Top young players to compete for the Ryan O’Neill Trophy

We recently announced that next season’s highest ranked ‘Under 18’ will be crowned the first ever SMPT Young Player of the Year.

We are now pleased to confirm that the Young Player of the Year will win the Ryan O’Neill Trophy.

Ryan is a seasoned Irish international, whose considerable achievements in short mat bowls include being the only player to win all four individual titles at the British Isles Championships.

Aside from his numerous personal accolades, Ryan is passionate about promoting the sport and nurturing the future stars of our game. To this end he has been involved in coaching Under 18s for over thirteen years, with his eldest daughters Shauna and Caitlin fine examples of his efforts.

All at the SMPT would like to thank Ryan for his support of this new award.

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