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Brendan Thomas, captain of the R.O.I. Team, is presented the trophy by fellow countryman professional player Fergal O'Brien. Picture from the ICT Facebook page

Amateur Snooker - 2015 International Challenge Trophy
15th-17th September 2015 / Youghal C.Y.M.S., Cork, Republic of Ireland

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Republic of Ireland thrilled their local support when edging Northern Ireland in the weekend’s last session to win the 2015 edition of the International Challenge Trophy.

The competition was a triangular event also involved France, with each country fielding a seniors and masters team.

Played over 24 sessions, each match was two frames with a point being awarded for every frame won. The scores from both sections were cumulative to the overall team total. 


Team line-ups (in no particular order)

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 
Seniors
Mick Judge, Robbie Murphy, Jason Devaney, Mark Owens

Masters
Brendan Cooney, Eddie Ingle, Brendan Thomas, Stephen Merrigan


NORTHERN IRELAND
Seniors
Patrick Wallace, Brian Milne, Anthony Heaney, Ray McAllister

Masters 
Paul Canavan, Paul McGuckin, Micky Quinn, Dermot Loughran


FRANCE
Seniors
Nicolas Riviere, Ahmed Benraissi, Neil Vincent

Masters
Stepane Ochoiski, Daniel Poly, David Gauthier, Marc Chouillier



There is a Facebook page dedicated to the event here


Written and published by Michael Day on the 8th October 2015


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