The launch of the Youghal C.Y.M.S. Calendar 2012 took place at the society’s premises with guest, FÁS supervisor Mary Carson. Speaking at the launch the President of the society William Kelly congratulated all those involved in the making of the calendar and particularly thanked FÁS supervisor Mary Carson and Cathy O’Mahony, resource tutor with the Youghal Adult Learning Centre. Mary Carson, FÁS supervisor, said that she was delighted to be associated with the wonderful work that the Youghal C.Y.M.S. do and could see this especially with the young teenage members as an invaluable place to go within the centre of our community. The President William Kelly and committee of the Youghal C.Y.M.S. would like to wish all the members of the society, the generous sponsors and supporters and in particular the people of the town a very happy and holy Christmas.
The annual Christmas draw took place last Sunday 18th December. Youghal C.Y.M.S. Annual Raffle Results:
1st Weekend for two at Killarney Munster Snooker Championships, sponsored by YCYMS- winner Eamon Walsh, Woodview Court. 2nd SuperValu Hamper sponsored by Brooks SuperValu- winner Christy McMahon, Ballinvarrig, Youghal. 3rd Christmas Hamper, winner Róisín Coleman c/o Lower Cork Hill. 4th €50 Fuel Voucher sponsored by O’Neill Oils Youghal-winner Molly O’Neill, Meadowlands Youghal. 5th Sunday lunch for two sponsored by The Quay’s Bar, Youghal-winner Jacob Maggie, Park Lane. 6th Bottle of Brandy sponsored by Bertie’s Bar-winner Des Reddy, Dermot Hurley Estate. 7th Bottle of Vodka sponsored by JD’s Bar, and Christmas Cake sponsored by Biddy Phelan- winner Tommy Curtin c/o Quay’s Bar. 8th Bottle of Whiskey sponsored by Mackey’s bar- winner Mareka McEvoy, Fleming’s Court. 9th Bottle of Vodka sponsored by The Point Bar, plus four Leisure Centre Vouchers sponsored by Aura- winner Ray Phelan, Raheen Park. 10th Four Bottles Wine sponsored by Aspel Centra, Front Strand-winner Brid Lenihan, c/o Moby Dick’s. Congratulations to all the winners, have a happy Christmas and we will see you all in the new year.
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The Youghal Catholic Young Men’s Society AGM will take place at the society’s premises at market square on Friday 18th November 2011 at 8pm sharp. All members are requested to attend.
Brief History of Youghal CYMS: Founded in 1871, Youghal CYMS is one of the oldest community/sporting organisations in Youghal. The society boasts four full-size snooker tables, a reading room, a meeting room, computer room and a television room. The society was established as a non-profit making organisation to provide and create the proper environment and worthwhile amenities for the young men of Youghal. This is as important today as it was then.
Youghal CYMS Junior Presentation awards – The Cork County U-14 Snooker Championships
Youghal CYMS looking forward to The Munster Snooker Club Championships 2012
The Youghal C.Y.M.S. 2011 Kevin Mangan Memorial Snooker Tournament
The Kevin Mangan Memorial Snooker Tournament took place at the Youghal C.Y.M.S. on Fri. Oct. 28th 2011.The tournament is always well supported by Kevins many friends and this year was no different. Almost 40 senior snooker players did battle on the green baize to try and win the coveted trophy but it came down to the former president of the society William Kelly and C Team player Eddie Hickey to try and outshoot each other in the centre championship table. Watched by a packed hall, William Kelly becoming the outright winner.
Youghal CYMS President Mr. Brendan Cooney who was also match referee on the night said he was delighted to see such a large crowd at the society to honour the memory of Kevin and paid great tribute to the memory of Kevin and his family who were present to see the matches being played and to present the cup to the worthy winner.
Kevin’s mother Phil Mangan spoke afterward the presentation and thanked the Youghal CYMS for keeping Kevin’s memories alive. She also thanked all who participated in the tournament and delighted to see by the camaraderie amongst Kevin’s friends and the players.
IMPRESSIVE MEETING AS YOUGHAL CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUPS CONTINUES TO BED IN.
By Christy Parker
THE YOUGHAL CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUP continued to consolidate its position as an active entity and a forum for ‘people power’ at its most recent meeting on Tuesday May 10th. A press release issued by YCC secretary Adrian Hyde suggests that strong commitment and enterprise presided on the night and, more relevantly perhaps, during the period following the previous meeting, during which initiatives and projects had been actively pursed.
Mr Hyde reports that several new faces were in attendance in the Red Store as Mr Michael Butler opened proceedings with an update on the events to support Youghal’s application to participate in TG4’s upcoming 10-part series, The G-Team. The series will see non-Gaeltacht communities compete for a prize pot of €40,000 towards promoting their local area. Cameras will descend on each participating town to record a one-day festival in which every effort is employed to use the Irish language.
In promoting Youghal’s application, Mr. Butler floated such ideas as translating shop windows into Irish, a Speaker’s Corner, incentive schemes for consumers to use Irish while shopping, alongside various other Irish language based events. He said assessors from TG4 would shortly visit Youghal to consider the application. The speaker added that the exposure gained from participating would be very worthwhile and said several local organisations have responded positively to the idea.
Mr. Norman McDonald reported that, following a meeting with marketing consultant Tim Magee, several marketing initiatives were being pursued. These included asking owners of vacant buildings for permission to paint curtains and windows on the boarded windows, hence reducing the negative impact of such structures. He said this had been done successfully elsewhere (e.g. the old courthouse.)
Mr. McDonald proceeded that Mr. Cliff Windsor had volunteered to meet and greet visitors from tour buses stopping in Youghal. With up to 35 buses a week passing through the town, he observed, this was a considerable undertaking. Mr. Windsor would conduct his project in fancy dress and distribute flyers and brochures encouraging tourists to make longer return visits than their present schedule might allow. It was hoped that this effort would impact from next year as positive reports of Youghal were returned to the tour companies. It was also agreed to target and market Youghal to tour companies come September for their 2012 schedules. .
Fish pie, Moby Dick and a picnic
Mr McDonald also revealed that a fish pie competition would take place in the coming weeks, whereby Youghal restaurants would compete for the credit and honour of creating the original, de-facto ‘Youghal Bay Fish Pie’. The winning recipe could be used by all Youghal eateries in Youghal –and beyond if so desired. The use of ‘Youghal’ in the title was a marketing notch in itself, it was noted. Asked whether the contest could be open to members of the public also, Mr McDonald replied that it was more important to move the idea forward now.to avoid missing another tourist season trying to organise something bigger.
A mackerel festival to coincide with the mackerel season was tentatively being planned, with updates in due course. A fish of a bigger fry was the centre-point for a suggestion to strengthen the town’s links with Moby Dick. The proposal was to promote association with the book’s author Hermen Melville, perhaps through erecting a statue or basing a festival on his name. It was felt that the concept would resonate well with Americans, given that their country rates the author very highly.
There was much approval for an idea by Paula Tutty of Tweenies to conduct a Teddy Bear picnic for parents and children in the Green Park. Ms Tuttle volunteered to advance the idea and was assured of assistance from the group. The meeting also heard that the prospect of Youghal Lace being displayed in local shops is progressing well. Further details are expected shortly.
Mr. Eoin Budds of the sub-committee seaside working group (also comprising Mr. Ted Murphy) made a detailed presentation, complete with pictures and slides, on the negatives and positives of the beach and seaside areas. The presentation’s key points included a shortfall of facilities at the beaches, the lack of connect between the town and beach and the need for much better marketing to visitors.
Three ideas proposed can be categorised as follows: i) prepare a proposal for submission to Youghal Town Council detailing desirable facilities, such as showers, adequate toilets, information points and locations/stalls for traders (which, it was felt, would also bring in revenue to the council.); ii) conduct an advertising campaign to promote Youghal beach and iii) organise a trade-show to promote Youghal to invited investors and business representatives, in which Youghal’s history and heritage past would be highlighted, alongside a presentation on opportunities available in the town, (e.g. a cinema, beach opportunities, etc.) The overriding agenda was to stress that Youghal, its council and people, were eager and open for new businesses and investment. The report was well received and it was agreed to consider its recommendations prior to further consideration at the next meeting
Railway station, sandbags and quayside rubbish
Adrian Hyde provided an update on a proposed clean-up of the railway station. He said Iarnrod Eireann had approved in principal a proposal for volunteers to undertake cleaning the site. Insurance issues remained to be resolved, he explained, adding that Youghal Town Council was also working on the issue and it would be raised at an upcoming meeting between YCC and the town clerk.
Gratitude was expressed to Youghal Town Council for the removal of unsightly sandbags from the street, as had been discussed at the previous meeting. It was recalled that YCC volunteers had undertaken an extensive clean-up of the Buttimer’s Quay area but much remained to be done. The meeting was told that trailer loads of rubbish could be removed from the quayside but the cost exceeded he fledgling group’s resources. It was agreed to seek the town council’s assistance and again the issue would be raised at the forthcoming meeting.
Any Other Business
The derelict appearance of the Green Park bandstand and the strand toilets was raised. Mr Hyde said paint was available for voluntary activities like this but the permission of the council was required before the group could tackle public buildings. Garda Peter Queally raised the issue of transition year students carrying out such tasks. He was meeting with over a hundred students the following day with a view to them undertaking voluntary activities.It was suggested that flower planting in Green Park might occupy the students and cleaning signs around the town and helping with the clean-up of the harbour was also mooted.
Finally, it was recommended that a road-side sign be erected on the Dungarvan-side approach to Youghal to inform motorists -such as those travelling from the Rosslare Ferry- that Youghal was the last beach and coastal resort until West Cork. The feeling was that, in the course of a long journey, tourists might be inclined to stop over in Youghal if they realised it was the last beach and resort for another hundred miles.
Brendan Cooney, President of the Youghal C.Y.M.S. presents the Youghal CYMS Jack Trihy Memorial Billiards Cup 2011 to winner Adrian Landers with runner-up Gerard Kelly at the society’s premises in Market Sq. Youghal. The final was played on Thursday evening 5th May 2011at the society’s premises in Market Sq. in front of a large audience. Landers beat Kelly in a final score of 200 points to 196 in a close fought battle of excellent billiards.
At the Sinn Fein party convention at Youghal Town Hall, last night (Tuesday 11th April 2011) Eoin Flanaghan was nominated to succeed Deputy McLellan in the local chamber.
Eoin, from Windmill Hill, Youghal, is an active member of the Youghal Disability Action Awareness Group and helps in raising disability awareness in the town by visits to schools in the area. He has represented his country at junior level in the wheelchair Disc/Shot Putt and Javeline competitions in England and Wales. Eoin is the navigator for ‘Team Youghal’ in the forth coming cycling event ‘Race Across America’, the international fundraiser for the Emer Casey Charity Foundation.
27 year-old Eoin Flanaghan, was nominated without contest to succeed Deputy McLellan. A keen Celtic FC and Spurs supporter he is also a big fan of the Cork Hurling and Football teams. He is also a member of Youghal C.Y.M.S. and a big supporter of the society. A long time admirer of James Connolly, he only joined Sinn Fein in recent months and will fulfill his nomination at May’s meeting of Youghal Town Council subject to ratification.
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AT A PARTY CONVENTION HELD AT YOUGHAL TOWN HALL, last evening (Tuesday 11th April 2011) members of the Cork East Comhairle Ceanntair Sinn Féin, unanimously selected Cllr. Michelle Hennessy of Youghal, to fill the County Council seat left vacant by Sandra McLellan’s recent election to the Dail.
Speaking after her selection, Cllr. Hennessy said she was delighted and honoured to be chosen to fill the seat left vacant by Sandra and looked forward to immediately setting to work to represent the people of East Cork.
“I am particularly honoured and proud to have received the support of my councillor colleagues in the constituency and look forward to working with them in the interests of the people of their areas at County Hall level”.
Cllr. Hennessy said Sinn Féin had received a huge endorsement through the recent election of Sandra McLellan to the Dail and this has already resulted in major party building activity taking place within the constituency, including the opening of a number of constituency offices. She said she would be adding to that effort by holding regular constituency clinics in Cobh, Midleton and Youghal and anywhere else where there is a demand for them in the Midleton electoral area.
“Despite this cooption taking place in midterm, I will be given this job my full attention as if it had followed a normal election. I can assure the peoples of Youghal, Midleton, Cobh and from every village in between, that from tomorrow morning I will be at your disposal to represent you, and between now and the next election in 2014, you will recognise my name as one of a hard worker for the people of East Cork.”.
Cllr. Hennessy said she would work hard while a County Councillor to not only give the people of East Cork the representation they deserve, but also to help develop and expand the Sinn Féin party in the area, as one development will naturally assist the other.
SHOOTERS Snooker Club are the 2011 Cork Snooker League champions after a stunning performance at the AOH last Thursday night (10th March 2011) where they defeated the Crucible Snooker Club, by thirteen frames to six frames in the best of 25 frames league final.
At one stage the team from Blackpool were an astonishing seven frames ahead after just nine frames played and with the experienced players like Anthony O’Connor and Gary O’Sullivan in top form, it was easy to see where the cup was heading after just one hour of play.
There was a huge attendance present for the final on Morrison’s Island at the famous AOH Club and the tables were in magnificent condition due to the excellent work of Finbarr O’Connor and the atmosphere was really superb too, which all added to the occasion.
One spectator present said “It reminds me of the late 70’s and the early 80’s when snooker was huge in Cork and you couldn’t get in the doors of many of the clubs on finals night, it is great to see that atmosphere back again”.
The final couldn’t have started any better for Shooters with Gary O’Sullivan establishing an early two frame lead against Greg Casey.
O’Sullivan has played very well all year for Shooters and looks a certainty for the Cork Inter-County Snooker Team who will play in National Inter-County Championships this April.
Alongside O’Sullivan was Anthony O’Donoghue who had a re-match of the Cork Close Final taking on the Crucibles David Cassidy who he beat on that occasion in his home club Shooters earlier this year and again the former 147 man was on top leading by two frames to nil after just 35 minutes of play.
Ryan Cronin of the Crucible got an early frame for the favourites, but the lead was short lived as Shooters Gary Bracken rattled off three frames in succession to lead 3-1 on what is definitely the AOH’s toughest table.
Things got tougher for the Crucible when O’Donoghue and O’Sullivan clinched another frame each and the target of 13 frames for victory was getting closer and closer for the Blackpool outfit.
Everyone was expecting the usual Crucible fight back, but all credit to Shooters they battled for every point and didn’t give an inch.
Ryan Cronin, Casey and Cassidy then all clinched a frame each for the Crucible and Shooters nerve was tested, but when O’Donoghue and O’Sullivan closed out their matches with winning frames the writing was on the wall for the Bandon Road men.
David Forde of Shooters was locked at one frame all with Daniel O’Regan, leaving the Crucible the almost impossible task of having to win all their remaining frames to claim victory and when on table two Tommy Greaney of Shooters who played against Tony Moore of the Crucible doubled the blue into the corner pocket to secure the all important winning thirteenth frame, he had the final say in this year’s league,.
Ironically for the Crucible, Shooters served the Crucible a rare league defeat on the opening day of the Cork Snooker League, back on the 7th of October 2010 and then last night again they had it over their City rivals on the last competitive game of the season.
Shooters owner John Paul Crowley told the Evening Echo “It is great to see Cork Snooker back after such a long absence and I think that little bit more experience our lads had paid off tonight. After 30 years of being involved in snooker myself I think it was the best night of snooker for quite some time and the standard in Cork is getting higher every week and when you look at the Crucible they are a fantastic side, full of young International talent and to beat them was a great achievement for my team. Tonight reminded me of the great nights that the late Liam O’Connor put on in Cork and with so many young people now playing the game again it is great for the future of Cork Snooker and I am thrilled and proud that our club has won the league in our first year”.
Shooters now hold the two top titles in Cork Snooker with the league title secured and Anthony O’Connor’s ‘Cork Close’ success before Christmas. Now the Blackpool side look like they will be entering a second side into next year’s league along with the ‘Cue Club’ from Killarney who want to be part of the re-emergence of Snooker in the City and County of Cork.
Cork Snooker League Secretary Tim Murphy told the Evening Echo “I must give tremendous thanks to all the players in our league this season and as far as I am concerned, in my 58 years involved in the game this was one of the best final’s I have ever seen. I want to thank the AOH who made their club available to us and compliment the condition of the tables”.
The next event on the Cork Snooker calendar is the very highly respected ‘Orme Shield’ three person team event, which will be held over two days at Youghal CYMS on the 26th and the 27th of March. The closing date for the number of team nominations is the 15th of March and no teams will be accepted after this date.
The entry fee for the Orme Shield is just €20 paid on entry and teams of three, plus one substitute must be named by the 23rd of March.
Next week on Cork Snooker we catch up with Cork’s two Irish Internationals heading for Malta and the International Team Manager and International referee from Cork Don O’Donoghue.
The 2011 Gleneagle Hotel – Ladbrokes All Ireland Snooker Club Championships With Derek Kiely
Day one couldn’t have gone better for the two top ranked Munster teams as Munster Club Champions New Institute and Munster Club Championships runners up the Victoria both had perfect starts to their respective All Ireland campaigns.
The New Institute team from Nenagh Co Tipperary beat St Pat’s from Magherafelt and Twin Towns Snooker Club from Ballybofey without dropping a match.
The Victoria Snooker Club from Limerick beat Q-Stix from Larne and CYMS Letterkenny and the Cork based Crucible Snooker Club had a mixed day losing out on a black ball yesterday morning to St Matthews from Belfast, but coming back with a good win against Dublin League team Roadstone ‘A’.
The QE1 side from Belfast are again playing solid top class snooker with three powerful wins under their belt already looking like real contenders for this year’s title with wins over Roadstone ‘D’ from Dublin, Ivy Rooms from Co. Carlow and Waterford Snooker Club.
The defending Champions Celbridge from the Leinster League are off to a flyer too with three impressive victories against Roadstone ‘B’, Q-Stix and CYMS Letterkenny. This is a tough group with the prospect of a top place match between Celbridge and the Victoria.
Play continues today with Quarter Finals to be finished by the end of play today.
The semi finals will be played tomorrow morning with the All Ireland final scheduled for 3pm on Sunday afternoon.
There are five groups of five teams.
Winners of each Group will progress through to the Quarter Finals with the five Group runners up going into the hat.
The First team out will progress through to the Quarter Finals, with the other four remaining sides playing each other for the remaining two Quarter Final spots.
The Group Stages are the best of three frames and all other games will be the best of five frames.
The 2011Gleneagle Hotel – Ladbrokes
All Ireland Snooker Club Championships
Group Results ‘A’: Best of Three Frames
Victoria Limerick 3 1 Q-Stix
Celbridge 3 0 Roadstone ‘B’
Victoria Limerick 3 0 CYMS Letterkenny
Roadstone ‘B’ 3 2 Q-Stix
Celbridge 3 0 CYMS Letterkenny
Celbridge 3 0 Q-Stix
Group ‘A’ Table Total
Celbridge SC * 2 2 2
Victoria Limerick * 2 2
Roadstone ‘B’ 0 * 2 0
Q/Stix SC 0 0 0 *
Letterkenny SC 0 0 *
Celbridge Victoria Road ‘B’ Q/Stix Letterkenny
Group ‘B’ Results: Best of Three Frames
New Institute 3 0 St Pat’s
D’arcy McGees 2 3 NUI Maynooth
D’arcy McGees 3 0 Twin Towns
NUI Maynooth 3 1 St Pat’s
New Institute 3 0 Twin Towns
St Pat’s 3 1 D’arcy McGees
Group ‘B’ Table Total
New Institute * 2 2
D’arcy Mc Gee’s * 2 0 2
Twin Towns 0 0 *
NUI Maynooth 2 * 2
St Patricks 0 0 0 *
New D’arcy T Town NUI St Pat’s
Group ‘C’ Results: Best of Three Frames
QE1 3 0 Roadstone ‘D’
Waterford ‘A’ 3 0 Waterford ‘B’
QE1 3 1 Ivy Rooms
Roadstone ‘D’ 3 0 Waterford ‘A’
QE1 3 1 Waterford ‘B’
Ivy Rooms 3 1 Waterford ‘B’
Group ‘C’ Table Total
QE 1 SC * 2 2 2
Ivy Rooms 0 * 2
Waterford ‘A’ SC * 2 0
Waterford ‘B’ SC 0 0 0 *
Roadstone ‘D’ 0 2 *
QE1 Ivy Rooms Waterford Northwest Roadstone ‘D’
Group ‘D’ Results: Best of Three Frames
Cue Club Wicklow 3 0 Ballina ‘B’
Drumaness 3 1 Cue Club Killarney
Roadstone ‘C’ 3 0 Ballina ‘B’
Drumaness 3 1 Wicklow
Roadstone ‘C’ 3 0 Cue Club Killarney
Wicklow 3 0 Roadstone ‘C’
Drumaness 3 0 Ballina ‘B’
Group ‘D’ Table Total
Wicklow SC * 2 2 0 2
Ballina ‘B’SC 0 * 0
Roadstone ‘D’ * 0 2
2 2 *
Cue Club Killarney 0 0 *
Wicklow Ball B Ro ‘D’ Drum Cue
Group ‘E’ Results: Best of Three Frames
St Matthews 3 1 The Crucible
Wexford 3 1 Roadstone ‘A’
Ballina ‘A’ 3 1 St Matthews
Crucible 3 0 Roadstone ‘A’
147 Wexford 3 0 Ballina ‘A’
Group ‘E’ Table Total
Roadstone ‘A’ * 0
Ballina ‘A’ SC * 2 0
St Matthews 0 * 2
Wexford SC 2 *
Crucible SC 2 0 *
Roadstone ‘A Ballina ‘A’ St Matthews Wexford SC Crucible SC
Brendan O’Donoghue (New Inst) 119
Jason Waters (Victoria) 81
David Hogan 105
David Hogan 86
Darren Dorna 82
Philip Murphy 53
Martin McCrudden 61
Today Sunday the 6th of February 2011 at the Gleneagle Hotel-Ladbrokes 2011 All Ireland Snooker Championships
By Derek Kiely In Killarney
Day two was all about the top sides coming through their respective groups and true to form the Northern Ireland teams have shown quality throughout and filled three places in the Quarter Final.
Earlier this morning St Matthews from Lurgan beat Drumaness from Magherafelt 3-1 and will meet their great Belfast rivals QE1 in the semi final this afternoon after they defeated The 147 Club from Wexford.
Two Munster sides remained in the Quarter Final, New Institute and Waterford who played NUI Maynooth and the reigning champions Celbridge respectively.
In those matches New Institute beat Waterford and Celbridge beat NUI Maynooth.
Whatever happens it will be a North versus South final and the semi final matches will start here in Killarney at 2pm.
QE1 v St Matthews
By Derek Kiely
The Organisers decided to draw for semi final spots as a fairer way to decide the tournament with both Northern Ireland sides avoiding each other.
Sunday the 6th of February 6.30pm
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From Killarney at the Gleneagle Hotel-Ladbrokes 2011 All Ireland Snooker Championships
Semi Final Results
Celbridge 2-3 St Matthews
New Institute 2-3 QE1
Final at the Gleneagle Hotel Killarney 6.16PM
YOUGHAL C.Y.M.S. under 14 snooker player Keane McCarthy is the winner of the 2010 ‘Wagon Wheel’ Cork under 14 Snooker Championship which was held in Fermoy CYMS last Sunday afternoon.
The tournament director for the event David Joyce, the current Cork Billiards and Snooker Association Chairman, David Joyce was congratulated on the manner in which he organised and ran the competition.
There was an entry of 15 players and every player can be praised for the immaculate attire which each of them turned up in and the sporting way in which they conducted themselves throughout the day.
After four hours play the Cork under 14 Championship reached the semi final stages where Keane McCarthy from the Youghal CYMS defeated Scott Donovan of the Crucible Snooker Club, by two frames to one.
In the other semi final Dean Callanan of the Crucible Snooker Club defeated his fellow club mate Calim O’Callaghan by two frames to nil.
Both Keane and Dean played excellent snooker in the final but the honours went to Keane on a score line of two frames to nil, thus bringing the title of ‘Under 14 Cork Champion’ and the silverware back to Youghal CYMS.
This week’s league games threw up some great results. The AOH were coasting at Morrison’s Island looking likely to take the scalp of the mighty Crucible, with both Greg Casey, Daniel O’Regan and David Cassidy all defeated by two frames to one it looked ominous for the cue men from Blarney Street, but this Crucible team have quality from one to five and in the end salvaged a great win after a powerful comeback.
Tony More won his game by three frames to nil over Tim Murphy levelling the match at six frames all and Ryan Cronin won by two frames to nil over Donncha Breathnach to secure a famous victory.
In the other matches Youghal CYMS ‘A’ had a breathtaking win over Douglas in the ‘Market House’ pushing themselves up one place in the league into an unassailable third place and a semi final place along with The Crucible and Shooters.
This defeat has almost certainly finished any hopes that Douglas had of a final four qualification spot, unless they Douglas cue men win their remaining three matches and Shooters suffer the AOH suffer three defeats, mathematically it is possible, but highly unlikely.
Shooters are safely through to the last four semi final matches and again showed their quality with an impressive victory over Youghal CYMS ‘B’ where Anthony O’Connor and David Forde recorded three frames to nil victories.
The disappointing news from the Cork Snooker Leagues point of view was another walk over conceded by Fermoy CYMS during week 11. That’s two walk over’s in two week’s which nobody likes to see, hopefully it is a minor blimp in what has been a fantastic return to competitive league snooker in the ‘Rebel County’.
The Cork Snooker league will play week 12 this coming Thursday night the 20th of January and then take a break for the Gleneagle Hotel-Ladbrokes Munster Snooker Club Championships in Killarney Jan 28/29/30 and will remain on a break the following week also, as the Gleneagle Hotel-Ladbrokes All Ireland Snooker Club Championships which will be also held in Killarney on Feb 4/5/6th.
The obvious reason for this break is if any of the Cork Snooker League Teams finish in the last four of the ‘Munster Championships’ they will qualify for the ‘All Ireland Championships’.
The League resumes after this break with week 13 on Thursday the 10th of February.
League Results Week 11
AOH 6 – 8 Crucible
Shane O’Mahony 2 – 1 Greg Casey
Lloyd Myers 2 – 1 David Cassidy
Kevin O’Leary 2 – 1 Daniel O’Regan
Tim Murphy 0 – 3 Tony Moore
Donncha Breathnach 0- 2 Ryan Cronin
Shooters 8 – 2 Youghal CYMS ‘B’
Gary Bracken 1 – 1 Christopher Cooney
Anthony O’Connor 3 – 0 James Hennessy
Thomas Greany 1 – 1 Trevor Flaherty
Dave Forde 3 – 0 Michael Hennessy
Fermoy 0 – 8 Youghal CYMS ‘C’
Youghal CYMS ‘A’ 8 – 1 Douglas
Chris Lyons 1 – 0 Donal Murphy
Derek Aherne 2 – 0 Gerry O’Sullivan
Brendan Cooney 3 – 0 Karl Busteed
Adrian Landers 2 – 1 Finbarr Wallace
Daniel O’Regan (Crucible) 61
Dave Forde (Shooters) 69
Anthony O’Connor (Shooters) 55
Brendan Cooney (Youghal A) 54
Cork Snooker League Table after Week 11
Played Won Lost Points
Crucible 11 10 1 10
Shooters 11 8 3 8
Youghal CYMS ‘A’ 11 8 3 8
AOH 11 7 4 7
Douglas 11 4 7 4
Fermoy CYMS 11 3 8 3
Youghal CYMS ‘B’ 11 3 8 3
Youghal CYMS ‘C’ 11 1 10 1
Fixtures for Week 12 of the Cork Snooker League Thursday the 20th of Jan
Shooters v Youghal CYMS ‘B’
Douglas v Youghal CYMS ‘A’
Youghal CYMS ‘C’ V Fermoy CYMS
The Crucible v The AOH
The Cork Under 19 Snooker Championship will be held in the Crucible Snooker Club on February the 13th
Snooker League Semi-Finals will be held on February the 24th
Cork Snooker League Final on March 3rd. (Venue to be decided)
Orme Shield Snooker Team Comp will be held at the Youghal CYMS On 26th and 27th of March.
The Gleneagle Hotel-Ladbrokes Munster Snooker Club Championships that start Friday week the 28th of January has released the schedule of play for the tournament.