Kyle pots way to major title
Seventeen-year-old Kyle Murphy achieved a major success on the pool circuit when he won the European Junior eight-ball singles title in Nantes, France, over the weekend.
Playing out of the Gorey Breakers Pool and Snooker Club, this young talent has been impressing in various competitions since he first joined six years ago.
The club, which has only been in existence for six years, looks upon the latest success of Kyle as being a huge boost for the sport in the town which has a growing number of players over recent years.
Having won the Under-15 Irish ranking tournament two years ago, Kyle has also gone on to collect a couple of inter-county titles with the Wexford team.
Playing in the Under-17 European singles throughout all of last week, Kyle emerged as a possible winner from his opening round games, before coming up against Ben Welfare (England) in the final. Playing some of his best-ever pool, Kyle emerged a hugely impressive winner.
Kyle was also a member of the Irish Junior team which lost out in the final to England.
Also on the team of four were his fellow county players, Adam Maher (Enniscorthy) and Morgan Thomas (New Ross).
Playing on the Irish Junior 'B' team in the same tournament were Barry Sinnott and Ben Doyle, both from Enniscorthy.
Kyle now hopes to travel to the world championships with the Irish squad, with the event to be held in Blackpool at the end of June.