Judge Wins Senior Ranking Event 4

Michael Judge from the Q Club in Wicklow won the fourth RIBSA Senior Ranking event of the season “The Premier Cup” on Saturday / Sunday the 9th and 10th of January in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow. 

In the final Michael beat David Hogan 4 frames to 2 in a superb final. Rodney Goggins had the highest break with a fanrastic 134.

In the early rounds there were big shocks when the Number 1 seed Josh Boileau beaten by Ian Smith from D’Arcy McGees 3 frames to 2 while the Number 2 seed also went out when Brendan O Donoghue was beaten by Peter Donegan from the Northwest 3 frames to 2.

The shocks continued when Ryan Cronin beat Martin McCrudden 3 frames to 1. Daniel Dempsey beat TJ Dowling 3 frames to 2 while Jonathan Williams beat Greg Casey 3 frames to 2 and John Greer rolled back the years to record a 3 -2 victory over Tony Corrigan.

Rodney Goggins set up an early high break target in the last 64 when he hit a 134 break against Luke Bateman while Ryan Cronin hit a 116 in his victory over Martin McCrudden.

The Q-Final line up saw eight top class players qualify with a number of great victories on the day.

David Cassidy 1-3 Rodney Goggins

Ryan Cronin 2-3 Michael Judge

Jason Devaney 3-2 Jonathan Willimas

David Hogan 3-2 Philip Browne

The Semi Final line up was played on Sunday Morning

Rodney Goggins 2-4 Michael Judge

Jason Devaney 3-4 David Hogan

RIBSA would like to thank The Ivy Rooms Snooker Club for hosting the event. Tournament Directors Brendan Devlin and Tony Thorpe for running the event. Shane Corr and Conor Doyle for Refereeing on the day.

Finally RIBSA would like to thank all the players in making the events such a big success and well done to Michael Judge.


The 2015 – 2016 RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking Series will feature 6 Ranking events and the National Snooker Championships this season.  These rankings will be used to select the senior International players. 

Format : All matches are best of 5 frames with the Semi Final & Final Best of 7 frames.

If the tournament is running late the T D may decide to hold over the Semi –Finals and Final until the Sunday.


The Top 16 players on the current Senior Rankings will be entered automatically into the draw for the event. If any player cannot play they must contact RIBSA to remove their name from the draw.

Prize Fund – All entries paid out in prize money and full breakdown provided on the day.

Minimum €1,000.00 guaranteed plus high break prize of €100 per event.

Winner 40%, Runner Up 20%, Semi Finalist 10% each, Q Finalist 5% each

RIBSA will pay all tournament expenses.

Entry Fees

The cost of entry for Senior Tournaments will be €30.00 for 21 and over. Players under 21 on 31st December 2015 will be classed as Junior – Entry fee for Juniors will be €15.

Entry for under 16’s will be free, (all players must be members of RIBSA to play in any tournament)

RIBSA registration fees are 21 and over – €15.00, 16-20 – €10.00 and Under 16 – €5.00

Closing Dates

The closing date for senior tournaments will be 1pm on the Thursday before the start of competition, without exception.  The draw for each tournament will be available on the website www.ribsa.ie, as soon as possible.

Players must be properly dressed for all RIBSA competitions. The dress code is dark shoes, dark one coloured trousers (no jeans), one coloured shirt buttoned at the wrist and waistcoat. Waistcoats must be worn for all matches. National Waistcoats are not permissible.

A Copy of the Rules for all tournaments will be available on the website and at tournaments. 


1. Josh Boileau -CYMS Newbridge

2. Brendan O Donoghue – New Institute

3. Jason Devaney – Deel Rover

4. Michael Judge – Q Club Wicklow

5. Ryan Cronin – Crucible

6. Jonathan Williams – Carrickmacross

7. TJ Dowling – Terry Rogers

8. Rodney Goggins – 147 Wexford

9. John O Sullivan – Kilkenny Shed

10. Philip Browne – Terry Rogers

11. Greg Casey – Crucible

12. Tony Seymour – New Institute

13. Tony Corrigan – Terry Rogers

14. Adrian Morrissey – Adamstown

15. Stephen Reddington – Spawell

16. David Cassidy – Crucible

17. Peter Donegan – Northwest 

18. Shane Gorman – Graigue

19. Alan O’Connor – Shooters

20.  Liam Brady – Spawell

21. Dessie Sheehan – Alsaa

22. Joe Corrigan – Terry Rogers

23. Aaron Holland – Joey’s

24. Paul Ludden – Alsaa

25.Anthony Bonnar – North West

26. Benny O’Brien – Kilkenny

27. John Farrell – Terry Rogers

28. Mark Owens – Terry Rogers

29. Paul Arnold – Celbridge

30. John McBride – Navan 

31. Darragh Cusack – Sutton LTC

32. Alan Cusack – Sutton LTC 

33. Grace Park – Spawell

34. Philip Burke – Planet SC Ennis

35. Mikey Burke – Planet SC Ennis

36. Cathail Burke – Planet SC Ennis

37. John Greer – Planet SC Ennis 

38. Jordan Murphy – Planet SC Ennis

39. Peter Dunne – Dublin

40. Chris Kilcoyne – Sligo

41. Andrew Doherty – NUI Maynooth

42. Diarmuid O’Connor – NUI Maynooth

43. Daniel Dempsey – CYMS Newbridge

44. Adam Nolan – CYMS Newbridge

45. Charlie Sweeney – Cyms Newbridge

46. Ivor Fitzpatrick – Dublin

47. Daniel O’Regan – Macroom

48. Ian Smith – D’Arcy McGees

49. Philip O’Connor – D’Arcy McGees

50. Stephen Bateman – Kilkenny

51. Andrew Montgomery

52. David Hogan – New Institute

53. Neil Guidon – Celbridge

54. Dane Daly Mulpeter – Spawell

55. Gavin O’Donnell – Ivy Rooms

56. Adam O’Shea Dowling – CYMS Newbridge

57. Keith O’Reilly – CYMS Newbridge

58. Oisin Bateman – Kilkenny

59. Luke Bateman – Kilkenny

60. Martin McCrudden – Terry Rogers

61. Atiq Mohamad – Dublin

62. Colvin O’Brien – Ivy Rooms

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