Busy time ahead for young snooker stars X


Busy time ahead for young snooker stars X

Two Donegal teenage snooker players are gearing up to take on the world.

Sean Devenney and Eamon Harkin, both from Letterkenny, are competing in next week's World U-18 Snooker Championship in Belgium.

They are both members of the North West Snooker Club in Letterkenny.

They are competing in the championship for the first time.

“They received invitations to compete in the Championship after putting in a number of good performances at international tournaments, over the last 12 months,” Aidan Devenney, father of Sean told the Democrat/People's Press.

“They are really looking forward to competing against the best in the world.

“They did not qualify but received their invitations after a number of good performances at a number of international tournaments .”

The World Championships are in Brussels. They get underway next Monday, August 15th and run until Thursday, August 25th.

Sean and Eamon fly out on the Monday morning and they will be accompanied by Aidan Devenney.

But before that, Sean Devenney and Ronan Whyte from Ardara are competing this week in an international tournament in Leeds.

They were due to fly out this morning (Monday).

Sean and Ronan are members of a 16-man Irish team at the tournament which gets underway this evening and runs until Saturday.

Sean, a student at Colaiste Ailigh, in Letterkenny, and Ronan, a student at St Columba's Comprehensive School in Glenties, will compete in the U-16 tournament.

Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and Belgium are the other teams taking part.

Sean, who is ranked No. 2 in Ireland at U-16, and Ronan, who is ranked sixth, have enjoyed success already this year.

In June they were members of the Irish U-16 team that won the prestigious Celtic Cup in Wales.