Tag: Fergal O’Brien

O’Brien Battles into Last 16

Fergal O’Brien showed grit and determination in the Paul Hunter Classic as he came from 3-1 behind to oust Chinese Sensation Ding Junhui in Furth. The fearless Irishman had earlier in the day endured a marathon encounter with countryman Joe Delaney – eventually prevailing on the final black in the[Read More…]

Judd Trump wins PTC2

Judd Trump put on a spectacular display to beat Ding Junhui 4-0 and claim the second Players Tour Championship event of the new campaign. Trump had begun the season in inconspicuous form after defeats in the opening rounds of PTC 1 and the Australian Open earlier in the summer. However,[Read More…]

O’Sullivan on Course for Double

Ronnie O’Sullivan remained on track for a Players Tour Championship double as he reached the last 16 of PTC 2 at the South West Snooker Academy in Gloucester. The former world number one, who claimed the first PTC event of the new season in June, endured the tougher side of[Read More…]

Shanghai for O’Brien

Fergal O’Brien knocked out former Shanghai Masters champion Ricky Walden yesterday to reach the venue stage of the 2011 event with a 5-1 win. The Irishman looked assured throughout and his hopes of emulating countryman Ken Doherty’s run to the semi-finals of the recent Australian Open increase. Doherty, though, failed[Read More…]

O’Brien Surges Closer to Shanghai

Fergal O’Brien enjoyed a comfortable 5-2 victory over youngster Michael White to advance to the final qualifying round for the upcoming Shanghai Masters. O’Brien failed to make the opening ranking event of the season in Australia but will be hoping to go one better tomorrow when he faces former Shanghai[Read More…]

Doherty Delivers at the Death

Ken Doherty gave his Republic of Ireland team a place in the quarter-finals of the Snooker World Cup with a gritty last gasp performance in Thailand. After Pakistan – the nation who shocked the Irish in the opening day of the tournament last Monday – won the last two frames[Read More…]

Ireland Hang On

Republic of Ireland slightly eased their qualification woes in the Snooker World Cup after beating Germany 3-2 in Thailand today. Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien edged another lengthy battle that sends the Dublin duo into second place in Group A and the Germans of Patrick Einsle and Lasse Munstermann back[Read More…]

Ireland Win Marathon

Republic of Ireland got their World Cup campaign back on track today with an elongated 4-1 victory over Egypt in Group A. Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien suffered a shock 3-2 defeat at the hands of Pakistan on the opening day but are back in a strong position following a[Read More…]

First Day Defeat for Ireland

The Republic of Ireland suffered a shock 3-2 defeat to Pakistan in the opening day of the Snooker World Cup in Thailand today. Despite a century each from Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien, the Dublin duo lost three scrappy frames to lose their first group stage encounter. Indeed, Pakistan’s Sahid[Read More…]




World Rankings Top 16

World Rankings after the World Snooker Championship – won by Mark Selby.

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

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