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New Institute heading to All Ireland in good form

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 10:50am

Story by Shane Brophy
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New Institute heading to All Ireland in good form

The New Institute Snooker Team from Nenaagh, Tipperary who were runersup in the Munster Snooker Championship in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday night. Included are from left, Brendan O'Donoghue, Mark Gleeson, Mark Walsh, Tony Seymour, Andrew Spillane, The Gleneagle Group and Tom Gleeson. Ph

New Institute heading to All Ireland in good form

The New Institute Snooker Team from Nenaagh, Tipperary who were runersup in the Munster Snooker Championship in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday night. Included are from left, Brendan O'Donoghue, Mark Gleeson, Mark Walsh, Tony Seymour, Andrew Spillane, The Gleneagle Group and Tom Gleeson. Ph

 

New Institute Snooker Club will be doubly represented at the All Ireland Club Championships in Killarney next weekend after a successful Munster competition in the Kerry town last weekend.

The Nenagh club sent four teams to the provincial championships with their first two teams reaching their respective finals.

The ‘A’ team were unable to prevent Crucible Club from Cork of achieving a three-in-a-row in the Premier section, going down three matches to two in the final.

Crucible defeated New Institute in the group stages with the Nenagh team of Brendan O’Donoghue, Mark Walsh, Tony Seymour, Mark Gleeson and Tommy Gleeson recovering to beat St John’s ‘B’, Hawks Nest and Dougles to reach the quarter finals where they defeated AOH ‘A’ and then edged out Youghal CYMS ‘A’ in the semi-final 3-2.

New Institute were on the other side of that score in the final, despite O’Donoghue and Walsh winning their matches however, Seymour and Mark & Tommy Gleeson went down to the Greg Casey led Crucible side.

However, there was better fortunes for the New Institute ‘B’ team of Darren Delaney, Mark Coonan, Patsy Farrell, Noel Gleeson and Martin Kelly who won the championship section, defeating Youghal CYMS ‘B’ in the final who earlier had beaten New Institute ‘D’ in the quarter final while the ‘C’ team failed to progress from their group.

Both teams will return to the Kingdom next weekend for the All Ireland Championships with the ‘A’ team drawn in group D of the premier section along with Drumaness ‘A’,
 Graigue 
Cue Club ‘A’
and Fairview, while in the championship section, New Institute ‘B’ are in with 
West Club,
 Darcys ‘C’ and
 Ballina ‘B’.

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