Friday, September 18

New Institute SC Coaching with PJ

On Wednesday the 17th of June, The New Institute Snooker Club in Nenagh County Tipperary was the latest club to avail of a free RIBSA Snooker Coaching Session with our National Coach PJ Nolan. The club has an outstanding history of producing top class players over the years and in 2015 the club saw Brendan O Donoghue win the Irish Senior Championship and on next Saturday 10 year old Noel Gleeson will start his International career when he will play for Ireland in the Celtic Challenge against Wales.

Clubman Patsy Farrell is fully focused on developing the game in Nenagh and he was delighted with the turn out on the night and said the players really enjoyed the coaching.

PJ worked on improving the players, Stance, Bridge, Cue Action and Address Position during the lesson. 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.

PJ said ” he was very impressed with the number of talented players who attended and the look of the club. The club hosted a RIBSA Junior National Championship this year and I really believe the tradition of top class players in Nenagh will continue for years to come ”


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. 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.

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.

Please Note : Only emails sent directly to RIBSA can arrange a free session.

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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