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


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

Northern Ireland


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.

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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.

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.


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.


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


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


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.

Wales v Northern Ireland

Host Nation: Republic of Ireland


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

Phil Redman, Dave Pawsey, David Russell, John Brand, Paul Lawrenson
Mike Burns, Greg Dand, Gareth Christie, Max Wright, Susan Wright
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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