Ken Doherty during his match against Reanne Evans during the World Championship Qualifying at Ponds Forge. Photo: Tim Goode/PA

Former world champion Ken Doherty insists that Ireland cannot be complacent if is to preserve a fine snooker tradition.The 45-year-old from Dublin fai(...)

Former world champion Doherty beat Lee Walker 10-6 in the World Championship qualifiers.

Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien led an Irish charge towards the Crucible yesterday in Sheffield. Former world champion Doherty (45) beat Lee Walker 10-(...)

Ken Doherty edged past Reanne Evans 10-8 in the first round of World Championship qualifying at Ponds Forge. Photograph: PA

Reanne Evans gave former world champion Ken Doherty a huge scare last night before seeing her Crucible dream dashed.The 10-times women’s world champio(...)

Tiger Woods is propping up the leaderboard after carding a five over par opening round of 77 at the Hero World Challenge on his return form injury
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)

Ireland’s David Morris in action during his third-round game against  David Gilbert at the  UK Championship at the Barbican Centre, York. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA

David Morris followed up his giant-killing victory over world champion Mark Selby with an equally impressive win over Dave Gilbert at the Coral UK Cha(...)

Brendan Rodgers the manager of Liverpool looks on from the bench on Wednesday night. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 27, 2014, 08:30

The Champions League action continued last night with both Liverpool and Arsenal attempting to make it a first clean sweep of Premier League victories(...)

Ken Doherty in action in the Ruhr Open against Stuart Bingham last week

In McSorley’s in Ranelagh there’s a shrine dedicated to one of the village’s most famous sons.From newspaper cuttings showing him lifting trophies and(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/Pa

Ronnie O’Sullivan is set to begin his Coral UK Championship campaign on Thursday, despite suffering a nasty ankle injury. O’Sullivan is targeti(...)

A Dublin matriarch in the truest sense was remembered this week when the Cosgrave family paid tribute to their mother, Patricia. Speaking at the packe(...)

DCU psychology student Gordon O’Loughlin and truck driver Kieran Ferns, both from Ennis, Co Clare, completed three days and nights of snooker, a total of 191 frames over 83 hours, but will have to wait for confirmation from the Guinness scrutineers that they have beaten the current record. Photograph: Gareth Copley/PA Wire

Two amateur snooker players celebrated what they hope will be a new Guinness world record yesterday for the longest ever match.DCU psychology student (...)