What a fantastic win for the NIPA team against a star studded IPA team. After winning Frame 1, we were never to relinquish the lead in a match with a very high standard of Blackball Pool from both sides. Ronan McCarthy sealed the deal with a break & dish in Frame 20 to secure a memorable 13-7 win. Top of the pots for NI was Gee Crawley with 4/4. Well done to all the lads.

In the photo - IPA Chairman Kevin Barton (left) presents the winners Shield to the Northern Ireland team of Sam Newell, Gary Clarke, Gee Crawley, Ronan McCarthy and Colin Moore