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. Snooker & Billiards Ireland 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.

Officers

Jim Leacy
President

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
Email: jim@ivyrooms.ie

Dylan Rees
Chairman

Mobile : 0879724773
Email: dylka@hotmail.co.uk

James Bateman
Vice Chairman

Mobile : 087 2279988
Email: jbateman@steel.ie

Derek Kiely
Secretary

Professional Sports Journalist

Radio Work at RTE Radio 1 Sport, 96FM

Involved in Snooker 47 years

EBSA Media/Press Officer

Works at Echo and Irish Examiner Newspapers

Munster Snooker Council Secretary/Treasurer 

Mobile :  089 4257901
Email: info@sbireland.ie

John Tobin
Treasurer

Member of St Patricks Snooker & Billiards Club Trim

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

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

Current board member of Snooker & Billiards Ireland.

Current SBI Treasurer & Qualified SBI Referee

Mobile :  087 7934565
Email: johntobinsnooker@gmail.com

Ger Murray
Child Protection Officer

Mobile : 085 8782974
Email: germurray55@gmail.com

Tony Thorpe
Board Member

RIBSA National Secretary 2009 - 2020

Represented RIBSA at Celtic Challenge, Home Internationals

Represented RIBSA at EBSA and IBSF Masters Championships 

Mobile : 087 7709903
Email: tonythorpe1557@gmail.com

Neil Shanahan
Board Member

Mobile : 086 3578481
Email: nshanahan0@gmail.com

Tom O Driscoll
Board Member

Mobile : 0877689945
Email: hotspur147@gmail.com

Ger Murray
Board Member

Mobile : 085 8782974
Email: germurray55@gmail.com

Shane Mason
Board Member

Mobile : 085 1661918
Email: shanemason125@hotmail.com

David Joyce
Board Member

Mobile : 087 4549659
Email: dave.joyce147@gmail.com

Donal McGuirk
Board Member

Mobile : 086 8371169 
Email: donal11.dmg@gmail.com

Jim Leacy
Anti-Doping

Current 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
Email: jim@ivyrooms.ie

Ger Murray
Garda Vetting

Mobile : 085 8782974 
Email: germurray55@gmail.com

PJ Nolan
Development Officer / National Coach

SBI National Snooker Coach since 2008

Current Head of EBSA Coaching

WPBSA / IBSF Qualified Coach

Mobile : 086 8634507
Email: pjcoach147@hotmail.com

Contact Details :
Snooker & Billiards Ireland
Snooker HQ Unit 8 Barrow Valley Retail Park, Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen, Carlow
Email : info@sbireland.ie / Text : 085 242 8701

Snooker Events
Start at Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 19, Under 21, Intermediate, Challenge and Senior Levels, Masters Events and Ladies Events are also organised

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 Fee 

All Entries are done on line by clicking on www.sbireland.ie 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 and a by-monthly email Newsletter on our web site.

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

All member players and clubs can book coaching and training by ringing PJ on 086 8634507 or emailing him on pjcoach147@hotmail.com

PJ is the European head coach and an official World Snooker Coach. PJ has coached all over Asia and Europe and he travels with our players to international events.