Leone Wins RIBSA U-14 Event 1

12 year old Leone Crowley from Shooters SC won the first RIBSA Under 14 and Snooker Ranking event of the season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on Saturday 20th of October.

In the Final Leone beat Aaron Smith from Potters SC in a superb match 3 frames to 1

Fantastic snooker was played in both semi finals with Aaron Smith playing Adam Quinn from Edenderry SC and Leone Crowley playing Oisin Bateman from Kilkenny Shed. In the end of play it was victories for Aaron and Leone winning and the High Break on the day was a 42 by Aaron Smith from Potters SC

  • The Semi Finals

Aaron Smith beat Adam Quinn 3-1

Leone Crowley beat Oisin Bateman 3-0

  • The Q-Finals

Leone Crowley beat Clayton Creighton 3-0

Oisin Bateman beat Ronan McGuirk 3-2

Adam Quinn beat Jack O Brien 3-0

Aaron Smith beat James O Connell 3-0

RIBSA would like to thank all the young players for entering today. We ask all club owners and parents to encourage more junior to compete in our underage ranking events this season and if anyone wants more information they can contact PJ Nolan pjcoach147@hotmail.com.

The Plate event was also held and the winner was James O Connell from Douglas SC (separate report on web site)

Finally a big thank you to the Ivy Rooms SC for hosting the top class day of Junior snooker and to Referee Conor Doyle for being in charge all day.

We look forward to seeing everyone again on the 16th of November for event 2.

  • 2018-2019 Season 

It promises to more another exciting year of junior snooker with so many young talented Junior players looking to qualify for the Celtic Challenge, Home Internationals and World U-16’s. O

Full Qualification System for Home Internationals & Celtic Challenge 

The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have announced qualification for the 2019 HIBSF Home Internationals and Celtic Challenge Teams

RIBSA will hold three International Ranking tournaments plus a National Championship in both age groups.


The RIBSA U-14 & U-16 events will be the best of 5 frames including the final

Entry Details

You must text your entry to RIBSA on 085 2428701. This is a text number only and you must include your name, club and name of the event you wish to enter

Closing Dates

The closing date for entries will be the Friday before each event @1pm and the draw will be then published on the ribsa web site at 3pm.

Entry Fee

The entry fee will be €10.00 plus Reg. This can be paid on the day. Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner up of the three events

Tournament Director

This structure will be organised by our National Coach PJ Nolan who will be the Tournament Director.  This Qualification will run from October to May to qualify players for the Home Internationals and Celtic Challenge.

  • Qualifying for Under 14 Celtic Challenge

U-14 National Champion plus

Top five players from National U-14 Rankings

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