The Republic of Ireland Under 21 Snooker Team of Aaron Hill, Ross Bulman, Ronan Whyte and Noel Landers won the 2018 Home Internationals Under 21 Cup in the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds today.
In the Semi Finals our boys beat Belgium 5-1 to qualify for the Final against N. Ireland this morning and our boys were very focused from the first frame to win 7-0 to win the first ever running of the HIBSF U-21 Cup event.
- New Format this Year
This year the Under 21 event was played in two groups with the top two teams qualifying for the Home Internationals and the bottom two teams will qualify for the Cup event.
National Coach PJ Nolan ” said the boys played great snooker and we came to win the Home Internationals but winning the Cup is a great way to start of the new season for our juniors ”
- Team Captain
Team Captain Noel Landers thanked everyone and said it was a pleasure playing on this team and our coach PJ Nolan kept up focused after our defeat to England B to win this title for RIBSA.
Session 1: Ireland beat N Ireland B 11-1
Session 2: Ireland lost 5-7 England B
Session 3: Ireland drew 6-6 England A
Ireland had 1 Win, 1 Defeat,1 Draw to finish third in group and will play in the new Cup event.
- Home International Cup – Semi Finals
Ireland beat 5-1 Scotland
- Home International Cup Final
Ireland beat N. Ireland 7-0
You can follow all the action on www.hibsf.com