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QBoard Practice Table

My 147academy is delighted to have the Qboard in my 147academy base in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club, Carlow in the Republic of Ireland for players to practice on during lessons. The QBoard is a fantastic one pocket practice table which works on getting a player to come in on line and pot a straight red.

During a very competitive competition in Goffs at the Irish Senior Masters on the 5th & 6th of January 2019 the standard was very high with some of the top scores achieved. Irish U-14 International player Alex Currid from Wexford potted 35 balls in a row.

The current World Seniors Champion Aaron Canavan from Jersey had the top score when he potted 50 balls in a row but he finished in 2nd place as it was Stephen Bateman from Kilkenny who is current Irish National U-21 Champion who potted 51 connective balls to win that overall competition.

This innovative new home practice table, designed to help players achieve a perfectly straight cue action, required to be a top snooker player!
- ball return system 
- supplied with full size red and cue ball
- fold out chalk holder
- tournament standard cloth
- adjustable levelling feet
- folds flat for easy storage
- only 8ft long by 1ft wide

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Rodney – Irish Masters Finalist

Well done to 147academy student Rodney Goggins from Wexford on his fantastic run at the 2019 Seniors Irish Masters on the 5th and 6th of January. This event was held in the most famous venue of them and the home of Irish Snooker, Goffs in Co. Kildare.

First match of the event Rodney played Irish legend and former World Champion Ken Doherty and the Wexford man was up for the challenge and won 3-1 in front of a large audience for one of the greatest wins his life. Next he played another world champion Joe Johnson from England. Rodney played his best game and won 3-0 to set up the dream final against Jimmy White for the Alex Higgins Trophy.

This match was live on eir sport and via Facebook and all-around the world. Jimmy started well in the first frame but Rodney cleared up to go 1-0 up and send the full crowd in attendance wild but Jimmy White fought back with superb potting to beat Rodney 1-4 and claim the Alex Higgins Trophy.

Rodney achieved something this week that will go down in the history of Irish Snooker and his Coach ‘’ I was so proud how Rodney prepared for this tournament and how he performed over the weekend. He was a great ambassador for your Family, Coach, Association and Country.

I would like to personally thank everyone who was in Goffs cheering him on over the weekend as I know it helped him achieve this success. Finally I would like to thank Jason Francis & Staff from World Seniors on holding this event in Ireland and putting snooker back on National Irish tv and in the media.

Long may it continue we hope!!!!!

 Thank you to Monique Limbos for the photos

Happy Christmas Everyone

I would like to wish my 147academy students and dear friends from all around the world a Wonderful Christmas and New Year.  I would like to thank The Republic of Ireland and European Billiards & Snooker Association for their continued support. I would also like to thank many International Players, Associations and Clubs in Ireland and all across Europe for inviting me to hold 147academy coaching camps in 2018 and I look forward to holding more in 2019.

I have one of the best jobs of being a professional snooker coach but my job is made easy with all my player’s dedication and work rate on and off the table. This season my academy guided players to a European 6 Red Title, Home International Title, Celtic Challenge Title, U-18 European Finalist, World U-16 Finalists and many National Titles.  

It was a great pleasure meeting, training and guiding you all and I look forward to meeting everyone again in 2019 to help you achieve your goals and dreams on and off the snooker table.

Happy Christmas everyone!!!

Dylan Snooker Training Camp

This week I had the pleasure of welcoming back 17 year old Dylan Emery from Wales for another Coaching session in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.  Dylan travelled to my 147academy base in Ireland for another session to prepare for the 2019 European U-18 & U-21 Snooker Championships that will be held in Israel in February.

I was again very impressed with his commitment and was delighted to see how hard he has worked on his game since our last session. During this session I worked on developing his shot selection during his break building and on his tactical game.

I used the Master Doctor to get him on the line of aim by focusing on his Approach, Stance, Address Position and I really feel he is developing this naturally into his game.  I developed a new training program to help him focus in his preparation for Israel. His Long Potting and Scoring was Fantastic which included a superb a total clearance of 139 break on the Star Break.


PJ ‘’ said it fantastic for my 147 academy to have one of the World’s best junior players who is a former World U-16 Champion in my academy and it is an honour to coach and guide him over the next few years ’’.

Dylan was videoed during his session and he brings home CD's with the action from the sessions to study covering the four main areas Technique, Mental, Tactical and Scoring.

I also worked on the mind game with set programs that allow him to plan and focus his mind during matches in major tournaments. One big change I made was how he will start mentally getting ready for matches by planning what he does and analyse the performance afterwards.


Dylan “said it was great to come over again to PJ and I feel more confident about my technique after his fine tuning. I really enjoyed the sessions and I really believe his training programs will help me prepare my best for my upcoming events in 2019.

Dylan begins his new academy training program which will be monitored with feedback in helping him peak at the European Championship.  My 147academy would like to thank Dylan for coming over and wish him good luck in 2019.


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