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World IBSF Qatar - Semi Finalist

147academy snooker player Florian Nüßle from Austria reached the semi-finals of the 2017 World IBSF Snooker Championships in Doha Qatar last week.  The 15 year old Austrian playing in his first World Men’s Snooker Championship broke all national records in reaching the semi-final stage losing to the eventual Champion Pankaj Advani…

Ireland win Home Internationals

Last weekend I had a great honour to coach and manage the Ireland Senior Snooker team of Robert Murphy, Michael Judge, TJ Dowling and John Farrell to win the prince of Wales Home International Perpetual Shield.  The event was held in the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds where Ireland faced…

O'Donoghue wins 3rd Irish Title

My 147academy students Brendan O Donoghue from the New Institute snooker club in Nenagh and Rodney Goggins from Liam Mellows SC in Wexford reached the final of the Republic Of Ireland Senior Snooker Championships in the Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow on Sunday the 7th of May.  In the final Rodney went…

Ireland win Celtic Challenge

I had the honor to coach the Irish RIBSA Junior team to win the 2016 Celtic Challenge in the Terry Griffiths Matchroom in Llanelli, Wales on Saturday the 25th of June.  The team put on a fantastic display of Snooker to win with a session to spare over a talented…

Josh wins European Under-21 Title

147academy player Josh Boileau from Ireland won the 2016 EBSA European Under 21 Snooker Championship in Wroclaw Poland. Josh played fantastic snooker all week and in the final he beat Brandan Sargent from England 6 frames to 1 in front of a packed audience. Josh also won the highest break…

O'Donoghue wins Irish Title

147academy player Brendan O Donoghue from the New Institute snooker club in Nenagh won the Republic Of Ireland Senior Snooker Championships for the second time in his career when he beat Robert Murphy from the QClub Wicklow 7 frames to 2 in a high quality final. Brendan also won the highest…