The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association were delighted to see their National Billiards Coach, Aidan Murray complete the World Billiards Coaching Certificate.

Aidan is the first Irish coach and player to gain this certificate and become a World Billiards Coach.

The latest WPBSA Coaching Course for Billiards Coaches was held at the Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds, on 27-28thApril 2019. Multiple World Billiards Champion Peter Gilchrist came from Singapore to run the Course along with Jason Colebrook from Australia and WBL Head of Coaching, Martin Goodwill. The Course was well attended with participants from India, Ireland, England and Wales. World Billiards now have over 50 Coaches.


The first WPBSA World Billiards Seminar was held at the Northern Snooker Centre on 29th April 2019. Head of WPBSA Snooker Coaching, Chris Lovell, gave a presentation on his successes at promoting Snooker and WPBSA Snooker Coaching. Multiple World Billiards Champion Peter Gilchrist came from Singapore to talk about his life and to demonstrate various shots at the billiards table. In addition, James Welsh, an ex-professional snooker player who is now a lecturer at Hull University gave a presentation on how to deal with the stresses of the game.

Jim Williamson enjoying Aidan Murray’s coaching.The late Jim was one of the greatest aficionados and sponsors of Billiards. His sons Chris and Ian carry on the tradition.

We at RILSA wish Aidan every success for the future and thank him for all his help and support. Aidan will be helping our ladies prepare for the upcoming International Welsh Open in July, more to follow on this website soon.