SBI Board & Officials

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

Email: – Text Service: 085 242 8701 – Web Site:


Jim Leacy

Vice - President of International Billiards and Snooker Federation

Past President of International Billiards and Snooker Federation

Founder of Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow, Ireland in 1985

Mobile : 086 2587546

Dylan Rees

Mobile : 0879724773

Tom O Driscoll
Vice Chairman

Mobile : 0877689945

Aonghus McAnally
Acting Secretary

Snooker and Billiards Player - Top break 137   

25 years of television commentary for the Irish Master Snooker at Goffs and City West.

International member of the Irish Billiards Team.

Mobile : 087 2411636

John Tobin

Member of St Patricks Snooker & Billiards Club Trim

Involved in snooker for 40 yrs. I play snooker regularly.

Secretary Co Meath Golf Clubs Snooker league for last 26 years.

Current board member of Snooker & Billiards Ireland.

Current SBI Treasurer & Qualified SBI Referee

Mobile :  087 7934565

Ger Murray
Child Protection Officer

Mobile : 085 8782974

Tony Thorpe
Board Member

RIBSA National Secretary 2009 - 2020

Represented Ireland at Celtic Challenge, Home Internationals

Represented Ireland at EBSA and IBSF Masters Championships 

Mobile : 087 7709903

Neil Shanahan
Board Member

Secretary Referees Association  Snooker & Billiards Ireland

Committee Member of EBSA Referees Sub-Committee

Referee Tutor Sport Ireland

Represented Ireland Internationally as referee at IBSF
/ EBSA Tournaments.

Mobile : 086 3578481

Jay Chopra
Board Member

Mobile : 0874441231

Ger Murray
Board Member

Mobile : 085 8782974

Shane Mason
Board Member

Mobile : 085 1661918

David Joyce
Board Member

Mobile : 087 4549659

Robert Murphy
Board Member

Mobile : 087 1447390

Jim Leacy

Mobile : 086 2587546

Ger Murray
Garda Vetting

Mobile : 085 8782974 

Donal McGuirk
Junior Liaison

Mobile : 086 8371169

John Kehoe
Billiards Liaison

Mobile : 087 7773649

PJ Nolan
Development Officer / National Coach

SBI National Snooker Coach since 2008

Current Head of EBSA Coaching

WPBSA / IBSF Qualified Coach

Mobile : 086 8634507

Snooker Events
SBI Events start at Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 19, Under 21, Intermediate, Challenge, Senior, Masters, Over 55’s and Ladies Events are held.

Billiards Events
Billiards Events are held at Intermediate and Senior Levels

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. 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.