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Morris does it again but only just!!! 
David Morris stepped back into contention for the Under-19 No.1 spot as he returned to winning ways after missing the last event with a broken wrist. Morris needed to win the 3rd event to secure his place in the European Under-19’s in April. More
Goggins on top form in Final 
Rodney Goggins produced some of the best snooker of his career to date to win the 5th Senior Event of the season beating Tom Gleeson 5-1 in the final. Goggins lost the first frame but dropped only 16 points in the following 5 frames for victory. More
Michelle Sherwin back in action 
Irish Champion Michelle Sherwin from Breaks Snooker Club in Dublin made a successful comeback to the Irish Ladies Series winning the 5th Event in Carlow last Sunday beating Celbridge’s Cathy Dunne 3-0 in the final.
Crucible Bound? 
Wexford’s Rodney Goggins has qualified for the Main Tour stage of the World Professional Snooker Championships. Goggins who had a superb 5-0 win over Dutchman Karan Chand in the final round to join the other seven challenge tour qualifiers in the last 136 of the Championships.
Goggins will now face fellow Irishman Joe Delaney from Dublin in the next round on the 10th of February but is still 6 wins away from the TV stages and every win will further boost his chances of qualifying for the main tour next season

Connors compiles 147 maximum 
Letterkenny’s Johnny Connors became the latest Irish Junior to join the exclusive 147 club when he brought the Northwest Snooker Club to a standstill last week. More
TJ Takes 4th Senior 
Celbridge’s TJ Dowling beat Robert Murphy 5-3 in the final of the 4th Irish Senior Ranking Event of the season in Carlow on Sunday. TJ reached the final by beating Limeircks Mario Fernandez 4-0 in the quarters and came from 3-1 down in the semi’s against Tom Gleeson. James Moore’s 118 won the high break prize. View Results
Office Web Site 
Our Office Administrator Paula Jordan will from now on be looking after the publication of all future draws and rankings from the RIBSA Office Web Site. This is in order to make the draws and rankings available earlier. Reports and notices will also be posted on the site so players are asked to check out both this and the new page for new information. Once items are posted on the office page it will be eventually posted here.
Goggins Back To No.1 Spot 
Rodney Goggins went back to the top of the Irish Rankings at the weekend when he won the 3rd event of the series beating Tom Gleeson 5-1 in the final. Rodney will now regain the No.1 spot he had at the end of last season and now leads by 3 points. View Results  Rankings
Morris now 10 out of 10 
Kilkenny’s 15 year old David Morris continued his dominance of the underage scene by winning his 10th Under-16 ranking event in a row since the Irish Academy Series was set up. Morris has now only 2 events left before he goes overage and not many would bet against him completing a clean sweep of the series for a third year. Morris beat Nenagh’s David Hogan 3-2 in the final in Ballina in an event that he knocked in his highest competitive break of the season to date, a superb 136 total clearance in the earlier rounds.
Hogan impresses once again  Intermediate Event No.2 
Nenagh’s David Hogan added another title to his impressive season so far when he won the 2nd Under-19 Event in Letterkenny last weekend. Hogan beat Jason Waters 3-1 in the final after another impressive 3-1 win over John Connors in the semi final.
Waterford Snooker Club’s Jonathan Grant won the 2nd Intermediate of the season making up for his defeat in the final of the first event. Grant beat Tralee player Edward Healy 3-0 in the final of the event as well as picking up the high break prize. More
Fernandez is Munster Champion 
Limerick’s Mario Fernandez won the 2003 Munster Close in Killarney on Sunday beating practice partner John Torpey 4-3 in the final. Mario had already seen off Ger Lovett, Jonathan Grant, Tom Gleeson and Vincent Meaney in the run up to the final.
Fernandez, Torpey, O’Donoghue and Vincent Meaney all qualify for the Munster  Team with 3 wild cards to be decided.
Eddie Ingle wins 2nd Over-40’s Event 
Eddie Ingle beat Patsy Farrell 3-1 to win the 2nd Over-40’s event of the season. Click Here to view more and the current rankings
Ladies Events 1-3
The Ladies Series has had 3 events so far this season with Michelle Sherwin winning the first two events and Danielle Colgan winning the third event. View Event 1 – 2 – 3
Ireland Win Billiards Tri-Angular 
The annual Billiards Tri-Nations International Tournament took place at The Classic Snooker club, Glengormley, Northern Ireland on Saturday and Sunday, 8th and 9th November last and it was the Republic who were victorious over the weekend. More>
David Morris wins 9th Under-16 in a row 
David Morris beat David Hogan in the final of this weekends Under-16 event which makes it 9 in a row since the ranking events were introduced. More to Follow.
Moore takes 2nd Billiards Event  
James Moore continued his dominance in the Billiards this season as he won the 2nd Billiard Ranking Tournament of the season beating Eugene Hughes in the final. More>
Moore wins the 1st Billiards Event  
James Moore won the 1st Billiard Ranking Tournament of the season beating Victor O’Gorman in Carlow. More>
Flaherty is crowned Connacht Champion
Darren Flaherty won the Connacht Championships recently in his home club the Savoy, Ballina beating clubmate Martin Hopkins 3-1 in the final and knocking in a 117 along the way. More>
Fernandez dazzles in final 
Limerick’s Mario Fernandez won his second Senior Ranking Tournament in Carlow on Sunday 2nd of November when he came back from 2-0 down to defeat TJ Dowling 5-2 in what was an superb display of snooker. More>
Moore takes 2nd Billiards Event  
James Moore continued his dominance in the Billiards this season as he won the 2nd Billiard Ranking Tournament of the season beating Eugene Hughes in the final. More>
Moore wins the 1st Billiards Event  
James Moore won the 1st Billiard Ranking Tournament of the season beating Victor O’Gorman in Carlow. More>
Flaherty is crowned Connacht Champion
Darren Flaherty won the Connacht Championships recently in his home club the Savoy, Ballina beating clubmate Martin Hopkins 3-1 in the final and knocking in a 117 along the way. More>
IBSF World Championships 
Irish Champion Brendan O’Donoghue bowed out of the World Snooker Championships at the semi final stage with a 8-3 defeat at the hands of eventual champion Pankaj Advani from India. Brendan’s performance in his first ever IBSF World Championships was a superb achievement and hopefully Brendan can build on this result. ROdney Goggins reached the Last 16 while our third player Martin McCrudden reached the Last 32. View ISBF Site
Brendan O’Donoghue
Injured Morris Victorious  
Kilkenny’s 14 year old David Morris fought through the pain barrier in Celbridge last Saturday to continue his winning start to the season. The current senior Irish No.1suffered a bad sprain to his wrist last Thursday playing Gaelic Football in School and had contemplated not traveling to the event with his eyes on the Senior Event next week.
However the sprain to his right hand mean that he could just about hold the cue but not put much force in his shots. The standard of play from all the players was superb all day but Morris just had that edge to come out on top once again. View More
Muldoon sweeps Casey aside
The Under-14 Series kicked off in the Spawell Snooker Club, Dublin on Saturday and Vincent Muldoon from Galway wasted not time at all stamping his authority on the series. Muldoon only lost one frame all day as he reached the final where he kept that record up by beating defending No.1 and Champion Greg Casey. More>
Vincent Muldoon
Over-40’s Series Kick’s Off
 Joe Delaney picked up where he left off last season as he took the 1st Over-40’s event and retained his No.1 spot. Joe beat Jim Leacy, Joe McMahon & Patsy Farrell to reach the final where he defeated Youghal’s Brendan Cooney 3-2. Cooney had a great 3-2 win over Eugene Hughes in the semi to reach the final. More>
Joe Delaney
1st Ladies Event Results
Michelle Sherwin continued her dominance of the Ladies Game by winning the first event in the Ladies Series in Carlow last month. More>
PJ Nolan leaves for Qatar
Irish National Coach PJ Nolan has recently taken a year away from Irish Snooker to take up a 1 year full time post as National Coach to Qatar in the Middle East. More>
Morris step’s up into the Big League
14 year old David Morris took a massive leap from Junior to Senior success as he defeated Robert Murphy 5-4 in dramatic fashion to win the 1st Senior Ranking Tournament of the Irish Season. The youngster who’s previous best had been two quarter final appearances beat Murphy on a re-spotted black after amazingly fighting his way back into the frame after Murphy knocked in a 71 break. More> & Rankings>
David Morris
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