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PJ Nolan

Ireland National Snooker Coach
” I am a fulltime Irish Professional WPBSA / EBSA / IBSF / SBI Qualified Snooker Coach with more than 25 year’s experience of coaching players and teams in Ireland and around the world in winning some of the biggest titles. ”

I began my coaching career in my home town of New Ross in Co. Wexford in the Republic of Ireland in the early 1990’s. I am honoured to work full time for Snooker & Billiards Ireland as National Coach & Development Officer. I have held successful coaching camps all around the world in Qatar, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Romania, Belgium, Hungary, Malta, India, Egypt, Sweden, Finland, Israel, UAE and Italy.

Over the years I have coached and guided players to win every Irish National Snooker Title, EBSA European Men’s Title, European Masters Title, European Under 21 Titles, European Under 18 Title, European 6 Reds Title, European Team Titles, Asian Indoor Games Title, Home International Titles, Celtic Challenge Titles, Asian Title and Gulf GCC Titles.

I have coached players like Ken Doherty, Fergal O Brien, Aaron Hill, David Hogan, Vincent Muldoon, Rodney Goggins, Aditya Mehta, Brendan O Donoghue, Josh Boileau and Ross Bulman on the WST World Professional Snooker Tour plus a number of the world’s best Amateur players. I am a full time professional snooker coach since 1999 with WPBSA, EBSA, IBSF and SBI Coaching Accreditation.

I coach all levels of players from the club player who want to just have more fun or even improve to beat their friends, to the elite player who wants to win National or International event or even turn professional. If you would like to book an online lesson or lesson in Carlow, contact me on 086 8634507 or email [email protected] to arrange a date and time for your lesson or camp.

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Want to have more enjoyable sessions with goals and targets to reach, improve your highest break, improve your potting or tactical side of the game or become Mentally Stronger then why not purchase and download my 147academy PDF’s.

The 147academy PDF’s series is designed to suit a beginner player all the way up to a professional player with a series of ten different PDF’s covering all areas to improve your game. Download my program to your mobile or tablet allows you to bring your training plan to every session which will help you to improve more.

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Vouchers Available

You can now purchase 147academy gift vouchers for coaching sessions with myself with a choice of online lesson with a 1hr or 2hr session. From November 2021 you can also opt for a private 2hr coaching lesson, half day or a full day session in my new Academy base in the SBI HQ in Carlow.

You will find vouchers below to purchase for each option and whichever option you choose, an email with the voucher will be automatically sent to you. You can then arrange a time and date for your lesson, be that online or in Carlow.

With the online coaching platform, players from across the world will be able to receive a personalised professional coaching experience all without having to travel from the comfort of your own home to receive guidance, mental coaching, professional support, technical coaching and training programs delivered to you via the use of a computer, tablet or mobile device.

If you come to Carlow for a 1 to 1 lesson or online lesson, I promise you a quality lesson to help you improve your overall game.

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National, International and World Snooker & Billiards Associations


World Snooker


In 2010 I qualified as an official W.P.B.S.A. World Snooker Coach after receiving a scholarship from the WPBSA in the Institute of Sport in Sheffield from Steve Davis and Terry Griffiths. I am also a 1st4sport Level 2 WPBSA Snooker Coach and on the WPBSA International Coaching Panel.

European Snooker

Head of European EBSA Coaching

In 2008 I was appointed Head of EBSA Coaching by European Billiards & Snooker Association foundation founder Terry Griffiths in Wales. In my role I train the National coaches all across Europe in becoming Official EBSA Qualified Coaches and run Cue Zones at all the EBSA Championships.

International B&S Federation

IBSF Snooker Coach

In 2011 I was appointed Head of (IBSF) The International Billiards & Snooker Federation Coaching in Europe. This role involves holding coaching cue zones at their IBSF Snooker Championships around the world.

Snooker & Billiards Ireland

National Coach and Development Officer

Since 2002 I have held the position of SBI Irish National Snooker Coach and Development Officer for Snooker & Billiards Ireland. I hold National Training Camps for all International Events plus courses qualifying new SBI coaches.


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