Friday, June 5

McGuirk wins Under 21 Ranking Event 2

Ryan McGuirk from R&R SC won the second RIBSA Under 21 Snooker Ranking of the season in the Ivy Rooms SC Carlow on Saturday the 26th of October. It was a fantastic day of junior snooker with all players in fine form in trying to qualify for the 2020 EBSA Under 21 Championship in Portugal.

In the final Ryan beat Mark Gleeson from Nenagh in a superb final 3 frames to 1 which was referred by Conor Doyle. Highest Break of the day went to Jack Newman with a 77 Break.

In the Semi Finals

  • Ryan McGuirk beat Noel Landers 3-1
  • Mark Gleeson beat Noel Gleeson 3-1

In the Q-Finals

  • Noel Landers beat Daniel Merrigan 3-1
  • Ryan McGuirk beat Darragh Cusack 3-1
  • Noel Gleeson beat Shane Sexton 3-0
  • Mark Gleeson beat Ronan Whyte 3-0


The Plate Final was between Aaron Smith and Lewis Casserly after both qualified and it was Lewis who won the final 2 frames to 1.

Thank You

RIBSA would like to thank Ivy Rooms Snooker Club for hosting the competition and thank Conor Doyle for being the Referee on the day. RIBSA are looking forward to seeing everyone at the final EBSA U-21 event on the 8th of December.


PLEASE NOTE (players must be under 21 on 31st December) Players should be less than 21 years old on the 31st December 2019. .

Entry Fee

The entry fee will be €10.00 plus Reg. This can be paid on the day. Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner up of the three events plus in the plate.

  • 2019-2020 Season 

Aaron Hill and Ross Bulman have already received a wild card into the EBSA Under 21 Championship after their performance in winning the 2019 EBSA U-18’s and Finalist in the EBSA U-21’s in Israel last year so they will not compete in the RIBSA Events.

It promises to more another exciting year of Irish junior snooker with so many young talented players looking to qualify for this major International Event in Portugal.

Closing Dates

The NEW closing date for entries will be the the morning of the event at 10.00am and the draw will be then published on the ribsa web site at 10.15am. Action Starts at 10.30am.

Entry Details

You must text your entry to RIBSA on 085 2428701. This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and name of the event you wish to enter. We look forward to seeing everyone again this coming season and PJ Nolan will be TD on the day.

Full Qualification System for EBSA Under 21 Championship

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have announced they will hold three International Ranking tournaments before Christmas to qualify the players.

This structure will be organised by our National Coach PJ Nolan. This Qualification will run from September to December to qualify players for the 2020 European Under 21 Championships.


The RIBSA U-21 events will be the best of 5 frames including the final. A plate event will be held for first round losers on the same day.

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