The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Associations 10 year plan that was first envisaged back in 2014 with strategy and set goals to enhance the organisation along with increasing participation at junior level first took off with the Inaugural National Primary School Snooker Championship in 2014.
With many Primary Schools around Ireland having received fold up tables with an initiative set up in 2010 to encourage participation, we saw an immediate positive response from our member schools and support from many Principals and teachers.
The Inaugural Primary School Championship saw some 51 players compete within our school set up. With players turning up to the finals in Carlow from Wexford, Dublin, Kildare, Carlow and Tipperary to get the show on the road.
PRIMARY SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Inaugural National Primary School Championship took place at the Ivy Rooms Carlow in 2014 and Orla Fitzpatrick from Ballinabranna NS Carlow was the first player to win the title over Kayleigh Bracken from Hacketstown Carlow.
Grace Byrne from Ballinabranna NS Carlow won the title in 2017 with a win over Roisin Beale from Ballymany Newbridge Kildare and went on to be the first player to retain the title in 2018 with a win over Clodagh Walsh also from Ballinabranna Carlow.
Grace Byrne hold the highest break in Primary School Snooker at 22