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
|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|