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.

We are aiming to commence the 2022/23 season with energy and enthusiasm buoyed (pardon the pun) by the fact that we might just get through a competition without Covid interruption.

We almost managed to complete the snooker handicap during autumn 2021 but were sadly undone by restrictions as we approached Christmas. We intend to complete this competition during the early part of the autumn and aim for a final night in late October. Our intention is to have a lighter touch final night, encourage as many to attend as possible and have drinks and snacks while we support the contenders. The remaining players in this event are John Coolican, John O’Neill, Andrew Johnston and Hugh Kelly.

You are all welcome to participate in this year’s event. Unless we hear from you to the contrary by 15 September, we will assume you are participating. The draw will be made available shortly thereafter. The charge for entry, including dinner and wine on the night of the final, is €60. Your personalised link for payment will come from the Club on 16 September. Please settle up promptly to avoid the need for follow-up calls. The final night will be the 9th December. Any responses, questions or correspondence on the competition or anything snooker related to be sent via email please to Please encourage your friends, crew members, fellow socialites to join up also.
We expect the interclub matches to re-commence this year with the normal home and away fixtures against the National and George. Generally, there are two games before Christmas and 2 in January/February. Ken Rogan & Chris Johnston will be in touch about the Interclub, so contact them directly, or express your interest in playing via

We look forward to seeing you in the snooker room regularly over the coming months.



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