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Dublin 2005 ..... England retain team trophy ..... Russell beats Pawsey on shots in Individual Final after a 2-2 draw

DUBLIN 2005


Tram Co Nightclub, Rathmines, Dublin | Map | Date: 2nd/3rd July

Individual Results
- Video of Russell's Winning shot

Team Results
1st England, 12 Pts
2nd Scotland, 9 Pts
3rd Wales, 6 Pts
4th Northern Ireland, 3 Pts
5th Republic of Ireland, 0 Pts


Scotland, Team Runners-up

Sponsors

The organisers of the UK and Ireland Championships secured a major sponsorship deal on the eve of the competition.

The billion Euro wholesale drink and snacks firm C&C backed the event, using the Grolsch beer brand, providing support with advertising, promotion and marketing of the tournament.
http://www.grolsch.co.uk/Summerset

Read full Report on Flicker

 
Media

Gary Moore was interviewed on RTE 2FM's Newsbeat show, previewing the event and giving an insight into what is happening in UK & Ireland at the moment. http://www.rte.ie/2fm/newsbeat.html

The Sean Moncrieff show on Newstalk 106 'Irelands radio station of the year' interviewed Gary Moore to promote the event. It highlighted why players take part in a serious Championship, such as this, and also showed the lighter side of the game.

National Television Channel, TV3, gave the event a plug on Martin King's daily weather bulletin which also highlights community events. Many thanks to him.

Format

Individual: There were 24 players divided into 4 groups of 5 & 1 group of 4, arranged so that no group contained more than one player of the same nationality. Top 3 per group plus best 4th place (in 5-player groups) qualified for Last 16.

Team: The 5 teams played each other once in league format.

Venue

Tram Co Nightclub in Rathmines, Dublin. It is 10 miles south of Dublin airport and conveniently located to ferryports & M50 motorway. See Map.

Accommodation

Caulfields Hotel, 18/19 Dorset Street, Dublin. €30 per person per night, B&B. Email caulfieldshotel@eircom.net or telephone 00353 (0)1-8781554. Thanks again to Paddy Caulfield for this great deal.

ENGLAND TEAM CHAMPIONS AGAIN!


England: Dave Pawsey, Paul Lawrenson, Phil Redman, David Russell, John Brand

England have retained the UK & Ireland International Team Trophy for 2005, following up on their success of Preston 2004. There were three changes to last year's squad - Lawrenson, Russell & Brand - but the English proved their strength-in-depth to again take the title unbeaten. Scotland, making their debut in the competition, pipped Wales to finish runner-up, while the two Irish Nations were left to battle it out for 4th place. Northern Ireland won 3-1, thus gaining revenge for last year's defeat & leaving the host nation in last place. Tram Co Nightclub in Dublin was an excellent venue, providing good facilities, discounted meals and projecting the action on a big screen for the public to see.

DAVID RUSSELL INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION


David Russell (England)
England's David Russell is the 2005 Individual Champion of the UK & Ireland. In the Final, he twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with fellow countryman, Dave Pawsey. His 2nd equaliser came in the last minute to take the game into extra-time. There was no further score and the match had to be decided by a marathon shootout. Pressure was telling on both players as only 3 of the 16 shots were scored, Russell eventually winning 2-1, justifying his call-up to this year's England squad at the expense of 2004 Champion, Shorab Jadunandan.
Full Individual Results 2005


Individual Final: David Russell 2 Dave Pawsey 2


Wales v Northern Ireland

England:
Phil Redman, Dave Pawsey, David Russell, John Brand, Paul Lawrenson
Scotland:
Mike Burns, Greg Dand, Gareth Christie, Max Wright, Susan Wright
Wales:
Phil Neal, David Lauder, John Lauder, Colin Lewis, Gareth Thomas
Northern Ireland:
Kenny Beggs, Simon Stewart, Eoin Adams, Stuart McIlroy, Barry Spence
Republic of Ireland: Gary Moore, John Moore, Darren Territt, Nicky Moore, Joseph Shorten

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