UK & Ireland Table Football Internationals
Republic of Ireland | Scotland | England | Wales | Northern Ireland


England Team:
Chris Thomas, Dave Pawsey, Chris Short, Phil Redman, Shorab Jadunandan.

UK & Ireland Individual Champion:
Shorab Jadunandan

Dave Pawsey (Eng) v Darren Territt (ROI)

National Football Museum


National Football Museum, Preston, 12th/13th June 2004

England are the official champions of UK & Ireland. They took the title with ease, beating Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland & Wales to top the four-nation group, before defeating group runners-up, Republic of Ireland, in the grand final. England were always favourites to win but there was an exciting battle for 2nd place, with the other three nations all feeling that they had a chance. Both Irish nations beat Wales, so it came down to a 'battle of Ireland' in the last group match. The Republic narrowly defeated their Northern counterparts 3-2 to march on to the final.


Shorab Jadunandan showed his class to become the Individual Champion. He dominated the final against Chris Short and came out a worthy 3-1 winner. Beaten semi-finalists were Chris Thomas & Phil Redman, making it an all-English top 4.
Full Results

The hopes of the other nations ended in the quarter-finals, with Northern Ireland's Kenny Beggs losing to Shorab and Republic of Ireland's Gary Moore & John Moore losing to Thomas & Redman. Best Welsh player was John Lauder, who lost to a golden goal by Gary Moore in the barrage round. Robert Ramsay, the only Scottish entrant, did not qualify from his group.
Individual Final: Chris Short 1 Shorab Jadunandan 3

Northern Ireland (green) v Republic of Ireland (white)

The Format:

Individual: There were 21 players divided into 1 group of 5 & 4 groups of 4, arranged so that no group contained more than one player of the same nationality. Group winners qualified directly for Quarter-Finals. Group runners-up, plus 3rd placed player in group of 5, played a barrage round to determine the other 3 Q/F places.

Team: The 4 teams played each other once in league format. Top 2 teams contested the final. Results

The Venue:

The National Football Museum in Deepdale, home of Preston North End FC proved to be an ideal venue & the event was covered by Sky TV, Granada & local Lancashire Radio station.

  The Nations:
Republic of Ireland

1 Gary Moore
2 John Moore
3 Darren Territt
4 Andy Fitzpatrick
5 Joseph Shorten

Based on TFAI National Rankings.

Venue: Q-Bar, Dublin Date: Sat 5th June 2004

Rep of Ireland 3
Northern Ireland 12

Rep of Ireland lost to Northern Ireland in the build-up to Preston. It was good practise & publicity, however, as spectators watched on with interest while they socialised in this Dublin hot-spot.


The Scottish were unable to get a team. They were represented in the Individual event by Robert Ramsay.


1 Shorab Jadunandan
2 Chris Thomas
3 Phil Redman
4 Chris Short
5 Dave Pawsey

Based on the stf table (UK & Ireland Ranking system)

Tom Taylor was interviewed on Irish radio station, RTE2 fm, along with Ireland's Gary Moore, gaining valuable publicity for the sport in UK & Ireland.


1 David Lauder
2 Colin Lewis
3 William Holliday
4 Martin Evans
5 John Lauder

Northern Ireland

1 Kenny Beggs
2 Stuart McIlroy
3 Joe McRoberts
4 Barry Spence
5 Donal Convery

Team was determined by a qualifying event on Wed 14th April.

Newspaper Report
17th April 2004

Northern Ireland's preparations continued on 5th June with a successful trip to Dublin, beating Republic of Ireland 12-3 in a Friendly International

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