Tuesday, May 26

Maynooth University Snooker Day with PJ

On Monday the 2nd of November our National Coach PJ Nolan visited Maynooth University Snooker Club in County Kildare who were the latest club to avail of the free RIBSA coaching session. 

PJ worked on correct fundamentals in the players address position to develop a smooth delivery in their Cue Actions. PJ also worked on improving the players break building and safety game. The club received a DVD of the coaching action along with training booklets to practice with their members.

Leading RIBSA Junior and Club President Diarmuid O Connor is doing a fantastic job on developing Pool and Snooker within the University. PJ said he was very impressed with the amount of talent on show on the day with players who will compete for the University in the upcoming Inter Varsities Snooker and Pool Championships.

Club Offer from RIBSA

This season the Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association is offering every registered RIBSA club a free coaching session with our National Coach to help promote the game around the country. 

Each club can avail of a session. 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.

If any RIBSA Affiliated Club would like to hold a coaching session they must contact RIBSA directly by Email to info@ribsa.ie 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.  Only emails sent directly to RIBSA can arrange a free session.

Only current 2015 registered clubs can avail of this free offer from RIBSA, if any club wishes to join this year and become a registered club they should download the Club membership 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.

Book your own private lesson

If any player would like to book a private one to one lesson they should email PJ on pjcoach147@hotmail.com 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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