The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association held another Snooker in Schools project for St Mary’s Secondary School in the Edenderry Snooker Club on Tuesday the 28th of February. This schools development program objective is to help grow the interest of our sport within schools and the 14 boys and girls from St Mary’s
The sixth tournament of the Senior Billiards series was played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Sunday, 26th of February 2017, the format being 90 minutes timed (all rounds). Aidan Murray, having made a slow start to the season, bowing out in the early stages of the first two rounds, then recovered by
This year’s Final was contested by Keith Sheldreck from Q Club and Dan Dempsey from Newbridge. As usual a large crowd were present to witness the match. In the semi-finals Dan Dempsey beat Brendan Thomas from the Roadstone Club and Keith Sheldreck had a 3 – 0 win over James Bateman from the Kilkenny Shed.
National Coach PJ Nolan and the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have produced a new range of free Snooker Technique booklets to help our members improve their games. These booklet will be available to all our members at the RIBSA Training Camp events. The Stance The Grip The Approach The Bridge Hand
Our National Coach PJ Nolan held his final RIBSA training camp for the 2017 European Under 18, Under 21 and Mens Snooker Championship which will be held in Cyprus next month on Wednesday the 22nd of February in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow. In attendance was Ross Bulman, Noel Landers, Mark Gleeson, Stephen
Everyone involved in Irish snooker will be saddened to hear Paddy Merrigan the father of Stephen Merrigan from Roadstone SC Dublin passed away today. The Republic Of Ireland Billiards and Snooker Association would like to express their very deepest sympathy to Stephen and all his family at this sad time. May he rest in peace
The fourth ladies ranking event took place in Celbridge on 19th Feb. Michelle Sherwin was the first to claim her place in the final in the round robin stage, and the other finalist was decided in the match between Paula Judge and Claire Mill. The first frame went to a re-spotted black, Paula won the
RIBSA Chairman Jim Leacy held a draw this morning at the 5th RIBSA Masters Ranking Event in the Ivy Rooms SC for three entries into the World Seniors Championship qualifier on the 10th-12th March in the Spawell Snooker Club in Dublin. The three lucky winners drawn out were Richie Toal, Tony Thorpe and Alan Cusack.
RIBSA will be holding another snooker training camp on Wednesday the 22nd of February in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow with our National Coach PJ Nolan. The camp is aimed for the players playing in the 2017 European Under 18, Under 21 and Mens Snooker Championship which will be held in Cyprus in
Patrick Daly from Killarney won the fifth RIBSA U-14 Snooker Ranking Tournament of the season in the Newbridge CYMS in Newbridge on Sunday the 19th of February. In the final Patrick beat No.1 seed Ryan McGurik in a superb quality final. Report to follow RIBSA would like to thank Declan Quinn from Edenderry who was