Huge congratulations to John Torpey and Mark Tuite of the St Johns Snooker Club in Mulgrave Street who made up 50% of the 4 man Republic of Ireland Team that won the Home International Championships in Leeds on the weekend of Aug 10-12.
To qualify for selection John and Mark finished in the top 5 of the national snooker rankings last season where together with Michael Judge from Wicklow and Dylan Rees from Youghal they formed the Republic of Ireland Team that became the first ever Irish team to win the Annual Home International Championships.
In the semi final they defeated the favorites England 7 frames to 5 to progress to the final to face Wales.
In the decider they overcame the Welsh team, 7-4 to secure a maiden title for Ireland.
This is a wonderful achievement and great reward for John and Marks dedication and talent.
This came as a huge boost for the Club and gives them a great start to the snooker season.
St Johns Snooker Room was refurbished last year with top class conditions.
Membership is always open for one of the best non profit traditional snooker clubs in the country. See them at St Johns Snooker on Facebook.