World Snooker Coach Dan Carroll held a coaching session at the Portarlington Snooker Club Co Laois on Saturday 16 May. 10 young players from the club took part in the session and they really enjoyed the day. Tom Maloney and Fran Keogh were on hand to help out and we put these young lads through their paces with routines and Dan concentrated on the younger lads who are only beginning and went through the bridge, grip, stance and the importance of lining up the shot. By the end of the session, all the students were more aware of their technique and its only a matter of practice and time and these young lads will improve their overall technique.
The club’s membership has grown steadily over the past few years and this is all down to the dedication and commitment of the committee made up of Chris, Fran and Tom just to mention a few, who tirelessly give of their time to these kids. Its a fantastic facility in the town and long may it flourish and prosper in the future.