O’Donoghue Wins Senior Event 3 – Ivy Rooms SC

Brendan O Donoghue from Nenagh won the third RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking event of the season ” The Eamon Kearns Presidents Cup. This event was played on Saturday / Sunday the  8th & 9th of December in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.

In the final Brendan beat Rodney Goggins from Liam Mellows SC Wexford 4 frames to 1 in a great final and Brendan also won the High Break with a great 116 break.

In the Semi Finals Brendan beat Davy Morris 4-2 and Rodney beat Michael Judge 4-3 in two high quality matches.

RIBSA would like to thank all the players for entering the event. Eamon Kearns for sponsoring the cup. The Ivy Rooms for hosting the successful event and to Referees Brendan Devlin and Conor Doyle.

Finally RIBSA wish all the players and happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in Fairview SC in Dublin in January for event 4.


The Closing date for entries for Event 3 in Carlow was the 6th of December at 1pm and the Tournament Director was Shane Mason.

  • New Tournament Format

All RIBSA Senior Ranking Tournaments will he held on Saturday & Sunday as per Calendar of Events.

  • Entry Details

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

  • Entry Fees

The Cost of entry for all Senior Tournaments this season will be €30.00 for 21yrs and over. Players under 21 on 31st December 2017 will be classed as Junior – Entry fee for Juniors will be €15.00

Entry for under 16’s will be free, however all no shows including free entries will be required to pay either Senior or Junior entry fee as appropriate before playing in future tournaments. All players must be members of RIBSA to play in any tournament. Ladies will be allowed free entry to all Senior, Masters, Intermediate and under age events..

RIBSA registration fees are 21 and over – €15.00, 16-20 yrs old – €10.00 and Under 16 – €5.00 This must be paid on the day of your first event.

  • One Day Membership

‘Following representation from Club owners RIBSA have decided to introduced one day / one event membership fee. The cost of this membership is €5.00 and is only valid for the duration of each particular event. It is hoped that this will encourage more participation in RIBSA Events ”

  • Entry Info

The 2018 – 2019 RIBSA Senior Snooker Ranking Series will feature 6 Ranking events and the National Snooker Championships this season.  These rankings will be used to select the senior International players.

  • Tournament Prize Fund 

Players are asked to note that the prize fund for tournaments in 2018/19 season will depend on number of entries less tournament expenses.  Prize fund and expenses will be announced on the day at each event.  Expenses will include payment of Tournament Director, Referees and payment of €2 per player to host club.

  • Closing Dates

The closing date for senior tournaments will be 1pm on the Thursday before the start of competition, without exception.  The draw for each tournament will be available on the website www.ribsa.ie, as soon as possible.

Players must be properly dressed for all RIBSA competitions. The dress code is dark shoes, dark one coloured trousers (no jeans), one coloured shirt buttoned at the wrist and waistcoat. Waistcoats must be worn for all matches. National Waistcoats are not permissible.

More information email info@ribsa.ie

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