Qualified SBI Referees

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Referees Association

How to become a referee?

A candidate must attend 6 hours’ tuition with a Tutor or Examiner. These 6 hours may be broken down to 3 X 2-hour seminars on Rules of Snooker, Positioning and Match Preparation.

When 6 hours are completed The Candidate is given an oral exam and asked to referee a match minimum of 5 Frames. If the Candidate is successful they are awarded a class 3 Snooker Referee and is also registered with EBSA (European Billiards and Snooker Association)

All Referees must be Garda vetted and have completed Safeguarding 1 Child Protection course.

Class 4 referee is awarded to referees who want to referee at local tournaments only and be examined for class 3 at a later date if they want to become fully qualified SBI referees

All referees will be Contacted by SBI Garda Vetting officer and by SBI Child Protection Officer.

Anyone wishing to become a snooker referee, please contact any of the Committee below who will arrange the Seminar.

 

Ger Murray
Chairman

Tel: 085 8782974

Email: germurray55@gmail.com

Shane Mason
Vice Chairman

Tel: 085 1661918

Email: shanemason147@yahoo.ie

Neil Shanahan
Secretary

Tel: 086 3578481

Email: nshanahan0@gmail.com

Shane Corr
Treasurer

Tel: 0879881498

Email: shanecorr147@yahoo.ie

Steven Foster
Committee

Tel: 0871631208

Email: stevenfoster13@gmail.com

Brendan Devlin
Committee

Tel: 086 6063420

Email: brendandevlin285@ gmail.com

 

 

Please find the profiles of the Current RIBSA Billiards & Snooker Referees for the 2022-2023 Season

 

Eamon Kearns
Honary Life Member

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: None

Ger Murray
Referee

Snooker: Tutor

Billiards: Tutor

Neil Shanahan
Referee

Snooker: Tutor

Billiards: Class 1

Geraldine McQuade
Referee

Snooker: Tutor

Billiards: Class 1

Shane Mason
Referee

Snooker: Examiner

Billiards: Class 2

Conor Doyle
Referee

Snooker: Class 1

Billiards: Class 3

Arthur Greer
Referee

Snooker: Class 1

Billiards: Class 1

Brendan Devlin
Referee

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: Examiner

Shane Corr
Referee

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: None

Breda Doherty
Referee

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: None

Patrick Hanafin
Referee

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: None

John Kehoe
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: Class 2

Declan Quinn
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: None

Patrick Mooney
Referee

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: None

John Tobin
Referee

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: None

Louis Gunning
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: None

Natasha McAuley
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: None

Steven Foster
Referee

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: None

Ritchie Toal
Referee

Snooker: Class 2

Billiards: None

Aonghus McAnally
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: Class 1

Jason Dowling
Referee

Snooker: None

Billiards: Class 3

Kevin Christie
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: Class 2

Dan Carroll
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Dave Earle
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Maurice Walsh
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: None

Joanna Ward
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Peter McDermot
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Stephanie Foley
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Joe Lyons
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Annette Newman
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Shane Gorman
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: None

Rodney Goggins
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: None

Sandra Bryan
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

John O Boyle
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Jennifer Earle
Referee

Snooker: Class 4

Billiards: None

Shane Sexton
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: None

David Joyce
Referee

Snooker: Class 3

Billiards: None

 

 

If anyone needs information on any or the referees, they should contact the Referees Association Secretary Neil Shanahan on 086 3578481 or nshanahan0@gmail.com