Ken Doherty is hoping to unearth some stars of the future after opening his own snooker academy in Dublin.
Doherty, the 1997 world champion, opened the new club at the weekend in the company of Jimmy White, John Parrott and Cliff Thorburn.
He will use it as his own practice base and plans to train the next generation of Irish snooker aces.
"It's always been a dream of mine to establish a club and academy where I could pass on the benefits of the experience I've built up," Doherty said.
"I think I can help people to realise their potential in the game if they are really committed and focused."
At the age of 41, Doherty is still the Republic of Ireland's highest ranked player.
Uniquely, he has won the world title at junior, amateur and professional levels.