A snooker club Swords, Dublin is badly needed as more than 45k people reside in this North side town, yet there is no snooker club? There used to be though, a long long time ago, right in the heart of the village beside a pub known as the Star. Since that placed closed (roughly 20 years ago), Swords town has been deprived of snooker ever since.
The nearest snooker clubs to Swords is the Westbury casino in Malahide or ALSAA at the airport, which requires membership to play. Therefore a new snooker club Swords would be a fantastic addition to a village growing in population. Not only that, but with the revival of snooker across Dublin, a snooker club Swords venue could dominate the region with the towns large catchment area.
The biggest problem a snooker club Swords would have, is the real-estate issue. Property in Swords doesn’t come cheap and therefore with snooker clubs requiring large amounts of space to accommodate the large tables, the feasibility of a snooker club business comes under question.
Perhaps an industrial size unit out the Feltrim road area or in one of the new developments around the town could prove to be viable. There is no doubt about it, there is an opportunity to be had here for a Swords snooker club.
I know from personal experience that there are lots and lots of players of very good standard living in the Swords area. Most are forced into travelling to the ALSAA or Terry Rogers club etc, particularly those who partake in the Dublin snooker Leagues.
Revival of the game is paramount, especially when the game was almost dead in Ireland in recent years. With most of the Irish focus aimed towards Carlow, more Dublin clubs need to be opening their doors and getting the junior academy’s going again. And there is no better time than now and a snooker club Swords would be great opportunity to Irish snooker.