Pool Champion Earl Strickland in Cross Square Hotel

July 1, 2013

American multiple pool champion Earl Strickland will be hosting an exhibition in The Cross Square Hotel on Thursday July 11 as part of his Irish Tour. The outspoken controversial 5 times U.S. Open 9 ball champion will be accompanied by Sky Sports during the course of his Irish Tour as they are going to present a one hour documentary on the greatest player of all time. Earl, who will be staying in Cullyhanna with Irish champion Sean Hoey, earned notoriety for his run in with legendary snooker player Steve Davis before, during and after their World Pool Championship match back in 2003 which was covered by Sky Sports.

Earl will begin his Irish Tour in Belfast on July 4 with Ballymena, Courtown, Fintona, Navan and Castlebar the other venues to host this once in a lifetime opportunity to see a World great in action. It is great credit to Sean that he uses his local hotel to give the people of south Armagh the opportunity to see a player who has been ever-present on the American Mosconi Cup team for 15 years to perform a dazzling array of unbelievable trick shots. Let’s hope that Sean’s trust in the local audience will be rewarded with “the house full signs” erected long before the 8 pm start time. Already a large number of tickets at £10 each (available at hotel reception) or from Sean (0863991044) have already been snapped up by pool enthusiasts throughout Newry and Mourne who know what entertainment and value the night offers.

Strickland is simply box-office stuff and a night not to be missed by young and old.