Superstars of Snooker

E.J. Riley Ireland has announced plans to stage a one-day charity snooker event in Dublin on Saturday, November 3rd.

The event, named ‘Superstars of Snooker’, will feature some of the best players Irish snooker has had to offer from the golden era of the 1970s, 80s and 90s – featuring many provincial, national and international champions.

The tournament, to be held at Tara Towers Hotel in Booterstown, Dublin 4, will feature a compendium of classic snooker hall games such as Killers, 6-Reds, Doubles and the day will climax with the crowning of a singles champion.

While the exhibition will be a bit of craic for all involved and will feature many of the former Irish champions from yesteryear reminiscing on the good old days, it is all for a good cause.

Players’ entry fees and all other funds raised will go to the Neurology Department of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. More information can be found by clicking the red link above and organiser John Benton hopes to raise at least €3,000.

A who’s who of Irish snooker have already signed up to take part with the likes of Fergal O’Brien, Stephen Murphy, Anthony O’Connor, Stephen O’Connor, Joe Delaney, Gay Burns, Gordon Lambe, Fin Ruane, Dessie Sheehan, and many more with their names signed up for what is sure to be a memorable day.

Fans are encouraged to come along to see some of the former champs strut their stuff and enjoy the banter that there is bound to be had.

Entry for the public is free but of course any donation would be welcomed and it has been promised there will be great spot prizes to raffle for those who are able to attend.

For more information about the event, contact organiser John Benton by email: / or by telephone on 01 872 9420.

Creator of SnookerHQ and a journalism graduate, David has been actively reporting on snooker since 2011. He has been published in national publications and has appeared on BBC World News and on talkSPORT radio as an analyst.