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The Fin Ruane Snooker Academy

My Academy At CrossGuns 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 World Snooker Coaching Badges I've Finally Realised My Dream And Set Up My Own Academy At CrossGuns.

My Coaching Sessions At The Academy Cover All Aspects Of The Game From Stance - Cue Delivery - Rest And Safety Play - Break Building - Match Preparation And Mentoring For Players Of All Ages And Standards Who Play Or Want To Play The Wonderful Game Of Snooker.


"Fin's Vast Knowledge, Experience And Passion For The Game Is Unrivalled. His Coaching Sessions Which Bring All These Attributes To The Table Along With His Motivational Skills Will Prove Hugely Beneficial To His Pupils. He's Without Doubt One Of The Games Finest Coaches."

Ken Doherty 1997 World Snooker Champion

"Fin's Enthusiasm And Attitude Towards Progressing The Game Of Snooker Especially Junior Snooker In Ireland Is Second To None. Players Will Benefit Greatly From His Vast Knowledge Within The Sport."

David Caulfield Snooker HQ

"Fin's Knowledge Of The Game Is Second To None And Having Known Fin Since The Junior Days Playing For Our Respective Countries His Experience Will Be Greatly Beneficial To Any Snooker Player Young Or Old."

Joe Swail Snooker Professional

"Fin Ruane Is As Close As It Gets To Snooker Royalty. His Entire Existence And Persona Has Been Developed And Moulded From Within The Snooker Community And Progressed Over Many Years With Friends And Colleagues Throughout The Sport Both Amateur And Professional. His Access To All Levels Of The Sport Over This Time Has Afforded Him A Unique And Unrivalled Understanding Of Our Game. If You Want To Know Snooker You Need To Know Fin Ruane."

Stephen Murphy Ex Snooker Professional

"Fin has held a couple of very enjoyable coaching clinics with us recently and every player who attended has acknowledged an improvement in their game. He has vast technical knowledge and also has a very relaxed style which makes everyone feel at ease, irrespective of standard and is able to identify, immediately, what each player needs to address in order to improve. He doesn't over-complicate things, keeping the messages simple so players know exactly what they need to work on"

Joe Egan - Secretary Snooker Committee, Milltown Golf Club, Dublin

"As part of an initiative to broaden our playing base, Fin ran a coaching clinic for novice women players for us in Fitzwilliam in November 2015. The evening was fully subscribed and feedback from participants was universally positive. Fin’s knowledge and enthusiasm, coupled with his ability to explain the basics of the game in a straightforward and easily understood way, have helped to get a substantial number of new players interested in snooker in our club."

Mike Kemp - Chairman Snooker Committee, Fitzwilliam LTC, Dublin

"The Royal St George Yacht Club has a vibrant Snooker group who play all year and having spoken to Fin I engaged his services to give us a coaching session for players of mixed ability and what a great night it turned out to be. Fin was fantastic and gave the weaker players as much time as the better players. Following that I had him back for two more sessions with our better players and he was able to help everyone to improve their playing ability. His approach and teaching methods are simple to understand and most of all he makes it fun and his stories about the real professionals only enhanced the sessions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fin to any Club or Group to have a great night and learn a lot. "

Robin Sykes - Snooker Convenor, Royal St. George Yacht Club

Fin Ruane Academy player and National Under 19 Champion Andrew Doherty.

Fin Ruane Academy Player And National Under 14 Champion Aaron Smith

For Further Details On Coaching At The Academy

Please Contact Fin  

Mobile:       0868196760                                        Twitter:    @finsnookercoach                                Instagram: @thefinruanesnookeracademy


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Email                info@crossgunssnookerclub.com


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