Former Professional player Michael Judge from the Q Club Wicklow won the 2013 RIBSA Senior National Championship in style coming back from four nil down to win in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow tonight
In the final the Dublin man beat Robert Redmond 8 frames to 5 in a unbelievable match to take the National title and qualify for the World Amateu... Read more
The Final of the 2013 RIBSA Senior National Championship will feature Michael Judge and Robert Redmond after both came through superb quality semi finals earlier this morning in the Ivy Rooms Snooker club in Carlow.
Michael Judge put on a master class of match-play snooker in beating Irish number one David Hogan 6 frames to nil with a string... Read more
The Semi-Finals of the 2013 RIBSA Senior National Championship will be between David Hogan and Michael Judge and Robert Murphy and Robert Redmond.
Last night we had an incredible night of snooker with all the games going down to the deciding frame bar one. David Hogan beat Johnny Williams 5-4, Michael Judge beat Rodney Goggins 5-4, Robert Re... Read more
The Q-Finals line up for the 2013 RIBSA National Senior Snooker Championships being played tonight in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.
Each Q-finalist this year has the form to go on to win the title with a number of ex Champions in Martin McCrudden, Rodney Goggins and Brendan O Donoghue. Next you have former professional player Michael... Read more
The eight Referees in action in the RIBSA Senior Snooker Championships are Ger Murray, Peter Dunne, Paddy English and Don O Donoghue.Breda Doherty, Tony Thorpe and Neil Shanahan.
It promises to be an exciting weekend of snooker and you can follow it all on www.ribsa.ie Read more
The Q-Final lineup has now been decided after day two of the 2013 RIBSA Irish Snooker Championships at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow. The Irish Championship Q-Finals will be played in Carlow on Friday 24th May at 7pm.
The first player to Qualify today was Martin McCrudden when he beat Benny O Brien 4 frames to nil. Next Robert Murphy ... Read more
Day one of the 2013 RIBSA Irish Snooker Championships at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow has just ended with four qualifiers from a great days play. Saturday qualifiers will join the Sunday qualifiers for the Championship Finals weekend in Carlow on Friday the 24th and Saturday 25th of May.
First to qualify was former Professional playe... Read more
The RIBSA National Senior Championships qualifiers will begin on the 11th and 12th May with the final stages held a fortnight later on the 24th-26th May in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow.
The winner of the National Championships will represent RIBSA at the IBSF World Championships in Riga, Latvia on the 18th-30th November. The 2013 Event wi... Read more
Brendan O'Donoghue from Nenagh won the 7th Ranking event of the season and his second in a row. Brendan beat Ryan Cronin 4-0 in the quarters and after a long fought battle with Rodney Goggins took the semi-final 4-3. John Sutton won his quarter final match against the 147 man, David Hogan 4-1 and David Morris 4-0 in the semi's. David Morris reco... Read more
The quarter finals of the 7th Ranking Event starts at 10:00 tomorrow Sunday 14th at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow. The quarter-finals lineout is as follows:
David Hogan v John Sutton
David Morris v Greg Casey
Rodney Goggins v Tom Gleeson
Brendan O'Donoghue v Ryan Cronin Read more
David Hogan is in fantastic form at RPT 7 at the Ivy Rooms today Sat. April 13.
In his 1st round match v Neil Guidon he had breaks of 60 and 127. Superb play by any standards.
However, this was only an appetiser as in the 2nd round v Martin Ruddy he produced a magnificent 147 maximum followed by a 143.
He has reall... Read more
The 7th senior event of the season will take place in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on the 13th and 14th of April.
The top 32 are automatically entered. Please contact RIBSA if you are unable to play.
Entry Fee €25.00 senior - €15.00 juniors . Closing date Thursday 11th April @ 6pm.
Entries can be made by contacting the Ivy Ro... Read more
Brendan O'Donoghue won the 6th Ranking event of the season to-day at the Ivy Rooms, when he overtook the might of the young Kildare player, Josh Boileau. Josh went 2-0 up but Brendan fought back to make it 2 all. It was neck in neck from there on and Josh wasn't giving it away easy. The final score 5-4. Michael Judge held on to the high br... Read more
The final of the 6th RIBSA Senior Ranking 'The Grand Prix' will be between Brendan O Donoghue from Nenagh and Josh Boileau from Newbridge. The final will start at 2.45pm in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow this afernoon.
In the Semi Finals this morning Josh Boileau beat Robert Redmond 4-3 and Brendan beat Rodney Goggi... Read more
There was two fantastic Semi Finals in the RIBSA Senior Ranking 'The Grand Prix' in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow this morning.
Josh Boileau beat Robert Redmond with a 100 break in the decider to reach this second final of the season, both players played great snooker but the young Newbridge man got first in the deciding frame to win ... Read more
The 6th RIBSA Senior Ranking event of the season 'The Grand Prix' is being played this weekend in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow. There was a number of outstanding matches and performances from our leading and up and coming players on Saturday.
In the Last 32 Greg Casey from Cork had a superb win over David Morris 3 frames to 2, 10 yea... Read more
The Draw for the 6th senior event of the season has been made. The event will take place in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on the 2nd & 3rd of March..This is an Open Draw Event. Entry Fee €25.00 senior - €15.00 juniors . Click here Read more
Michael Judge recorded his second Ranking Points Tournament win since his return to the amateur ranks when he was victorious over David Morris in the final of the Irish Master's at Celbridge Snooker Club on Sunday 10th February. In a superb match both players were in great form and the outcome was in doubt right up to the end. Michael settled be... Read more
The final of the ' RIBSA Masters' in Celbridge Snooker Club which is the 5th Senior Ranking event of season will be between two former professional players when Mick Judge will play David Morris after both came through high class opponents in David Hogan and Robert Murphy in the semi finals here in Celbridge SC.
Mick Judge still holds the hi... Read more
The 5th Senior Ranking event is down to the semi finals in the ' RIBSA Masters' in Celbridge Snooker Club ' when Mick Judge will play Robert Murphy and David Morris will play David Hogan after all players put in superb displays in winning their Q-final matches here this morning.
Mick Judge has set a new highest break with a superb 122 t... Read more
The Q-Final line up in the fifth senior ranking events of the season ' RIBSA Masters' in Celbridge Snooker Club promises to be a real classic with the cream of Irish snooker involved in mouth watering encounters.
Number 2 seed Josh Boileau still holds the current highest break in the event so far with a superb 112 break and last few la... Read more
The last 16 line up in the ' RIBSA Masters' in Celbridge Snooker Club ' promises to be a day of great match-play snooker with top class matches from Ireland's top players. Due to a few of the group matchers finishing early some last 16 matches have already been played with the rest being played at 10am and the Q-finals on at 11.30am.
Josh Bo... Read more
The knock out matches in the ' RIBSA Masters' in Celbridge Snooker Club threw up a few fantastic matches here tonight in the fifth senior ranking event of the season.
Top Seeds David Hogan and Josh Boileau reached the last 16 coming back strong after group match defeats. Josh made the highest break in the event so far with a superb 112 break... Read more
All the group matches are almost finished in Celbridge Snooker Club at ' RIBSA Masters' today and it was James Fennessy from Edenderry SC making the current highest break with a superb 111 break to lead the break board . Session four had wins for some of the tournament favourites like Michael Judge, Robert Murphy and David Hogan and the knock ou... Read more
Group three matches in Celbridge Snooker Club at ' RIBSA Masters' witnessed a few players in superb form when Rodney Goggins took over the high break prize when he made a superb 107 break to beat Brendan O'Donoghue 93 break. David Morris, George O Hara and Robert Redmond were also in great form with a string of wins.
The ... Read more
This weekend senior ranking event ' RIBSA Masters' in Celbridge Snooker Club featured more great snooker in session two with wins for Brendan O Donoghue and Jason Devaney over James McGuinness and Nigel Power.
O'Donoghue made 93 break in his two nil win over McGuinness and Devaney had 72 in his win over Nigel Power. This event is being playe... Read more
Session one of the fifth senior ranking event ' RIBSA Masters' in Celbridge Snooker Club contained some outstanding matches so far with Martin McCrudden, John Sutton, Philip Browne, Mark Tuite and Johnny Williams in great form to go into contention to top their groups after early wins.
Martin McCrudden was the star performer in this ses... Read more
All the action has begun in the RIBSA Masters in Celbridge Snooker Club. This is the fifth senior ranking event of the season and it is David Hogan leading the pack as Irish number 1 before this event.
This event is being played in groups with sessions at 10am, 1pm and 4pm. The Last 32 is being played today at 6pm. The Last 16, Q-Finals, Sem... Read more
The following Groups will contest this weekend's Tournament in Celbridge at the listed times below. Each player is requested to sign in to the tournament director 10 minutes prior to the start time
Each group match will be the best of 3 frames and two players will qualify from each group for the Last 32 knock out round in the best of 5 frame... Read more
David Morris from KIlkenny won this the 4th Ranking Event of the RIBSA Season ' The Presidents Cup' in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. David beat Robert Murphy from the Q Club in Wickow 5 frames to 3 in a superb final. David also took home the high break prize with a 112 break.
In the Semi Finals David ... Read more
This years Leinster Club Championships take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th January at the Ivy Rooms, Carlow. Play will commence at 10 am. All competing teams are to be in attendance and registered 15 minuted prior to their first match.
The Talbot Hotel are offering exceptionally good rates, check out their website, www.talbotcarl... Read more
The third senior ranking tournament took place in the Ivy Rooms snooker club in Carlow on Sat 8th/Sun 9th December. This competition was run as a "double eliminator". This means that players who lose their match, up to the quarter final, would get a second chance. This format threw up some interesting pairings, such as, Michael Judge beat Martin... Read more
LEINSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
IVY ROOMS CARLOW SAT. 5TH & SUN. 6TH JANUARY 2013
All Clubs interested in entering teams in the upcoming Leinster Team Championship are invited to send a representative to a meeting in St Conleth's CYMS, Lr. Eyre St., Newbridge on Tuesday 20 November @ 8pm. In the event you are unable to attend, you can en... Read more
The final line up for the second Ranking Points Tournament (RPT) saw the return of Michael Judge after 20 years on the professional circuit against Brendan O Donoghue who also spent a short time with the professional’s. The first frame saw Michael get off to a flying start with a break of 69 and taking the frame 103 points to 0. Bren... Read more
The Final of the second RIBSA senior ranking tournament of the season will be between Michael Judge from Dublin and Brendan O Donoghue from Nenagh in the Northwest Snooker Club in Letterkenny later today.
Full Report to follow after the final
John Sutton from Celbridge SC stills holds the highest break prize with a 114 break
Click he... Read more
The Final of the second RIBSA ranking event of the season will be between Michael Judge from Dublin and Brendan O Donoghue from Nenagh after both semi finals lived up to high expectation in the Northwest Snooker Club this morning with two superb matches with Michael Judge overcoming a spirit challenge from the reigning Irish under 19 national ch... Read more
The semi final lined was decided tonight here in Letterkenny in the Northwest Snooker Club when former professional players Michael Judge and David Hogan battled out before the Dublin man won 4 frames to 1. Young Josh Boileau continued his great season when he beat local player Gareth Kirwan 4 frames to 3 in a titanic battle to reach his second ... Read more
The Q-final line will be a star studded show in the Northwest Snooker Club in Letterkenny tonight with Michael Judge playing David Hogan, Josh Boileau playing Gareth Kirwan, Phelim McClaffery will play Jason Devaney and Ryan Cronin will face Brendan O Donoghue for a place in tomorrows semi finals
For full list of results and draw d... Read more
The second RIBSA ranking title of the season is being played in the North West Snooker Club in Letterkenny this weekend with all the big names moving into the last 32 with former professional Mick Judge in great form.
A few big matches will be Rodney Goggins playing against Robert Murphy in a mouth watering clash, while Greg Casey will play ... Read more
The snooker action began in Letterkenny this morning at 10am with the cream of Irish snooker competing for the second RIBSA ranking title of the season.
In round 1 Rodney Goggins beat Mark Owens 3-2, Michael Judge beat John Torpey 3-0 and one of the upsets of the round was last years Under 16 Number 1 Andrew Doherty beat Leonard Shanah... Read more
The second senior event of the season will take place in the Northwest Snooker Club in Letterkenny on the 10th and 11th of November. Here are the start time for all the players.
1st Round will be played at 10am & 11.15am
Last 32 Round 12.30 and 2.00pm
Last 16 Round 4.00pm
Last 8 Round 6.00pm
Semi Final Sunday Morning... Read more
The first Senior Ranking Tournament took place in the Ivy Rooms, Carlow this weekend 13th & 14th October. This tournament was run in 16 groups with the top 2 qualifying for the last 32 knockout stage, each grooup match was 2 frames.
79 players entered, 11 of them juniors with 6 no shows. After a long and tiring day on Saturday, the ... Read more
Vincent Muldoon was crowned the 2012 Irish Champion after a convincing 10-5 victory over Martin McCrudden in the Northwest Snooker Club in Letterkenny today. Muldoon reached the final after some very good wins on Saturday over Robert Redmond and Johnny Williams and he brought that form into todays final to win his third Irish title.
Th... Read more
Day One of the championships weekend is now over and it will be McCrudden against Muldoon in the mens senior final tomorrow, and what a match that should be. An action packed day was had here in the Northwest Snooker Club with four newly crowned Irish Champions in the various categories.
Tonights matches saw Youghal Snooker Club in Cor... Read more
As the temperature hit the high twenty's in Letterkenny things certainly heated up in the Irish Championships this morning as the breaks started flying in the Northwest Snooker Club. Muldoon started the ball rolling with breaks of 75 and 133 helping him to an early 3-0 lead over Redmond.
At virtually the same time McCrudden banged in a... Read more
Sunday saw the bottom half of the draw for the 2012 Irish Senior Championships played off and Vincent Muldoon was the first man to claim his spot on the day after two 4-0 victories over Peter Dunne and John Lynch before seeing off Cork's David Cassidy 4-2 in the final qualifying round.
Cassidy had come through a couple of tough matches again... Read more
The first qualifying day of the Irish Championships has seen some of the heavy hitters of Irish Snooker come back with a bang as McCrudden, Murphy and Gilcreest joined Irish No.1 Rodney Goggins in the last eight in two weeks time.
McCrudden, a bit of a part time player this season saw off the challenge of Cork lads Ryan Cronin and Gre... Read more
Rodney Goggins has been in superb form this season winning two of the seven ranking events played to date and never being out of the semi finals all season. He is virtually guaranteed the No.1 spot already sitting 130 points above his nearest rival Joe Delaney.
With the Main Tour spot now gone perhaps the championships will gain back m... Read more
Senior Ranking Tournament no 7 Royal Snooker Club Navan Sat. 14th and Sun. 15th April 2012.
Joe Delaney from Celbridge Snooker club won the 7th senior ranking event of the season at the Royal Snooker club in Navan at the weekend. Joe showed great form throughout the tournament and was a very worthy winner.
In his semi-final Joe defeated ... Read more
Rodney Goggins from the 147 Snooker Club in Wexford won the RIBSA Senior ranking event No.6 in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday. In the final Brendan beat Brendan O Donoghue from Nenagh 5 frames to 1 in an exciting final.
In the Semi finals Rodney beat Joe Delaney from Celbridge 4-3 and Brendan beat Johnny Williams from Ma... Read more
Brendan O’Donogue from the New Institute Snooker Club in Nenagh came out victorious at the 5th points tournament of the season in Celbridge Snooker Club on Sunday 12 Feb. In his semi-final Brendan overcame Mark Tuite(Q-Club, Killarney) by 4 frames to 1. However, The other semi-final went all the way with local player Joe Delaney beati... Read more
Vincent Muldoon came through two deciding frame thrillers to claim back-to-back titles at the fourth ranking event in the RIBSA Senior ranking event in Carlow over the weekend.SnookerHQ web site has a very good story on the event.
To read the full story click on the SnookerHQ banner
Vincent Muldoon takes the 4th Ranking Tournament of the season and his second win in a classic thriller which went all the way to the wire. TJ Dowling took the first frame and it was tit for tat from there on. TJ played excellent snooker throughout the weekend, and well done to both players who played one of the best finals ever witnessed o... Read more
The 3rd Senior Event of the season will take place on the 10th and 11th of December in the Victoria Snooker Club, Limerick.
The Draw is now done and is available by clicking here
For future reference all live draws can be located by going to the main menu (Top of Screen) and going to Results & Draws / Senior Events / Senior No.3... Read more
Brendan O Donoghue won the second ranking event of the season when he beat Greg Casey from Cork 5 frames to 4 in an exciting final in the Northwest Snooker Club in Letterkenny Co. Donegal.
There were 65 entries in the draw for the second tournament of the year in Letterkenny last weekend, unfortunately 13 players failed to turn up and only 4... Read more
Rodney Goggins from the 147 SC Wexford won the RIBSA Classic and the first ranking event of the new season in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend.
In the final he beat John Sutton from Celbridge SC 5 frames to 3 in an exciting final.
John Sutton beat Vincent Muldoon 4 frames to 2 and Rodney beat Colm Gilcreest 4 fr... Read more
First Senior set for October
The players letter for the new season will be sent out soon with news about the coming season and a draft of the upcoming calender. We can confirm that the first senior event of the season will take place on the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of October. The entry fee's have also been amended with the entry fee reduc... Read more
Jason Devaney from Crosmolina Snooker Club in County Mayo created Irish snooker history this weekend when he won the Republic Of Ireland Senior National Championship. In the final Jason beat Irish Number 1 player David Hogan from Nenagh 8 frames to 6 in a superb quality final in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow. The win ends a fantastic season ... Read more
The 5th Senior Snooker Ranking Event in the RIBSA Senior Series was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. Rodney Goggins and Robert Murphy reached the final with superb quality snooker over the weekend to compete in the RIBSA Irish Masters Final. Both players will on the Republic of Ireland A team along with Brendan O'Donoghu... Read more
The 7th Senior Snooker Ranking Event of the Senior Series The RIBSA Talbot Classic was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. Brendan O Donoghue won the event to secure another RIBSA senior ranking title with great victories over Stephen McSherry 3-0, George Tierney 3-2, Daniel O Regan and Colm Gilcreest 4-3 in the semi final.... Read more
The 6th Senior Snooker Ranking Event ‘ The RIBSA Grand Prix ’ was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. In this RIBSA Senior Final it was Dublin Man Robert Murphy who reached the final to face Wexford man Rodney Goggins who both played superb quality snooker over the weekend.
Both players are on the Republic of Ireland team ... Read more
The 4th Senior Snooker Ranking Event ‘ The Premier Cup ‘ was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. Two of the best young players in the country reached the final when David Hogan from New Institute Nenagh faced Vincent Muldoon from Maynooth SC in a repeat of the last Senior Ranking Final played back in November.
In winning t... Read more
The 3rd RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking Event in the Series (The Presidents Cup) was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. Vincent Muldoon and David Hogan reached the final with superb quality snooker over the weekend.
The standard of snooker was very high with five century plus breaks and five 90+ breaks in this years event. I... Read more
The Second Senior Ranking Event on the new RIBSA Snooker Season was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow and the standard of play was very high over the weekend This event was won by Martin McCrudden from Celbridge who won the RIBSA IRISH OPEN title beating David Hogan from the New Institute in Nenagh in a superb final 5 frames to 2.
... Read more
The First Senior Ranking Event on the new RIBSA Senior Snooker Season was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow with 84 entries and the standard of play was very high over the weekend.
This event was won by Colm Gilcreest from Celbridge SC who won the RIBSA CLASSIC title beating Mario Fernandez from St Johns Limerick in a superb final 5 fr... Read more
The 7th Senior Snooker Ranking Event in the RIBSA Senior Series was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. Rodney Goggins and Robert Murphy reached the final with superb quality snooker over the weekend to compete in their first ever meeting in a RIBSA Senior Ranking Final.
Both players were on the Republic of Irel... Read more
The 6th Senior Snooker Ranking Event on the RIBSA Senior Series was played in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. It was a great final from the two top ranked players in the Republic of Ireland with fantastic potting and break-building from both players.
Mario had a total clearance of 133 break in frame 3 to lead 2 frames to 1... Read more
The 5th Senior Ranking Event on the RIBSA Senior Series was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. In the final Robert Murphy (Monkstown SC) beat Robert Redmond (ALSAA) five frames to nil in what was a high quality scoring final with Robert having breaks of 58, 53 and 54 in the final.
Robert dedicated his victory to his Gra... Read more
The re-scheduled 4th Senior Snooker Ranking Event ( Premier Cup ) in the RIBSA Senior Series was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. Robert Murphy reached the final with superb quality snooker over the weekend to face Phil Arnold who reached his first ever RIBSA Senior Ranking Final.
Both players were on the Republic of ... Read more
The Third Senior Ranking Event on the RIBSA Senior Snooker Series was played in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. In the final, Rodney Goggins from the 147 Snooker Club in Wexford beat Mario Fernandez from St Johns Limerick with a superb 5 frames to 0 to win the RIBSA PRESIDENTS CUP sponsored by Eamon Kearns.
The win moves R... Read more
Mario Fernandez won the second Senior Ranking Event on the new RIBSA Senior Snooker Tour in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. Mario dedicated his victory to his father Xavier who passed away last month. Ireland hopes he can continue his winning streak when he plays in the IBSF World Championships in India next week.
This e... Read more
The First Senior Ranking Event on the new RIBSA Senior Snooker Tour was played in Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow over the weekend. Rodney Goggins from the 147 Club in Wexford making his comeback to the RIBSA Tour after playing on the WSA professional tour in England took the title.
In the final Rodney beat Martin McCrudden from Celbridge S... Read more