Celtic Challenge Teams Announced

Following the Irish Under 14 and Under 16 National Snooker Championships the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association can announce the 2019 Celtic Challenge Teams for the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow on the 22nd & 23rd June.

RIBSA have won this event in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and National Coach PJ Nolan is delighted with the talent on the 2019 teams as all players have developed their games well again this year.

This year we have 8 players who previously have played and won the Celtic Challenge and they will be joined with four new up and coming players on the teams this year which bodes well for the development of the game in Ireland.

Players must Confirm Place

All players below need the text the ribsa number on 085 2428701 to confirm their availability for this event before the 14th of April otherwise the next player on the rankings will be selected.

U-16 Team

  1. Jack Newman – Fermoy CYMS, Co. Cork – Team Captain CONFIRMED
  2. Ryan McGuirk – R&R SC, Co. Meath – CONFIRMED
  3. Leone Crowley – Cork – CONFIRMED
  4. Sean Walsh – Crucible SC, Co. Cork – CONFIRMED
  5. Noel Gleeson – Nenagh, Co. Tipperary – CONFIRMED
  6. Alex Currid – Liam Mellows SC, Co. Wexford – CONFIRMED

U-14 Team

  1. Aaron Smith – Potters SC, Louth – CONFIRMED
  2. Adam Quinn – Edenderry SC, Offaly – CONFIRMED
  3. Ronan McGuirk – R&R SC, Meath – CONFIRMED
  4. James O Connell – Cork – CONFIRMED
  5. Jack O Brien – Rathkeale SC, Limerick – CONFIRMED
  6. Clayton Creighon – Classic SC, Co Dublin – CONFIRMED

Training Day with PJ

RIBSA will hold a special training day on the 16th of June in the Ivy Rooms for all the players where Team Managers PJ Nolan and Declan Quinn will prepare the teams from 11am-4pm.

Travel / Accommodation

RIBSA will be given each player €50.00 towards travel or accommodation and players are requested to book their own accommodation and details of local B&B’s are available from the Ivy Rooms on 05991 37714

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