L-R Dan Carroll (RILSA Head Coach), Annette Newman (National RILSA Coach), Fergal O’Brien (Professional Player & Coach), Sandra Bryan ( National RILSA Coach)

Fergal O’Brien has joined the coaching team at RILSA recently.

We are delighted to have Fergal on board, his vast knowledge of the sport and experience he has on the Professional Tour over 30 years will be a fantastic asset in helping our members advance their standard of play going forward with our plans to further develop, promote and foster female cue sports here in Ireland.

Fergal is an advocate for female cue sports and is willing to give his time and expertise to the members of our Association during the seasons ahead, where he will conduct coaching workshops from time to time.

These workshops will cover all aspects of the game, such as technique, developing various cue ball control and skills, safety play and most important how to prepare for matches and the mind game.  His knowledge of the mind game will benefit everyone who attends these workshops as Fergal will give his insight on how to keep focused and maintain a positive mindset while playing in tournaments.

We at RILSA are looking to get more females into coaching as part of our development plan over the next few years, so anyone interested, please make contact with us by email on rilsasnooker@gmail.com

On behalf of the Board of RILSA I want to thank Fergal for all his help and support and we look forward to seeing Fergal during the season ahead.  We wish Fergal every good wishes on the Professional Tour over the coming years and we also thank his wife Jean who is very supportive of this initiative.  Jean herself played snooker in the 1980’s and 1990’s, a player who was very competitive and was top of the crop of great female players of that time.