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As the Irish National Snooker Coach I work full time for Snooker & Billiards Ireland Association (SBI) and thus all bookings go through the National organisation.

I am a fulltime Irish Professional WPBSA / EBSA / IBSF / SBI Qualified Snooker Coach and i am based in the Snooker & Billiards Ireland HQ in Carlow.

All my training lessons are digitally recorded so the player bring home a CD of the lesson to study the key points from the lesson on a computer.

Below you will find tabs to information on SBI Members rates, Camps in Ireland and Worldwide, Travel and recommended Accommodation in Carlow.

You can contact me anytime to arrange a bookings in either Ireland or perhaps a training camp for your club or national team anywhere in the World.

Email: pjcoach147@hotmail.com or Mobile: 086 8634507

  • My 147 Academy Base is located in the Snooker & Billiards Ireland HQ in Carlow.
  • Carlow Town is a small town in the South East of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Carlow is around 1 hour 30 minutes from Dublin Airport, Rosslare Harbour and Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
  • The hourly price of Coaching in Ireland for SBI Members is set at €25.00 per hour coaching ( Min Booking 2 Hours ) + €25.00 per hour travel time from Carlow.
  • The prices does not include the light charge in your club or Tolls & Parking fees. (eg – Dublin for a private lesson : 2 hrs Coaching + 2 hrs Travel with no Tolls or no Parking fees = €100.00 plus you pay the lights charge in the club )
  • If you travel to Carlow to SBI National Academy HQ. You can avail of a 2 hour lesson including lights, Coaching, CD of the lesson, Training Book for Total of €65.00.
  • Overseas players can travel to Ireland to book camps in my training base in Carlow.
  • Full day private one to one coaching can be arranged at €200.00 per day plus €40 euro daily table hire = total of €240.00 per day .
  • Training is broken up into two sessions from 10am to 1pm with a break for lunch and then continue at 2pm to 5 pm.
  • Challenge matches can also be arranged to judge the players match game. All matches will be recorded for analysis.
  • Snooker training camps can be arranged in any country worldwide. I have held successful coaching camps all around the world in UAE, Iran, Israel, Germany, India, Egypt, France, Poland and Austria to mention a few.
  • I can prepare teams and individual players for major Snooker championships in their own country.
  • Contact me for more details on dates and prices.
  • There is a superb Bus Services from Dublin Airport to Carlow Town by the JJ Kavanagh Bus Company.
  • This Bus is a Direct Airport service to and from the Carlow Bus Park.  Download PDF Bus Time Table
  • This Bus departs the Zone 16 in Dublin Airport throughout the day and arrives in the Bus Park in Carlow town.
  • You purchase your tickets in (euros) cash only from the driver. It is best to get a return ticket as it is open for a one-month duration for your return journey.
  • The Talbot Hotel in Carlow is conveniently located on the outskirts of town and a 10min walk distance from my Academy Base.
  • The Talbot Hotel Carlow Ireland is a luxury 4 Star Accommodation, Dining, Conference, Wedding, Leisure Facilities and swimming pool.
  • The Talbot Hotel Carlow Web Site http://www.talbotcarlow.ie/
  • Over the years my students were very happy with the quality of service. You must book directly through their web site for the best deals and it is best to book well in advance of the camp.
  • Avlon House Bed & Breakfast is award-winning B&B offers free WiFi, free secure parking with CCTV.
  • The Avlon B&B is a 5 minute drive away from my Academy Base but students can be collected and dropped back after each day of training.
  • The Avlon B&B in Carlow Web Site http://www.carlowbedandbreakfast.com/
  • Over the years my students were very happy with the quality of service. You must book directly through their web site for the best deals and it is best to book well in advance of the camp.