Saturday, September 19

Rebel Snooker

Derek Kiely

The Crucible ‘A’ Snooker team who played at the Market House in Youghal last week

Rebel Snooker

Derek Kiely

 

DOMESTIC action is in full flow for the ‘Cork Billiards and Snooker Association’ (CBSA) in the ‘Garry McCarthy Trophies’ sponsored Cork snooker leagues and the Crucible doubled up with victories over Youghal CYMS ‘B’ at the Market House last Thursday evening.

This was an intriguing match with some great potting and safety play.  Youghal’s Ger Kelly had a very impressive 102 against David Cassidy of the Crucible in their match, by Cassidy came back from one frame down to level and then win the game with some very impressive shots.

Greg Casey was on top form against Reece Roche, with the Crucible man notching up a two nil win on table four, meanwhile Chris Lyons from the Youghal club pushed Ryan Cronin all the way in an exciting game from two very attack minded players.

At the completion of the match William Kelly from Youghal CYMS was level with Dion Burns at one frame each.

Even though the Crucible took all three points, there were some very encouraging signs from the Youghal CYMS ‘B’ side look certainties to play a part in the end of season important games, but with Fermoy in winning form are hot on their tail for the valuble 4th place position in division one.

Ger Kelly was impressive for Youghal with a 102 break, but also was his opponent David Cassidy with an 88 deciding frame winning break.

Meanwhile the Youghal CYMS ‘A’ side completed a double victory over the Shooters ‘A’ side winning comfortably in Blackpool by three matches to nil, with wins for Brendan Cooney, Adrian Landers and Kenny White to keep the seasiders top of the league.

Fermoy were double winners over Douglas with all five points on offer over the two weekend period, bagged by the North Cork Club.

Winning matches for Fermoy came from Mick Casey, Tom Aherne and Robbi Donovan which puts Fermoy into fifth place in the league, just two points behind Youghal CYMS ‘B’ sitting in a good position with two games in hand.

 

CBSA First Division League Table

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Points

Youghal CYMS A

10

9

1

23

Crucible A

8

7

1

17

AOH

8

5

3

12

Youghal CYMS B

10

4

6

9

Fermoy CYMS

8

3

5

7

Shooters A

8

1

7

2

Douglas A

8

1

6

2

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile is the ‘Garry McCarthy Trophies’ CBSA League division two, the Crucible ‘B’ side are in top form again with a double up win on the Douglas ‘C’ side. Wins on last week’s match came from Sean Burns, Stephen Walsh and Timmy Hennessy and yet again the defending division two champions look the side to beat.

 

 

CBSA Second Division League Table

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Points

 AOH

 10

 9

 1

 23

Crucible B

8

7

1

18

Youghal C

8

6

2

15

Ebony

8

5

3

13

Douglas ‘B’

7

4

3

10

Shooters B

8

3

5

8

Crucible C

10

3

7

8

Douglas C

10

2

8

5

 Shooters C

 9

 0

 9

 0

 

This week sees the clash of the big two as Youghal CYMS ‘A’ take on the Crucible ‘A’ side this Thursday evening at the Market House in Youghal, then the following week at the Crucible SC on Blarney Street, these will be two must see games for all Cork snooker fans as Cooney, Tobin, Landers go head to head with Casey, Cronin and Cassidy. Last year this match went to a deciding black ball frame between Brendan Cooney and Greg Casey, this year should be just as close.

DECEMBER the 17th is the date set by the ‘Cork Billiards and Snooker Association’ (CBSA) for the Cork County under 19 snooker championships which will be held in the RIBSA Club of the Year, the Crucible.

This event is always an indication of players that look like moving into the top level nationally and the defending champion Arron Tobin from Youghal CYMS who is just 17 years of age and is already the National under 18 champion as well as a fully-fledged International competitor and winner of the Setanta Sports ‘Lucky Break’ programme with Ken Doherty is definitely the man to beat.

The underage success of Youghal CYMS is unmatched over the past few years where they have dominated all the under-age Cork County snooker championships with the exception being the under 19 championship which was won by Daniel O’Regan and David Cassidy from the Crucible and there is no doubt but the Crucible are developing a very strong under-age structure with some very impressive young players coming through and in time they will have a major say in the outcome of these events, but will that happen this year? Highly unlikely, but it is all on the day and anything can happen on the 12 x 4.

For all the latest fixtures, tables, results and other news go to www.corkbilliardsandsnooker.com

  

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