Fin Ruane

Coaching Level: Level 2 – 1st4Sport

Coaching Licence: Snooker: Overseas Coach

Resident Club: The Fin Ruane Snooker Academy


Qualifying as a snooker coach has been a long-time ambition of mine. Ever since I saw the impact that a coach can have not only on a players game but on their motivation and temperament I was determined to become a coach and help players not only to improve their game but also to enjoy it.

From the experience that I’ve gained from a playing career that included junior and senior Irish international appearances to travelling for many years on the professional circuit with 1997 world snooker champion Ken Doherty to developing my coaching skills and earning my Republic of Ireland billiards and snooker association and WPBSA coaching badges I’ve finally realised my ambition of becoming a fully qualified coach and opening my own snooker academy.

My coaching sessions at my academy cover all aspects of the game for players of all ages and standards who play or would like to learn to play our wonderful game of snooker.


The Fin Ruane Snooker Academy, Crossguns Snooker Club, Dublin, Ireland