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Lucan Racing Irish Snooker Classic 2008

I am delighted to announce that the 2nd Lucan Racing Classic is to take place on August 2nd and 3rd
in Celbridge Snooker Club at Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

Ken Doherty, who was unable to play last year, is taking part this year.
His replacement last year, Stuart Bingham, made a 147 break in his 1st match against Joe Swail.

This year it will be eight professional Irish players taking part,
which will include four of the worlds top 32 players,
Myself, Joe Swail, Ken Doherty and Michael Judge.
Davy Morris will be defending his title this year.
Joe Delaney, who has being playing in Celbridge for years,
has helped me organise the event and will also be taking part.
Patrick Wallace from Northern Ireland and Rodney Coggins from Wexford are the other players.

Last year it was held in Raphaels Snooker Club in Lucan but, sadly, it closed down in February,
so I will now be playing out of Celbridge. Thanks to Phil Martin for allowing Joe and I to hold this event in his cliub.
The fact that the event is in Celbridge and not Lucan makes it even more fantastic that Lucan Racing
(who are beside Raphaels) have not only continued to be the main sponsor
but, in fact, gave us more sponsorship so we could improve on last years event.
My thanks to Terry Cassidy and all at Lucan Racing for their support.

The Spa Hotel in Lucan have kindly agreed to accomodation and meals for travelling players.
The support I have had from local businesses has been staggering and I must thank Kenny's pub, Stockholm Menswear,
In Stitches and Frameworks, all in Lucan Village for their generous help.
Trophies are sponsored by my dad's shop "Brenfer Trophies" of Capel Street in Dublin.
The high break prize has been kindly sponsored by ABC Stocktaking Services and I would like to thank Alan Daly for this.

This tournament provides great match practice for us Irish players at the start of the season.
The social aspect of the tournament is important also and last year all the players had a great time
being wined and dined by local restaurants, pubs and the Spa Hotel.
I hope all the players have a great time this year, as well.

The schedule of matches are as follows

Draw: Saturday August 2nd
Ken Doherty v Michael Judge
Joe Delaney v Rodney Goggins

Fergal O'Brien v Patrick Wallace
Joe Swail v David Morris

Sunday August 3rd.
1.00pm Semi-Finals
5.00pm Final

All matches will be best of 9 frames


Our thanks go to the sponsors of this event

Lucan Racing
Spa Hotel
F1 Pitstop Tyres
Kenny's Bar
The Arc Bar
In Stitches
Mucky Duck, Celbridge
Brenfer Trophies
ABC Stocktaking Services



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