Donal Foran from the commercial SC Galway won his first National ranking event when he won the third Snooker & Billiards Ireland Intermediate Tour event of the season which was played in the Nenagh Snooker & Social Club in Nenagh on Sunday the 3rd of April.
In the final he beat Donal beat Benny O Brien from the Kilkenny Shed 3 frames to 2 in a great final that was refereed by SBI Referee Steven Foster
Donal had an outstanding event when he beat the Number 1 seed Ivor Fitzpatrick on route to the final while the No. 2 seed Benny O’Brien beat the NO.3 seed Paddy Brady on his route to the final.
In the early round there were a number of outstanding performances which included Andrew Doherty beating Adrian Doran, Mark Gleeson beating Tommy O Donoghue, Paul McGrane beating Cyril Hogan, Brendan Thomas beating Paul McGrane, Donal Foran beating John Torpey and Adrian Morrissey beting Andrew Doherty.
The line for the Semi Finals were:
- Donal Foran v John Torpey 3-1
- Paddy Brady v Benny O Brien 3-2
- Winner €185
- Runner Up €90
- Semis €40 x 2
- High Break €30
The high break was Sean King with a 63 break
SBI would like to thank TD David Joyce for running the successful event and to Referee Steven Foster plus Nenagh SC for the great facilities on the day. We look forward to seeing everyone again at the National Championships in May in the SBI HQ Carlow and the entry is now open on the online system.