St Joseph’s National School in Hacketstown, Carlow recently joined Stars Academy Ireland.  Dan Carroll and Annette Newman visited the School and was met by the Principal Gabriel Keane who welcomed us and thought that the introduction of a snooker table was great for the pupils and he is very supportive of our School Initiative.  During the visit Annette signed up some of the young girls interested in playing snooker to the Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association.

Hacketstown Class 2

Dan Carroll gave a free coaching session to two groups of pupils and the interest is certainly growing among these young people to play snooker.  Dan will return during the year to give more coaching and encouragement.  Thanks to Gabriel Keane and all the teachers and pupils of St Joseph’s for their help and support and we wish them all the very best during the years ahead with the sport.

Hacketstown Class 1