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at the moment who are actively coaching in clubs around the country.

We will endeavor to add more and more information regarding coaching to this section over the coming months and we are planning to hold coaching courses over the next few months.

If you require any information regarding the RIBSA coaching academy or want to become a qualified coach or book a lesson – please feel free to contact Paula Jordan our office administrator on 01-6251150 (E-Mail ).

Our main two coaches are however National Coach PJ Nolan who has just been appointed full time national coach / development officer and is now available for any club or individual to book a coaching day and anyone interested should contact Paula in sport HQ

We also have newly qualified European Coach Peter Troy and Peter will be hosting coaching sessions in Carlow at all Under 14 Ranking tournaments in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club.

Peter has just set up his own coaching page and click on link View Peter Troy’s Page

Coach Location Contact Info
PJ Nolan Carlow 086-8634507
Brendan O’Donoghue Nenagh Part Time RIBSA Coach
Peter Troy Lucan
Stephen Cullen Dublin 0872900193
Michael Bumster Dungarvan, Waterford Local Only
Dan Carroll Griffith Club, Dublin Local Only
Jim Carrick Newbridge Local Only
Noel Curran Cavan Local Only
Robert McCrum Spawell S.C, Dublin Local Only
Tony Quinn Ennis Local Only
Annette Newman Griffith Club, Dublin Local Only
Hughie O’Donnell Tuam Local Only
Manuel Vincente Ennis Local Only

PJ Nolan’s Coaching Guide

PJ Nolan starting coaching in Ireland before taking up a post of National Coach of Qatar and had been working in the Gulf for the last 4 years doing some tremendous work with one of the most ambitious snooker countries who have one of the best training facilities in the World at the moment.

In February 2008 PJ has been appointed full time position as National coach / development officer of RIBSA and his target is to help produce the stars of the future along with training club coaches around the country to bring the game to the next level.

RIBSA are offering any club to book a FREE coaching day in their club from the national coach and anyone club interested should contact the office

Should anyone wish to contact PJ Nolan or by e-mail at