Nenagh capture Munster Championships

The New Institute Snooker Club in Nenagh won the 2015 Munster Club Championship in the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney on Sunday with a final frame victory over The Crucible Snooker Club from Cork. The championships are for the Munster Province in Ireland which accounts for about a quarter of the country and consisted of 33 five man teams teams competing over three days to find the eventual champions.
The final was one of the best in the history of the event with great snooker from both teams. In the end it went down to match five to decide the title and the experienced Tommy Gleeson just kept the young David Cassidy out enough to win the match and the title for his club.
Both teams will be familiar to most EBSA international players with Ex-Euro Champion David Hogan joined by the experienced Brendan O'Donoghue and Tommy Gleeson. Masters international Tony Seymore also competed on the team who overcame the youthful Cork side who had Greg Casey, Ryan Cronin, David Cassidy and Daniel O'Regan on their team who have all been regular junior internationals.
Both teams will now travel to Killarney again this Wednesday where they will be joined by the top teams from the other four Irish Provinccial Associations to battle it out for the All Ireland Club Championships. 32 teams will compete yet again over four days on 15 tables to find the All Ireland Premier and Championships Division winners.
Final Result
Brendan O Donoghue 3 v 0 Ryan Cronin
Tony Seymour 1 v 3 Greg Casey
David Hogan 3 v 0 Dean Callaghan
Mark Walsh 2 v 3 Daniel O Regan
Tommy Gleeson 3 v 2 David Cassidy

Home countries do well in Session 2

The Irish, English and Welsh had a good session this afternoon in the Masters event with several of the possible pre tournament favourites recording solid 3-0 wins. Ireland's Tom Gleeson saw off the challenge of France's Marc Chouillier while his fellow Irish team mate Mark Tuite beat the Ukraine's Stepan Delyatynskyy 3-0 comfortably. Ireland's third win of the session came thanks to a 3-0 win for Alen Matic who beat Austria's Alexander Trinkl by the same score line.

England's Jamie Bodle (Pictured) also got his campaign off to a flyer with a 3-0 victory over Serbia's Alexandar Kuzmancevic and will certainly be one of the players looking to challenge Tuite for the No.1 spot in this group. 

Welshman Gavin Lewis also recorded a 3-0 win over Israel's Ygal Pagliari in Group G while in other matches we saw good wins for Henrik Skj√¶rup (Denmark), Mindaugas Maisiejus (Lithuania) and Viktor Myroniuk (Ukraine).

Finish player Esa Oikarinen was also in superb form and knocked in a 74 break on his way to a 3-0 win over Vadzim Shut of Belarus while Belgium's Yvan Van Velthoven bettered that with a great break of 79 in his 3-1 win over Doron Lavie of Israel.


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