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World IBSF Qatar - Semi Finalist

147academy snooker player Florian Nüßle from Austria reached the semi-finals of the 2017 World IBSF Snooker Championships in Doha Qatar last week.  The 15 year old Austrian playing in his first World Men’s Snooker Championship broke all national records in reaching the semi-final stage losing to the eventual Champion Pankaj Advani…

Ireland win Home Internationals

Last weekend I had a great honour to coach and manage the Ireland Senior Snooker team of Robert Murphy, Michael Judge, TJ Dowling and John Farrell to win the prince of Wales Home International Perpetual Shield.  The event was held in the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds where Ireland faced…

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…

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…

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…

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…