Tag: David Hogan

Big Interview: David Hogan

With the golden generation of Irish snooker well and truly behind us, thoughts turn to the new breed of players from the Emerald Isle emerging through the ranks. Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien are having decent campaigns so far this year but their careers are nearing an end while stalwarts[Read More…]

End of Road for Morris and Hogan

Irishmen David Morris and David Hogan exited the Shanghai Masters at the second round of qualifying at The Academy in Sheffield. Hogan must have thought that his luck was in this week when he progressed from his preliminary round over Lucky Vatnani and then his first qualifying round encounter with[Read More…]

Shanghai Qualifiers

Qualification for the Shanghai Masters will get under way tomorrow in Sheffield with 16 players hoping to make the trip to China in September. Because of the extra players on the circuit this season,¬†four unlucky players have to face each other in a preliminary round. That means Ireland’s David Hogan[Read More…]

The Road to Oz

The first major qualifying event of the new campaign takes place this week as the Australian Open is welcomed into the calendar. In 1989 there was a snooker tournament scheduled for Down Under but the event had to be moved to Hong Kong because of organising difficulties. 22 years later,[Read More…]

Housekeeping

With wrapping up my course and moving blogs, I have missed out on a few of the key issues over the last couple of weeks so here is a brief round-up of everything important that has occurred recently. Q-School The inaugural Qualifying School came and went with twelve success stories[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the Northern Ireland Open – won by Mark Allen.

1. Judd Trump
2. Mark Selby
3. Ronnie O’Sullivan
4. Neil Robertson
5. Kyren Wilson
6. John Higgins
7. Shaun Murphy
8. Stephen Maguire
9. Mark Allen
10. Ding Junhui
11. Mark Williams
12. Stuart Bingham
13. Yan Bingtao
14. Barry Hawkins
15. Jack Lisowski
16. Anthony McGill

Fin Ruane Snooker Academy