Snooker in Forrest Little
Forrest Little Golf Club has its very own Snooker room located on the ground floor, accommodating two full sized Snooker Tables, available for Members use. Visitors must be accompanied by a Member at all times.
The Snooker group play mainly during the winter months and participate in the North Dublin Snooker League. League matches are played on Monday nights from January to March and the league comprises 6 Northside Golf Clubs (Forrest Little, Clontarf, St. Annes, Malahide, Skerries and Howth).Teams comprise of 2 singles and 3 doubles partnerships (8 players in total) and all matches are played over 1 frame. Each match is therefore the best of 5 frames.
The Forrest Little team is now one of the strongest in the league with stiff competition amongst the regulars for a spot on the team, but we are all the time looking for some new talent
We practice on Thursday nights in the Club and anyone interested in ‘having a go’ should contact team manager Derek McCabe on 087 6537867 .
Forrest Little so proud of our snooker players winning the North Dublin Champions League Cup
Our Snooker Team have bounced back this year from their poor performance last year, with a tremendous display throughout the League and have finished top of the League Table, and have been crowned
League Champions for 2018
Following on this success Forrest Little Team were now looking to capture the Grand Slam and were seeded 1 v 4th placed Team Skerries in the Shield. Once again they continued their excellent form and ran out comfortable winners over Skerries and moved on to a Final date with Howth on Monday 26th March at Malahide Golf Club. In the Shield final against Howth they were looking strong favourites to complete the double when taking the first 2 matches, and appeared to have the upperhand in the 3rd match only to miss a crucial colour. Howth took advantage of this and were soon on level terms. The final match went right down to the wire and again some crucial pots brought victory to Howth to capture the Shield. While somewhat disappointed the above photo shows our proud & jubilant team with the Champions Cup 2018 , Team Manager Derek McCabe and our Captain Ray Gregan, getting his hands on the first silverware for the club in 2018.
2016 League Report
Our Snooker Team put in a tremenduous performance in the Final of the 2016 North Dublin Snooker League in a very exciting match against Malahide but unfortunately came up short on a score of 2:3. Malahide took an early lead taking the first match by potting the last 3 colours in a really see saw battle. They built on their lead by taking the second frame when it went right down to the black. Our Forrest Little team dug deep and bounced back by winning the next 2 frames in a titanic battle to level the match and appeared to have the upperhand going into the final frame. However any thoughts of victory for our team were quicklydispelled when one of the Malahide stalwarts opened up with a 32 break & effectively closed out the match with some great potting and safety play. While the runners up spot is some consolation for there great efforts, they were naturally disappointed, however our team should be very proud of their overall performance and continue to consolidate their position as one of the top teams in the league
Great win last night beating St Anne’s in the semi-final on a score of 3:1, Peter O’Dwyer taking the all important point in the 4th frame on the black in a tense finish. Our Team now head to Clontarf GC next Monday night where they take on Malahide in the Final @ 7.30pm
Our Snooker team are now through to the semi-final where they take on St Anne’s this Monday night 14th March @ 7.30pm in St Annes. We wish them the very best of luck.
The Forrest Little Snooker Team, winners of the North Dublin snooker league 2014, made a very slow start to the 2016 League by losing their opening 3 matches but have bounced back strongly by winning their last 6 matches and are now right back in contention for a place in semi finals.