Who are RIBSA

The Republic Of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association is the official governing body for Billiards & Snooker In the Republic Of Ireland. RIBSA are funded by the Irish Sports Council with an annual grant each year.

RIBSA organise Billiards & Snooker Events all around the Country from September to May each year concluding with the National Finals in all Categories in May.

RIBSA Officers

Eamon Kearns
President
Mobile : 086 2475909
Email: eamonnkearns@live.com
Jim Leacy
Chairman
Mobile : 086 2587546
Email: jim@ivyrooms.ie
Ger Murray
Vice Chairman
Mobile : 085 8782974
Email: germurray55@gmail.com
Tony Thorpe
Secretary
Mobile : 087 7709903
Email: info@ribsa.ie
Anthony Bonnar
Treasurer
Mobile : 087 6470899
Email: anthonybonnar147@gmail.com
James Bateman
Board Member
Mobile : 087 2279988
Email: jbateman@steel.ie
Geraldine McQuade
Board Member
Mobile : 085 2243723
Email: geromcquade@outlook.com
Pat Mooney
Board Member
Mobile : 086 3658037
Email: patmooney5@gmail.com
Shane Mason
Board Member
Mobile : 085 1661918
Email: shanemason125@hotmail.com
Neil Shanahan
Board Member
Mobile : 086 3578481
Email: neilshan@iol.ie
Ger Murray
Child Protection Officer
Mobile : 085 8782974
Email: germurray55@gmail.com
Jim Leacy
Anti-Doping
Mobile : 086 2587546
Email: jim@ivyrooms.ie
John Doherty
Garda Vetting
Mobile : 087 2223164
Email: nwsc147@gmail.com
PJ Nolan
Development Officer / National Coach
Mobile : 086 8634507
Email: pjcoach147@hotmail.com

Contact Details :
The Republic Of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association
Snooker HQ Unit 8 Barrow Valley Retail Park, Sleaty Road, Graigcullen, Carlow
Email : info@ribsa.ie / Text : 085 242 8701

Snooker Events
Start at Under 12, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18, Under 19, Under 21, Intermediate and Senior Levels, Masters Events and Ladies Events are also organised

Billiards Events
Events are held at Intermediate and Senior Levels

International Team Selections
Each Category will contain a number of ranking events with a National Championship and a ranking list from each category will then select the players for the International Teams.

Club Affiliation
Official RIBSA Events are only held in affiliated Snooker Clubs around the country
If any Snooker club wants to affiliate all they need to do is complete the form and pay the fees (Depending on the number of tables in their club) and post it to RIBSA.

Player Affiliation
All RIBSA Events are open to anyone living in the Republic Of Ireland but everyone must complete a player membership form and pay the annual fees.
All Members and Clubs receive a Calendar Of Events and a by-monthly email Newsletter.

RIBSA Staff
Coaching / Development Officer
PJ Nolan works full time for the Association as National Coach / Development Officer.

RIBSA players and clubs can book coaching and training by ringing PJ on 086 8634507 or emailing him on pjcoach147@hotmail.com

PJ is the European head coach and an official World Snooker Coach. PJ has coached all over Asia and Europe and he travels with our players to international events.