This Sporting Life Ep 28 – Snooker

This Sporting Life

This Sporting Life: The Story of Minority Sport in North Dublin

This Sporting Life is an upbeat and lively series of short documentaries which capture the excitement and dedication of minority sports people and encourages others to join in. Each programme serves as an introduction to a different minority sport practiced in Northside Dublin.

28. Snooker

Cross Guns Snooker Club is the oldest snooker club in Ireland and was established way back in 1958. Today the club is still a vibrant hotspot for lovers of the game of snooker and the club has endured through the game’s many ups and downs from the boom years of the 1970’s and 80’s to the cull of clubs in the city throughout the 1990’s. Cross Guns is a family run club that has produced a number of national champions at various age levels. David Caulfield went along to the club to talk to owner Fin Ruane about the club and the sport. Also featuring Mark Dawney and Phillip Browne. Produced by David Caulfield.

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This series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision scheme.