St. Anne's Golf Club cause major upset in North Dublin Snooker League

13 Mar 2012

We reported on Sunday about the local derby taking place last night between St. Anne's Golf Club and Clontarf Golf Club in the final of the North Dublin Snooker league.

In a tightly fought match, St. Anne's caused one of the biggest upsets in the history of the league by beating a very strong Clontarf side who were aiming for a record-breaking six wins in a row.

St. Anne's took the best-of-five match by three frames to one and recorded their first ever success in the competition.

The first frame of doubles proved pivotal as it was won on the black by St. Anne's who then went on to win the next frame singles match scoring a 35 break en route. Clontarf rallied to win the third frame doubles comfortably but St. Anne's proved just too strong in the 4th frame singles match to pull off an unlikely victory. With Clontarf holding a strong pair in reserve for the final frame, it was a frame that St. Anne's knew they had to win.

Winning captain Dominic Murray from Vernon Avenue in Clontarf was the happiest man in Ireland having chased this win for over eight years.

The final was kindly hosted by Forrest Little Golf Club and a there was a big turnout on the night. Club captains Seamus Smith (Clontarf) and Damien Murran (St. Anne's) were there to support their teams and spoke afterwards about the friendly rivalry between the two clubs and the good spirit the match was played in.