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.

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.