Thursday, July 2

Ivy Rooms SC Coaching with PJ

On Thursday the 9th of April The Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow was the latest club to avail of a free 3 hours RIBSA Snooker Coaching Session with PJ Nolan. PJ worked on improving the players Stance, Grip, Bridge and Cue Action during the lesson on the Shender match tables in the ivy rooms.

PJ said ” he was very impressed with the number of talented young players who attended like Dylan Keightley, Jordan McCarty , Noel Gleeson, Dean Morgan, James McDermott -Walshe and promising lady player Aoife Gleeson ‘’

Marian Leacy ” said all the players enjoyed the coaching and thanked RIBSA for the free coaching session in the club

RIBSA offer to all Clubs

In 2015 the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association are offering every registered RIBSA club this season a free coaching session with our National Coach to help promote the game around the country. Only emails sent directly to RIBSA can arrange a free session.

Each club can avail of a session for three hours before 5pm and a two hour session after 5pm. The only cost to the snooker club is the travel cost of bringing PJ to the club at €20.00 per hour travel time to and from Carlow town. I.e., 2hr journey to the club from Carlow will be a total of €80.00 to the club.

Only current 2015 registered clubs can avail of this offer but if any club wishes to join this year and become a registered club they should download the form from the download section in the top menu of the site or contact RIBSA for a club registration form to be emailed to them.

If any RIBSA Affiliated Club would like to hold a coaching session they must contact RIBSA directly by Email to and request this offer. PJ will then contact the club by email to arrange and confirm a suitable date and time. 

The start time will be up to each club and once the date and time is confirmed within PJ’s Diary then the training session will be held and a report will be published on the RIBSA Web Site.

If any RIBSA player would like to book a session


If any player would like to book a private one to one lesson they should email PJ on for his next available date.

The cost of holding a coaching session is €20.00 per hour travel time from Carlow plus €20.00 per hour coaching fee ( Min 2 hrs ). All tolls and parking fees must also be paid if needed. If you would like to travel to the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow you can avail of a 2hr session for €65.00 which includes Lights, DVD of the lesson and Technique profile. 

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