The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association and the Welsh Snooker Association Junior teams will contest the 2019 International Celtic Challenge in the Ivy Rooms on Saturday 22nd of June.
This event features the best Under 14 and Under 16 players from the Republic Of Ireland and Wales playing 6 matches of 2 frames each on the day to find the Champion. RIBSA are the defending Champions after winning in Wales last year.
- Live Streaming
This year four tables were live streamed via the ribsa web site for each session. CLICK LIVE STREAMING
The TD on the day is our National Coach PJ Nolan and the action begins at 10am with the final session scheduled for 6.30pm. The presentation of certificates and Perpetual Cup will be afterwards to the winning team.
- The Irish Teams
Irish U-16 Team: Jack Newman – Fermoy CYMS, Co. Cork – Team Captain, Ryan McGuirk – R&R SC, Co. Meath, Leone Crowley – Cork, Noel Gleeson – Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Alex Currid – Liam Mellows SC, Co. Wexford, Lewis Casserly – R & R SC Co Meath
Irish U-14 Team: Aaron Smith – Potters SC, Louth, Adam Quinn – Edenderry SC, Offaly, Ronan McGuirk – R&R SC, Meath, James O Connell – Cork, Jack O Brien – Rathkeale SC, Limerick and Clayton Cregan – Classic SC, Co Dublin.
RIBSA Team Managers are PJ Nolan and Declan Quinn
- The Welsh Teams
U/16 team : Liam Davies – Oliver Bridle – Bradley Tyson -Dainton Barrass – Jacob Boyle – Harvey Rees. U/14 team: Oliver Briffitt-Payne – Oliver Phillips – Zac Cosker – Riley Powell – Ryan Davies – William Shadrach
- Referees in Action this year
This year RIBSA Referees Pat Mooney and Gerry Russell are in action on the day.
- International Training Day with PJ
RIBSA held a special training day on the 16th of June in the Ivy Rooms for all the players where Team Managers PJ Nolan and Declan Quinn prepared the teams from 11am-4pm.