The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association were given the fantastic opportunity to meet World Champion Stuart Bingham, 1997 World Champion Ken Doherty and 1999 UK Open Champion Fergal O’Brien at the Dublin City Council Civic Offices in Dublin recently.

As part of RILSA’s 30th year celebrations, this was a fantastic start to 2016 with the support of these gentlemen who gave of their time to promote snooker and in doing so gave everyone a great lift

with encouragement and the ladies present had the chance to play a frame with Stuart, Ken and Fergal and get some valuable advice and support.

Martin Daly and management along with the staff of Dublin City Council have to be commended on their initiative in this social inclusion day for people and in doing so, bringing the sport of snooker to everyone who were in attendance.

Our photos show a selection of members representing schools and all our National Champions except Laura Alves our National Intermediate Champion who could not make it.  Our President Margaret Browne, Secretary Tina Keogh and Asst Treasurer, Valerie Maloney.  Also in attendance were Emirjeta Doda 2014 National U/21 Champion and current No 1 ranked Junior player.  Kayla Whelan, Runner Up in the Primary Schools National Championship and Neicy Kavanagh Runner Up in the National Special Needs Championship.  Megan King a semi finalist in the Primary school championship

L-R Above  Lauren McGrath, National Primary School Champion, Sandra Bryan, National 6 Red Champion, Danielle Randle, National U/21 Champion, Annette Newman, National Champion & National Billiards Champion and Rachel Bradley, National Special Needs Champion all with World Champion Stuart Bingham.

The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association want to express their appreciation to Dublin City Council and Stuart Bingham, Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien for their support and recognising RILSA as the leading ladies association in Ireland and that its the Largest in the World at the moment and growing each week.

 

Ken, Fergal & Stuart with group

RILSA & Stars Academy Ireland with Ken, Stuart & Fergal