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
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 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
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.
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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 RIBSA Under 16 National Snooker Championship was played in Douglas Snooker Club in Cork featuring 22 top young players from all around the country looking to lift the Irish title. The 2013 final on the 26th of May will be between Sean Burns from Cork and Shane Bates from Wexford after both players played some fantastic snooker on the da... Read more
The RIBSA Under 14 National Snooker Championship began this morning in Douglas Snooker Club in Cork featuring all the top young players from all around the country.
After a great days play from all the young stars the 2013 RIBSA National Under 14 final will be between Fergal Quinn from Tyrone and Darragh Cusack from Dublin on the 26th of May... Read more
The RIBSA Under 16 National Snooker Championship will be held this Sunday the 7th of April in Douglas Snooker Club in Cork.
The Under 14 Championship will be held on Saturday 6th of April. Closing Date is 10.00am on the morning. The championship is open to all players with the Draw being made at 10.15am and play starts at 10.30am. ... Read more
On Saturday the 30th of March the National Under 18 Snooker Championships took place in Douglas Snooker Club in County Cork. All the best players from all over the country competed down to the final. The final will be played during the national championships weekend in may. Karl and Martin Busteed had the club in superb condition for all the pla... Read more
The second event of the U-16 School School series was played yesterday 23rd March in the Ivy Rooms. A great display of snooker was on show from all these young players, who had started out early in the morning to battle the cruel weather conditions. Well done to all who travelled from the four corners of the country. Adam Fitzgerald ... Read more
The U-14's Cue School was played yesterday 23rd March at the Ivy Rooms. Inspite of the weather players travelled from Donegal, Cork, Dublin and Wexford. Corey Ramsbottom, after winning three ranking events and the first Cue School, his winning ways continued. He never dropped a frame yesterday with 2-0 wins over Aaron Goldrick and Ronan Wh... Read more
The Under-14's and Under-16's Cue School Event No. 2 takes place this Saturday 23rd March in the Ivy Rooms, Carlow. U-16's event will commence at 10:30am and the U-14's at 1:30. For those unable to attend please ring 059 9137714 to-day. Read more
The 3rd U-19 Cue School was held to-day in the Ivy Rooms, Carlow, with Charlie Sweeney and Andrew Doherty making it through to the final. Charlie beat Dylan Carey 3-2 and Aaron Moyles 3-0 on the way. Andrew beat Evan O'Leary 3-1 and had a close encounter with Dean Callaghan before beating him 3-2. Because of the late hour&n... Read more
The Draw for the third and final Under 19 Cue School was made today with play starting at 10.15am. The event is being held this Saturday the 16th of March in the Ivy Rooms with all the players focused on making the International team for the 2013 Home Internationals.
The Under 19 National Championship will be the final qualifying event... Read more
The third and final Under 19 Cue School will be held this Saturday the 16th of March in the Ivy Rooms with all the players focused on making the International Team for the 2013 Home Internationals.
The Under 19 National Championship will be the final qualifying event and this event will be open to all the players in Ireland but the top 8 on ... Read more
The final of the 3rd Under 21 Cue School was contested between Ryan cronin from the Crucible snooker club in Cork city and Josh Boileau from Newbridge CYMS. In the first semi final Ryan accounted for his clubmate David Cassidy 3 frames to 1,while Josh overcame Jason Devaney from Ballina by 3 frames to 0.
The final proved to be a high quality... Read more
The 2nd Cue School of the season in the U/21 age group is took place today Sunday 10th March in St Conleth@s CYMS Newbridge this morning. The final was held over last month due to bad weather and with was local player Josh Boileau defeating Ryan Cronin 3 frames to 0 in a superb final. Read more
On Sunday the 10th Of March RIBSA will be holding the final Under 21 Cue School Event in Newbridge CYMS in County Kildare.
Ryan Cronin and Josh Boileau will also contest event 2 final at 10am after the final was postponed last month due to bad weather.
The following players have been selected = 20 Cue School places - The Top 8 Seeds from... Read more
Adam Fitzgerald from the Youghal club won the first U/16 Cue School at St. Conleth's CYMS, Newbridge on Sunday March 3rd. The 3 - 0 score line in the final did not reflect how well his opponent Charlie Sweeney from the host club had played throughout the tournament. However, Adam held his nerve the better in the final to record a very impressive... Read more
In the final of the first U/16 Cue School Adam Fitzgerald from Youghal awaits the winner of the match between Charlie Sweeney from Newbridge and the up and coming Corey Ramsbottom from the Ivy Rooms. Adam will have his hands full with either of these players.
In the U/14's Corey is also doing well where he plays Ross Bulman From Youghal. in ... Read more
On Saturday the 2nd of March the first audition of the Ken Doherty Lucky Break competition was held in Douglas Snooker Club in Cork.
This competition is being filmed for Setanta Sports TV Channel. 56 under 18 players attended to show off their skills. The players were judged by Ken Doherty, Gay Burns and our National Coach PJ Nolan.
Al... Read more
The Draw has made for the RIBSA Under 14 & Under 16 Cue School events 1 in Newbridge CYMS on Sunday the 3rd of March.
Under 16 Matches Start @ 10am
Adam Fitzgerald v Bye, Christopher Duffy V Shane Bates, Sean Devanney V Bye, Aaron Goldrick V Bye, Sean Burns V Bye, Ross Bulman V J J Monaghan, Noel Landers V Daragh Cu... Read more
The following 20 players have qualified for the RIBSA Cue School event 1 in Newbridge CYMS on Sunday the 3rd of March.
Under 16 Cue School starts at play starts at 10am in a knock out format and the draw will be done on Friday 1st of March. If any player can not attend they should text 085 1987379 and the next player in the region will ... Read more
The following 12 players have qualified for the RIBSA Cue School event 1 in Newbridge CYMS on Sunday the 3rd of March.
Under 14 Cue School starts at play starts at 1pm in a knock out format and the draw will be done on Friday 1st of March. If any player can not attend they should text 085 1987379 and the next player in the region will be inv... Read more
The third instalment of this year’s under 14 and under16 Snooker tournaments for the North west region took place in the North West Snooker club in Letterkenny on Sunday last. There were seven players in the under 14 event and 8 players in the under 16 event. There were a few new faces in this event such as Dylan O Malley from ... Read more
The third East under 16 ranking event of the season was held in Darcy McGees Spawell Snooker Club in Dublin on Saturday 16th of February.
Aaron Goldrick from Cavan beat Michael Woods from Dublin 2 frames to one to win the Under 16 East Region event 3 on the final black ball.
All eyes will be on the site next week in findin... Read more
The third East under 14 ranking event of the season was held in Darcy McGees Spawell Snooker Club in Dublin on Saturday 16th of February.
Michael Woods from Dublin beat Darragh Cusack from Sutton LTC Dublin 2 frames to one to win the Under 14 final East Region with a great display of match snooker.
All eyes will be on the site next week ... Read more
The South East third under 16 ranking events of the season were held in Darcy McGees Spawell Snooker Club in Dublin on Saturday 16th of February.
Stephen Bateman from Kilkennny won the 16 final when he beat Stephen Lawlor from 147 Wexford 3 frames to nil in a high quality final.
All eyes will be on the site next week in finding out how m... Read more
The South East third under 14 ranking event of the season was held in Darcy McGees Spawell Snooker Club in Dublin on Saturday 16th of February.
Corey Ramsbottom from the Ivy Rooms in Carlow won the 14 final when he beat team mate Oisin Harte 2 frames to one in an exciting final.
All eyes will be on the site next week in finding out how m... Read more
On Saturday the 16th Of March RIBSA will be holding the second Under 19 Cue School Event in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club.
It was young Aaron Tobin from Youghal winning event one in Newbridge CYMS when he beat Andrew Doherty in the final. All players will be fully focused in event two, on putting in a good performance to put the... Read more
The third RIBSA ranking in the Under 14 and Under 16 Nationwide series will be held this Saturday the 16th and Sunday 17th of February. The final four regional events will be played in a knock out format in the three selected venues below.
The Eastern Region along with South Eastern Region will be held on the same day in separate events... Read more
The second Under 21 Cue School event of the season was held in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow today with all the players trying to qualify for the European Under 21's in March. Ryan Cronin and Josh Boileau will contest the final of this event at the next ranking event on the 9th of March due to bad weather after semi final wins over Andy M... Read more
The draw has been made for the second RIBSA Under 21 Cue School in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Saturday the 19th of January. Play starts at 10.30am with the group matches. All players are requested to sign in for 10.15am and PJ Nolan will be the Tournament Director on the day.
Gro... Read more
The second RIBSA Under 21 Cue School will be held in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on the 19th of January. 20 players have qualified from the four region rankings. This is the second in a series of three events along with the National Championships that RIBSA will organise to qualify players for the 2013 World IBSF and European EBSA Under... Read more
Aaron Tobin from Youghal CYMS won the first RIBSA Under 19 Cue School in the Newbridge CYMS Snooker Club in Newbridge on the 29th of December. The best 20 players in the Republic of Ireland have qualified from the four region rankings to play in four groups to qualify for the knock out stages with them all having the goal of getti... Read more
Ryan Cronin beat Andy McClosey 3-0 in the final in the first RIBSA Under 21 Cue School is being held in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow today.
The highest break went to Andy McCloskey with a 70, 59, 57 Josh Boileau 65, 56, 53, 53, 48, 40. Andrew Doherty 64. Daniel Dempsey 64, 40. Stephen Bateman 63. Jason Devaney 62. Daniel O Regan 52. ... Read more
The first RIBSA Under 21 Cue School is being held in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow today the 15th of December. 20 players have qualified from the four region rankings and the players played in four groups today to qualify the players for the knock out best of 5 stage.
Josh Boileau, Andy McCloskey, Ross Doyle and Ry... Read more
The third and final Under 19 and Under 21 ranking event in the Esat region was held in Darcy Mcgees Spawell Snooker Club in Dublin and it was Glen Doyle from Wicklow winning the Under 19 event and Andrew Doherty winning the Under 21 event.
RIBSA would like to thank Richie and the Darcy McGees Spawell SC for holding the RIBSA East region unde... Read more
A fantastic day was had at Douglas Snooker Club on Saturday. Cork Snooker showed their strength with super performances in both age groups. Karl Busteed smoothly ran the event in the absence of Brendan Cooney who was busy flying the Irish flag in Bulgaria.
The U 19's was won by Aaron Tobin who played Kenny Whyte in the final. Both gentlemen ... Read more
Ross Bulman wins on the double in South West
On Saturday 17 november Ross Bulman from Youghal CYMS came out on top in both the U/14 and U/16 qualifying tournaments t the excellent Douglas S C in Cork. This great achievement was all the more noteworthy as Ross is just 11 years of age.
In the 1st semi final Conor Kennedy ( Youghal CY... Read more
Event No. 2 in the Eastern Region took place on Saturday 17th November in Darcy McGee's S C, Templeogue. In the U/14 competition Daragh Cusack representing Sutton Lawn Tennis Club emerged as winner defeating Michael Woods by 2 frames to 1 in the final.
The U/16 competition saw the result reversed with Michael overcoming Daragh by the same 2 ... Read more
Newbridge CYMS Club in Co. Kildare held the second RIBSA Under 14 and Under 16 ranking events in the South East Zone today with a good turnout of all the leading players from the region.
Full Results to follow.
There was a diistinct feeling of deja vu at the second U/14 & U/16 qualifying tournament in the South Eastern Regi... Read more
This weekend will feature Under 14 and Under 16 Nationwide ranking events in the four regions. This season Junior Snooker in Ireland will be played in four zones in four venues on the same day. In the Nationwide events Under 14 and Under 16 events will be played together. Under 19 and Under 21 events will also be played together.
The Nationw... Read more
The 2nd U/19 & U/21events of the season were held in St Conleth's CYMS, Newbridge on Saturday 3 November. In the U/19 tournament 8 play ers took part, with Josh Boileau (1st) and James McGuinness (2nd) emerging from group A and Dylan Scully (1st) and Stephen Bateman (2nd) from group B. In the semi-finals Josh overcame Stephen by 3 fram... Read more
The second instalment of the both the Under-19 and Under-21 Ranking Series take place this weekend around the country. The four venue's are Northwest Snooker Club, Newbridge CYMS, Darcy McGee's (Spawell), and Douglas Snooker Club in Cork.
Please contact whichever club you wish too compete in to give in your entry before Friday no... Read more
Charlie Sweeney from St Conleths CYMS, Newbridge won the 1st South East Regional U/16 tournament of the season at his home club with a convincing 2 frames to 0 victory in the final over Shane Bates representing Wexford 147 club. 10 players took part in two groups of 5. In group A Stephen Bateman came out on top with Shane Bates in 2nd place, Ste... Read more
A talented group of young snooker players assembled at the North West snooker club in Letterkenny on Saturday last for the first of this seasons under 14 and under 16 tournaments. After the round robin stages in the under 14 category the final was played out between Fergal Quinn (MC Veigh’s Snooker Club Coalisland) and Sean Devenney (North... Read more
The first junior events of the season were hosted by Karl and Martin Bumsteed at the Douglas S C in Cork. 13 players competed in the U/19 event and 16 in the U/21 event.
In the U/19's Aaron Tobin from Youghal CYMS and his club mate Lee Walsh progressed to the final where Aaron gave an exhibition of potting with breaks of 62, 74 and 95 ... Read more
Jason Devaney and Aaron Moyles were the victors in the Northwest Snooker Club at the weekend. Ex-Irish Senior Champion Devaney ran away with the Under-21 event dropping only one frame in his group whilst winning all of his four matches. Moyles came third on the day in the Under-21's but did however take the Under-19 section winning both of his g... Read more