Hogan makes Official 147 Break

147 Academy Player David Hogan from Borrisokane, Co Tipperary, Ireland created his own piece of Irish Snooker history this weekend on the 13th of April when he made a 147 Break in his second round match against Martin Ruddy in ‘ The Talbot Classic ‘ the 7th RIBSA Senior Ranking Event of the Republic Of Ireland…

Ireland win Home Internationals

This week I had a great honour to coach and manage the Ireland Senior team of Brendan O Donoghue, Rodney Goggins, Greg Casey, Johnny Williams and Robert Redmond to win the prince of Wales Home International Perpetual Shield.  The event was held in Pontins in Prestynn, North Wales where Ireland faced England, Wales A, Wales…

Muldoon reaches EBSA Final

147 Academy member Vincent Muldoon from the Republic Of Ireland reached the final of the 2011 European Snooker Championships in Sofia Bulgaria. RIBSA sent three players Martin McCrudden, Robert Murphy and Vincent to the championships and they were hoping to win the event for second time in three years after David Hogan won the championships back…

Devaney wins Irish Senior Title

147 Academy player Jason Devaney from Crosmolina Snooker Club in County Mayo created more Irish snooker history when he won his biggest title to date when he won the 2011 Republic Of Ireland Senior National Snooker Championships. This historic win put his name on the most famous trophy in Irish snooker to follow in the footsteps of some great…

IBSF Goggins makes 147 Break

Rodney Goggins created Irish snooker history when he made a magical 147 break and won a bronze medal in the 2010 IBSF World Amateur Snooker Championships in Syria. The Wexford man is the first Irishman ever to make a maximum break in the world championship. He is believed to be only the third person in…

Hogan wins European Men’s Title

147 Academy star David Hogan created history in Belgium this weekend when he became the first Irish man to win the European Snooker Championship. The final was an All-Ireland battle with Mario Fernandez from St Johns Limerick. David won the final 7 frames to 4 in superb match in front of a large audience in…

Ali wins Arab U-21 Gold Medal

Qatar’s rising star, Ali Al-Obaidly, won the Arab U-21 Championship 2008 Gold medal. The 16 years old gave his country its first gold medal ever in Arab Championship. This came alongside the team’s first ever Silver Medal in the championship. Ali started off with wins against Lebanon, Libya and Jordan in the round-robin as he qualified first in his group. He then easily…

Devaney Wins Pot Black Title

147Academy player Jason Devaney from Ireland won the Junior Pot Black title in the famous Crucible arena and hopes to be back someday competing in the 888.com World Snooker Championship. Jason had travelled to Sheffield with his coach PJ Nolan and PJ said afterwards that he was so proud of Jason. The 15-year-old from Ballina in County…

Shehab wins Asian Games Gold

Mustafa Shehab from the United Arab Emirates UAE won his biggest titles to date when the Arab Champion won the Men’s singles snooker gold in Asian Indoor Games in China Macau. Shehab took the medal after a close fight. It was a right royal battle from the start and both were seen at their best…

Qatar Win Bronze Arab Championships

The Qatar Snooker national team finished in Bronze position in the Arab snooker championships in Damascus Syria today. Qatar team had already beaten Syria 3-0 and beat Kuwait 3-0, but the qatari team lost 1-2 to Egypt in the semi finals. In the Semi finals, Qatar captain Mohsen A Aziz got Qatar off to a great…