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147academy Irish U-12 C/Ships

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My 147academy again sponsored the 2015 RIBSA Under 12 National Snooker Championship in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow. It was great to see young talented players from all around Ireland battle it out for the 2015 title. This year it was Jamie Lee Gardiner from the 147club in Antrim in Northern Ireland who claimed the title with a stunning performance. In the final the 11 year old from Antrim beat 9year old Adam Quinn from Edenderry SC 3 frames to nil in a great final. Both players should both be very proud of themselves as the standard of play was very good on the day but Jamie was too sharp. Both semi-finals went to the pink and black in the deciding frame which shows everyone how close the matches were as Calum Morley and Dean Roche played stunning snooker on the day.

I really believe this title will become an important event on the journey for our youngest juniors in becoming the future stars of the game in Ireland in years to come. My academy will continue to sponsor this event each season and I am so proud that the 147academy U-12 Irish Snooker Championship is getting a bigger entry each season. I would like to thank the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow for hosting the Championship and RIBSA for holding the final during their Championship weekend. I want also to thank all the players for playing in the 2015 Championship.

The High Break winner in the Championship was young 8year old Oisin Bateman from the Kilkenny Shed and I hope to see you all next year!!

Q-Final

Dean Roche 2-0 Oisin Bateman

Alan Quinn 2-0 Ronan McGuirk

Calum Morley 2-0 Ryan McGurik

Noel Gleeson 1-2 Jamie Lee Gardiner

Semi Finals

Dean Roche 1-2 Adam Quinn

Calum Morley 1-2 Jamie Lee Gardiner

The Final

Jamie Lee Gardiner 3-0 Adam Quinn