No pot luck as talented Matthew is crowned champ

Killarney hotshot Matthew Maye has been crowned the new All-Ireland under 23 pool champion.

He clinched the prestigious title at the national championships which took place in the Gleneagle INEC Arena in Killarney at the weekend with over 800 participants from 27 counties represented at this year’s shootout.

Silverware: Newly crowned All-Ireland under 23 champion Matthew Maye

Kerry had 36 representatives in the championships at all grades with a team in the intermediate section and two teams in the junior team section.

The county also had two over 50 teams and an under 23 team competing.

Matthew’s win was a fantastic achievement in a competitive field with many Irish international players involved. He came from 6-2 behind to beat European finalist Aaron Doherty of Cork in a deciding frame to win 7-6.

Matthew is only 21 years of age and only last year won the All-Ireland junior championship and to follow it up now with an under 23 title proves he is now one of the top players in the country for his age.

The Kerry Pool Association also had Daragh Breen representing them and had a great run by making it to both the All-Ireland junior final as well as the under 18 singles final.

There were 410 competitors in the junior section which makes getting to the final an outstanding achievement.

Daragh has put in a huge amount of time and dedication to the game in the last couple of years and is now bearing the fruits of that. Be wise and advertise where it’s seen. Email: or Call 087-2229761