On Wednesday the 25th of November our National Coach PJ Nolan travelled to the Rathkeale Snooker Club in County Limerick to hold a free RIBSA Snooker Coaching Session.
The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association offered every registered RIBSA club a free coaching session with our National Coach to help promote the game around the country.
This season the Rathkeale Club have stepped up their focus on developing the game with two newly qualified RIBSA Coaches with Jason Dowling and Thomas Enright completing the coaching course.
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During the session that was attended by all the leading Junior and Senior players including former Irish Billiards Intermediate Champion Anthony O Flaherty. PJ worked on improving the players Cue Action and Address Position to help them strike the ball better.
PJ said ” he was very impressed with the amount of talent on show and the club have three top class juniors who he believes have great talent and with the guidance from Jason and Thomas he is sure they will improve more and more ” .
RIBSA Offer to all Clubs
If any RIBSA Affiliated Club wish to hold a coaching session they must contact RIBSA directly by Email to email@example.com and request this offer. PJ will then contact the club by email to arrange and confirm a suitable date and time.
The start time will be up to each club and once the date and time is confirmed within PJ’s Diary then the training session will be held and a report will be published on the RIBSA Web Site. Please Note : Only emails sent directly to RIBSA can arrange a free session.
Each club can avail of a session. The only cost to the snooker club is the travel cost of bringing PJ to the club at €20.00 per hour travel time to and from Carlow town. i.e., 2hr journey to the club from Carlow will be a total of €80.00 to the club.
Only current 2015 registered clubs can avail of this offer but if any club wishes to join this year and become a registered club they should download the form from the download section in the top menu of the site
If any RIBSA player would like to book a private session
If any player would like to book a private one to one lesson they should email PJ on firstname.lastname@example.org for his next available date.
The cost of holding a coaching session is €20.00 per hour travel time from Carlow plus €20.00 per hour coaching fee ( Min 2 hrs ). All tolls and parking fees must also be paid if needed. If you would like to travel to the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow you can avail of a 2hr session for €65.00 which includes Lights, DVD of the lesson and Technique profile.