Friday, September 18



by Derek Kiely SBI Secretary

The National Governing Body of Irish Snooker & Billiards wish to announce an important day for the Cue Sports

For over five decades the Sport has been under the control of the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association, but on the 26th of September 2020 there will be a re-branding of the organisation going forward.

From then on RIBSA will be known as ‘Snooker & Billiards Ireland’ (SBI)

The launch of this re-brand includes the launch of a brand new Website for Irish Snooker and Billiards and will take place at the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow on the 26th of September at 6pm.

Chairman of SBI Dylan Rees said “We want to continue the magnificent work of RIBSA who over the last 50 years plus have been true servants to the game in Ireland and as well as moving into a new era for our sport we also want to never forget the fantastic, dedicated and brilliant work that RIBSA has done over those years. We at SBI are really excited about the future of the sport, the development of the game and the inclusion of everyone within the new SBI family”

There have been many stars of the game who have been part of RIBSA such as Ken Doherty, Fergal O’Brien, Eugene Hughes and now our newest WST Professional Aaron Hill

Currently we can boast of top class players the likes of Mick Judge, Rodney Goggins, Brendan O’Donoghue, Davy Morris, Ross Bulman and plenty of younger talent coming through and the recent glittering success of our European Stars like Aaron Hill European U18 & U21 Champion, Mark Tuite Individual European Masters Champion, Mark Tuite and Anthony Bonnar European Master Team Champions, Robert Murphy and Mick Judge Men’s Team European Champions, Josh Boileau European U-21 Champion and David Hogan European Mens Individual Champion.

This new step forward for our Cue Sports will be another great chapter to be written in the development of our game with our fantastic Referee’s, Tournament Directors and fellow Council members.

Saturday the 26th of September sees the Birth of Snooker & Billiards Ireland and we want you to be part of it!

For all media information, photographs and quotes please contact the SBI Secretary Derek Kiely 00353 89 4257901, email …… ‘SBI the future of Cue Sports’

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