Both RIBSA Men’s teams played each other in the Semi Finals of the 2016 European Men Team Snooker Championships here in Vilnius, Lithuania this morning.
The Irish team 2 of Jason Devaney & Rodney Goggins played Irish team 3 of Brendan O Donoghue & Ryan Cronin. They was never going to be much in it with all four players in great form in this event and the match went all the way to a final frame decider.
Frame 1: Devaney lost to O Donoghue in a very tight tactical frame to go 1-0 up.
Frame 2: Goggins lost to Cronin in another tight frame to go 2-0 up.
Doubles Frame: Devaney & Goggins beat Cronin & O Donoghue in a great frame to close it to 1-2.
Frame 4: Goggins lost to O Donoghue with Brendan making a 62 break to go 3-1 up.
Frame 5: Devaney beat Cronin in the last singles to close to lead to 3-2.
Doubles Frame: Devaney & Goggins then beat Cronin & O Donoghue to level the match at 3-3.
Frame 7: In the decider Devaney was picked for his team to play the final frame Vs O Donoghue from the other team to find the winner of this brilliant match.
It was O Donoghue winning it in a great frame of snooker with a superb break of 63 to send their team into the final. As National Coach it was fantastic to have both teams in the semi-finals and everyone wishes Brendan & Ryan good luck against Malta in the final.
In the final Ireland will now play Malta in a repeat of last years European final. Nigel Power and Pete Donegan will also play England in the Masters Final today.
Click on www.ebsa.tv for live scoring and live streaming of both finals.
Come on the Irish!!!!!!!!