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Christine Carr takes RILSA Intermediate Ranking 2 @ Sharkx

The RILSA Intermediate Ranking 2 event was won by Christine Carr from Kildare with a good 2 nil win over Rachel Bradley also from Kildare in the final. Christine had good wins over Valerie Maloney (Offaly) and Rosie Young (Laois) in the Quarters & Semis respectively to reach the final and Rachel like Christine had wins over Katie French (Kildare) in the Quarters and Emirjeta Doda (Dublin) in the semis to meet Christine in the final. Christine played very well in the first frame and took it comfortably, however Rachel responded well to go ahead in the second and...

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Paula Judge wins RILSA Stars Academy Masters in Newbridge

Paula Judge won her first RILSA Ranking of the new tour season at Sharkx Newbridge recently with a close encounter against Cathy Dunne in the final. On her way to the final Paula from Dublin, had 2 nil wins over Clodagh Walsh (Carlow) in the last 16, Irish number 3 Christine Carr (Kildare) in the Quarters and a close match against Irish number 2 Sandra Bryan (Wexford) in the semis while Cathy Dunne from Dublin was also in great form in her half of the draw with a good 2 nil win over Emirjeta Doda (Dublin) last 16, a...

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RILSA PLAYER PROFILE – MARGARET BROWNE

        Margaret Browne Margaret is the current President of RILSA, a title so well deserved as Margaret’s experience and dedication to women’s Snooker holds no bounds.  Mags as she is affectionately known to all her friends in RILSA and indeed the sport all over Ireland was instrumental in our Association’s formation back in 1986 and even before then she was a co founder of the Ladies Leinster Billiards & Snooker Association formed in 1982.  She went on to hold the position of National Secretary of RILSA form 1990 to 1992 and again from 2000 to 2002...

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RILSA SUPPORTS FITNESS & GOOD HEALTH IN SNOOKER

The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association is very much in favour of promoting fitness and healthy living in cue sports. Times are changing for many people as society lends itself to lack of fitness and unhealthy habits, mainly due to the way we live today.  With sugar being the main culprit, especially among our younger population and obesity on the rise within society. Snooker, like all sports, is now promoting healthy living and fitness for players.  Below is a guide to what’s happening on the professional circuit and what we can do to help young people towards healthy...

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Fergal O’Brien – Presents Fetac Certificates @ St Marks Newbridge

Fergal O’Brien paid a visit to St Marks Special School in Newbridge recently to present certificates to the students that completed their exams last June. Fergal was taken aback, after his previous visit earlier in the year at the work done by RILSA in the school and the many schools he visited.  The excitement and positive feeling from all the students was just amazing, the idea of snooker at the school and to have Fergal meet and play against some of the students, opened his mind at how sport and in particular snooker has helped with their focus, hand...

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