Aaron Holland from Joey’s Snooker Club, Dublin took the first Stars Academy Ireland Ranking Tournament at Sharkx Newbridge on Sunday 26th October 2014. Aaron beat an in form Reece Doyle from Sharkx Snooker Club in a tense final, with the frames level at 1-1 it was al on the 3rd and final frame and it all came down to a black ball, which Aaron took to give him the title and secure number 1 spot on the rankings. Dylan O’Connell also of Joey’s played great to get to the semis and another great performance from Jamie Maloney to reach his first semi final. Its great to see these young guys improve and start to come through as the Stars Academy season progresses.
Congratulations to Aaron on his win and to Reece for a fine performance. The Intermediate final was contested by Matty Williams and TJ Sweeney both of Sharkx in Newbridge, congrats to Matty on his win and to TJ on another great performance . With all the players playing for points and trying to keep their respective places, competition was fierce on the day, but most enjoyable.
The top 8 on the National Rankings, 1 Aaron Holland, 2 Keith Murphy, 3 TJ Sweeney, 4 Sean O’Connor, 5 Reece Doyle, 6 Leon Costello, 7 Tom Ryan and 8 Dylan O’Connell. The top 8 on the Intermediate Rankings, 1 Jason O’Toole, 2 Matty Williams, 3 Robbie Keogh, 4 Alan Payne, 5 Dylan Keightley, 6 TJ Sweeney, 7 Cian Costello and 8 Alan Beale.
Thanks to Bernie of Sharkx for yet another great day at her club in providing access to all the facilities for the players, which really helped as players were awaiting play in the competition. Thanks to all the players for taking part and to all the parents and mentors for their loyal support.