SBI Board & Officers

Snooker & Billiards Ireland is the official governing body for Snooker and Billiards in the Republic Of Ireland. SBI are funded by Sports Ireland with an annual grant each year. SBI organise Snooker and Billiards events all around the Country from September to May each year concluding with the National Finals in all Categories in May.

Snooker & Billiards Ireland

Sport HQ, Academy of Excellence
Graiguecullen, Co Laois
Carlow Town

R93 C5Y6
Republic of Ireland

Phone: 05991 46888 – Email: – Text Service: 085 242 8701 – Web Site:

Board Members

Jim Leacy

Mobile : 086 2587546

Tommy O'Donoghue


Karen Thorpe
Vice Chair


John Tobin

Mobile: 087 7934565

Tony Thorpe

Mobile : 087 7709903

Neil Shanahan
Board Member

Mobile : 086 3578481

Shane Mason
Board Member

Mobile : 085 1661918

Annette Newman
Board Member

Mobile : 0868832734

Joanna Ward
Board Member

Mobile : 0871497294

Martina Keogh
Board Member

Mobile : 0861687136

Val Maloney
Board Member

Mobile : 0873831392

Steven Scully
Board Member
Rachel O Sullivan
Board Member


Dave Earle
Board Member

Mobile : 087 947 7089

Snooker Events
SBI Events start at Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 21, Amateur, Intermediate, Challenge, Seniors over 40’s, Super Seniors Over 55’s and Ladies Events are held.

Billiards Events
Billiards Events are held at Intermediate and Senior Levels

SBI have also a team of officers who lead in their vital roles within our Association


Eithne Brady
Junior Liaison Officer

Mobile : 087 290 8990

John Kehoe
Billiards Liaison Officer

Mobile : 087 7773649

Tommy O Donoghue
Anti Doping Officer


David Joyce
Garda Vetting Officer

Mobile : 087 4549659

PJ Nolan
National Coach / Development Officer

SBI National Snooker Coach since 2008

Current Head of EBSA Coaching

WPBSA / IBSF Qualified Coach

Mobile : 086 8634507

International Team Selections
Each Category will contain a number of ranking events with a National Championship and a ranking list from each category will then select the players for the International Teams.

Entry Fees

All Entries are done on line by clicking on and on the event you wish to enter before the closing date for each event.

Club Affiliation
Official Events are only held in affiliated Snooker Clubs around the country and in the SBI HQ in Carlow. If any Snooker club wants to affiliate all they need to do is complete the form and pay the fees on line via the web site. (Depending on the number of tables in their club) .

Player Affiliation
All Events are open to anyone living in the Republic Of Ireland but everyone must complete a player membership form and pay the annual fees on line. All Members and Clubs can view a Calendar Of Events.

Coaching / Development Officer PJ Nolan works full time for the Association as National Coach / Development Officer.

Book Coaching

All members and clubs can book coaching and training by ringing PJ on 086 8634507 or emailing him on PJ is the European Head Coach and an official WPBSA World Snooker Coach. PJ has coached all over Asia and Europe and he travels with our players to international events.