Monday, July 6

Senior Champions Roll of Honour

The first Republic of Ireland National Senior Snooker final was played in 1927 and was won by TH Farey. A look down the list of champions you will see some of the all-time greats of Irish Snooker.

Each year the event has got bigger and bigger and nowadays the National Senior Champion is offered a place in the IBSF World Amateur Championship. This Senior Championship is still the one all players want to win and have their name on the cup with all the other great champions.

In the early years a few players dominated the championship with players like Seamus Fenning winning it six times in 1933, 1935, 1939, 1949, 1954 and 1955 and he also lost in three finals.  W. Browne won it three times 1952, 1956, 1961. PJ O Connor won also won it three times in 1937, 1942, 1951 and Jack Rodgers won it in 1963, 1964 and lost two finals in 1966 and 1967

In the modern era only two players have won it four times with Martin McCrudden winning it in 2001, 2009, 2010 and 2014 and Davy Morris winning it in in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2019.

Five others have won it three times like Dessie Sheehan in 1969, 1970 and 1980. Jason Watson won it in 1991, 1992 and 2002.  Vincent Muldoon won the title in 2007, 2008 and 2012. Brendan O Donoghue in 2003, 2015 and 2017 and TJ Dowling won it in 1997, 1998 and 2016.

A number of players have won it twice like Eugene Hughes in 1978 and 1979.  Pascal Burke in 1974 and 1976.  Gay Burns in 1985 and 1986. Ken Doherty in 1987 and 1989.  Joe Canny in 1996 and 1999.

Other great champions have won it once Fergus Murphy in 1973, Jim Clusker in 1977, Paddy Browne in 1982,  Jimmy Long in 1983, Paul Ennis in 1984,  John Buckley in 1988, Stephen O Connor in 1990, Mick Kane in 1994, Tom Gleeson in 1995, Rodney Goggins in 2000 and Jason Devaney in 2011.

David Morris is the only player to even win it three years in a row in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and was presented with the old perpetual cup.  Jim Leacy then donated a new cup in memory of his father.

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The Republic of Ireland National Senior Snooker Championships Roll of Honour

  • 1927: Winner TH Farey – Runner Up MH Walker 2-1
  • 1928: N/A
  • 1929: N/A
  • 1930:  Winner W Clarke – Runner Up P Fox 3-2
  • 1931: Winner Jack Ayers
  • 1932: N/A
  • 1933: Winner Seamus Fenning
  • 1934: N/A
  • 1935: Winner Seamus Fenning
  • 1936: N/A
  • 1937: Winner PJ O Connor
  • 1938: N/A
  • 1939: Winner Seamus Fenning
  • 1940: Winner P Merrigan – Runner Up Seamus Fenning 4-0
  • 1941: N/A
  • 1942: Winner PJ O Connor
  • 1943: N/A
  • 1944: Winner Seamus Fenning – Runner Up P Merrigan 4-0
  • 1945: Winner Michael Courtney – Runner Up PJ O Connor 4-3
  • 1946: N/A
  • 1947: Winner C Downey – Runner Up P Merrigan
  • 1948: Winner P Merrigan
  • 1949: Winner Seamus Fenning
  • 1950: Winner J Redmond – Runner Up S Brookes 4-0
  • 1951: Winner PJ O Connor
  • 1952: Winner Willie Brown – Runner Up Seam Fenning 4-1
  • 1953: Winner S Brooks – Runner Up Willie Brown
  • 1954: Winner Seamus Fenning – Runner Up J Redmond
  • 1955: Winner Seamus Fenning – Runner Up Willie Brown
  • 1956: Winner Willie Brown – Runner Up Seamus Fenning
  • 1957: Winner J Connelly – Runner Up George Gibson
  • 1958: Winner George Gibson – Runner Up F Murphy
  • 1959: Not Held
  • 1960: Not Held
  • 1961: Winner Willie Brown – Runner Up Fergus Murphy
  • 1962: Winner Jim Weber – Runner Up G Buffini
  • 1963: Winner Jack Rogers – Runner Up Gerry Hanway
  • 1964: Winner Jack Rogers – Runner Up G Buffini
  • 1965: Winner Willie Fields – Runner Up Jimmy Grace
  • 1966: Winner Gerry Hanway – Runner Up Jack Rogers
  • 1967: Winner Paddy Morgan – Runner Up Jack Rogers
  • 1968: Winner Gerry Hanway – Runner Up TJ Hearty
  • 1969: Winner D Daly – Runner Up Jack Rogers
  • 1970: Winner Dessie Sheehan – Runner Up P Thornton
  • 1971: Winner Dessie Sheehan – Runner Up Jim Weber 4-3
  • 1972: Winner Fergus Murphy – Runner Up Dessie Sheehan 4-3
  • 1973: Winner Fergus Murphy – Runner Up Joe Bannister 4-3
  • 1974: Winner Pascal Burke – Runner Up Paddy Miley 7-1
  • 1975: Winner Fred Nathan – Runner Up Jim Weber
  • 1976: Winner Pascal Burke – Runner Up Larry Watson
  • 1977: Winner Jim Clusker – Runner Up Fergus Murphy 6-1
  • 1978: Winner Eugene Hughes – Runner Up N Lowth
  • 1979: Winner Eugene Hughes – Runner Up Dessie Sheehan
  • 1980: Winner Dessie Sheehan – Runner Up Tony Langhan 5-3
  • 1981: Winner Tony Kearney – Runner Up Paddy Miley 8-6
  • 1982: Winner Paddy Browne – Runner Up Dick Brennan 8-4
  • 1983: Winner Jimmy Long – Runner Up Paul Ennis 8-5
  • 1984: Winner Paul Ennis – Runner Up Jimmy Long 8-6
  • 1985: Winner Gay Burns – Runner Up Ken Doherty 11-6
  • 1986: Winner Gay Burns – Runner Up Damien McKiernan 8-3
  • 1987: Winner Ken Doherty – Runner Up Richie Nolan 8-7
  • 1988: Winner John Buckley – Runner Up Stephen Murphy 8-7
  • 1989: Winner Ken Doherty – Runner Up Anthony O Connor 8-4
  • 1990: Winner Stephen O Connor – Runner Up Richard McHugh 8-4
  • 1991: Winner Jason Watson – Runner Up Joe Canny 8-5
  • 1992: Winner Jason Watson – Runner Up Douglas Hogan 8-3
  • 1993: Winner Colm Gilcrest – Runner Up Jason Watson 8-7
  • 1994: Winner Mick Kane – Runner Up Tommy Gleeson 8-4
  • 1995: Winner Tommy Gleeson – Runner Up Paul Ennis 8-5
  • 1996: Winner Joe Canny – Runner Up Shay Clinton 8-1
  • 1997: Winner TJ Dowling – Runner Up Garry Hardiman 8-6
  • 1988: Winner TJ Dowling – Runner Up Douglas Hogan 8-3
  • 1999: Winner Joe Canny – Runner Up Stanley Murphy 8-3
  • 2000: Winner Rodney Goggins – Runner Up Gary Hardiman 8-7
  • 2001: Winner Martin McCrudden – Runner UP Brendan O Donoghue 8-5
  • 2002: Winner Jason Watson – Runner Up Tommy Gleeson 8-2
  • 2003: Winner Brendan O Donoghue – Runner Up Martin McCrudden 8-5
  • 2004: Winner Davy Morris – Runner Up Rodney Goggins 8-4
  • 2005: Winner Davy Morris – Runner Up Brendan O Donoghue 8-2
  • 2006: Winner Davy Morris – Runner Up Brendan O Donoghue 8-2
  • 2007: Winner Vincent Muldoon – Runner Up John Torpey 8-2
  • 2008: Winner Vincent Muldoon – Runner Up Gary Hardiman 8-2
  • 2009: Winner Martin McCrudden – Runner Up David Hogan 8-6
  • 2010: Winner Martin McCrudden – Runner Up Vincent Muldoon 8-6
  • 2011: Winner Jason Devaney – Runner Up David Hogan 8-6
  • 2012: Winner Vincent Muldoon – Runner Up Martin McCrudden 10-5
  • 2013: Winner Michael Judge – Runner Up Robert Redmond 8-5
  • 2014: Winner Martin McCrudden – Runner Up Michael Judge 7-3
  • 2015: Winner Brendan O Donoghue – Runner Up Robert Murphy 7-2
  • 2016: Winner TJ Dowling – Runner Up Jonathan Williams 7-3
  • 2017: Winner Brendan O Donoghue – Runner Up Rodney Goggins 7-3
  • 2018: Winner Michael Judge – Runner Up Rodney Goggins 7-5
  • 2019: Winner Davy Morris –  Runner Up Josh Boleau 7-3
  • 2020: Winner   ????????????

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