Young Star of the future, 11yr old Liam Dunne from Edenderry SC won the 2023 PJ Nolan 147acdemy National U-12 Snooker Championships on the 7th of May in the Snooker & Billiards Ireland HQ Academy of Excellence in Carlow.
In the Final
In the final Liam Dunne beat Adam Wynne from Offally two frames to nil in a fantastic quality match to win his first SBI National Snooker Championship.
In the semi-finals Liam beat Adam Horan from Kerry while Adam beat James Brennan from Mayo in two exciting semi-final matches.
Shot of the Championship
Adam Wynne from Offally and James Brennan from Mayo won the joint shots of the Championship with incredible pots. John Sheehan from the Crucible SC in Cork won most improved player in the Championship.
Important Development Event
This is an event started up in 2014 by our National Coach PJ Nolan and his 147academy sponsors it each year. PJ sees it as a stepping stone to developing young champions and it is supported by SBI.
Many of the young stars of the Irish game have went on to win many National titles and represented Ireland at International Events after winning this U-12 Championship like:
- Corey Ramsbottom 2014
- Jamie Lee Gardiner 2015
- Noel Gleeson 2016
- Leone Crowley 2017 & 2018
- Jack O Brien 2019
- COVID stopped the event in 2020 and 2021
- Joe Shannon 2022
Now in 2023 we have crowned a new Irish champion in Liam Dunne. SBI would like to thank all the players for playing and we hope you enjoyed the day. We would also like to thank PJ Nolan’s 147academy for sponsoring and running the event.
Well done Liam !!!!