The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association launched their Snooker in Schools project on Friday the 21st of October in Edenderry Co Offaly. This grass roots development program main objective is to help develop the interest of our sport within schools and to grow the game.
St Mary’s Secondary School in Edenderry were invited to the Edenderry Snooker Club to learn the basics of the game from the RIBSA National Snooker Coach PJ Nolan and RIBSA Coaches Ger Murray and Declan Quinn.
The boys and girls along with School supervisor Joan O Sullivan learnt how to develop a good Bridge Hand and improve their Cue Action through demonstrations by PJ who is one of the world’s leading snooker coaches.
RIBSA who are the governing body of Billiards and Snooker in the Republic of Ireland were delighted to have St Mary’s from Edenderry as the first club to avail of PJ and his team coaching skills.
School supervisor Joan O Sullivan said the boys and girls really enjoyed the session and learnt a lot and had fun doing it. She thanked the RIBSA team and Edenderry Snooker Club for hosting the session.
Ger Murray who had organised the session was also delighted and he hopes to invite other schools around Edenderry to hold future days with PJ.
RIBSA would like to thank Ger Murray, Declan Quinn and the Edenderry Snooker Club for making the snooker in schools a success today. Well Done !!!!