Margaret Browne is one of female cue sports great influencer’s here in Ireland. As a player Margaret began playing snooker back in the early 1970’s and reached the National Championship final on two occasions, 1978 just to lose out to Maureen Butler in the final frame on a black ball and to Julie Kelly in the 1997 Championship.
She has won a number of ranking events and made the finals of many events during her playing career. On the National rankings, Margaret has been in the top 8 ranked players in Ireland for most of her career with her highest place at 3rd in 2016 which is an amazing achievement for her.
On the International stage, Margaret has 14 cap’s for Ireland and received the Bronze Cap Award in 2018. Her most successful event was the Home Internationals Team event in 1996 when, along with team player Paula Darby, they won the Home Internationals beating the Isle of Man in the final 5-1.
Margaret was the first player to receive the lifetime Achievement Award from RILSA.
Margaret played a very important role in developing female cue sports over the years and continues to do so today, she was elected to the position of National Secretary in 1990 to 1992 and again in 2000 to 2004, a job she relished and did extremely well.
With the reformation of RILSA in 2014, Margaret was elected our 4th President. a position she held until 2020 when her two terms were complete. During these years, she represented RILSA with pride and attended many events and presentations in her role as President.
Margaret has been bestowed with the position of Lifetime Membership of RILSA at our AGM in June 2020 so well deserved for all her work and time spent with the Association.
As we enter a new era in female cue sports, her continued involvement and support will be much appreciated by everyone of us within the organisation.
Thank you very much Margaret