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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…

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…

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…

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…