Irish Blackball Team Celebration in Ballymun

As Area Committee Chairman, Bill Tormey introduced the South of Ireland Pool Federation presentation at the Civic Centre in Ballymun. Lord Mayor Gerry Breen presented scrolls to members of the Irish Blackball Team at a special event on 9th February, 2011 at 7.30 p.m. in the Ballymun Civic Centre. The event, organised by Dublin City Council, marks the success of the Irish Blackball Team in the World Blackball Championships held in Limoges, France in November 2010. The Irish Under-23 Team won the World Championship event for that age group. The new Body for Cue Sports in Ireland the ‘Southern Ireland Cue Sports Federation’ was also inaugurated.

Martin Kirwan and family lead the celebration and 35 to 50 youths are involved at St Pappins in Ballymun seven days per week.Brian Mongey, Bernie Roe and the trio Astrid, Niamh and Sinead were on hand to organise the event. The North West Area is fortunate to have such great officials who encourage volunteerism in the community.