Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) held a free National Snooker & Billiards Developmental Day on Saturday the 20th of August in the SBI HQ Academy of Excellence in Carlow. On the successful day players from Galway, Longford, Dublin and Wexford attended training with our National Coach PJ Nolan from 11am-4pm.
Talented Players on Show
The SBI Junior Developmental days are to introduce and encourage our juniors to play our beautiful sports and today payers Joe Shannon from Longford, Denny Bookie from New Ross, Max Kennedy from Galway, David Farrelly from Dublin and Ben Du Bois from Galway attended today learning about the Stance, Grip, Cue Action, Cue Ball Control and Potting Skills.
Latest Coaching Aids
The players also had their Technique checked using all the latest Coaching Aids like the Academy Laser, Str8aim G-5, Mini Domin Eye, Master Doctor, Blade Cue, Chris Henry Balls and EBSA Coaching Balls to develop their Approach, Stance, Cue Action, Grip, Address Position, Aiming and Delivery.
All the players performed excellent with many clearances on the day but Star of the day went to Joe Shannon with a stunning display of potting and scoring.
The day began with the players warming up on the tables, next PJ had designed a training program for the day with specific drills working on cue ball control and the players received print outs to bring home after the developmental day to practice and improve their scores.
The winner of the first event were Ben Du Bois and Joe Shannon on a maximum of 45 points each. A Match -Play event was then held and this was won by Joe Shannon.
The players next complete new drills and the winner was Joe Shannon with the maximum score of 98points with Max Kennedy in 2nd place on 79points. A Match-play event finished of the day with Joe Shannon winning it.
SBI would like to thank all the players for attending and thank all the parents for bringing their children to the HQ. We hope to see all the players competing this season in our events and it promises to be an exciting season ahead of quality junior snooker this year.
A Sport for Everyone
If any club or member knows of any junior players who would like to play this year on the U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-21 junior Tours, we would encourage them to check out our web site on www.sbireland.ie
Address / Post Code of SBI HQ
Snooker & Billiards Ireland
Sport HQ, Academy of Excellence
Graiguecullen, Co Laois
For more information on Junior Snooker and Coaching contact email@example.com or PJ Nolan on firstname.lastname@example.org