In 2014 the newly reformed Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association initiated the Inaugural National Special Needs Championship which was met with great success and fantastic support from our member schools.

The average numbers participating each year is 34 with 90 players having participated over the last 6 years.  Many return each year to play in this great event.


The Inaugural National Special Needs Championship took place in Sharkx Newbridge in 2014 and Christine Carr from Kildare was the first player to take the title with a win over Rachael Bradley from St Marks Newbridge.

Rachael Bradley came back in 2015 to take the title against Neicy Kavanagh from St Laserians Carlow.  The 2016 Special Needs Championship title went to Neicy Kavanagh from Carlow with a win over Shannon Wilson also from Carlow, equalling that of Rachael Bradley.  Rachael returned in 2017 to take the title for the second time and against Shannon Wilson who made it to two finals in a row.  While Rachael was the first player to win it twice she again returned in 2018 to retain the title and the first player to do so along with winning it 3 times.  She won over Edel Hannon also from St Marks in the final.

Rachael Bradley holds the highest break at 27

Highest Entry 43 – 2018-2019 season