PJ Nolan

Coaching Level: Level 2 – 1st4Sport

Coaching Licence: Snooker: Overseas Coach

Resident Club: Ivy Rooms Snooker Club


Full time professional National Snooker Coach working for the Republic Of Ireland Billiards & Snooker Association.

Coaching full time all around Ireland, Europe and Asia representing RIBSA & EBSA Coaching Associations. I am the European Billiards & Snooker Association Head Coach qualifying coaches all around Europe.

Resident Head Coach at the EBSA Centre of Excellence – Ivy Rooms Snooker Club in Carlow.

Currently coaching professional snooker players: Fergal O’Brien, plus leading amateurs: David Hogan, Rodney Goggins, Martin McCrudden, Robert Murphy, Jason Devaney, Josh Boileau and Shachar Ruberg.

I have coached in Iran, Austria, Israel, Belgium, India, Malta, Qatar, Bulgaria, UAE, France, Italy, Czech Republic and Holland.

I fell in love with the coaching game when I started to coach my brother Michael to play snooker and he went on to play for Ireland in the 1993 Home Internationals in Blackpool. I then started to coach all over Ireland and coach a number of Irish Champions. In 1997 Terry Griffiths set up an official RIBSA Coaching Foundation in Ireland and I then became a full time coach.


County Carlow, Ireland