The Snooker Shootout event in aid of St Francis Hospice in Raheny Dublin at Joeys Snooker Club was a fantastic success last

weekend.  The organisers Louise Richards, Helen Deegan and Ronan Deegan put together a fantastic event over the 3 days at Joey’s.

With 32 players taking part at this inaugural event and the support of many people and sponsors helped in the success of the event for a very worthy cause.

Aaron Holland from Joey’s won the event with a great display of snooker against Pierce Sloan.  All those who won money prizes donated their wins to the Hospice which was great to see.

A number of raffles were held during the event along with a auction of snooker memorabilia and other items which added greatly to the fund.

Thanks to everyone who sold, bought tickets and donated to this as it really made such a difference.

Presentations were given to Larry O’Dea for his many years of support and dedication to snooker and Joey’s Snooker Club for hosting the Shootout.

Stephen Ryan received a presentation for all his work and refereeing throughout the 3 day’s. received a presentation for all his work and refereeing throughout the 3 days.

Everyone involved were delighted at it’s success and that the Hospice will get much needed funds for the fantastic work they do day in and day out.

Players from Carlow, Kildare and Dublin took part and are looking to supporting again next year.  Members of the Griffith Club, Dublin Snooker Federation and the Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association were delighted to be involved.

A special thank you to Derek Fagan and staff of Joey’s and Mick Fitzgerald on covering both the radio interview and filming the event over the 3 days.  Dublin City FM and Clontarf Media are to be commended on their support.

A big thank you to Fergal O’Brien for presenting the prizes on the Sunday, Fergal is a big supporter of the Hospice and we were delighted to have him at Joey’s.


Congratulations to Aaron on his win and to the organisers Louise, Helen and Ronan for a extremely well run and successful event.  We are all looking to this next year.