Mark Allen has been jailed for nine years for falsely imprisoning Ciarán Noonan.

A Dublin man has been jailed for nine years for falsely imprisoning a father-of-one whose naked body was discovered in a field two weeks after his vio(...)

Ricky Walden:  notched breaks of 65, 107, 54, 87 and a match-clinching 74. Photograph: Getty Images

Keen runner Ricky Walden sprinted into the International Championship final as he moved one step away from the biggest title of his career. The world (...)

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  Allen in action against Michael Holt during the Dafabet World Snooker Championships at The Crucible, Sheffield. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Judd Trump and Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen came through contrasting trials to reach the second round of the Dafabet World Championship. (...)

Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan to face Finnish qualifier Robin Hull. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Ireland’s Ken Doherty will face England’s Stuart Bingham in the first round of the snooker world Championships at the Crucible on Saturday. (...)

David Morris in action against Mitchell Travis at the williamhill.com UK Championships at The Barbican Centre, York. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Ireland’s David Morris ended the dream run of Sheffield amateur Mitchell Travis with a 6-1 third round win at the UK Championship in York.Morris only(...)

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(...)