Ken Doherty

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Ken Doherty was beaten by Scott Donaldson at the English Institute of  Sport in Sheffield. Photograph: Fred Lee/Getty Images

Jimmy White’s hopes of reaching the Crucible for the first time in 13 years were dashed by Ali Carter in the World Championship qualifiers. Carter, r(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Santa admits he gets unusual requests from the children in Derry, but 'I do my best to fulfil them all'.

No matter how busy Santa gets in the run up to Christmas, he always makes time to talk to the boys and girls in the northwest of Ireland. For the las(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Mark Allen 10-6 to secure his seventh UK Championship. Photograph: Richard Sellers/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan vowed to continue making snooker history after becoming the first player to win seven UK Championship titles with a 10-6 victory ove(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan on his way to winning his second round match against Ken Doherty at The York Barbican. Photograph: PA

Tournament favourite Ronnie O’Sullivan survived an unexpected scare before continuing the defence of his UK Championship title in York. O’Sullivan wa(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan delivered three consecutive centuries to beat Soheil Vahedi at the Northern Ireland Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan let his snooker do the talking again with a 4-0 victory over Soheil Vahedi to move into the second round of the Northern Ireland Ope(...)

Nowhere gets on this list of Ireland’s best casual restaurants – part of our 100 best restaurants, cafes and places to eat in Ireland 2018 – thro(...)

Alex ‘’Hurricane’’ Higgins of Northern Ireland smokes between shots during the 1983 Embassy World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. Photo: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

Snooker loopy nuts are we Me and him and them and me We’ll show you what we can do With a load of balls and a snooker cue So went the chorus of Chas (...)

Snooker loopy: nice, upside-down-spectacled Dennis Taylor, defeating sly, soulless Steve Davis in 1985. Photograph: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty

“Oh, he doesn’t want to be straight on the blue!” Consider me out of the office. The greatest sporting event of the calendar is about to begin. (...)

Ireland’s  Ken Doherty was beaten 10-2 by Matthew Stevens in the final qualifying round for the World Championship. Photograph:   Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Former World Championship winner Ken Doherty missed out on a Crucible return when he lost to Matthew Stevens in the final qualifying round on Wednesd(...)

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