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#Ken Doherty

# ken-doherty - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Disappointment for Doherty as former world champion misses out on Crucible return

The 1997 winner was beaten by Matthew Stevens in the final qualifying round today.

# ken-doherty - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Republic of Ireland's James McClean named 2017 RTE Sportsperson of the Year

Elsewhere, Aidan O’Brien was voted Manager of the Year and there was a surprising result regarding Team of the Year.

# ken-doherty - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Quiz: How well do you remember Ken Doherty's World Snooker Championship success?

Cast your mind back 20 years to that famous night at the Crucible.

# ken-doherty - Monday 2 January, 2017

'It still gives me goosebumps’ – Doherty 20 years after dethroning Hendry The Darling Of Dublin This post contains videos

'It still gives me goosebumps’ – Doherty 20 years after dethroning Hendry

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of a famous night in Irish sport.

# ken-doherty - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Ken Doherty falls at final hurdle in bid to qualify for world championship

The Dubliner won just a single frame against Wales’ Ryan Day this evening.

Strong start leaves Ken Doherty with Crucible fate in his own hands

Doherty resumes this evening with a 5-4 lead over Ryan Day.

# ken-doherty - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

D-Day for Ken Doherty as he needs one more win to book Crucible place

Dubliner faces world number 20 Ryan Day in final World Championship qualifier.

# ken-doherty - Friday 17 April, 2015

6 of the snooker World Championships' most memorable moments

Can you remember when Ken shocked the world in 1997?

# ken-doherty - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

It's been a bad day for Irish snooker at the World Championship Qualifiers

43-year-old Dubliner Fergal O’Brien was beaten in heartbreaking fashion this evening.

# ken-doherty - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

3 Irishmen are one step away from a place at snooker's World Championships

There was bad news for two legends of the game in round two at Ponds Forge, however.

# ken-doherty - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ken Doherty beat the 10-time ladies' world champion in a thrilling qualifier last night

“It was such a tough game and she played out of her skin,” the 1997 world champion said afterwards.

# ken-doherty - Monday 6 April, 2015

Ken Doherty's opponent in the World Championship qualifiers is the ladies' champion

Reanne Evans accepted an invitation from snooker’s governing body to take part.

# ken-doherty - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

17 times sports made us incredibly proud to be Irish

And don’t worry, it’s not all Italia 90.

# ken-doherty - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Ken Doherty roared back from 3-0 down to advance to round 3 at the UK Championship

Doherty was able to erase the deficit and defeat Michael White.

# ken-doherty - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

'Jimmy has always been a wild boy in the the mold of Alex Higgins' - Ken Doherty

Stories about White’s drug abuse were revealed on Monday.

# ken-doherty - Sunday 7 September, 2014

‘I lost touch with reality in a big way’ - The Irishmen who played snooker non-stop for 4 days

How two lads from Ennis, County Clare recently broke a Guinness World Record.

# ken-doherty - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Memory lane: The top 5 Crucible moments

Ahead of today’s final, we open the Sheffield archive and look at some of the tournament’s best memories

# ken-doherty - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Doherty makes Crucible exit, Rocket battles back to book quarter-final berth

The defending champion has seen off Joe Perry while the Dubliner was unsuccessful against Alan McManus.

# ken-doherty - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Ken Doherty reaches second round after stunning Crucible comeback

The Irishman got off to a flying start in the morning session of his first round encounter.

Basta breeds them big: It's the Sporting Tweets of the Week

Also featuring a jubilant Ken Doherty, Eoin Cadogan and a child who simply would not share.

# ken-doherty - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Doherty still in the hunt in World Snooker Championship first round tie

The 1997 champion is one frame down against Stuart Bingham going into this evening’s session.

# ken-doherty - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

'Bring on the Rocket' - Ken Doherty ready to take on snooker's best at the Crucible again

The Dubliner qualified for the World Snooker Championships.

'Life in the old dog yet!' - Doherty books Crucible spot

The 44-year-old will be the oldest player at this year’s World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.

# ken-doherty - Monday 11 November, 2013

Ken Doherty is searching for Irish snooker's next superstar

‘Lucky Break’ begins on Setanta Ireland later this week.

# ken-doherty - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Ken Doherty took a few penalties during a Barnsley game last night

Should’ve used the rest, Ken.

# ken-doherty - Monday 15 April, 2013

Ken Doherty won't be playing at the Crucible this year

The Dubliner, who won the World Snooker Championship in 1997, was beaten in the final qualifying round by Matthew Selt.

# ken-doherty - Friday 22 February, 2013

Ronnie O'Sullivan set to reveal his future next week

Ken Doherty has said he would welcome the return of the snooker legend.

# ken-doherty - Friday 21 December, 2012

Big break: NUI Galway secures snooker's Grand Finals for 2013

Ken Doherty and Mark Selby will join an elite field for the Players Tour Championship event.

# ken-doherty - Thursday 26 April, 2012

From The 10 celebs championing ‘Ireland’s Favourite Paintings’ The Persuaders

The 10 celebs championing ‘Ireland’s Favourite Paintings’

RTÉ reveals the rest of the list arguing the case for each of the top ten… what do you think of it?

# ken-doherty - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Early exit: Ken Doherty crashes out at Crucible following Robertson defeat

The Dubliner staged a brief comeback but was soundly beaten in the first round encounter at Sheffield.

# ken-doherty - Monday 16 April, 2012

C'mon Ken! Here's the World Snooker Championship first round draw

Ken Doherty begins his Crucible journey in a clash of champions against 2010 winner Neil Robertson of Australia.

# ken-doherty - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Ken Doherty heading for the Crucible after thrilling win over Hamilton

The Ranelagh man has qualified for the World Championships, which begin next Saturday.

# ken-doherty - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Hurlers for hire? New website allows you to book a date with an Irish sporting hero has come up with an original idea which offers the chance to spend time with the likes of Brian Hogan, Shane Byrne and Ken Doherty.

# ken-doherty - Saturday 16 July, 2011

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Fix for today: A cheaper route to Dublin airport?; the end of the World; a remorseful Archbishop; how the Taoiseach is spending his weekend; and why Ken Doherty has an issue with neck ties.

Ken Doherty fumes after defeat: he 'turned up to play without his dicky bow on'

Ireland are dumped out in controversial fashion as Doherty bemoans lack of dress code violation penalty.

# ken-doherty - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Ireland shocked by Pakistan at Snooker World Cup

Ken Doherty and Fergal O’Brien were beaten 3-2 overall by Muhammad Sajjad and Sahid Aftab.

# ken-doherty - Friday 29 April, 2011

The Magnificent Seven: Magic moments at The Crucible Pot Luck This post contains videos

The Magnificent Seven: Magic moments at The Crucible

Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre has seen some remarkable snooker over the years – but which moments made the cut in this week’s Magnificent Seven?

# ken-doherty - Monday 2 August, 2010

THOUSANDS of mourners have turned out at the funeral of snooker legend Alex White.

Good friend and fellow snooker legend Jimmy White led mourners from Higgins’ Belfast home this morning, to St. Anne’s Church of Ireland Cathedral. White, who was in tears, was flanked by snooker greats Stephen Hendry, Joe Swail and Ken Doherty.

The funeral procession was led by a horse drawn carriage as family and friends of the 61-year-old followed in procession.

A fresh mural to the two-times world champion featured on the wall opposite the scene of his lonely death.

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets, to greet and pay their final respects to Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins.

The 61-year-old died last month after a long battle with throat cancer.

The funeral service is to be begin at 11.30am.

A video of the procession has been posted on Twitter.