MACAU Sporting Club on St Patrick’s Quay in Cork City has announced their sponsorship of the ‘2106 Munster Snooker Club Championships’ for the third year in a row.
The Cork based company have shown tremendous support for Munster Snooker and again when the teams travel to Killarney for the championships the event will have some much needed financial support.
The tournament has 34 teams in action over four days playing on fifteen tables in two huge venue areas. There will be 170 snooker players in action, plus over 40 referee’s and organising an event which has two separate sections means that prize money, trophies Etc. run out at a huge cost, so the financial support from Macau as well as the excellent support of the Gleneagle Hotel is vital to keep this event running year in, year out.
Finbarr Corkery ‘Managing Director of the Macau Sporting Club Cork’ told Rebel Snooker “We are delighted to be associated with the Munster Snooker Club Championships in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney. This is our third year sponsoring the Championships and we wish all the clubs playing in Killarney between the 14th and the 17th of January the very best of luck over the weekend”.
The tournament is now in its 35th year and is a far cry from the eight team invitational way back in1982 to what it has become today, which is a huge event with teams coming from all six counties in Munster and the man in charge of the event has been there since the very beginning and that man is Connie O’Sullivan.
Connie O Sullivan is the ‘Tournament Director of the Munster Snooker Club Championships’ was lavish in his praise for the ‘Macau Sporting Club’ “This Championships are a huge undertaking, and without sponsorship, they just wouldn’t happen. We have always had the support of the Gleneagle hotel group, but having another sponsor come on board with financial support is a huge boost. On behalf of all clubs, I would like to say a huge thank you to Finbarr and the Macau sporting club for giving their backing to the Munster snooker club championships”.
Now with the event only weeks away the contribution from the ‘Cork Billiards and Snooker Association’ (CBSA) or Cork snooker in general is again remarkable covering almost half the entire event with sixteen sides playing at the Gleneagle Hotel.
Cork sides like the Crucible, Youghal CYMS, The AOH, Douglas snooker club, Shooters snooker club and Fermoy CMWS will all try to bring back the silverware from Co. Kerry and hope to qualify for the ‘Gleneagle Hotel All-Ireland Snooker Championships’ in Killarney on the 21st of January and with the help of the Macau Sporting Club the Munster’s will have the essential help it needs.