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Youth Snooker - Celtic Challenge Weekend

20th & 21st June 2015 - The Ivy Rooms, Carlow, Republic of Ireland


      WALES AND BOILEAU ARE               CELTIC CHAMPIONS


Wales regained the Celtic Challenge trophy with victory against the hosts Republic of Ireland.

The annual clash between the two countries consists of under 14 and under 16 teams, with six players in each category. A point for every frame won counted towards the end total.

Wales won by the comfortable margin of 89-55, a great victory if you consider they lost the opening session 14-10.


REPUBLIC OF IRELAND            vs.                 WALES

Session 1                                     14-10

Session 2                                      7-17

Session 3                                      7-17

Session 4                                      7-17

Session 5                                       9-15

Session 6                                      11-13

TOTAL SCORE                            55-89


REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (UNDER 16 TEAM)
NOEL LANDERS, RONAN WHYTE, JASON O’HAGAN, FERGAL QUINN, SEAN DEVENNEY, SHANE HOURIHANE

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (UNDER 14 TEAM)
ROSS BULMAN, COREY RAMSBOTTOM, AARON GOLDRICK, LUKE BATEMAN, KEITH O’REILLY, NOEL GLEESON


WALES (UNDER 16 TEAM)
TYLER REES, JACKSON PAGE, JOSHUA WHITE, ALFIE DAVIES, AARON BURGESS, CALLUM MATTHEWS

WALES (UNDER 14 TEAM)
LIAM DAVIES, RHYS MORGANS, BRADLEY FERGUSON, CONNOR CANIF, DYLAN EMERY, LEWIS SINCLAIR



The Sunday saw individual action with the added inclusion of under 21 players. 

The Celtic Open was played on a handicap system with under 21s playing off scratch, under 16s receiving +10, and under 14s getting +16.

It was a high quality final with Ireland’s Josh Boileau defeating Welsh representative Tyler Rees 2-1.

Such as the finalists ability, both of them have previously won national tickets for next months World Under 21’s Championship in Romania.


2015 UNDER 21s CELTIC OPEN
Results (from Quarter-Finals onwards)
Josh Boileau         2-0        Jason O’Hagan
Noel Landers        2-1        Lewis Sinclair
Dylan Emery        2-0        Bradley Ferguson
Luke Bateman     0-2        Tyler Rees

(Semi-Finals)
Boileau            2-0        Landers
Emery              1-2         Rees

(Final)
Boileau            2-1        Rees



written by Michael Day on 23rd June 2015