Fergal O’Brien is into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals. Photograph: Gareth Copley/PA Wire

Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien will meet Mark Selby in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals after fighting back to beat Zhao Xintong on Thursday.Zhao, the 17(...)

 Mark Selby plays a shot during the first session of his quarter-final match against Alan McManus at the Crucible Theatre  in Sheffield. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Mark Selby held on to take a 4-3 lead following the first session of his World Snooker Championship quarter-final against Alan McManus in Sheff(...)

Ken Doherty in action in his second-round match against Alan McManus during the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Ken Doherty left himself too much work to do as he lost his last 16 clash with Alan McManus at the World Championships at The Crucible in Shef(...)

Fergal O’Brien. Photograph: Inpho

It was a bad day for the Irish at the Australian Open as both Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien crashed out of the tournament.Doherty lost 5-2 to Hong Ko(...)

Fergal O’Brien. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien has beaten World championship semi-finalist Ricky Walden 5-4 in the first round of the Australian Open. World number two Mar(...)

Dominic Dale in action against Judd Trump during his first round match of the Betfair World Championships at the Crucible, Sheffield.  Photograph:  Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Judd Trump marched impressively through to the second round of the Betfair World Championship this morning. The 2011 runner-up never(...)