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Review: Crash And Burn

Director Sean O’Cualain

Certificate 15

Starring Tommy Byrne, Eddie Jordan

Released 30 December 2016

 

At the end of Crash And Burn, former racing driver Tommy Byrne is sanguine.  580 more words

Film Review

BBC SPOTY: Snooker's plunge from hero to zero

Not a single snooker player made the shortlist for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year contest, which takes place on Sunday.

Ronnie O’Sullivan has said the contest’s attitude towards the sport is “a complete insult”. 195 more words

Snooker

The Northern Ireland Open and extra special winners

The winner of the Northern Ireland Open will have the privilege of seeing their name stand completely alone on the new tournament’s Alex Higgins Trophy. … 202 more words

Snooker

Northern Ireland Snooker Open Trophy To Be Named After Alex Higgins

The trophy for the new Northern Ireland Open snooker event will be named after Alex Higgins in tribute to one of the country’s greatest ever sportsmen.

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Snooker

Another Snooker Legend has a trophy named after him

The trophy for the new Northern Ireland Open snooker event will be named after Alex Higgins in tribute to one of the country’s greatest ever sportsmen. 214 more words

Snooker

2010 – Death of Alexander Gordon Higgins (b. Belfast) also known by his nickname of Hurricane Higgins.

Alex Higgins, who hit the snooker world like the hurricane which became his nickname, was to become the biggest box-office draw the game has ever known. 82 more words

Irish History

Snooker Legends

As I sat watching the 2016 Snooker World Championship Final (congratulations to Mark Selby – and Leicester City Football Club – what a time to be a Leicesterunian!), I thought back to my first visit to the World Championships with my dad, Alec Hickson, in 1973 (when I was 10 and my dad was 43 and the final was the best of 75 frames, played out over five days: Ray Reardon beat Eddie Charlton 38-32). 946 more words

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