Thursday, June 4

Fermoy CYMS Coaching with PJ

On Thursday the 16th of April, Fermoy CYMS Snooker Club in county Cork were the latest club to avail of a free RIBSA Snooker Coaching Session with PJ Nolan. This season the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association are offering every registered RIBSA club a free coaching session with our National Coach to help promote the game around the country. 

Ten club members attended the lesson and PJ worked on developing the players cue action and improving their safety games with mini games. PJ was impressed with the players during the lesson and on the clubs plans on developing the game more in the area.

Offer to all RIBSA Clubs

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 session will be held and a report will be published on the RIBSA Web Site.

Each RIBSA 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 2015 registered clubs can avail of this offer but if any club wishes to join 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.

Aim of the lessons

PJ will work on improving the players, Stance, Grip, Bridge and Cue Action during the lesson. PJ will aim to teach each student how to practice properly and improve their game more. The players will also practice mini games to practice the tactical side of the game.

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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