Another fabulous over 55’s tournament was held in the wonderful CYMS Club in Newbridge Co. Kildare on Sunday the 5th of November which was won by Ernie McMullen.
First up for Ernie was Jim Carrick in an all CYMS derby & Ernie prevailed 3-1. Next up for Ernie was Anthony Flanaghan where Ernie won 3-1 & in the semifinal, Ernie beat Patsy Farrell also by the same score-line.
In the final, Ernie played Kevin McConville, where Kevin reached the final by beating Nicky Ryan, 3-1, Tony Thorpe 3-1 & Simon Scott 3-1 in the semi-final. A quick shout should be given to Tony Thorpe, not only for being the Tournament Director & for making sure that everything run smoothly on the day, which he always does, as per, but for Tony’s performances on the day. Tony really did roll back the years & played some really good Snooker which was a great watch.
Onto the final, which was once again a CYMS derby & it has to be said, while congratulations should be put Ernie’s way, Kevin McConville keeps knocking on the door. Kevin is a fine player & played some cracking Snooker throughout the day. The guy is a potting machine & is always a fine player to watch.
We were hoping to see & welcome another ‘new pup’ on the baize, being Frank Sarsfield, however Frank had to pull out of the tournament & it will be nice to see Frank looking down a cue in our company.
A quick shout out for Stephen Merrigan too. I’m pleased to say that Stephen is on the mend, he’s back on his feet & will most certainly be looking down a cue in our company once again. The same should be said for our own Tommy Murphy. Without going into any personal details, Tommy also had to pull out of the tournament as Tommy has a procedure coming up. It goes without saying that we all wish Tommy well & it’ll be great to have Tommy back in our company once again.
Next up for the Super Seniors is event 3 which will be taking place in Nenagh on Sunday the 7th of January 2024. We hope to see you all there.
Finally, a sincere thanks should be given to the CYMS Club & the kind hospitality that the club & members showed us once again. It is always a pleasure to play in the club & to be part of a very friendly atmosphere where you are always made to feel most welcome. Thank you.
Always in sport, John McBride