Ireland Senior Team of Michael Judge, Robert Murphy, Rodney Goggins and Keith Sheldrick finished in second place in the Senior Home Internationals here in the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds on Day three.
Earlier Ireland drew with Northern Ireland 6 frames each after a great battle on the green baize. Michael Judge lost 1-2, Rodney Goggins won 2-1, Robert Murphy lost 1-2 and it was again Keith Sheldrick winning 2-1 to force the crucial draw to keep their hopes up for the title.
In the England match to decide the title. Ireland fell 5 frames to 1 down after Judge went 2-0 down, Goggins went 1-0 down, Sheldreck went 1-0 down and Murphy went 1- down. The team showed why they are the best players in Ireland to fight back to level the match at 6-6 to stay unbeaten in the Chmapionship. It was not enough and Wales A won the title by one frame.
Well done boys on a fantastic effort and as National Coach i am so proud of you all and we will be back next year to lift the title!!!!!