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Shaun Sharkey Crowned Ulster Individual Players Championship 2015

"ULSTER COUNTY POOL PLAYERS FESTIVAL" ------ Ulster Individual Players Championship 2015



Ireland's 8-Ball Challenge Tour held the annual Ulster Inter County Pool Players Festival at the weekend past in the beautiful and superb Kelly's Inn venue situated in Co.Tyrone on the main Omagh / Ballygawley road with four different tournaments taking place over the weekend which seen Co.Donegal players winning three out of the four events.



In the Ulster Individual Players Championship held on Sunday 19th July Shaun Sharkey (Donegal) produced a brilliant display of pool throughout the tournament to claim the title defeating top players on route to victory starting off with a 8-4 victory over Gavin Patton (Antrim) in last-32 and followed that up with further victories over Kieran Breen (Fermanagh, 8-3, last-16), Michael Harron (Derry, 8-5, 1/4-finals), Damien Corrigan (Tyrone, 8-1, semi-finals) before overcoming the challenge of Andy Park (Antrim) in the final on a 8-4 score-line.



Congratulations to Shaun who was a worthy champion on the day playing a fantastic attacking style of pool which was very enjoyable to watch and if he can keep this kind of form going throughout the incoming season there could be many more titles going back to Co.Donegal.



Also very well done to Andy Park (Antrim) who played great pool to reach the final defeating the following players on route Brian Curtis (Fermanagh, w/o, last-32), Callum McGlinchey (Tyrone, 8-2, last-16), Nigel Craig (Antrim, 8-2, 1/4-finals), Mark Stockton (Tyrone, 8-5, semi-finals) before losing to the inform Shaun Sharkey (Donegal) in the final................results from last-16 are as follows



LAST-16:
Shaun Sharkey 8-3 Kieran Breen
Michael Harren 8-7 Carl Martin
Chris Beattie 8-7 Niall McMenamin
Damien Corrigan 8-3 Gary McMenamin
Mark Stockton 8-4 Frances Gilligan
Rickey Clyde 8-2 Kyle Barkley
Andy Park 8-2 Callum McGlinchey
Nigel Craig 8-5 Ronnie Boyle



1/4-FINALS:
Shaun Sharkey 8-5 Michael Harren
Damien Corrigan 8-6 Chris Beattie
Mark Stockton 8-6 Rickey Clyde
Andy Park 8-2 Nigel Craig



SEMI-FINALS:
Shaun Sharkey 8-1 Damien Corrigan
Andy Park 8-5 Mark Stockton



FINAL:
Shaun Sharkey 8-4 Andy Park
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