We were delighted with the response from our Nationwide feature on RTE recently that was watched by thousands of people around Ireland and across the World.

We received thousands of hits to our website along with a number of enquiries.

We have already started our promotions at school level earlier this year with a number schools coming on board since the end of the pandemic.  From this initial promotion we got a further 40 new members who participated in coaching days at our Academy Sharkx Newbridge

Following on from those initial promotions we have initiated more coaching, development days to encourage membership and participation

As part of our support to the HerMoves programme we also hold a number of fun days to help young girls take up the sport purely just for fun where they get together to have a few frames of snooker, billiards or pool, this has proved to be very successful as we venture along our pathway to helping young girls remain involved in cue sports

Snooker, Billiards and Pool certainly helps with the mental health side of sport as it requires concentration, focus, hand to eye coordination and respect for fellow players.  Cognitive skills and social interaction is greatly improved as we learn from our own experiences through this very important journey in our development in female sport

Our recent coaching sessions were met with great success.  All the girls in attendance were excited to be involved and will return to play cue sports in the near future

Many have never played cue sports before and many are looking to take up cue sports as a hobby from now on.  We at Female Cue Sports Ireland are here to help in any way possible to make cue sports an enjoyable experience for young girls and women who wish to get involved and at whatever level they wish to play at.

Thanks to Dearbhail Dowling of the Holy Family All Girls School in Newbridge for all her support along with the Principal Sarah Allen and all the teachers at the school

A big thank you to all the girls who attended session 1 and thanks to Aidan Murray and Annette Newman who officiated in the coaching on snooker and billiards on the day

A few photos tell the story