9th place for Paddy McLoughlin in the European 10-Ball Championship

Congratulations to Paddy McLoughlin who finished 9th in the European 10-Ball Championship in Brandenburg, Germany. This was Ireland’s best ever result in the men’s division, and followed up his 17th place in the 8-Ball.

Also representing Ireland in the Men’s Ten-Ball were Jason Power and David Poole, who both finished 65th.

Meanwhile an under the weather Fred Dinsmore found it tough going, finishing 5th in the in both 9-ball and 10-ball, in the Wheelchair division. But the Dubliner still takes home Ireland’s only medal of this years EPC, for his well deserved 3rd place in 8-ball.

Despite organisational problems in the Irish camp leading up the European Championships, there are a lot of positives the team can take away from the this year’s event. Jason Power from Waterford, competing in his first EPC, showed no fear against Europe’s best players, winning 5 matches across the disciplines. Fred Dinsmore consolidated his position as one of the world’s top players in the wheelchair division. And arguably the best performance of Team Ireland was by Paddy McLoughlin from Warrenpoint who showed he’s becoming a world class player. With the odd roll, we may well have seen a medal in the Men’s division, something which is more likely than ever in the coming years.

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