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
HOSTS OUST NORTHERN NEIGHBOURS
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
Mick Judge, Robbie Murphy, Jason Devaney, Mark Owens
Brendan Cooney, Eddie Ingle, Brendan Thomas, Stephen Merrigan
Patrick Wallace, Brian Milne, Anthony Heaney, Ray McAllister
Paul Canavan, Paul McGuckin, Micky Quinn, Dermot Loughran
Nicolas Riviere, Ahmed Benraissi, Neil Vincent
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