NUIG pot their way to SSI Pool title.

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Student Sport Ireland Pool League Finals 2016

NUI Galway potted their way to the title of Student Sport Ireland Pool League champions for 2016 when they snookered all that came before them in the finals held in D15 Pool Academy in Mulhuddart on Tuesday March 8th.

Six teams qualified for the finals day with two quarter finals getting under way at 12pm at the impressive venue. Two colleges with an A and a B team ended up meeting in the quarter finals at IT Carlow A were up against IT Carlow B. This contest saw IT Carlow A get the better of their counterparts in what was a very close game with the A team winning 12-8 to advance to the semi-final stage. National College of Ireland also had two teams in the competition and they also met in the round of eight and once again it was the A team who got the better of the B team on 13-7 score line.

After finding their form on the tables National College of Ireland A continued to get the roll of the balls and they defeated Trinity College Dublin 12-8 in their semi-final. National College of Ireland came from 3-2 down after the opening session to hold an 8-7 lead going into the final session. In the final session NCI A blitzed their opponents 4-1 to march on to the semi-finals.

The second semi-final saw NUI Galway announce themselves on the occasion and they certainly wasted no time in racing into a 5-0 lead after the first session against IT Carlow A. IT Carlow to be fair really stepped up to the mark then and over the next two sessions out potted NUI Galway 7-3 which left the sides on a 8-7 score line in favour of Nui Galway going into the final session. NUI Galway rallied the troops however and knocked in the first three frames of the final session to earn an 11-7 victory and a place in the final.

The final began with NUI Galway winning 3-2 in the opening session. However the real damage was done to National College of Ireland ‘A’ in the second session as the NUI Galway team of Rod Gillon, Stephen McTague, Kevin McWeeney, Cathal Larkin and Glen Doyle all won their frames to put NUI Galway in control by eight frames to two. The domination continued in the opening three frames of the third session and NUI Galway were crowned champions on an 11-2 final score. On the team for the runners up were Stephen Chapman, Glen Ward, Robbie Farrell, Graham Robinson and James O ’Donohue.




Quarter Finals 

National College of Ireland ‘A’ beat National College of Ireland ‘B’ 13 – 7

IT Carlow ‘A’ beat IT Carlow ‘B’ 12 – 8


NUI Galway beat IT Carlow ‘A’ 11 – 7

National College of Ireland ‘A’ beat Trinity College Dublin 12 – 8


NUI Galway beat National College of Ireland ‘A’ 11 – 2


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