McMahon & Dempsey Crowned Champions
Manchester City Football Club first team goalkeeper, and Rep of Ireland international Shay Given watched the closing stages of the final of the 8-Ball Pro-Tour (Event 3) and kindly stayed on to make the presentation to the winner & runner-up..........pictured LtoR:----Ronan McCarthy (Down, runner-up), Shay Given (Man City & Rep of Ireland goalkeeper), Stephen Dempsey (Cavan, winner) and Daniel Shields (Arena 7 Venue Manager).........
PRO-TOUR: ---- EVENT 3:
The former 2007 European 8Ball Pool Champion Stephen Dempsey (Cavan) put in another brilliant performance to record his third Pro-Tour victory defeating N. Irelandís top professional pool player Ronan McCarthy in the final which was a fantastic match going right down to the wire with the former European champion getting over the line on 9-8 victory........
Ronan played his part in the final coming from 7-4 down before taking a 8-7 lead just needing one game to get over the winning line, but this wasnít to be as Stephen stepped in coming back to take the next two frames claiming his third (three-in-a-row) Pro-Tour titles collecting the £500 winners cheque for his efforts with Ronan picking up £300 while Willie Eakin and Damien Corrigan received £100 for reaching the semi-finals.......
Stephen Dempsey (Cavan) 8-3 Billy Moore (Ballymoney)
Willie Eakin (Coleraine) 8-4 Manny Byrne (Newry)
Damien Corrigan (Fintona) 8-5 Raymond Conway (Cookstown)
Ronan McCarthy (Kircubbin) 8-5 John Mc Mahon (Cavan)
Stephen Dempsey 8-4 Willie Eakin
Ronan McCarthy 8-4 Damien Corrigan
Stephen Dempsey 9-8 Ronan McCarthy
NORTHWEST 8-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP:
The former Irish 8ball champion John Mc Mahon (Cavan) played fantastic pool and rolled back the years throughout these 2009 annual Northwest 8-Ball Championships to claim his second tournament victory on Irelandís Pub Players 8Ball Pool Tour defeating a host of top players along the way including a superb 6-1 defeat of top professional pool player Ronan McCarthy in the final to be crowned 2009 champion........
Over this last number of months John is putting in a lot of hard practise for the up and coming 2009 World 8Ball Championships in Blackpool starting next weekend, with the Cavan player regaining his place on the Irish International 8Ball Pool Team for this prestigious event, putting in four hours a day of practise and that was plain to be seen after the performance this former Irish champion put in the claim the 2009 Northwest title at the beautiful Arena 7 venue in Letterkenny......
On route to victory John had to bring out all his experience on two occasions just getting over the line on last game decider starting of his victory campaign in the last-32 with a 5-0 win over Angus McGee (Donegal) and followed that up with further victories over Niall McMenamin (Fermanagh, 5-1, last-16), Daryl Beattie (Tyrone, 5-4, ľ-finals), Gavin Geraghty (Meath, 5-4, semi-finals) and then defeating N.Irelandís professional Ronan McCarthy (Down) in the final on a 6-1 score-line.......
The tournament organisers, players and spectators couldnít thank the Arena 7 venue enough for all the support and hospitality they give to everyone over the weekend making these championships and Pro-Tour event a major success with very high praise going to the venues hard working, and friendly staff and also to the owner Enda, and the venue management Darren and Daniel who made sure everything ran smoothly and not forgetting Shay Given who kindly took time to make the presentation to Pro-Tour winner & runner-up.........
Brendan Mc Donagh 5-2 Nial Mc Daid
Brian Doherty 5-4 Ronnie Boyle
Jason McKinney 5-3 Enda Ennis
Adam Mc Mackin 5-2 Aaron Mullan
Damien Devenney 5-0 Damien McFadden
Sean Sharkey 5-2 Mark Neeson
Raymond Conway 5-1 Willie Hanratty
Ronan McCarthy 5-3 Mark Arthur
John McMahon 5-0 Angus McGee
Niall McMenamin 5-0 Collie OíDonnell
Declan McCusker 5-4 Paul Rennicks
Daryl Beattie 5-4 Dwaine Timlin
David McQuillan 5-1 Gary Mc Menamin
Gavin Geraghty 5-2 Benny Hamilton
Brian Curtis 5-2 Mark Moore
Mark Stockton 5-4 Gareth Kirwin
Brendan Mc Donagh 5-1 Brian Doherty
Adam McMackin 5-1 Jason Mc Kinney
Damien Devenney 5-3 Sean Sharkey
Ronan McCarthy 5-1 Raymond Conway
John Mc Mahon 5-1 Niall Mc Menamin
Daryl Beattie 5-2 Declan Mc Cusker
Gavin Geraghty 5-4 David Mc Quillan
Mark Stockton 5-1 Brian Curtis
Brendan Mc Donagh 5-2 Adam Mc Mackin
Ronan McCarthy 5-2 Damien Devenney
John Mc Mahon 5-4 Daryl Beattie
Gavin Geraghty 5-1 Mark Stockton
Ronan McCarthy 5-3 Brendan Mc Donagh
John Mc Mahon 5-4 Gavin Geraghty
John Mc Mahon 6-1 Ronan McCarthy