The 4th SBI Super Seniors Over 55’s of the season seen us travel to Nenagh and was staged in the beautiful New Institute Club. It has to be said, the conditions were absolutely admirable and kudos to everyone involved in the running of the club because the club is in a wonderful condition and is absolutely wonderful to play in too. Thank you so much.
The tournament was won by Brendan Thomas who beat Jim Carrick 3-0 in the final. Both Brendan & Jim played some wonderful Snooker throughout the day.
In Brendan’s first match, Brendan beat Ernie McMullen 3-2. This was always going to be a good and closely fought match & Brendan ended up edging it. Next up for Brendan was Paul Arnold and Oliver Martyn and Brendan prevailed 3-0 in both matches.
For Jim Carrick, first up for Jim was our number one seed Patsy Farrell and Jim came through 3-1. Next up for Jim was John McBride and then Tommy Murphy and Jim came through both matches winning 3-1 and playing some excellent Snooker along the way. Jim really was playing some really good stuff. Well played Jim, you played really well.
One interesting point of note was in the match between Nicholas Ryan and John McBride. In the second frame, Nicholas needed 2 Snookers on the pink. Nicholas got them and ended up winning the frame by 81 points to 80. Some score line that!
Congratulations to Brendan Thomas for winning this tournament, well done Brendan.
Finally, and as per, these tournaments cannot be run, and be run successfully, without people behind the scenes making sure everything is well organised and in place and run smoothly on the day. Therefore, a sincere thanks to Tony Thorpe for being the TD on the day and also thanks should be given to both Tony Seymour and Brendan O’Donoghue who ensured the conditions were in absolutely top notch condition and they made us all feel very welcome over the weekend. The club is a credit to yourselves guys, so well done and thank you.
We now have one over 55’s tournament left this season which is the National Championships which is taking place in Carlow on Sunday the 4th of June. The 4th of June is my birthday, I won’t be accepting flowers, but any donations will be gladly accepted.
Once again, thanks to all those involved, well done to Brendan once again, bad luck Jim, and roll on the 4th of June.
Always in Sport, John McBride