Congratulations to Irishman David Morris on qualifying for the Main Tour when he came through the event 3 of the QSchool in Sheffield today with a final match victory 4-1 over Gareth Green from England.
Morris was one of the form players in all three qualifying events but he lost in event 2 in the final match against Ross Muir but it made&nb... Read more
The 2013 RIBSA National Championship Weekend will be held in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow from the 24th, 25th and 26th of May.
Action begins on Friday night at 7pm with the Q-Final of the Senior Snooker Championship. The winners will play again on Saturday at 10am in the Semi Finals with the senior final schedule later in the day at ... Read more
The RIBSA Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday the 18th of May in Roadstone Clubhouse in Dublin with 36 members in attendance on the day.
There was a wide variation of members including players from Billiards, Juniors, Mastesr, Seniors were in attendance covering all the topics.
End of season reports from all the various... Read more
The National Doubles Championships was held yesterday 19th May at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow. The Event attracted 16 teams from all over Ireland. With four groups of four the top two from each group progressed into the quarter-finals.
Greg Casey/David Cassidy 3 v 0 Jason Burns/Thomas Forde
John O'Sullivan/Benny O'Bri... Read more
The Q-Final lineup has now been decided after day two of the 2013 RIBSA Irish Snooker Championships at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow. The Irish Championship Q-Finals will be played in Carlow on Friday 24th May at 7pm.
The first player to Qualify today was Martin McCrudden when he beat Benny O Brien 4 frames to nil. Next Robert Murphy ... Read more
Day one of the 2013 RIBSA Irish Snooker Championships at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow has just ended with four qualifiers from a great days play. Saturday qualifiers will join the Sunday qualifiers for the Championship Finals weekend in Carlow on Friday the 24th and Saturday 25th of May.
First to qualify was former Professional playe... Read more
The Republic Of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association confirmed today the players and Officials who will represent Ireland in the 2013 IBSF World Under 21 Snooker Championships in China. The event will be held in Beijing from the 11th - 19th of July . For more information click on www.ibsf.info
The RIBSA U-21 Players will be Andy McClo... Read more
The two day RIBSA training camp for the up coming European Snooker Championship in Poland was held this week on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow with our National Coach PJ Nolan. RIBSA organised the two day camp to help our Republic of Ireland players prepare.
Star performers were Robert Murphy from Dub... Read more
Josh Boileau was in scintillating form as he stormed through a high quality field to capture the only under age title he hadn't won previously. He had breaks of 51, 54, 63 as he beat his first opponent Adam Fitzgerald 3-1. Adam had a 65 break in the frame he won. The highest break in the first round was a terrific 104 by Daniel... Read more
This week our National Coach PJ Nolan was coaching in Austria on the 4th and 5th of May to prepare the Austrian National players for the 2013 European Championship (27th May - 6th June ) which will be held in Poland and the 2013 IBSF World Under 21 Championship ( 11th - 19th July ) in China.
This two day cue zone was held in the beautiful ci... Read more
The RIBSA 150 up Billiards Points National final will be between Rodney Goggins from the 147 Club in Wexford and Aidan Murray from the Ivy Rooms after both players came through great semi finals wins with Aidan Murray beating Joe Doheny 3 -0 while Rodney Goggins 3-2.
The 2013 Final will be played at 2pm on Sunday 26th of May during the ... Read more
The 2013 RIBSA National Billiards Points final will be between Rodney Goggins from the 147 Club in Wexford and Wayne Doyle from Q Club Wicklow or Larry Drennan from Kilkenny. The remaining Semi Final will be played on Sunday 12th May at 11am in the Ivy Rooms after Rodney Goggins beat Aidan Murray from the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club last Sunday in wh... Read more
The 2013 National Intermediate Points Billiards Championships was played yesterday at the Ivy Rooms. There were a few new faces vying for a place in the final. It was two of those that reached the final. James Bateman from Kilkenny and Paddy English from Edenderry will now face each other in the Ivy Rooms during the National Fi... Read more
Saturday saw the staging of the Inaugural Finbarr Ruane Snr Memorial Cup at CrossGuns in Dublin. Limited to just 32 players the handicap event drew a strong field included top Irish internationals and ex professionals such as David Hogan, Rodney Goggins, Joe Delaney, Colm Gilcreest , John Sutton ,Michael Judge , Tj Dowling Robbie Murphy,Johnny W... Read more
Josh Boileau from Newbridge CYMS won the 2013 RIBSA Under 21 Snooker Championship today Saturday the 4th of May in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow. Josh beat Aaron Tobin from Youghal CYMS 4 frames to 3 in a superb match with Josh making a 80 break in the final frame to win the Irish title. Daniel Dempsey from Newbridge CYMS won the highest ... Read more
The RIBSA National Senior Championships qualifiers will begin on the 11th and 12th May with the final stages held a fortnight later on the 24th-26th May in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow.
The winner of the National Championships will represent RIBSA at the IBSF World Championships in Riga, Latvia on the 18th-30th November. The 2013 Event wi... Read more
The 2013 Betfair World Snooker Championships are into the semi final stages this week and World Snooker invited Dan Carroll to take part in the Cue zone and attend refresher coaching and seminar training during the middle weekend of the Championships. The Cue zone is where the World coaches are given a stage to help hone their skills and encoura... Read more
The 2013 Celtic Junior Snooker Challenge against Wales will be held in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club on Saturday 22nd of June and it promises to be a great day of Junior Snooker. Five sessions of play will be played on the day at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm and 5pm with all the matches consisting of 2 frames with a point for each frame won for his t... Read more
The Griffith Masters was the 3rd Tour event of the season that got underway at Sharkx Newbridge recently and the days competition was again a very tense and competitive occasion. In the top half of the draw at the quarter final stage, Dan Carroll overcame the number 1 seed Ronan Deegan 2 frames to 1 in a close match. Paddy Fagan was in good form... Read more
The RIBSA Junior Snooker teams for the 2013 Home International have been finalized after the National Championships were held earlier this month.The Home Internationals will be held in Leeds from the 2nd - 9th of August. Full details on the 2013 Home Internationals will be announced shortly on www.ribsa.ie.
If any player below is unable... Read more
Our National Coach PJ Nolan will hold a two day RIBSA training camp in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on the 7th and 8th of May. The players will train from 11am - 4pm. RIBSA have organised this two day camp to help our Republic of Ireland players prepare for next month's European Snooker Championship in Poland.
John Sutton from Celbri... Read more
The 2013 RIBSA AGM will be held in the Roadstone Snooker Club on Saturday the 18th of May at 2pm.
All motions for the AGM need to be emailed 14 days prior to the AGM to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Unit 8 Barrowvalley Retail Park, Graiguecullen in Carlow. Last date for Motions is the 4th of May.
It is hoped that all members will ... Read more
The Masters Snooker Championship was held on Sunday the 28th of May in the Ivy Rooms Snooker in Carlow with an entry of 32 players, the event was played down to the semi final stage. The Semi Final and final will be played on the Saturday the 25th of May during the Championship weekend.
The 2013 semi final line promises to be a classic with ... Read more
The National U-21 Championships takes place this Saturday 4th May at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow. Play commences at 10:30 sharp. Entries must be received before 4pm Thursday. Draw takes place at 6pm and posted on the website. Entry Fee €10. Phone 059-9137714 or text 087-6351163
All players should rememember The 2013 World U... Read more
In this the last REBEL SNOOKER report for this season we honour TIMMY Murphy who is again the toast of the Cork Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) in Billiards as he retained his ‘Cork individual billiards championship’ title with a win over fellow AOH clubman Lloyd Myers in the AOH hall last Thursday evening.
Timmy i... Read more
The 6 Reds National Championship took place in Breakers Gorey on Saturday 27th April. Matches were on a round robin basis,with a point being awarded per frame won, and the top 2 after the round robin phase playing off for the title in the Final. Newcomer Emily Talbot, a 12yr old from New Institute in Nenagh performed fantastically well for... Read more
The final of the Irish Intermediate Championship will be contested between Mark Walsh from the New Institute Club in Nenagh and Benny O'Brien From Kilkenny who overcame Philip Murphy from Roadstone 3 frames to2. Mark got the better of Martin Thorpe from St Conleths CYMS Newbridge by a score of 3 frames to 1. Martin hold sthe high break with an e... Read more
Martin Thorpe from St Conleths CYMS Newbridge Is Currently 1-1 with Mark Walsh from The new Institute Club in Nenagh in their semi-final at Celbridge Snooker Club. In the first frame Martin had a super 110 break, but Mark showed his fighting qualities by taking a close 2nd. This one could go all the way.
In the other half of the draw Benny O... Read more
The draw for the 2013 Intermediate Championship is as follows:
All players must register at least 15 mins before their 1st match. Neat dress is mandatory, dark trousers, long sleeved shirt and shoes ( no runners). Entry fee €20
Venue: Celbridge Snooker Club ... Read more
The Draw has been made for the 2013 Intermediate Snooker Shield which will be held in the Ivy Rooms in Carlow on the Championship weekend.
The Intermediate Shield is for the number 1's in the four regions to play off for the RIBSA title. This year four young under age snooker stars have finished in the number one position in their regio... Read more
R.I.B.S.A have six sets of ticket for Sale for this years World Championship final in Sheffield on the 5th and 6th of May. The Tickets are available until Thursday night 25th April at a price of €280.00 each. If you would like more information contact 05991 37714 Read more
Entries for the Intermediate Championship will close at 4pm on Thursday 25th April. The following entries have been received to date:
1.Martin Thorpe 2. Paul Kelly 3.Jim Carrick 4. James Fennesssey 5. Brian Quigley 6. Paul Byrne 7.Andy McCloskey 8. Richie Flynn
9. Eddie Keenan 10. Jonathan Grant 11. James McGuinness 12. Benny... Read more
The National Intermediate Championships takes place this Saturday 27th in Celbridge Snooker Club. Closing day for entries is Thursday 25th at 4pm. Draw takes place at 6pm and will be posted on the website. Entries can be texted to 085-1987379 or phone 059-9137714. The Championships will be played down to the Final. The Final wi... Read more
The Masters National Championships will be played at the Ivy Rooms Carlow next Sunday 28th. The Championships will be played down to the semi-finals. The semi's and final will be played in Carlow during the National Finals weekend 24th-26th May. Entries taken on the day before 10:30, draw takes place at 10:45 and play commenced at 11... Read more
YOUGHAL CYMS are the An Tostal ‘Cork Billiards and Snooker Association’ (CBSA) Cork County billiards champions for the second year in-a-row after defeating the AOH in the final last Wednesday evening in the ‘Market House’ the home of the Youghal team.
Brendan Cooney, William Kelly and Aaron Tobin w... Read more
The Billiards Points Championships was played at the Ivy Rooms, yesterday 21st April. In the first round there was a few close matched with John Kehoe beating Ross Doyle 500-470; Liam O'Brien 500-439 against Brendan Devlin; Victor O'Gorman 500-353 against Aonghus McAnally; Timmy Murphy 500-185 Robert McCrum and Rodney Goggins 500-234 Joe D... Read more
Last weekend our National Coach PJ Nolan was invited to be the lead coach at the World Snooker Cue Zone on the opening two days in the Crucible in Sheffield. The Cue Zones area showcase for the general public during their stay at major championships which is also used as a filming area by BBC TV.
The WPBSA is responsible for delivering Cue Z... Read more
Aaron Tobin from Youghal CYMS became the Under-19 Champion for 2013 at the National Championships held at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow to-day 20th April. A great day of snooker talent was witnessed with a starting field of 26 young players. Aaron saw off Carlow's Oisin Harte 3-0; Dylan Carey from Dublin 3-0 and fellow club mate Kenny Wight 3-2.
... Read more
The RIBSA National Under-19 Snooker Championships 2013 will be played at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow this Saturday 20th April. Play commences at 10:30am for all the players.
UNDER-19 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW
1. ANDREW DOHERTY v BYE
ADAM FITZGERALD v JORDAN MCCARTHY
JONATHAN ... Read more
The Dublin Snooker Federation Team Cup was held over the last few weeks with the final being staged at Sportslink Snooker club. The Quarters and Semi finals were played in Joeys Snooker club and the teams really enjoyed the event. A frame handicap was introduced and depending on your end of season league table place your team handicap... Read more
This week our National Coach PJ Nolan held a Snooker Coaching Zone in The New Institute Snooker Club in Nenagh County Tipperary. Among the players whom attended varied from former Irish Junior International Players to new up and coming Juniors to experienced club players who represented their club in Killarney this year.
Patsy Farrell is the... Read more
THE CRUCIBLE is our club of the week. Opened in 1984 by its charismatic owner Jimmy Hussey the venue has seen Internationals, champions, professionals and potential stars pass in and out of its doors at Nicholas Well Lane off Blarney Street for many generations.
The Crucible is well known thr... Read more
The 2013 Billiards Points Championships will be held at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow on Sunday 21st April. Play will commence at 11:00 and continue down to the final two. The final will then be play at the Finals Weekend on 25th & 26th May at the Ivy Rooms. Phone 059-9137714 for more information. Read more
Brendan O'Donoghue from Nenagh won the 7th Ranking event of the season and his second in a row. Brendan beat Ryan Cronin 4-0 in the quarters and after a long fought battle with Rodney Goggins took the semi-final 4-3. John Sutton won his quarter final match against the 147 man, David Hogan 4-1 and David Morris 4-0 in the semi's. David Morris reco... Read more
The 12th Dublin Snooker Federation Individual tournament took place at Joeys Snooker Club Dublin recently. Ronan Deegan was in good form in the top half of the draw seeing off Joe Roche 2 nil in the last 16 and Larry O'Dea 2 nil in the quarters with breaks of 42,38 and 37 along the way to the semis.
In the semis he met Jimmy Howard and their... Read more
The second installment of coaching for the young players of the CY club in Portarlington took place Saturday 13th April by World Snooker Coach, Dan Carroll. The group were put through their paces over the course of the day with practice routines and simple alternatives to the 15 red game in order that everyone would get equal table time and enco... Read more
The quarter finals of the 7th Ranking Event starts at 10:00 tomorrow Sunday 14th at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow. The quarter-finals lineout is as follows:
David Hogan v John Sutton
David Morris v Greg Casey
Rodney Goggins v Tom Gleeson
Brendan O'Donoghue v Ryan Cronin Read more
David Hogan is in fantastic form at RPT 7 at the Ivy Rooms today Sat. April 13.
In his 1st round match v Neil Guidon he had breaks of 60 and 127. Superb play by any standards.
However, this was only an appetiser as in the 2nd round v Martin Ruddy he produced a magnificent 147 maximum followed by a 143.
He has reall... Read more
The Republic Of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association confirmed today the Teams and Officials who will represent Ireland in the 2013 European Championships in Poland.
The Senior Players: Robert Murphy, John Sutton and Jason Devaney
The Masters Players: Mark Tuite, Nigel Power, Frank Sarsfield and Anthony Bonnar
The Refere... Read more
Congratulations to Irishman David Morris on qualifying for the Main Tour when he came through the event 3 of the QSchool in Sheffield today with a final match victory 4-1 over Gareth Green from Eng... Read more