Female Cue Sports Ireland continue 2024 expanding their Female Coaches Panel with a further five new Coaches having completed the introductory level Snooker and Billiards Coaching Course at their Academy Sharkx Newbridge recently, bringing it to 17 trained female coaches to date

Dan Carroll and Aidan Murray were on hand to deliver this course that is approved by SB Ireland and supported by Sport Ireland.  Thanks to Aidan who did an excellent job explaining and demonstrating the sport of Billiards to the students.

We were delighted to see 5 ladies take part in the course.  Two teachers from St Marks Special School Newbridge, Liz Wynne and Niamh McConville and two teachers from St Leo’s College Carlow, Fiona Farrell and Sinead Millward were delighted to complete the course and are looking forward to commencing their developments and promotions in the near future at the school

Delia Keane from Dublin and a member of Female Cue Sports Ireland also completed the course and is a player on the tour, is looking forward to encouraging more females into the sport in the future.

The course itself concentrated on the basics of both snooker and billiards, starting with the table and how to maintain it, the importance of the cue and ensuring safety around the table.

The set up of the balls and basic rules for both snooker and billiards followed with a demonstration on the bridge, bridge arm and grip and stance.

The students were put through their paces in brushing and blocking the tables, setting up the balls and questioned on the basic rules.  They were then required to demonstrate the bridge, grip and stance while striking the cue ball in the centre

Congratulations to all the ladies who completed the course and were presented with their certificates and course packs on the day.  They will play a vital part in our future development,  in particular at grass root level within our club and school areas and we are delighted to have them on board