The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association held a pre season coaching day at their Academy at Sharkx Newbridge recently.  The RILSA National Coach, Dan Carroll gave a free day’s coaching to the ladies who attended.

Dan talked about the importance of psychology and focus combined with self-control as part of the development in improving standards among the players.

Technique and skills training was introduced to those in attendance and the need to practice more in developing all areas of their game towards an overall improvement over time.

A number of routines were tried out and everyone who attended the day’s training, went away with a number of practice routines and technique training to help them improve.

Annette Newman from Carlow and Irish number 1 was also on hand to help some of the newcomers to the sport, as Annette is a National Coach with RILSA, her input was very much appreciated.

Junior player Roisin Beale from Kildare and newcomer Jenifer Earle from Dublin were delighted with the day’s coaching and are eager to practice and improve.  Tina Keogh & Rosie Young from Laois said that they both learned a lot and will certainly get practicing for the new season.  Christine Carr from Kildare has changed her cue and this alone seems to make a difference.

Dan explained that it was not important to purchase an expensive cue but a cue that suits you personally such as the weight, tip and that it’s straight and you feel comfortable with.

A number of free coaching evenings will be introduced over the coming months for our players and we hope to see many of our members taking up this free offer to help them improve in the sport.

Thanks to Bernie & Paul of Sharkx for the usual great hospitality and providing excellent facilities to RILSA.