Irish Premier League
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Season 2005/06

Adams & Beggs To Sign For Yorkshire June 6th 2006
IPL players, Eoin Adams and Kenny Beggs, will transfer to Yorkshire Phoenix for FISTF events next season. The pair will join fellow countrymen, Trevor Cummings & Stuart Mcilroy, at the growing Yorkshire club.

Understrength IPL Team Struggle in Belfast 13th/14th May 2006
Only four teams entered the Belfast Grand Prix. Belgian club, Hennuyer, beat English Premier League 3-1 in the final. Lega-Liga Odense of Denmark finished 3rd and Irish Premier League 4th, only being able to field a 3-player team. John Moore was the only IPL player to progress beyond his group in the Individual Open. Kenny Beggs beat England's Adrian Curtis in the Veterans final, while Donal Convery & Davy Clegg reached the semis. Team Results | website

IPL Reach Quarter-Finals in Manchester 28th/29th Jan 2006
The Manchester Grand Prix was a successful trip for the IPL, who reached the Quarter-Finals amidst a strong entry of 19 teams, including some of Europe's finest. Gary, John, Kenny, Eoin & Nicky all played their part in what was a big improvement on November's Dumfries performance. Result of the day was Kenny's 2-1 victory over Female World Champion, Delphine Dieudonne. Results (Excel) | Results (Word) | Photos

Kenny Beggs 2 Delphine Dieudonne 1
IPL lost 1-3 to Hennuyer of Belgium but beat North West (Wales) 3-0 to get through the group. They then eliminated Belgian club, Templeuve United, 2-1 in the Barrage Round before going out to Murcia of Spain. Hennuyer beat Murcia in the Final.
IPL Team Results

In the Individual Open, Kenny lost 0-1 to Kasper Bennett in the Last 32, while John went down to Angel Valverde at the same stage. Gary didn't qualify from his group but was runner-up in the Plate. Nicky was eliminated at the group stage of the Veterans.

Danielle Murtagh was 3rd in the Female event and reached the Junior Semi-Final to pick up her first overseas trophy. Tournament Website

Disappointment in Dumfries 19th/20th Nov 2005
The IPL had a disappointing return to team action in Dumfries, losing 4 out of 5 matches to finish bottom of the six-team group, their only win coming against Yorkshire Phoenix. The top four teams (EPL, Hot Club, Yorkshire & Solway) qualified for the Semi-Finals. EPL beat Hot Club in the Final. IPL Team Results

Plate Final:Hawkins 0 J.Moore 0 (shots:2-3)
There was better fortune in the Individuals, however, with Gary Moore & Kenny Beggs reaching the Quarter-Finals and John Moore winning the Plate, beating England's Steve Hawkins 3-2 on shots after a scoreless final.

In the Veterans, Nicky Moore lost his group matches to Iain Bell & Richard Pepper.

Full Results

IPL 2005/06