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Academy Success

2014 Celtic Challenge Champions

Last weekend I had the honour of coaching the RIBSA Junior team to win the 2014 Celtic Challenge for the first time since 2009 in the Terry Griffiths Matchroom in Llanelli. I believe the preparation was key in this victory as RIBSA had held three Coaching & Training Camps for the team…

Tuite wins EBSA Masters Title

147academy player Mark Tuite from Ireland won the 2014 European Masters Championship in Sofia Bulgaria last week. In the final he defeated Belgium's Alain Vandersteen in a trilling final frame decider that had everyone biting their nails for over 4 hours of exciting hard match-play snooker.  It was a very proud…

Hogan makes Official 147 Break

147 Academy Player David Hogan from Borrisokane, Co Tipperary, Ireland created his own piece of Irish Snooker history this weekend on the 13th of April when he made a 147 Break in his second round match against Martin Ruddy in ' The Talbot Classic ' the 7th RIBSA Senior Ranking Event…

Ireland win Home Internationals

This week I had a great honour to coach and manage the Ireland Senior team of Brendan O Donoghue, Rodney Goggins, Greg Casey, Johnny Williams and Robert Redmond to win the prince of Wales Home International Perpetual Shield.  The event was held in Pontins in Prestynn, North Wales where Ireland…

Muldoon reaches EBSA Final

147 Academy member Vincent Muldoon from the Republic Of Ireland reached the final of the 2011 European Snooker Championships in Sofia Bulgaria. RIBSA sent three players Martin McCrudden, Robert Murphy and Vincent to the championships and they were hoping to win the event for second time in three years after David…

Devaney wins Irish Senior Title

147 Academy player Jason Devaney from Crosmolina Snooker Club in County Mayo created more Irish snooker history when he won his biggest title to date when he won the 2011 Republic Of Ireland Senior National Snooker Championships. This historic win put his name on the most famous trophy in Irish snooker to follow…