The 2017 Junior Home Internationals will be held in the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds from the 14th - 17th of August. Shane Bates, Stephen Bateman, Noel Landers and Aaron Holland have qualified for the RIBSA Under 21 Home Internationals Team.
Congratulations to Ross Bulman, Aaron Hill, Aaron Goldrick and Ryan McGuirk on qualifying for the RIBSA Under 16 Home Internationals Team.
The Team Manager / Coach will be PJ Nolan.
The players must confirm their place on the team for this event by emailing
by the 14th of May or the next player on rankings will receive their place.
The 2017 Celtic Challenge will be held in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on the 24th of June. The best Under 14 and Under 16 players from the Republic Of Ireland and Wales will battle it out for the title. For the first time 7 players will play in the event and it promises to be an exciting event with Ireland being the defending champions.
Six places on the RIBSA Under 14 are now confirmed. The last remaining place is between Ronan McGuirk and Ryan Banum. Ryan Banum must beat Ryan McGuirk in the RIBSA National U-14 Final next month to book his place, otherwise Ronan McGuirk takes the last spot on the team.
Under 14 Team
Congratulations to Noel Gleeson, Joe La Cumbre, Aaron Smith, Patrick Daly, Adam Quinn and Oisin Bateman on qualifying for the Under 14 Celtic Challenge team.
Declan Quinn and PJ Nolan will be the joint team managers on the day.
Under 16 Team
Congratulations to Ross Bulman, Aaron Hill, Ryan McGuirk, Aaron Goldrick, Colum Morley, John Joyce and Luke Bateman on qualifying for the Under 16 Celtic Challenge Team.
Brendan Cooney and James Bateman will be the joint team managers on the day.
Training Camp with PJ
A Training camp will be held with our National Coach PJ Nolan on 17th and 18th of June in the Ivy Rooms SC in Carlow from 11am-4pm.
24th June : The Celtic Challenge match against the Welsh will be held starting at 10am in the Ivy Rooms SC.
25th June : Celtic Challenge open handicap singles will be held with a €10 entry fee.
The Republic of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association have just announced details of the draw for the 2017 Irish Senior Snooker Championships in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Saturday and Sunday the 29th and 30th of April. Registration for this event is €5.00 if not already a member.
The top half of the draw will be played on the Saturday and the bottom half of the draw will be played on the Sunday. Both days will be played down to the Q-finals to qualify 16 players.
The 2017 Snooker & Billiard National Championships finals will be then played from the 5th - 7th of May during RIBSA Championships finals weekend in the Ivy Rooms SC.
The cost of entry for Senior Tournaments will be €30.00 for 21 and over. Players under 21 on 31st December 2015 will be classed as Junior – Entry fee for juniors will be €15.
Entry for under 16’s will be free, (all players must be members of RIBSA to play in any tournament)
Players must be properly dressed for all RIBSA competitions. The dress code is dark shoes, dark one coloured trousers (no jeans), one coloured shirt buttoned at the wrist and waistcoat. Waistcoats must be worn for all matches. National Waistcoats are not permissible.
The closing date was 2pm on Wednesday 26th of April. The draw is available on the website www.ribsa.ie
A RIBSA training camp weekend to prepare the players and teams for the EBSA Championship in Albania will be held on the 13th & 14th of May with National Coach PJ Nolan from 11am - 4pm at a cost of €5.00 per player per day.
RIBSA invite the following players who are playing in the 2017 (EBSA) European Billiards & Snooker Association Championships in Albania from the 31st May – 11th of June to attend this camp with PJ.
4th June: Final of the Open and Official Opening Ceremony
5th June: Start of Team Championships (Ladies, Masters, Men) at 09:30
5th June: Start of Individual Championships (Masters and Ladies) at 16:00
8th June: EBSA Annual General Meeting at Rafaelo Resort at 19:00
10th June: Semi-Finals and Finals of Individual (Masters and Ladies) Championships
11th June: Semi-Finals and Finals of the Team Championships
Entry Fee: Please note the entry fees will be payable to EBSA, to be paid before the start of each event.
The room prices including breakfast are as follows: Four Stars Rooms price: Single €49 Twin €69 Triple €89 There are 400 rooms available Five Stars Rooms price: Single €75 Twin/Double €99 There are 42 rooms available