O’Donoghue wins 3rd Irish Title

My 147academy students Brendan O Donoghue from the New Institute snooker club in Nenagh and Rodney Goggins from Liam Mellows SC in Wexford reached the final of the Republic Of Ireland Senior Snooker Championships in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday the 7th of May.  In the final Rodney went 2 nil up but back…

Crowley wins 147academy U-12 C/Ships

The 147academy Under 12 RIBSA National Snooker Championship was held on the 7th of May in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.  It was great to see young talented Irish junior players battle it out for my 2017 title. This year it was Leone Crowley from Shooters Snooker Club in Cork who claimed the 147academy National Irish title with…

Whizkid Ross wins 4 Titles

What an unbelievable weekend for my 147acdemy student 15 year old Ross Bulman from Youghal CYMS when he won four under Age Irish Titles during RIBSA Finals Weekend in the Ivy Rooms on the 6th and 7th of May.  Ross won the Irish Under 16, Under 18, Under 19 and Under 21 National Titles. In…

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Ireland win Celtic Challenge

I had the honour to coach the Irish RIBSA Junior team to win the 2016 Celtic Challenge in the Terry Griffiths Matchroom in Llanelli, Wales on Saturday the 25th of June.  The team put on a fantastic display of Snooker to win with a session to spare over a talented young Welsh team. This annual…

Josh wins European Under-21 Title

147academy player Josh Boileau from Ireland won the 2016 EBSA European Under 21 Snooker Championship in Wroclaw Poland. Josh played fantastic snooker all week and in the final he beat Brandan Sargent from England 6 frames to 1 in front of a packed audience. Josh also won the highest break prize with a stunning 130…

O’Donoghue wins Irish Title

147academy player Brendan O Donoghue from the New Institute snooker club in Nenagh won the Republic Of Ireland Senior Snooker Championships for the second time in his career when he beat Robert Murphy from the QClub Wicklow 7 frames to 2 in a high quality final. Brendan also won the highest break prize with a stunning…

Ireland win EBSA Team Title

Last weekend I had the honour of coaching the RIBSA Irish team to win the 2015 EBSA Men’s Snooker Team Championship when Robert Murphy & Michael Judge won the prestigious European title in the Dolmen Hotel in Malta In the final they beat the team from Malta of Tony Drago and Brian Chini 5 frames to 3…

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 in the Ivy Rooms Snooker…

Juniors Qualify for World 6Reds

It was an amazing performance from two of my young International 147academy players Shachar Ruberg from Israel and Andreas Ploner from Austria who qualified for the 2014 Sangsom World 6 Red Championships with superb victories over top class opponents. Andreas Ploner had breaks of 34, 38 and 59 during his 5-1 win over Mitchell Mann in…

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 day for my 147academy as…