On Monday last, we saw the start of the 2016 Euro 8 ball European Championships in Nantes, France with three Leitrim players competing for Ireland.
It is brilliant to see Leitrim Pool with representatives travelling to the championships which take place from February 14 to 21, and throughout this week we will keep you up to date on the championships.
The event, which will be held at the Westotel, La Chapelle sur Erdre, Nantes, France, should be an exciting one with an expected attendance of competitors from 14 nations. For further information of the championships and for updates visit the euro8ball.com website.
We want to wish Jamie Gaffney (captain U23) Oisin O’Connor (Juniors) and JJ McVeigh (O50) the very best of luck in France as well as the rest of the Irish squads making their way to France.
The LPA will have updates regularly on their Facebook page on how the Irish representatives are doing throughout the week. The first bit of action takes place Monday: Irish Juniors vs France at 1, Irish U23 play France U23 at 1 and the two Irish Senior teams battle it out at 1 also.
Junior: Leitrim Pool are currently looking for young players between the ages of 10 and 18 to join our Junior teams either the Under 15 or Under 18 squad. To join just text Kevin on 0862511379 and he will inform you of the next practice.
Membership: Membership to the Drumshanbo Pool Hall for the year 2016 is now due! Prices for the year 2016 are as follows: Adults €50, Juniors (U18) €30. This is brilliant value for the facilities that are available in the Drumshanbo Pool Hall, each visit to the Hall only costs €2 once membership has been paid but anyone can use the hall, if you do not have membership it still only costs €5 to use it for the day! To pay your membership, contact one of the Pool Committee or call into the Leitrim Pool Hall where membership can be collected.
Sponsorship: We would like to thanks our sponsors for the past year who are MACS Plasterboard Systems and Mossey’s Lodge, Co. Leitrim for their generosity and brilliant support throughout the year!
It now comes to the point where the Leitrim Pool Association is looking for sponsors for the next pool year, we would be glad to hear from any sponsors that would like to come on board. To join the Leitrim Pool community, contact Maurice on 087 9120317 or Wayne on 086 0701326.
Updates: For more information on all things Pool, visit our website at Leitrimpool.com, it is regularly updated and contains loads of information on the LPA Pub League, players standings, rankings, tour championships and much much more.
Pub League Update: Results: Club F 3 -12 Gerties; Carthy's 10 -5 Monica’s; Ging’s 9 -6 Duignan's; Keegan's v Taylor’s off; Leitrim Inn 10 -5 Silver Eel; Fixtures: Thursday: Monica’s v Leitrim Inn; Silver Eel V Keegan's; Gerties v Ging’s; Friday: Taylor’s v Carthy's; Club F v Duignan's