The Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association has been very busy over the last 8 years or so with their new initiatives and promotions that have been extremely successful and this is all down to the involvement of everyone on the Board of the Association along with our sub committees that play a vital part in making sure the cogs of the wheel are in constant motion.
Annette Newman from Carlow is our newly elected President and National Treasurer of the Association. Annette has over 40 years involvement in female cue sports here in Ireland. While she has gained great success in both snooker and billiards. Annette is very active in the background in insuring the accounting as Treasurer is top notch. Annette has been the National Treasurer since 2014 and is doing fantastic work. She is looking forward to advancing female cue sports in Ireland, her position as President is well deserved and she will certainly use her time as President to help promote female cue sports.
Dan Carroll from Carlow is the current Chairman of RILSA a position he has held since 2014. His involvement in female cue sports stems back to 1989 and in 1993 became the National Secretary for the Association which he held until 1998. Dan is busy each day making sure female cue sports is front and foremost as he believes that nothing less that 100% is necessary to keep the Association moving forward.
Dave Earle from Dublin is the newly elected National Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Association. Dave has been involved with female cue sports promotions since 1988 and for a number of years refereed at every female snooker event throughout Ireland. Dave sat as the National Treasurer from 1993 to 1999 when he took a break from snooker. He is now back with a new sense of commitment and devotion to ensure the advancement of female cue sports here in Ireland. We are delighted to have Dave back on the team at RILSA.
Dr Gerard Colleran from Kildare, is our National Anti-Doping Officer at RILSA. Ger is very much involved with the Association since joining 6 years ago. His background in medicine and science is astounding to say the least and is well qualified to take up this important position on the Board. Ger is extremely supportive of female cue sports and is a vital cog in the wheel of RILSA as we advance our promotions. Ger has held many seminars on Drugs in Sport for RILSA which is necessary to keep all of our members informed and any changes to regulations etc. We are delighted to have him on the Board.
Tina Keogh from Offaly is our current National Assistant Secretary. Tina took up the position of National Secretary in 2015 and held this position until our AGM in June 2020, during this time she played a vital role as National Secretary and did a fantastic job, we are delighted to have Tina on our Board. As a player she is extremely dedicated to snooker and has been on the National Billiards tour for a number of years also. Tina has had much success since joining RILSA as a player in 2014.
Valerie Maloney from Laois is our National Assistant Treasurer on the Board of RILSA since 2014. Over the past 7 years she has been extremely supportive towards female cue sports in both snooker and billiards. She has been very successful as a player in both cue sports over the years and continues to participate in as many events as possible. Again Valerie like all our Board members is such a vital member of our team and we are delighted to have her on board.
Stephanie Morrison from Carlow is our newly elected Child Protection Officer. While Stephanie has only been involved with female cue sports over the past 4 years, her commitment to developing and support our Association is greatly appreciated and she will certainly add to the success of RILSA moving forward in our promotions. We are delighted to have Stephanie on board.