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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Snooker

All time
# The Rocket
Ronnie O'Sullivan fights back from the brink to book Northern Ireland Open final spot
The 42-year-old made an exquisite pot as he edged Mark Selby in tonight’s deciding frame.
# Match-Fixing
Welsh snooker player Jones suspended over match-fixing allegations
World snooker’s governing body believes Jamie Jones has “a case to answer”.
# Frame of mind
Tyson Fury enlists Ronnie O'Sullivan's help ahead of next month's comeback
The snooker legend has been drafted in to help the heavyweight to cope mentally with his return to boxing.
# Rocket man
O'Sullivan vows to play until he's 50 after acrimonious World Championship exit
The 19th frame of Ali Carter’s 13-9 win on Saturday saw O’Sullivan appear to barge into his opponent.
# Ambition
'I think I’m going to live until about 200 now,' says Ronnie O'Sullivan
The star apologised on Sunday to Crucible fans for the “embarrassing” start to his latest world title bid.
# Snooker
Disappointment for Doherty as former world champion misses out on Crucible return
The 1997 winner was beaten by Matthew Stevens in the final qualifying round today.
# Class
Watch: Ronnie O'Sullivan registers maximum break of 147 for 14th time in his career, still loses
The 42-year-old was beaten 6-2 by fellow Englishman Elliot Slessor in Beijing.
# Winner winner
'It means so much' - Northern Ireland's Mark Allen wins first Masters title
He held his nerve to beat Kyren Wilson 10-7.
# Unimpressed
Ronnie O'Sullivan says snooker is 'weighted towards numpties'
The five-time winner has again threatened to skip the 2018 World Championship.
# under the weather
'I've got double-vision, I'm dizzy and I'm struggling' - Ronnie O'Sullivan dumped out of Masters
The defending champion went out at the quarter-final stage, losing 6-1 to Mark Allen, and blamed it on illness.
# doubt
'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan fuels speculation over missing worlds
The 42-year-old — the sport’s greatest drawcard — made the remarks in a question and answer session.
# Snooker Loopy
'That's a first' - Chinese player Cao Yupeng invents the one-handed snooker shot
Let’s see him build a century break though.
# History Maker
Ronnie O'Sullivan consolidates legendary status with record-equalling triumph
24 years on from his maiden UK Championship triumph, ‘The Rocket’ has won the tournament for a sixth time.
# Upset
Irish snooker player shocks world number 3 at UK Championship
Limerick’s Leo Fernandez had not won a match in four tournaments since returning from a 15-month ban.
# Betting
2015 world snooker champion handed six-month ban for breaking gambling rules
The WPBSA estimate that Stuart Bingham placed bets worth £35,771.
# unexpected guest
Watch: Ronnie O'Sullivan lets stage invader attempt to pot the black
The snooker star allowed a member of the audience take over at the English Open today.
# title defence
Mark Selby lands world snooker championship with thrilling win over John Higgins
Selby became only the fourth player in the past 40 years to retain the title.
# memory lane
Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success?
Cast your mind back 20 years to that famous night at the Crucible.
# Class
Watch: Mark Selby hits two of the best shots you'll see in thrilling semi with Ding
In the other semi-final, Scotland’s four-time world champion John Higgins retained control advancing to a 10-6 lead.
# Sensational
'It's there, it's close, it's very close... what a shot this is!' - Ken Doherty
Mark Selby hit the ‘mother of all doubles’ in tonight’s semi-final with Ding Junhui at the Crucible.
# Rocket
Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out of World Championship despite massive 146 break
The five-time champion was knocked out by last year’s runner-up Ding Junhui.
# The Crucible
Ronnie loses first 3 frames of Ding quarter-final, but he's already started the comeback
Higgins, Selby and Hawkins all lead after the opening quarter-final sessions.
# Snooker
You'll need more than magic! Ronnie brushes past Murphy into Crucible quarter-finals
Five-time champ will play either Liang Wenbo or Ding Junhui in the last eight
# stern response
Ronnie O'Sullivan bullying claims are 'unfounded' - World Snooker chief
Barry Hearn has responded to claims from O’Sullivan that he has been bullied by World Snooker.
# Outburst
Ronnie O'Sullivan lashes out at World Snooker chief, says he won't be 'bullied'
The five-time world champion has launched a scathing attack on Barry Hearn over his treatment.
# Early Exit
He dug deep to qualify but Fergal O'Brien didn't last long at the World Snooker Championship
It was always going to be extremely difficult against the reigning champion Mark Selby.
# Tall order
Draw unkind to O'Brien as he faces top seed Selby in World Championship opener
Elsewhere, Mark Allen will take on Jimmy Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his campaign against Gary Wilson.
# Crucible
Fergal O'Brien qualifies for World Champs by winning the longest frame of snooker ever played (no, really)
O’Brien v Gilbert has earned its place in snooker’s record books.
# Advice
Ronnie O'Sullivan tells Donald Trump to 'chill bruv'
The snooker star criticised the US president over a North Korea-related tweet.
# perturbed
Reasons behind Ronnie O'Sullivan's 'robot' interview revealed
The snooker legend has suggested he will no longer give frank or in-depth interviews to the media.
# Fire
Snooker legend Jimmy White 'loses everything' in flat fire
The six-time World Championship runner-up’s cue was in his car.
# Rocket man
Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Joe Perry 10-7 to claim the Masters title for a record seventh time
Stephen Hendry’s lost another record.
# The Darling of Dublin
'It still gives me goosebumps’ – Doherty 20 years after dethroning Hendry
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of a famous night in Irish sport.
# rocket rant
'Watch F1 and you see beautiful-looking people and you look at snooker and think 'God''
Ronnie O’Sullivan has compared snooker to a car boot sale.
Dubliner Fergal O'Brien sets new record in UK Championship victory
The world number 50 became the first player to make five centuries in a best-of-11 frame match.
# Emotional
Mark King's touching speech about family and his gambling addiction after Northern Ireland Open win
‘It was one of those things that I never thought was going to happen,’ explained the 42-year-old after ending a 25-year wait.
# Changes
Ronnie O'Sullivan: I could be the new JK Rowling!
The snooker star compared himself to Harry Potter author while promoting his new novel.
# We kid you not
Former world snooker champion Steve Davis is playing a DJ set in Dublin this weekend
The 58-year-old featured at Glastonbury this summer too.
# Corruption
Irish snooker player banned for 15 months after admitting to spot-fixing
Limerick man Leo Fernandez has been suspended until August 2017 and fined €2,000.
# Closing In
Great day for Leicester complete as Selby wins World Championship final
It was the second time in three years that the Englishman had won snooker’s most important prize.