Leone Crowley from Crucible SC in Cork defended his National U-21 title when he won the 2023 SBI National Under 21 Snooker Championship final in SBI HQ in Carlow on the 30th of April. In the final he beat fellow team mate Sean Walsh from Cork in a great final 3 frames to 2 to claim the title.
The match was streamed live around the world and Leone was presented with his cup and trophy by SBI President Jim Leacy before the SBI AGM.
This Championship began on Saturday the 15th of March when SBI held the National Under 21 Snooker Championships in SBI HQ in Carlow. In the Semi Finals Sean Walsh beat No.1 seed Alex Currid 3-1 while Leone beat No. 2 seed Ronan McGuirk 3-0 in the other semi to set up an all Cork final.
- Alex Currid 3-0 Aaron Smith
- Ryan McGuirk 1-3 Sean Walsh
- James O Connell 0-3 Leone Crowley
- Ronan McGuirk 3-1 Noel Gleeson
- Alex Currid 1-3 Sean Walsh
- Ronan McGuirk 0-3 Leone Crowley
Final – Best of 5 frames – 30th April @ 10am
- Sean Walsh 2-3 Leone Crowley
John Tobin TD on the day and he was very impressed with the talent on show. The tournament High Break went to Leone Crowley with a 78. SBI would like to thank all the players for entering and making it a great day of junior Irish snooker.
Finally big congratulations Leone to be crowned the U-21 Snooker National Champion again on 30th of April in the HQ in Carlow.