murphy, Jason Devaney, John Torpey, Keith Sheldrick and TJ Dowling
The Under 19’s had a hard event with a 9-9 draw against tournament favourites Scotland the highlight of the event but big defeats to Wales, England cost them the title.
Rep Of Ireland 2 v 10 Wales
Rep Of Ireland 9 v 9 Scotland
Wales 10 v 2 Rep Of Ireland
England 10 v 3 Rep Of Ireland
Scotland 10 v 4 Rep Of Ireland
Rep Of Ireland 7 v 10 England
Josh Boileau, Cathal Dunne, Daniel Dempsey, Daniel O Regan, David Cassidy, Ryan Cronin and Glen Doyle
The Under 16’s had great wins over Wales and Northern Ireland but lost key frames in losing to England and Scotland.
Rep Of Ireland 10 v 4 N Ireland
Rep Of Ireland 6 v 10 Scotland
Rep Of Ireland 5 v 10 Wales
Rep Of Ireland 5 v 10 England
Back : Dylan Carey, Andrew Doherty and Lee Walsh – Front : Aaron Moyles, Ross Doyle, Stephen Bateman and Dylan Scully
Ross is a real Stars of the future
RIBSA Under 16 Captain Ross Doyle from Monkstown SC had a superb event winning all four matches playing number 1 on the team.
Ross beat Micahel Kane ( N Ireland 3-0), beat Ross Muir ( Scotland 2-1) beat Ryhs Thomas ( Wales 3-0 ) and beat James Cahill ( England 2-1)
The Masters played great snooker and went into their final match against England with a chance of the title but a 3-5 frames defeat cost them the title
Scotland B 0 v 5 Rep Of Ireland
Rep Of Ireland 5 v 4 Scotland 1
Rep Of Ireland 3 v 5 Wales B
Rep Of Ireland 5 v 3 Wales A
Rep Of Ireland 3 v 5 England
Stephen Merrigan, Ernie McMullen, Mark Tuite and Tony Thorpe
The ladies team had a hard event with only the draw against Scotland the highlight of the event.
Scotland 4 v 1 Rep Of Ireland
Rep Of Ireland 0 v 4 England B
England A 4 v 0 Rep Of Ireland
England B 4 v 1 Rep Of Ireland
Rep Of Ireland 0 v 4 England A
Rep Of Ireland 3 v 3 Scotland
Treasa Keegan, Michelle Sherwin and Catherine Fitzsimons