BILLIARDS and SNOOKER have been an integral part of the RIYC since the clubhouse was built.  The billiards room itself is purpose built and has been in regular use ever since by members of all ages.

The snooker handicap competition in the autumn is the most popular event with over 70 members competing.

Booking is now open for the 2019 Black-Tie Snooker Dinner!
The Snooker Dinner will be held on Friday 6 December, price of €60. All Members are welcome to join the dinner, and watch the final match.
If you have any queries please contact us at


We are using 'My Club Account' Events & Ticketing section to take these bookings. To use this facility you will have to set a password if you haven't used our online payments previously, please see full instruction here


Members can use the calender in the Billiards Room to book the table.



September 2019
New Billiards Scratch competition to run alongside Snooker Handicap.
Congratulations to Chris Johnston and Michael Tyrrell who won the 2019 Snooker Scratch and 2019 Billiards Handicap competitions respectively.
Earlier this year, the Billiards Handicap competition was run on a round robin basis and the format was greatly appreciated by competitors.  Consequently the usual pre-Christmas Snooker Handicap competition, which is now open for entries, is being augmented with a new Billiards Scratch completion, again with the opening rounds being run on a round robin basis thereby guaranteeing competitors as least 3 matches.  For your diary, the Snooker Dinner is arranged for Friday 6th December, 2019.
The closing date for entries for both competitions is Monday 30th September, 2019, so get your entry in now.  We will have the draws posted later that week.
As the club has introduced a new ticketing arrangements for events, entry and payment is now required through an online payment facility on the club website and details are below, in italics.  

Interclub Snooker League
Autumn sees the return of the Interclub Snooker League, won by the Royal St. George earlier this year, with The Royal Irish second.  If you would like to be considered for the playing panel, email Team Captain Michael Tyrrell at  The RIYC matches are Tuesday Nov 5th RIYC v RstGYC, Tue Nov 12th, National v RIYC, Tue 11 Feb RstGYC v RIYC and Tue 18th Feb RIYC v National.

Monday Night Snooker
We will re-start our increasingly popular Monday night Snooker/Billiards open evening for anybody who fancies a game – format decided on the night depending on numbers.  From 6 pm onwards, and while our spring sessions tended to finish around 9 pm, this is not mandatory!

New Booking System
ENTRY/PAYMENT SYSTEM.  There are 2 separate RIYC sign in processes on the RIYC home page – one gets you into the Members private area on the website and the other gets you directly into the payment/ticketing system.  If you have not registered and set up a password(s), you need to do this now.  If you have a problem, detailed instructions are available above, or call Sarah at the club.
The quickest way to enter and pay is to:
open the website homepage,
click on Member Online Payments, 
log in and select Ticketing - you will see the various club events and select the snooker option.  
Choose Book Now
1 ticket, add ticket
fill in your name, email & phone number or use the member search to find yourself
NB – if you wish to enter the billiards competition, say so in the Note/Special Request section of the booking
click Add to Cart, enter your card details.  You will receive an email receipt/ticket