Professional big time Snooker returned to Goffs in Ireland this week with the Legends Tour with England playing Ireland on the 29th & 30th of December.
The Atmosphere was electric with Team Ireland captained by Ken Doherty and he was joined by Fergal O Brien, Joe Swail and Dennis Taylor. They played against Team England who was cap... Read more
A string of Irish players made their bid to win a ticket on next seasons professional snooker tour in Event 1 of Q-school at The Capital Venue in Gloucester this week. Jason Devaney, TJ Dowling, Martin McCrudden and John Sutton were putting their skills up against the best of the best over in Gloucester. John and Martin played incredible snooker... Read more
IBSF President, Jim Leacy and Secretary General, Mohammed Kammah paid visit to Sharm-el-Sheikh to inspect the hotel and venue for the up coming World IBSF Team & 6 Red Championship in Egypt.
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Irishman Robert Murphy played superbly this morning to beat Welsh Professional player Andrew Pagett 6 frames to 3 in the last 32 in the World 6 Reds Championship. He will now face Joe Perry Thursday in the Last 16 at 3pm local time.
Everyone within Irish Snooker and RIBSA would like to wish Robert and Ken Doherty Good Luck today a... Read more
Irishman Robert Murphy qualified today from his group in the World 6 Reds Championship in Thailand with a number of great performances this week in Bangkok. He will now face Welsh Professional player Andrew Pagett early Thursday morning in the Last 32 Knock out round.
Earlier Robert had group wins over 2011 World Amateur Champion Hossein Vaf... Read more
Robert Murphy and Ken Doherty will fly the Irish flag in the World 6 Reds Snooker Championship in Bangkok Thailand from the 2nd to the 7th of September.
Robert won the Qualifying event during the European Snooker Championships in Poland and is full of confidence when he will come up against the Top Professional players in the world. This is ... Read more
Irishman Davy Morris had another fantastic day in China today when he beat Ali Carter 5 frames to 4 in his last 16 match in the Wuxi Classic in China.
I hope this is only the start of his great career for this brilliant player from Kilkenny and he will face Matthew Stevens in the Q-Finals tomorrow.
Everyone involved in Irish Snooker woul... Read more
Congratulations to Irishman David Morris on qualifying for the Main Tour when he came through the event 3 of the QSchool in Sheffield today with a final match victory 4-1 over Gareth Green from England.
Morris was one of the form players in all three qualifying events but he lost in event 2 in the final match against Ross Muir but it made&nb... Read more
R.I.B.S.A have six sets of ticket for Sale for this years World Championship final in Sheffield on the 5th and 6th of May. The Tickets are available until Thursday night 25th April at a price of €280.00 each. If you would like more information contact 05991 37714 Read more
THE eyes of 40 million TV viewers worldwide will be on Galway as the city hosts the world’s top stars in March in the climax of snooker’s Champions League – the Players Tour Championship Grand Finals.
“Last year the finals in Galway registered 32 million viewers worldwide, and this year, with the addition of two extra days, we are confident ... Read more
PTC Grand Final draw:
John Higgins v Ali Carter;
Judd Trump v Alfie Burden;
Ken Doherty v Kurt Maflin;
Marco Fu v Mark Joyce;
Martin Gould v Tom Ford;
Barry Hawkins v Li Hang;
Neil Robertson v Jamie Burnett;
Stephen Maguire v Joe Swail;
Mark Allen v Mark Davis;
Mark Selby v Jack Lisowski;
Rod Lawler v ... Read more
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a professional snooker player? Q School 2013 is your chance!
If you believe you have the talent and dedication required to succeed on the World Snooker Tour, you can earn a place on the circuit via Q School this May.
ENTRIES ARE NOW BEING TAKEN - just go to www.worldsnooker.com, look under ‘Featured' on ... Read more
E.J. Riley in Dublin announced this week that they will hold a one-day charity snooker event in Dublin on Saturday the 3rd of November in the Tara Towers Hotel in Booterstown, Dublin 4.
All funds raised will go to the Neurology Department of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Th event will be called The Superstars of Snooker ... Read more
Galway To Stage PTC Finals
The Bailey Allen Hall in Galway , Ireland , will stage snooker's Players Tour Championship Grand Finals for the first time in March.
The tournament is the climax of the PTC Series, which has featured 12 short events staged in the UK and around Europe over the past six months. It is open to all professional... Read more
Ken Doherty was in fantastic form in hitting eight century breaks to win the Annual Trim Snooker Open this week.
This year event was held in St Patricks Hall in Trim and featured a mixture of current Irish professional players and leading RIBSA amateurs players.
Colm Gilcreest organised the event again this year and thanked all the spons... Read more
Every now and again we will highlight some snooker related books or DVD's on the site that are available to purchase online via amazon and this time it's the newly released Alex Higgins biography.
Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins transcended sport in a way very few sportsmen ever have. In this defi... Read more
Ken Doherty is one of the most talented and successful snooker players ever to have picked up a cue, and the only player ever to win the Under 21, Amateur and World Snooker Championships. In this honest and emotional autobiography, Ken tells how he went from the World Snooker final at the Crucible to qualifying tables of Prestatyn and back again... Read more
The Annual Trim Snooker Open will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
This year event will features a mixture of current Irish professional players and leading amateurs players in RIBSA.
The tournament is held in St Patricks Hall in Trim and the final is scheduled for 5pm on Wednesday.
Joe Meara Vs Sammy Monaghan
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Fergal O Brien won the Lucan Racing Snooker Tournament in Celbridge Snooker Club over the weekend beating Ken Doherty 5 frames to 2 in a superb final.
In the first round Fergal O Brien beat David Hogan 4-2, David Morris beat Joe Delaney 4-1, Joe Swail beat Rodney Goggins 4-1 and Ken Doherty beat Patrick Walace 4-2.
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Defending champion Fergal O Brien will start this years tournament against new professional David Hogan this Saturday in Celbridge snooker club. Former winners Ken Doherty Joe Swail and David Morris also appear joined by Patrick Wallace,Rodney Goggins and resident player Joe Delaney.
Lucan Racing again sponsor this event for the 5th year Ter... Read more
Congratulations to Celbridge player Phil Arnold who won the Amateur Cup in Killarney today beating Benny O'Brien 3-1 in the final. Phil will now play in the televised stages at the German Masters in Berlin next February as his reward for winning the Amateur Cup.
The event was restricted to all Irish and Continental European players and... Read more
Latest news from Killarney at the Players Tour Championship 8pm Saturday 22nd of October
Play continues here at the PTC AND THE RESULTS ARE STREAMING IN FROM ALL OVER THE Killarney Convention Centre
Sensational stuff from Ken Doherty here at the PTC Killarney who came back from 3 - 1 down to seal the vic... Read more
Latest news from Killarney at the Players Tour Championship 8.10pm Friday 21st of October
Xiao Guodong sends the 'Rocket' Flying in Round Two of the main event at the Players Tour Championship in Killarney.
Guodong beat Ronnie O'Sullivan by 4 frames to 1 and only for a slight miss in frame number 5, the Chinese star could have... Read more
At PTC8 Killarney
Play in the Qualification Rounds is well under way here in Killarney. Play began at 9.30am and so far there have been some very predictable results, with a lot of the travelling amateurs from the UK making their way through to the second session this evening here at the Killarney Convention Centre.
One m... Read more
THIS snooker tournament is the real deal as the Worlds top professionals make their way to Killarney next weekend to play in the Players Tour Championship 8 (PTC8) the cue-men from Cork City will have their opportunity to take on the very best at the Killarney Convention Centre (KCC) in a 'World Snooker' ranking event.
The plans for an event... Read more
Come next Thursday the PTC in Killarney will be in full flow with the 110 amateur players that entered all battling it out to make the pro stages on Friday. Thirty odd amateurs will progress to the Last 128 and face off against the pro's and a chance to appear live on Eurosport over the weekend.
Despite the high quality field of amateurs com... Read more
It was a memorable weekend for the Irish at PTC No.7 in Gloucester with both John Sutton and David Morris both making their mark on World Champion John Higgins. Sutton is flying high at the moment after reaching the final of the first Irish Ranking Event of the season but it's the quality PTC match practice that has got ... Read more
This week in Sheffield PJ Nolan qualified to become an official World Snooker recognised Coach. PJ was invited by the WPBSA to attend a two day intensive training course in the England Institute of Sport in Sheffield where all the WSA qualifying events are held during the season.
Steve Davis, Terry Griffiths and Chris Lovell conducted t... Read more
With time ticking towards the 20th of October the Killarney Convention Centre (KCC) in Co. Kerry in the Republic of Ireland is getting ready to welcome the World's best snooker professionals and the talented amateurs are ready and waiting to try and make a name for themselves at the Players Tour Championships (PTC8).
From Co. Down to Wa... Read more
A reminder to all RIBSA players that the deadline for entries for the World Snooker PTC in Killarney is Saturday the 10th of September.
Irish players have their last chance to join that superb field of players which should reach over 200 by the closing date of Saturday.
So if you haven't already entered then get your entry in b... Read more
Jason Ferguson Chairman of WPBSA visited the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow to attend the IBSF World Billiards championships today.
He was joined by Alan Chamberlain who is a former professional referee and a current board member of WPBSA and head of the new rules committee.
Both had a meeting with the Chairman of RIBSA Jim Leacy ... Read more
It has been announced today that a qualifying event for the inaugural Snookerbacker Classic will be coming to Ireland early next year. The new tournament, which is being initiated by the renowned Snookerbacker Blog, is a unique opportunity for amateurs in the sport to gain invaluable experience and win a very special prize.
CrossGuns Sn... Read more
The website for the upcoming PTC in Killarney is now live and has all the information regarding entry information and ticket prices. The PTC will take place from the 20th to 23rd of October and the entry date for PTC No.7 to 9 have been extended with the 10th of September the new closing date for the Killarney event.
This is to allow amateur... Read more
The 8th PTC of the World Snooker season will take place in Killarney on the 20th to 23rd of October and you can be there to compete in a World Ranking Event alongside the World's greatest players. The PTC series opens up the tour to any amateur player that fancies a crack at the top pro's and you can too by contacting the Killarney Convention Ce... Read more
Just another bit of interesting news on the PTC event scheduled for Killarney this October. The organisers have confirmed that similar to the other European versions of the PTC Series there will be an additional tournament for all the amateur players who enter the event.
The additional side tournament will take place over the weekend alongsi... Read more
David Hogan had a bit of good fortune as the second qualifying event of the season gets up and running in Sheffield. The Shanghai Masters Qualifiers got underway yesterday in the Academy and Hogan was unfortunately drawn in the preliminary round.
That was where his bad luck ended however as he was drawn against Lucky Vatnani... Read more
The PTC event has been confirmed for the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney for the 20th to 23rd of October. We reported on the site a while ago that the event was provisionally set for these dates but after a site inspection yesterday by World Snooker and Eurosport we can confirm that the event is 100% confirmed.
The ... Read more
This October Irish amateurs will be given the chance to compete alongside the World’s top players as the PTC series rolls into Killarney. The PTC is part of the Players Tour Championships which are basically minor professional ranking events that allow amateurs to enter and run alongside the main tour. The event has yet to be confirmed by either... Read more
Ken Doherty clinched the final frame against Wales to see Ireland though to the Quarter Finals of the World Cup to be held tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand. The Irish have had mixed results all week and a 3-2 victory for Pakistan today meant that the Irish duo of Fergal O'Brien and Ken Doherty had to get at least two frames from their final match, ... Read more
It was 1979 when the first Snooker World Cup was introduced and Ireland in the mid eighty's was the team to beat as the North and South joined together with the formidable team of Alex Higgins, Dennis Taylor and Eugene Hughes (Pictured).
The trio won the event three times in all before the event stopped in 1990 until Thailand ran a one off e... Read more