Aidan Murray was on hand recently at the RILSA academy Sharkx Newbridge, holding one of many planned billiard coaching sessions for our players who will be contesting the National Billiards Championship in November along with the inaugural National Intermediate Billiards Championship due to take place in Sharkx on Tuesday 12th September next.

This new initiative by RILSA is yet another great promotion to get more women and girls into the Billiard Sport.

Currently 14 women and girls have taken up Billiards in the past two years and we at RILSA hope to break the 20 player participation by the end of 2017.

As Billiards is only a new sport for women, it takes time to introduce players and newcomers to the sport.  RILSA is set to keep this great sport alive and kicking for many years to come.

With the help and support of both the National Billiards Coach, Aidan Murray and the Board of RILSA, we will certainly keep encouraging more women and girls to try it out.

The 2017 National Billiards Ranking

Ranking Name Club/School Tot
1st Annette Newman Griffith Club, Carlow 8,500
2nd  Christine Carr Sharkx, Newbridge 6,600
3rd  Tina Keogh Portarlington S.C., Laois 4,200
4th Valerie Maloney Portarlington S.C., Laois 4,200
5th  Roisin Beale Sharkx, Newbridge 3,800
6th Stephanie Morrison Griffith Club, Carlow 2,000
7th Lauren Carley Griffith Club, Carlow 1,000
8th Emma Carr Sharkx, Newbridge 1,000
9th Rachel Bradley Sharkx, Newbridge 1,000
10TH Stephanie Power Sharkx, Newbridge 1,000
11th Tara Byrne Griffith Club, Carlow 1,000
12th Grace Byrne Griffith Club, Carlow 1,000