EBSA Cue Zones in Portugal

As Head of EBSA European Billiards & Snooker Coaching, I had the honour of holding 10 days of free Cue Zones at the Albufeira’s Vidamar Hotel Resort in the Algarve during the 2021 European Snooker Championships in Portugal. Free Cue Zones EBSA conducted free cue zones from 2nd – 15th of October for players who attended this…

EBSA Coaching Course Portugal

In my role as Head of EBSA Coaching I travelled to Portugal to hold an EBSA Coaching Course during the 2021 European U-18 and U-21 Championships from the 4th– 7th of October on behalf of the European Billiards & Snooker Association to train six Official EBSA Snooker Coaches. The successful course was held in the…

2021 European Snooker Championships

Last week I had the great honour to coach and manage the Ireland National Snooker players and teams in the 2021 EBSA European Snooker Championships at the beautiful Albufeira’s Vidamar Hotel Resort in the Algarve in Portugal. Snooker & Billiards Ireland sent a total of 16 players to compete in the Under 18, Under 21,…

Meeting with Minister of Irish Sport

In my role as the Irish National Snooker Coach, I had the pleasure of being invited to a meeting in Carlow College with the Minister for Sport, Jack Chambers TD on Monday the 20th of September. Today’s visit to Carlow, coincided with the announcement of the Irish Government COVID-19 restrictions being lifted to allow Indoor…

My New Academy Base in Carlow

I am delighted to announce the new home base of the PJ Nolan 147academy will be in the new SBI National Centre of Excellence and Headquarters for Snooker & Billiards Ireland in the town of Carlow Town, Co Laois in the Republic of Ireland. Carlow is a small town in the south east of Ireland…

Qualified 1st4sport WPBSA Coach

My 147academy is very proud for to announce that I have undergone the 1st4sport Level 2 WPBSA Coaching exam and passed to achieve 1st4sport level 2 status. 1st4sport Level 2 This WPBSA 1st4sport Level 2 course provides training of how to safely plan, deliver, review and improve the performance of both novice and intermediate snooker…

Appointed to WPBSA Coach Panel

This week I am very happy to announce I have been invited be part of the New WPBSA International Expert Coaching Advisory Panel. It is a great honour for be involved in this coaching development of the sport at the top level within the WPBSA. I would like to personally thank Jason Ferguson, Chris Lovell…

What is your SQ ?

This week I am honoured to be named as an ambassador of the Snooker Quotient (SQ) which was launched officially on the 28th of April. This project by Terry Griffiths (in Wales) and Wayne Griffiths (in Hong Kong) is designed to allow all players to train locally, compare and compete globally through the system. It…

Shaun Murphy Q&A

On Friday the 2nd of April, Snooker & Billiards Ireland were delighted to host a successful zoom Q&A with the 2005 World Snooker Champion Shaun Murphy. SBI offered 50 members a chance to ask the magician questions via Zoom to find out what makes this great snooker player tick, his thoughts on the game and…

Online Coaching Launched

The way in which we conduct business has changed dramatically since the beginning of 2020. By in large due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have had to revaluate and overcome this obstacle. Not only for now, but in the long run as well. By this thinking, I am proud to announce the launch ‘My Online…