The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association School initiative is going from strength to strength as more and more schools come on board, introducing snooker to the young students.
During a five week promotion at Darndale National School in Dublin, World Snooker Coach and RILSA Chairman Dan Carroll introduced the young students aged 6 and 7 to the sport of snooker along with the RILSA girls a number of young boys also attended the after school snooker promotion.
The objective of the 5 week sessions was to promote fun games while the students learned the value of the balls, how to set up the balls and add the scores using the snooker score board. A small test was given on the last week to see how did everyone do over the period and they all passed with flying colours and were given gold medals for their participation.
The teachers at Darndale N.S. were delighted with the improvement of these young girls and boys and that having tables at the school really does make a difference in their education and simple life skills.
A further 4 week after school snooker session will commence soon and since it’s introduction 4 years ago 70 children have now benefited through this initiative supported by RILSA.