Crossan is crowned Irish Pool Cup Winner

Colin Crossan from Carrick on Shannon was crowned Irish Pool Cup Champion after he beat Dublin’s Gavin Cleary 9.5. Crossan played brilliant pool at the previous Irish Pool event in Killarney, Co Kerry beating multiple ranking event winner Stephen Dempsey and current European Men’s Champion Dylan Leary. In the final Colin had a brilliant start as he cleared from the first 3 breaks, not even letting Cleary at the table. In the 4th frame Cleary potted the black early, Crossan 4.0 up. Cleary got one back, 4.1. The next few frames were tit for tat as they shared the frames. 7.4, 8.5. In the 14th frame it was Cleary to break, broke dry and Crossan took out the finish to crown himself the Irish Pool Cup champion 2019. Colin joins the other Ranking event champions including Stephen Dempsey, Gavin Cleary and Pat OLeary for this year. This is Leitrim’s first ranking event win since Shane O’Hara’s reign as Ireland’s Number 1 back in the 2000’s.