Club News

Ivy Rooms Summer League

24 Jul 2012

Over the last four weeks twenty seven players played a league in the Ivy Rooms in Carlow with the top eight progressing to final to be played this Saturday 28th July.  Colvin O’Brien won week one and week two. Benny O’Brien won week three and Rodney Goggins won week four.  The top eight players to qualify for the final stages … Read more

The Griffith €3,000 Snooker Classic Tour 6 event 2…

22 Jul 2012

    The Griffith Classic Tour 6 got underway at Sharkx snooker club Newbridge on Saturday 21st July. A good days competition was had with some great battles on the table for places on the rankings that will guarantee a healthy prize fund. First up was father and son quarter final match between Dave and Gary Seales with the matc… Read more

Coaching Camp at the Ivy Rooms 2012

13 Jul 2012

The Ivy Rooms was the venue for the second Coaching camp to be run by Dan Carroll between Monday 9th to Thursday 12th July 2012. Six students were in attendance five from Carlow and one from Kilkenny. Each day began with a brief talk on the game and again emphasis on match fitness and importance of the mind game. Day 1 saw each student go throug… Read more

Rebel Cue-Men head to China for World Under 21’s

09 Jul 2012

TWO Rebel cue-men Ryan Cronin and David Cassidy will fly the Irish flag in China this week as they take part in the 2012 ‘World under 21 amateur snooker championships’ in Wuxi, Jiangsu. Cronin and Cassidy are members of the Crucible snooker club and are prominent Republic of Ireland internationals at this stage and when they break off in the… Read more

Sharkx Coaching Camp 2-4 July

05 Jul 2012

  Sharkx snooker club was a hive of activity over a 3 day period with 9 students taking part in their first Coaching Camp to be held in the club since it opened its doors over a year ago. With all 5 snooker tables on the go from early morning into the late afternoon the participants were kept busy by the routines and mini competitions t… Read more

Griffith €3,000 Snooker Tour 2012

24 Jun 2012

  The 5th Tour event took place in the Ivy Rooms Carlow on Saturday 23rd June. The number 1 seed Gary Seales went out 2 nil to Ronan Deegan in their quarter final match. Dan Carroll had a close match against Paddy Fagan and went through 2 nil to meet Ronan in the semis. In the bottom half of the draw Dave Seales was fighting a hard matc… Read more

Stars All Ireland junior snooker Championship 2012

03 Jun 2012

STARS ALL IRELAND JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 RESULTS  On Saturday 2nd June the Stars All Ireland Junior Championship took place in The Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow. With an entry of 25 young players including the plate competition from around the Country meant a good day’s snooker competit… Read more


30 May 2012

The Ivy Rooms Summer League commences Saturday 23rd June and will run for five weeks ending 28th July.  Played in groups – best of three frames. Knock-out best of 5 frames to final, with the final best of 7.  Handicaps {based on the RIBSA senior rankings} Top 16 = scr; 17-32 – + 14; 33 + = + 21. Ex-internationals{from last 5 years… Read more

Ivy Rooms Leinster Open

30 May 2012

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Griffith €3,000 Open Tour 4

29 May 2012

  The 4th Tour event got under way in Fairview Snooker club in Dublin. This the Griffith Open provided a great days competition. In the quarters Gary Seales the number 1 seed went through to the semis by beating Robert Rogers 2 frames to nil. Ronan Deegan only back playing after a few months out due to illness was in fine form against L… Read more


24 May 2012

Darcy Mcgees is hosting a u-18 Junior Snooker league every Tuesday in June from 6.30 onwards. Also included is Coaching and a Snooker Drills Competition, 50 euro entry for the four weeks. All enquiries to Peter Troy-0879700611 . Limited places available so be quick. RULES: UNDER 14 PLUS 20 POINTS 14 AND OVER  PLAY OFF SC… Read more

In Memory Of Finbarr Ruane Snr

18 May 2012

On the 18th May 1992 Irish Amateur Snooker lost without doubt one of it’s greatest ever servants. The passing of Finbarr Ruane Snr after a long illness stunned the snooker community not only on these shores but right across the snooker world. From the moment he began working with his father in law Christopher Carroll in CrossGuns in the earl… Read more

Stars Academy Ireland Kildare junior leagues 2012

10 May 2012

KILDARE JUNIOR SNOOKER LEAGUES 2012 Results Jamie Cullen took the Kildare junior league title held in Sharkx snooker club Newbridge. The league took four months to complete and it went down to the very last match between Jamie and the current number 1 on the National rankings Charlie Sweeney. Jamie took … Read more

Stars Champion of Champions 2012

07 May 2012

      STARS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2012  On Saturday 5th May the 3rd Stars Champion of Champions got underway in The Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow. In the Quarters Daniel Dempsey from Sharkx club Newbridge had a good 3 nil defeat with breaks of 37 & 43 over Dylan Hurley from Carlow going through to the sem… Read more

Dublin Snooker Federation League Cup

04 May 2012

The 2011/2012 Federation season now in its 11th Year was again a very successful one with our teams fighting it out for the league and cup titles. Thanks to all the clubs who supported our league and we are very hopeful that the sport will improve and that more teams will take part next season. 130 players took part in our many events this y… Read more

Williams Wins 147 Wexford Event

03 May 2012

Johnny Williams from Maynooth SC was in fantastic form in winning the 147 Wexford Snooker Open this week in beating Brendan O Donoghue from Nenagh 4 frames to 2 in an exciting final. In the semi finals Johnny beat Greg Casey from Cork 4-1 and Brendan beat Declan Brennan from Northern Ireland 4-0. The players thanked Rodney Goggins and Ab… Read more

Tuite wins Cork Open

28 Apr 2012

Mark Tuite from Killarney was crowned Shooters ‘Cork Open Snooker Champion’ at Shooters snooker club in the ‘Sunbeam Industrial Park’ Blackpool today. What was noticable last weekend was the large high quality of top class players who entered was a clear indication of how prestigious this title was. Chairman of the ‘Cork Billiards and Sn… Read more

147 Wexford Flyer

25 Apr 2012

The 147 Club in Wexford is under new management and will be running a 16 man one day flyer down in the club on Tuesday the 1st of May (11am start). The event is been run by Abban Reddy along with Rodney Goggins and is open to anyone. All Matches will be the Best of 7 Frames and only the first 16 names will be taken. Entry Fee is €30 … Read more

Dublin Snooker Federation Leagues

25 Apr 2012

  The Dublin Snooker Federation Leagues 2011/2012 season finished recently with the final result going right down to the last match of the season with the Griffith club taking the title just 3 points ahead of Sportslink A who were top of the table all the way. This is the 3rd time that the Griffith club have won the league equalling tha… Read more

Griffith €3,000 Snooker Tour 2012

25 Apr 2012

The 3rd Tour event got under way at the Ivy Rooms Snooker club in Carlow. This the Griffith Masters gave way to a great days competition. In the quarters Dan Carroll was again at the receiving end of a great display of potting and safety play from Anthony Clifford for him to reach the semis winning 2 nil.  Annette Newman the number 2 se… Read more