O’Donoghue Wins in Carlow

Brendan O’Donoghue won the second Irish ranking event of the season yesterday as he overcame Rodney Goggins in a thriller 4-3 in Carlow.

Brendan O'Donoghue - photo courtesy of Ivy Rooms Carlow.

Brendan O’Donoghue – photo courtesy of Ivy Rooms Carlow.

147 Club’s Goggins had been gunning for back-to-back rankers following his success in Letterkenny last month, but fell just short as Nenagh’s O’Donoghue pipped him in a high-quality final.

O’Donoghue’s run to the final had been a difficult one as he ousted Michael Judge and Robert Murphy in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively while Goggins saw off David Cassidy and Benny O’Brien.

The former pro also took away the high break prize with a run of 109 added to a second century break of 107 as well.

While almost 64 players competed at the Ivy Rooms, there were a few notable absentees from the event with national champion Martin McCrudden again not entering, along with Josh Boileau, John Sutton, David Hogan and TJ Dowling.

The full draw and results can be viewed by clicking here.

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